Most decorated athlete to ever play for BYU Soccer ... Came to BYU as one of the most highly touted prep stars in the country as the 1999 High School Player of the Year ... Played on the United States Women's National Team with the likes of Mia Hamm and Julie Foudy at the age of 16 ... Her former coach on the U.S. National Team, April Heinrich, once said, "Rose is the most impactful player in women's college soccer today. She changed the game. That's about as good a compliment as you'll get from me without calling her the next Michael Jordan." ... Early in the 2003 season Rose set a new Cougar single-game record in assists when she handed out 4 assists in BYU's 5-0 win over Southern Utah ... A four-time All-American, Rose was a two-time candidate for soccer's highest honor, the Hermann Trophy ... Over her career, she has accumulated accolades and honors that include the ESPN/Soccer Times Freshman of the Year, the MWC Freshman of the Year, the 2001 Chevy Young Female Athlete of the Year, the 2001 MWC Player of the Year, a three-time All-West Region selection, three-time All-MWC first-team, MWC All-Tournament Team, the Kentucky Invitational All-Tournament Team and several MWC Player of the Week, Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week and Soccer America Team of the Week honors throughout her career.
Parents: Betty and Dan ... Siblings: Steve, Jacque and Chrissy.
Hobbies: Playing the guitar.
Most Influential Person: My dad.
Biggest Sports Thrill: Playing on the U.S. National Team.
1999 National HS Player of the Year ... Two-time State Champion at Green Mountain HS ... Played on the 1999 National Club Championship with the Colorado Rush Club Team ... Member of the U-16 and U-17 and U-21 National Team ... Member of the US National Women's Professional Team ... Has had nine appearances with the U.S. National Team ... Club: Colorado Rush.
Year G Shots Gls Asts Pts 2003 26 66 6 13 25 2002 22 49 6 12 24 2001 20 70 9 9 27 2000 24 65 7 13 27 Total 92 250 28 47 103
2014 BYU Hall of Fame
Aleisha Cramer Rose was a soccer phenom long before arriving in Provo. She was the third youngest player to ever suit up for the U.S. National Team at the age of 16 and was named National High School Player of the Year in 1999 before starting her BYU career in 2000.
In her four years at BYU (2000-03), Rose never scored fewer than six goals and never had fewer than nine assists in a single season. She was a four-time All-American, including three first-team awards and was named the 2000 ESPN/Soccer Times National Freshman of the Year. As a sophomore in 2001, she was named the Chevy Young Female Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Soccer Federation. Rose led BYU to four-straight MWC titles, four trips to the NCAA Tournament and was a two-time candidate for soccer's highest national honor, the Hermann Trophy.
As a senior Rose set the BYU career assist record and the single-game assist record on the same September night against Southern Utah. Her four assists against the Thunderbirds pushed her past Michelle Jensen Peterson to No. 1 on the career list. Neither record has been seriously threatened in the decade since she graduated. The team went on to reach the NCAA Elite Eight for the first time in program history, beating Colorado, Idaho State and Villanova before finally losing to Connecticut on the road. Rose is still the BYU career leader in NCAA Tournament assists.
Her playing career ended after her senior season as she had previously decided to give up playing on the U.S. Women's National Team for personal reasons. She earned nine caps for the senior national team in her career.
Rose began her coaching career the season after she graduated and worked on the sidelines as an assistant to BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood from 2004-18, helping the Cougars to multiple conference titles and NCAA postseason berths.
Rose graduated in April 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in Marriage, Family and Human Development.
Started in 23 of 24 games contributing seven goals and 13 assists for her 27 points off of 65 shots ... Fourth leading scorer as a freshman ... Named to the MWC All-Conference First Team ... MWC All-Tournament Team ... MWC Freshman of the Year ... NSCAA All-Region and All-American First Team ... NSCAA All-American ... Soccer Buzz All-Region Second Team ... Soccer Buzz All-America Third Team ... ESPN/Soccer Times All-America Second Team as well as Freshman of the Year.
Started in 20 out of 22 games and picked up nine goals and nine assists; contributing 27 points off of 70 shots to lead the team ... MWC Player of the Year ... NSCAA West Region First Team ... 2001 Chevy Young Female Athlete of the Year ... MWC Academic All-Conference, Cougar Club Scholar Athlete ... Posted two two-goal games, both against conference foes UNLV and Air Force.
Named to the NSCAA/Adidas All-America Second Team, her third-straight year receiving an All-America honor ... NSCAA West Region First Team ... Soccer Buzz All-American Second Team ... Soccer Buzz All-West Region Team First Team ... All-MWC First Team ... MWC All-Tournament Team ... Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week ... MWC Player of the Week ... MWC Academic All-Conference ... Scored on direct kick in 2-1 loss to No. 18 Michigan ... First assist of the season came against Cal-State Northridge in BYU's sixth game ... Gave Cougars 1-0 lead with free kick vs. St. Mary's ... Crucial assist came on a corner kick that found Annie Hoercherl, whose header found the net for 2-1 OT win over St. Mary's ... Corner kick found Jeni Viernes' head to give BYU 1-0 win over Wyoming ... A penalty kick and free kick propelled BYU to 3-2 win over New Mexico ... Her penalty kick in the 79th minute gave Cougars 3-2 win over No. 23 Notre Dame ... Assist with free kick in Weber State game ... Delivered low, fast free-kick assist to Jeni Viernes to put BYU up 2-0 over No. 24 Utah ... Assist in MWC tourney win over SDSU ... Two more assists in 5-1 win over New Mexico in MWC tourney championship ... Her goal tied Utah 1-1 in NCAA first round, then Ute goalie dropped her free kick, allowing Jeni Viernes to score tying goal ... Finished the year with six goals and a team and conference-high 12 assists.
Hermann Trophy Nominee ... Named to the NSCAA All-American Third Team, her fourth-straight year receiving an All-America honor ... NSCAA Scholar All-American First Team ... NSCAA All-Region First Team ... Soccer Buzz Player of the Year Finalist ... Soccer Buzz All-American Second Team ... Soccer Buzz All-Region First Team ... Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week (09/16/03) ... Soccer Post All-American First Team ... Soccer America MVP ... MWC Defensive Player of the Year ... MWC First Team ... MWC Tournament Team ... MWC Academic All-Conference ... Cougar Scholar Athlete ... Soccer American Team of the Week ... MWC Offensive Player of the Week (09/15/03) ... Started in all 26 games ... Led the team this year with 25 points and led the MWC with 13 assists ... Graduates as the No. 1 all-time career assist leader at BYU with 47 ... Assisted the lone goal to Annie Zwahlen in a 1-0 victory against Tennessee ... Tallied four assists and broke the school record in a 5-0 victory against Southern Utah ... Scored the first Cougar goal and together with Bobbi Tillotson, Rose assisted the game-winning goal against the Kentucky ... Scored a goal in a 3-2 victory over New Mexico ... Seventh all-time in goals for BYU with 28 ... Fourth all-time in shots for BYU with 250 ... Fifth all-time in points for BYU with 103.