- Played in 18 games during his freshman campaign, starting 11 of them at shortstop.
- Batted .257 with three doubles and nine runs scored across 35 at-bats, reaching base at a .447 clip.
- In games he played from March 11 at West Virginia through April 1 against Nebraska, McAlister had a five-game hit streak.
- On May 19 against Cincinnati, McAlister had two doubles and an RBI in the 5-3 win.
- Flashed his great potential in the field filling in for Zach Dezenzo at shortstop with multiple acrobatic put-outs throughout the season.