Former Carroll Midfielder Playing in 2015 Women's World Cup
Jun 14, 2015 08:46PM ● Published by Kevin
Carroll Alumna Monica Alvarado. Photo courtesy of TCU Athletics.
Alvarado graduated Carroll High School in 2008 and went on to play for Mississippi State University. The midfielder transferred to Texas Christian University after her sophomore season.
Accepting a scholarship to Mississippi State, Monica started every match she played in as a freshman logging an astounding 1,406 minutes while scoring not one, but two game-winning goals in her very first collegiate matches. She followed up both her freshman and sophomore seasons at Mississippi State guiding Mexico to two consecutive FIFA World Cup appearances. The 24-year-old played in her first international contest in 2009 against Brazil.
Changing schools did not slow her down and Monica kept firing on all cylinders starting all 19 games for the Horned Frogs while being recognized as a member of the Academic All-Mountain West team.
The 2015 Women's World Cup takes place in six destinations in Canada. The tournament runs through Sunday, July 5. We will keep our readers up to date on Alvarado's progress as the tournament continues.