"Alissa has a good feel for the game, and is quite strong in the air. She can play in the center of the back, or in defensive midfield."
Before Maryland: A tough, skilled defender from Glenelg High School in Glenwood, Md. ... two-time all-state selection ... two-time Baltimore Sun first team all-metro ... The Gazette's 2006 Player of the Year and 2003 Rookie of the Year ... helped lead the Gladiators to the 2A state championship, spearheading a defense that did not allow a goal throughout the playoffs ... named team MVP following her senior season ... team captain of TSC Lady Thunder club team ... lead the Lady Thunder to the state semifinals in each of the past five years after guiding it to the 2000 state finals ... also played basketball at Glenelg as a guard and small forward.
Personal: Daughter of Phil and Karen Bourne ... older sister of Margette ... member of the National Honor Society ... five-time winner of Glenelg's Scholar Athlete Award ... member of the honor roll in every quarter throughout her high school career .... enrolled in the College of Letters and Sciences.