Nearly 40 student-athletes join class of 2012
Nortey earns Golden Boat and Newcomer of the Year Awards
MU claims division title with 1-0 win over Pitt
Men's Soccer Scrimmage
2011: BIG EAST All-Academic Team ... Earned MU's men's 2011 Soccer Scholar Award...Graduated Magna cum laude in May 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the College of Business Administration ... Has enrolled in the Graduate School of Management at Marquette and will complete his athletic eligibility with the Golden Eagles in fall 2011.
2010: Started a career-high 17 games and was fourth among field players with 1,575 minutes ... Finished third on the team with two assists, tying his 2009 career high ... Returned to the starting lineup at St. John's (Nov. 3) after missing the two previous matches due to a head injury suffered at Georgetown (Oct. 23) ... Assisted Amilcar Herrera on the opening goal in MU's 3-1 BIG EAST tournament win at St. John's (Nov. 3) ... Assisted Eric Pothast on MU's go-ahead goal in the team's 2-0 win over Wright State (Oct. 6).
2009: Named to the 2009-10 BIG EAST All-Academic Team ... Started 15 games at defender ...Helped lead an MU defense that recorded five shutouts during the season, including four shutouts during league play ... Finished with two assists on the season ... Assisted Andrew Krynski against Bucknell and later that week assisted on Calum Mallace's game-winner in a 1-0 decision over nationally ranked Georgetown ... Missed three games (Buffalo, UC Irvine, Notre Dame) due to injury, butstill ranked sixth on the squad in total minutes played (1,372 minutes) ... In the three games that Alfano missed, MU had allowed seven of its 25 goals for the season.
Prior to Marquette: Three-year starter at Hamilton-Sussex under head coach Adam Marshall ... Named school's Student-Athlete of the Year in 2007 and graduated at the top of his class ... Second team All-Greter Metro Conference selection as a senior and an honorable mention selection as a junior ... An outstanding all-around athlete, Alfano was the kicker for the Chargers football ... Also competed in the high jump and gymnastics ... Played club soccer for FC Milwaukee under coach John Sweeney ... Helped lead FC Milwaukeetothe 2008 state championship ... Also played under Joe Luedke for the Milwaukee Sport Club, where he helped his team reach the USA Cup finals.
Personal: Born March 23, 1989, Michael Alfano is the son of Gino and Renee Alfano ... Has one sister, Danielle, who is currently attending medical school at Washington University in St. Louis ... Majoring in marketing and international business.