Alyssa Roland
Alyssa Roland
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Newtown Square, Pa.
High School: The Agnes Irwin

2010-11: NGCA Scholar All-American...One of three Bulldogs to appear in all ten tournaments...15th at Ivy League Championships (77,83,73)...tied for third at Brown Bear Invitational (72,74)...tied for 11th at C&F Bank Invitational (74, 82)...tied for seventh at Yale Women's Intercollegiate (75,74,74)...tied for 10th at Harvard Invitational (77,79).

2009-10: Individual Ivy League Champion…First team All-Ivy…Won the Ivy League Championship with rounds of 78, 76 and 73…Appeared in seven tournaments as a junior…Finished fourth at the Towson Invitational…Finished tied for 15th at the ROAR-EE Invitational…Best round was a 71 shot at the Towson Invitational…Averaged 78.34 strokes per round, second best on the team.

2008-09: Appeared in all eight tournaments as a sophomore…Three top 10 finishes…Finished fifth at the Winthrop Intercollegiate with rounds of 78, 75 and 80…Finished tied for eighth at the Xavier Invitational…Finished ninth at the Ivy League Championships…Best round was a 74 at the Xavier Invitational and the Ivy League Championships…Averaged 78.42 strokes per round.

2007-08: Appeared in four tournaments as a freshman…Best finish was a tie for 37th at the Rutgers Invitational…Best round was a 79 at both the Yale Intercollegiate and Rutgers Invitational…Averaged 84 strokes per round.

Before Yale: 2007 graduate of the Agnes Irwin School in Rosemont, PA... Earned eight varsity letters - four in golf and four in swimming... Captained both the golf and swim teams senior year...Optimist Junior Golf All Scholastic Team... 3 year representative on the Athletic Association board at Agnes Irwin...Best of the Class 2007... Cum Laude Society... National Merit Finalist... AP Scholar with Distinction ... Seventh Congressional District Scholar Athlete

Personal:  Parents are Karen and Gary Roland... Younger sister, Heather, plays golf at Dartmouth... Cousins James and Michael Kania play golf at the University of Kentucky...also has a 10 year-old brother and 14 year-old sister

Nickname: Lissa
Residential College: Davenport
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Future Plans: Finance in New York and I'll probably name my first child Ellie after THE Ellie Brophy.
Lowest Score: 70
Why She Chose Yale: The choice was easy. I love the team, I love the campus, and the academics are unbeatable.
Other schools officially visited: William and Mary, Richmond


Favorite place at Yale: Commons, hands down
My favorite class at Yale: Personality Psychology
Band: Guster, The Kooks
Song: "Flake" -Jack Johnson
Food: sushi, indian, mango waterice
Book: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Golf Course: Pine Valley, but the YGC takes a close second
Place She'd love to visit: France