Has participated in the National Futures Program since 2000 and was a Futures Elite selection in 2005...played in the Junior Olympics in 2003...also participated in the National Field Hockey Festival and the National Indoor Tournament from 2002-2004...selected to the Pennsylvania National Futures Tournament team in 2005...member of the 2006 USFHA EPT Maryland Thundersticks and was named to Junior National Team pool.
As a senior in 2009:
Named a Second Team NFHCA All-American... First Team All-American by womensfieldhockey.com earned a spot on the All-Mid Atlantic Region First Team...performance in ACC Tournament earned her a spot on the All -ACC Tournament team...First Team All-American by womensfieldhockey.com...ACC Co-Player of the Week for her perfomance in the week of Oct. 18...notched at least one save in each of the Terps' 24 games...started all 24 games...named one of the team's three captains...only Terrapin to ever be a part of three national championship teams...led team to two consecutive ACC Tournament wins in her two years as starter...helped lead team to program-best 23 wins and first 18-0 perfect regular season, including two overtime wins...notched career-high 12 saves in 4-1 win over No. 2 North Carolina (Oct. 24, 2009)...led ACC in saves with 105 and save percentage (.795).
As a redshirt junior in 2008:
Named a third-team Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-American and first team Mid-Atlantic All-Region performer...started all 24 games for Maryland, registering four shutouts and starting in goal for four others...allowed just 1.24 goals per game, which ranked 13th in the nation...ranked 24th in the NCAA with a .740 save percentage...allowed just one goal in the final five regular season games...selected to the All-ACC Team...named to the Academic All-ACC Team and the NFHCA National Academic Squad...had six saves, including three diving stops in the second overtime, as the Terps defeated Iowa 2-1 in the national semifinal (Nov. 21)...named to the NCAA All-Tournament team...had a career-high 10 saves against Duke on Oct. 11...nearly matched that with nine saves in the 5-0 victory at Princeton on Oct. 14...stopped five shots, including four crucial second-half attempts, in the 3-2 overtime win over Virginia in the ACC semifinal...went the distance, stopping five shots in the 4-3 overtime victory at Virginia on Oct. 4...stopped five shots en route to a 5-0 shutout over Boston College on Sept. 20...earned first career shutout in season's first game, 5-0 at Lock Haven (Aug. 31)...won the Athletics Department's Community Service Award...named the Student-Athlete Advisory Council Public Relations Officer
As a redshirt sophomore in 2007:
Made appearances in 10 games, including ACC games vs. No. 19 Virginia (Sept. 29) and at No. 12 Duke (Oct. 6)...logged a career-high 171 minutes, allowing just one goal...played a season-high 35 minutes at Northwestern (Aug. 27)... had a career-high four saves against the Cavaliers...helped the Maryland defense earn six of the team's eight shutouts...the Terrapin defense ranked fifth in the nation with a 0.38 shutouts per game average and third with a 0.90 goals against average...earned a place on the National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Squad for the second time in her career...won the Athletic Department's and the ACC's Community Service Awards.
As a redshirt freshman in 2006:
Made her first-career appearance as a Terp at California (Aug. 29) after redshirting the previous campaign...played a career-high 35 minutes against Albany, making a save (Oct. 15)...also saw minutes in the cage against No. 19 American, making a career-best two stops...also played minutes in the win over Northwestern on the second day of the Terrapin Invitational...appeared in two shutout matches, helping the Terps record 12 on the season, tying a school record.
As a freshman in 2005:
Redshirt season...earned a spot on the National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Squad.
Lettered four years at Boyertown Area Senior High at the goalkeeper position...as a senior captain, named team Most Valuable Player, first team The Mercury All-Area and first team All-Pac-10 Conference...also earned a spot on the Philadelphia All-Star team...in her final year, boasted a .918 save percentage and a 0.82 goals against average...helped squad to a conference title in 2002...a first team all-conference and Mercury second team all-area selection that season, as well...also lettered once in soccer at center midfield and in lacrosse on defense...graduated in the top 15 percent of her class...member of student council, National Honor Society and Who's Who Among American High School Students.
Majoring in elementary education with minors in special education and second language education...member of the Student Athlete Athletic Council (SAAC) at Maryland and is responsible for public relations...Vice President of Project Sunshine...cites signing a National Letter of Intent to play for Maryland as biggest athletic thrill...daughter of Bonnie and Kenneth Grater...has an older brother, Jordan (24)...Alicia Sarah Grater was born in Pottstown, Pa., on March 24, 1987.
GRATER'S CAREER STATISTICS
GRATERS'S SINGLE-GAME HIGHS
Saves: 12, at North Carolina (Oct. 24, 2009)
Minutes: 89:05, (vs. Iowa, Nov. 21, 2008)