Alex

Iqbal

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Midfield
Height: 5'6"
Year: Graduate
Hometown: Darien, Conn.
High School: Darien
Other College: Penn

Bio

2015: Consistent midfielder for ODU, starting in all 19 contests ... Recorded four points on one goal and two assists, helping the team post a scoring margin that ranks 28th in the nation and second in the BIG EAST ... Goal came against nationally ranked Michigan State (9.4) ... Also part of the defensive unit that posted a 1.86 goals-against average that ranked 22nd in the NCAA and second in the conference ... Earned Second Team All-BIG EAST at the conclusion of the season. Earned C-USA Commisioner's Academic Medal. C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

Penn:
Played three seasons at Penn before deciding to transfer to Old Dominion University to pursue her Masters in the Engineering Management Program … She was a two-time captain and started in all 48 games during her career … She recorded 12 goals and 13 assists to total 37 points as a defender … As a freshman, she started in all 17 games and was named Second Team All-Ivy, was one of two players to receive the Gail Lipstein Award for outstanding freshman and was a High Performance North participant … She missed her sophomore campaign due to an injury during the preseason, but bounced back as a junior to start in all 17 games once again … She repeated as a High Performance North participant and added the U21 Futures Championships to her resume … Over her final season with the Quakers, she led the team in shots and tied for the team high in assists with eight, finishing 25th in the country in assists per game (0.57) … She concluded the year with Honorable Mention All-Ivy honors … Iqbal is also a standout in the classroom, earning NFHCA Academic Squad honors all four years at Penn.

High School: Standout athlete at Darien High School in Darien, Connecticut … She lettered in four sports, including field hockey, soccer, indoor track and outdoor track … She helped lead the field hockey team to state titles in both 2009 and 2010, with both squads finishing the year with an unblemished record … She earned Second Team All-State and First Tam All-FCIAC laurels in 2010 … She was also a three-time All-FCIAC performer in track during her high school career.

Personal: Daughter of Virginia and Manzar Iqbal ... Father earned more than 100 caps for the United States National Field Hockey Team from 1977-91 and was captain of the 1984 Olympic Team ... Mother played lacrosse at Boston University ... Aunt, Catherine, played soccer and lacrosse at Harvard ... Uncle, Giaff Ferrante, played soccer at Harvard ... Another uncle, Cam Ferrante, played soccer and lacrosse at Williams College.

Why ODU? “I chose ODU for their Masters in Engineering Management Program, reputable coaching staff and rich field hockey history. There is a great atmosphere surrounding the team and the university.”

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