22 - Alex Alba
Alex Alba
Height: 5-5
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Sylmar, Calif.
High School: Sylmar
Position: SS
Last Team: R/R

As a Junior: Started  49 of the team’s 50 games last season at the shortstop position and with a Second Team All-NEC honor to finish the season...Named Quinnipiac’s defensive Player of the Year after she led the team in defensive fielding percentage (.969) and led all NEC shortstops in the same category…Not only was she a force defensively but offensively she carried the Bobcats all season with the most doubles (15), home runs (seven), runs batted in (32), and slugging percentage (.581) among Quinnipiac players…She also ranked second on the team in hits (52), runs scored (22), fewest strikeouts (12), batting average (.335), and on-base percentage (.366)…Her .335 batting average (52-for-155) finished 14th among all NEC players and her 15 doubles led the NEC…Strung together an eight game hitting streak to start the season as she recorded a .520 batting average (13-for-25) including six doubles, one triple and five RBIs…Struck out just once in her first 60 at-bats (20 games) to start the season…Tied her season-high in hits (three) and set a season-high in doubles (two) in the team’s first game of the year on Feb. 25 against St. Peter’s…Recorded her first home run of the season on March 10 against St. Joseph’s…Followed with a two-hit afternoon against UC Riverside…Hit a double in three straight games from March 13-16 including a 3-for-4 afternoon with two runs scored on March 14 against San Diego…Hit a three-run home run on April 1 against Sacred Heart and followed with a 1-for-3 afternoon with a run knocked in to finish the doubleheader…Reeled off a 12 game hitting streak from April 6 through April 19 where she tallied a .350 batting average (14-for-40), eight runs scored, four doubles, three home runs and 12 RBIs…Had an impressive 1-for-3 afternoon on April 6 against LIU Brooklyn with a home run, two runs scored, three RBI and two walks…Went 2-for-3 against Fairleigh Dickinson on April 15 with a double, two RBI and one run scored…Also went 2-for-3 against Manhattan on April 18 with a home run, two RBI, and one run scored…Finished 3-for-7 in a doubleheader against Hartford on April 25…Had a 2-for-4 day against Bryant on April 29 including two runs scored, one double, one home run, and three RBI…Homered on May 5 against St. Francis (Pa.) in the team’s last regular season game…Helped guide her team to a NEC Semifinal win against Robert Morris on May 11 going 2-for-6 with one run scored, one RBI, and two stolen bases…Went 1-for-3 against LIU Brooklyn on May 12 in the NEC Championship with one double, three RBI and a stolen base. 

As a Sophomore: Played in 53 games for Quinnipiac, starting in 51 of those games…Posted a .281 batting average, while contributing 48 hits, 21 runs and 19 RBI…Led the Bobcats with 11 doubles on the year…Also hit three home runs and one triple…Ranked third on the team in total bases with 70…Went 4-for-5 in stolen bases…Held a .315 on-base percentage and ranked second on the team in slugging percentages (.409).

As a Freshman: Appeared and started in 48 games for the Bobcats...Led Quinnipiac with a .315 batting average and a .411 slugging percentage...Ranked first on the team with 46 hits...Was fourth on the team with 17 RBI's...Contributed 16 runs, six doubles, two homeruns and a triple...Collected eight stolen bases on the year...Was named Akadema/NEC Player of the Week and Akadema/NEC Rookie of the Week, for the week of May 10, 2010, after going 5-for-7 with six RBI's in a doubleheader against Fairleigh Dickinson. She also hit her second home run of the season against FDU.

Before Quinnipiac: Played all four years at Sylmar High School...Also played for the U-18 Firecrackers Gold...Named MVP of her high school team in her senior season.

Personal: Native of Sylmar, Calif...Daughter of Maria Teresa Rubio and Cipriano Alba...Has two sisters, Annais and Antonia...Majoring in Criminal Justice.