21 - Joe Alexander-Short
Joe Alexander-Short
Height: 6-0
Weight: 160
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Sonoma Calif.
High School: Sonoma Valley
Position: Midfielder

FRESHMAN (2011): On the active roster all season long, as part of a Santa Clara team that went 11-5-4 overall and was ranked No. 18 nationally ... played in two games as a reserve: vs. Nebraska-Omaha (Sept. 9) and vs. San Diego (Oct. 30) ... played a season-high 49 minutes in that game against Nebraska-Omaha (Sept. 9).

AT SANTA CLARA (2010-11):
Attended school but did not play soccer in the fall season.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Three-year varsity letterman at Sonoma High School, graduating in June of 2010 … helped Sonoma to the team’s best season in school history as a sophomore, winning the Sonoma County League Championship … team MVP all three seasons, playing in the midfield and as a forward … named First Team All-Sonoma County League as a junior and senior … All-Empire (Region) selection as a junior and senior as well … played in the NCS Sectionals all three years … named Sonoma High School’s ‘Scholar Athlete of the Year’ as a senior … starting point guard on Sonoma’s basketball team as a junior and senior … played with the Santa Rosa United Boca Juniors club program.

PERSONAL:
Born in Sonoma Valley, Calif. … son of Gery Short and Rosanne Alexander … has two older sisters, Megan and Nora … excellent student, majoring in Political Science … also interested in film and video production … carried a 3.9 GPA in high school and was on the Dean’s List after his true freshman year at Santa Clara in 2010-11.