LSU’s Tinaya Alexander and Alesia Garcia were recognized by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association this week on the LSWA’s first team. Garcia was also named the Newcomer of the Year.
Alexander adds this to the list of honors she’s racked up this season that included All-SEC first team and United Soccer Coaches All-region honors. Alexander’s 2021 season included team highs in goals (9), assists (6) and points (24) for the Tigers. The 24 points tallied were a career high for the redshirt senior from Reading, Berkshire, England.
Garcia, a transfer from the University of New Mexico, was second on the team in goals scored (6), assists (4) and points (16). Garcia was named to the Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week on September 8 after her two goal, one assist week when LSU picked up wins against Arizona and No. 21 Arizona State. She also registered a hat trick in LSU’s win over Sam Houston on August 22.