Hello, my name is Riley Alexander. It has been one of my biggest dreams to play soccer in college. It never really mattered which college as long as i can keep playing the game that I love.
Lets start out with my history in soccer. I have been around soccer all my life. My father, Pete Alexander was the head coach at Madonna University for 10 years. He was NAIA Regional coach of the year, and holds a USSF 'A' license. Once he left college coaching, he became the Director of Coaching for Canton Celtic, one of the largest clubs in Michigan. He is now my club coach. He is constantly helping me to understand and read the game better and to make quicker decisions on the field. My babysitter from when I was little was Charlie Bell. He was named NAIA All American. They, and many other who have coached me, inspired me and all want to see me succeed.
I have been playing soccer since I was 4 years old. I played for my local rec team for 3 or 4 years. I then Joined the Canton Celtic 99 black. This is the team that I am with today.I also am on my high school soccer team. I was on both the Varsity and the JV team both Freshmen and Sophomore year. I played enough games with varsity to get my varsity letter both years. At the end of my sophomore season I was named varsity captain by the exiting seniors based on my leadership skills and ability. My travel team has been ranked 4th in the state of Michigan for the past 2-3 years. We play in the MRL Premier II Division and have competed in several college showcase tournaments. I have also attended summer camps at UofM, the Exact Sports Elite Prospect Camp and most recently, the MSU Elite ID camp.
I have a GPA of 3.8 out of a 4.0 scale. I got my letter in academics as well as soccer. I was a KLAA All Academic Athlete my freshman year. I am on track for getting that award again for my Sophomore year. I am beginning to study for the SAT. I enjoy math and Science and I have been interested in engineering for the past few years. Currently I am finishing a robotics and residential wiring class and I plan to continue into more advanced classes.