15   Jose Alvarado
Jose Alvarado

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Elgin, IL

High School:
Burlington Central

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 152

Position:
Midfielder

Experience:
3 Letters


NIU: Two-time All-Mid-American Conference midfielder is tied for second among current players for career matches played (54) having participated in all but two contests over the past three seasons. He leads active teammates in career assists with 14 in order to help him rate fourth among current players for career points with 16.

2005: Second-Team All-MAC honoree shared the team lead in assists with four, three of which were set-ups for matchwinners: 1-0 vs. Wisconsin-Green Bay (9-21-05), 1-0 at Saint Louis (9-24-05), and 3-0 at Bowling Green State (10-7-05). Finished year tied for sixth on squad in points (four) and tied for fourth in starts (16 of 17 matches played).

2004: First-Team All-MAC pick ranked third in league for assists in loop play (three). Led Huskies in assists overall (seven) and match-winning set-ups (three) en route to sharing fourth on NIU point production chart (nine points). Set up matchwinners in trio of shutout victories--3-0 vs. Missouri-Kansas City (9-17-04); 1-0 vs. IPFW (9-24-04); and 3-0 at Buffalo (10-17-04). Had first strike in 4-1 road win at Wisconsin-Green Bay (9-19-04). 2003: Came on to start last 10 matches of frosh year (including all six MAC contests). Among his three assists was matchwinning set-up for 3-1 Marshall (9-28-03) win.

Prep: Garnered Daily Herald All-Area, First-Team All-Big Northern Conference West Division, and team MVP accoaldes in two varsity campaigns under ex-Huskie Josh Adler (`97). Had 16 points (5g/6a) as a frosh but missed soph year due to injury. Had 21 points (8g/5a) as a junior and set school single-season goal standard (27) as part of 64-point senior showing (27g/10a). Club: Fox Valley Strikers. Birthdate: 6-5-85 (21). Major: Industrial Technology.

Season MP-MS G A Pts.

2003 18-12 0 3 3

2004 19-17 1 7 9

2005 17-16 0 4 4

Totals 54-45 1 14 16

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