Aleisha Rose, a four-year All-American midfielder for BYU, enters her 14th season as an assistant for the women's soccer team. After completing an excellent collegiate career, Rose was offered an assistant coaching position and a chance to prove herself as a teacher and coach. The young Cougar squad looks to Rose for guidance, realizing her experience as a standout player serves her well as a coach.
Rose became one of the Cougars' most prominent recruits after being named the 1999 National High School Player of the Year before joining the Cougars. She lived up to her billing as a freshman by scoring seven goals and contributing 13 assists. She also received All-Conference First-Team honors, as well as the ESPN/Soccer Times Freshman of the Year Award.
As a senior, Rose received her fourth All-America honor after being named to the NSCAA All-American Third Team. She was also a Soccer Buzz All-American First-Team selection, Soccer America MVP and Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Year.
Among the numerous awards and citations Rose won during her career, she also graduated as the No. 1 all-time career assist leader at BYU with 47 assists. She earned 16 caps for the US Women's National Team before giving up international competition after her sophomore season at BYU.
After playing four seasons at BYU, Rose received a bachelor's degree in Marriage, Family & Human Development. In 2014, she was inducted into the BYU Hall of Fame and in 2015 was inducted into the West Coast Conference Hall of Honor. She lives with her husband Chris and three children in Provo.