GENERAL: A skillful central player, tactically sound.
2006: Selected to the All-MAAC Rookie Team...Played in 15 games...Tallied a pair of goals and assists...Finished her freshman campaign with six points.
BEFORE SIENA: Lettered four years of both varsity soccer and varsity basketball at Manchester West... Broke Manchester West's scoring record in soccer for both career (95) and single-season goals...Was an All-American her senior year ... Named All-New England her junior year...Named All-State throughout her four-year high school career...During her high school career, she was on the Manchester West squad that captured three State Championships...Manchester West was ranked fourth in the nation...Named Union Leader Player of the Year...Named New Hampshire Athlete of the Month...A 1,000 point scorer in basketball...All-State in basketball.
PERSONAL: Born May 27, 1988...The daughter of James and Lena Thayer...A marketing and management major...Has an older sister, Anna, who attended both Southern New Hampshire University and New Hampshire Institute of Technology.
KARBOWSKI ON THAYER: "Alyssa has shown all the ability during her freshmen season to be a standout central midfielder. She is very strong on the ball, has a soft touch and makes good decision. Alyssa will provide a threat coming out of the midfield with an excellent shot with both feet."