2 Nick Alers
2 Nick Alers
Height: 6-0
Weight: 155
Year: So.
Hometown: San Jose, Costa Rica
High School: Country Day School
Position: D

Notes: Started all 32 games he has appeared in during his first two seasons at Yale.

2011: NSCAA All-Northeast Region third team selection… Named first team All-Ivy… Recipient of the Walter J. McNerney Award as the team’s most valuable player… Anchored a Yale defense that yielded only 16 goals and posted four shutouts… Marked Ivy League Player of the Year Lucky Mkosana of Dartmouth and held him scoreless, limiting him to only two shots, in the Bulldogs' 2-0 victory… Named to the Capital One Academic All-America third team… Earned Capital One Academic All-America All-District first team honors.

2010: Honorable mention All-Ivy selection... Started 16 games, the most of any freshman... Recipient of the Walter J. McNerney Award as the team's most valuable player... Named to the Brown Classic All-Tournament team.

Before Yale: Most Valuable Player of the Association of American Schools in Central America as a senior at the Country Day School… Scholar Athlete Award recipient… Helped lead Country Day to Action and AASCA Tournament titles… Member of the U-17 Costa Rican national team… Played in the 2009 FIFA U-17 Youth World Cup in Nigeria… Member of Pachuca Internationals… Played for Region 1 team from 2006-2009…. Participated in the 2008 Adidas ESP Camp and was named to the all-star team.

Personal: Economics and political science double major… Moved to Costa Rica after ninth grade… Participated in various events promoting environmental awareness… Mother played varsity tennis at Trinity University and also professionally.