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High School: Earned four letters in soccer at Queens (N.Y.) High School of Teaching... Helped lead the Tigers to the New York City Public School Athletic League (PSAL) B Championship in 2008... Prolific scorer at the high school level... Played in just 38 high school games, including the playoffs, and scored 73 goals and recorded 32 assists... Limited to just four regular-season games as a senior, due to injury, but she scored eight goals and had three assists... Returned for the playoffs and scored five goals in five games... Tallied the game-winner in the championship game, a 1-0 decision over Lincoln High School... Scored 32 goals, tops in the PSAL B Division, as a junior in 2007... Led all PSAL players, regardless of division, in 2007 with 23 assists... Recorded 15 goals and six assists as a sophomore and eight goals during her freshman campaign... Earned All-City and All-Queens honors all four years of high school, and was her team's Most Valuable Player each of those seasons, as well... Also played varsity volleyball as a junior and senior... Member of her high school's student government and the Arista Program... Played club soccer for the Albertson Fury '89... Club team won the Eastern New York State Cup in 2006 and were State Cup finalists in 2007... Club team was ranked 10th in the nation in 2006-2007... Four-year member of the New York Olympic Development Program team.
Personal: Alyssa Rae Faller... Daughter of Joseph and Carina Faller... Born in Queens, N.Y... Has two younger brothers, Joseph and Anthony.