Alicia Began
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Camarillo, Calif.

High School:
Rio Mesa HS '08

Height:
5-10

Position:
Ctr

Major:
Exercise Biology

2011: Posted career highs in every category, most notably goals (30) and assists (21)... Played 429 minutes, shooting .556 (54 attempts)... Also had 20 steals, 12 drawn exclusions and 6 blocks... Performed three hat tricks, including back-to-back 3-goal games vs. Santa Clara and Pacific in breakout weekend (3/6)... Had scored just 4 goals in 12 games prior to that date... Netted 2 goals with an assist and two steals vs. Stanford (3/27)... Drew 2 kickouts and shot 2-for-2 on 6-on-5 chances in Big West semifinal vs. UC Irvine (4/30)... Earned All-Academic honors from both conference and ACWPC.

2010: Saw action in 32 games, logging 318 minutes... Contributed mostly on the defensive side of the stat sheet, tallying 10 steals, 11 drawn kickouts and a field block... Added 7 goals and 3 assists on offense... Won 5 of 6 sprints taken... Drew five exclusions during Seawolf Splash tournament, including three vs. Cal Lutheran (2/20)... Garnered All-Academic honors from both ACWPC and Big West Conference.

2009: Appeared in 21 games for 139 minutes... Scored 10 goals with 4 assists, 3 steals and 10 drawn exclusions... Scored first collegiate hat trick with an assist and drawn kickout vs. Colorado State (2/14)... Posted a goal, assist and 2 drawn exclusions earlier that day vs. Concordia (2/14)... Earned ACWPC All-Academic honors.

RIO MESA HS '08: Four-time All-Pacific View League honoree, including MVP as a junior and senior... Posted goals totals of 118 (school record) and 113 during her last two years, respectively... Garnered All-San Diego Section honors in each season... Added 40 assists as a senior... Set school records for career goals and assists... Helped team to 77-16 combined record and three league championships... Selected to all-area first team in 2008, second team in 2007... Also starred in swimming, setting school records in 50 free, 100 free, 200 free and 400 free relay... Captured total of 10 PVL titles, including four straight in 100 free... Best times were 24.58 in 50 free, 52.81 in 100 free... Named as school's Scholar-Athlete of the Year... Graduated 3rd in class of 484, earning departmental awards (for top-ranked student) in six subjects.

PERSONAL: Born in San Francisco, Calif.... Majoring in exercise biology, hoping for a career in medicine... Parents are Michael & Karen Began... Michael attended UC Davis in the 1970s.