AT USC: Junior Alyssa Reardon is in her second season as a member of the USC track and field team...She also has run cross country in the Fall for the Trojans. Alyssa began her collegiate career at Santiago Canyon College.
2014: Competed in track for the first time and had a 1500m best of 5:09.08 at the Triton Invitational on April 26. Her best 800m time was 2:29.41 at the Trojan Invitational on March 22. Competed in cross country for the first time in the 2013 XC season. Her first race was the USC-UCLA Dual Meet on Oct. 11 and she was the Trojans' sixth finisher and 29th overall with a time of 26:11.55. Also ran at the Highlander Invitational on Oct. 19 and was the ninth Trojan and 81st overall with a time of 21:05.7.
BEFORE USC: Attended Santiago Canyon College before coming to USC...Originally was going to come to USC to play soccer, then had her admission deferred and attended Santiago Canyon. Played club soccer for Beach FC G93 and her team advanced to the regionals in Arizona where it reached the finals.
HIGH SCHOOL: Reardon is a 2011 graduate of El Dorado High in Placentia, Calif.
PERSONAL: Alyssa was born on Aug. 30, 1993 in Irvine, Calif. She is a double major in human biology and psychology...Would like someday to work as a sports psychologist in the UEFA Champions League...Lists her hobbies as soccer and bodysurfing at the wedge in Newport....Says her favorite sports team is Barcelona FC....Her favorite foods are smoothies and steak....Lists her favorite movie as 500 Days of Summer and favorite musician as Bon Iver...Says her sports hero is Lionel Messi because he is humble, dedicated and skillful. Her parents are Sharon and Andrew and she has three siblings, David, Nathan and Kayla. Her father earned an MBA from USC. Alyssa is a volunteer at the Tuffree Middle School.