Honors and Awards
BIG EAST Honor Roll (Oct. 16)
2017: Played in all 16 matches, making 14 starts and notching three goals and four assists ... Collected his first assist of the season versus UIC with a corner kick to Brendan Skinner (Sept. 1) ... Notched an assist at Villanova (Sept. 16) ... Picked up an assist in a win versus Seton Hall (Sept. 23) ... Dished an assist in a draw versus Providence (Oct. 7) ... Scored the golden goal for Marquette with 26 seconds left in the second overtime period against St. John's, his first goal of the season. Also finished with three shots, a match best. (Oct. 14) ... Named to BIG EAST Honor Roll for overtime game-winning goal against St. John's (Oct. 16) ... Scored the opening goal in a 4-3 win over Creighton (Oct. 25)...Netted the sole goal in the 2-1 loss to No. 21 Butler (Oct.28), his third goal in the last four games and second straight.
2016: Appeared in all 16 matches, making 15 starts ... Collected four goals and two assists on the season ... Made his collegiate debut at Kentucky (Aug. 26) ... Earned his first start and netted his first career goal in a victory against NIU (Aug. 29) ... Recorded a goal in a 1-1 tie against SLU (Sept. 10) ... Tallied a goal and an assist against UWM (Sept. 14) ... Notched a goal and an assist in a 4-1 victory versus Xavier (Oct. 22).
Prior to Marquette: Alba played only club soccer during his high school career with SC Waukesha under head coach Xavier Rico and most recently with Chicago Fire Academy under head coach Larry Sunderland ... Played three seasons for SC Waukesha, leading the squad to two state titles and three Midwest Regional Premier championships ... Was twice named a WYSA All-State player (2013, 2014) ... As a member of Chicago Fire Academy, participated in the Al Kass International tournament in Qatar.
Personal: Born in Waukesha, Wisconsin to Ronald and Carrie Alba ... Has two siblings, Caitlin and Colin ... Plans to study biomedical engineering.