In our first installment of the ZonaZealots Know Your Wildcats series we will look at Arizona women’s soccer senior forward Alexandra Doller. The senior took a long route to become a Wildcat and after two schools in her first two years she has finally found a home in Tucson.Doller started her collegiate soccer career at archrival Arizona State Sun Devils but tore her ACL and missed the rest of the 2011 season. She was the leading goal scorer at the time of the injury having scored five goals in the seven games she was able to play. After her injury she decided to transfer away from ASU to start fresh in 2012 and give her options for a new chapter when fully healthy.
Her 2012 season was spent at Paradise Valley Community College where she enjoyed individual success and her team enjoyed the biggest success of them all. Doller led the Pumas, of the NJCAA, with 31 goals and 15 assists and led them to an undefeated season that culminated with a national championship at years end. Which leads her to Tucson and the Arizona Wildcats.
The Wildcats were her third team in three years, but her first being out of Phoenix. Head coach Tony Amato, and all of the Arizona women’s soccer fans, were excited to grab Doller and she was a big reason why the Wildcats got off to their best start in years in 2013. She finished 2013 second on the team with seven goals and also added three assists to her stat sheet. She helped lead the Wildcats to an above .500 record last season, going 9-7-4, and is expected to be the main weapon on the Wildcats this season.
So far in 2014 Doller has one goal and one assist in three games and the Wildcats are off to a 2-1 start.
A long journey for a very good player and I know Wildcat fans are happy that she chose Arizona to finish out her college career.