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5   Jez Ratliff
Jez Ratliff

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Norman, OK

High School:
Norman

Height:
5-4

Position:
Midfielder


Ratliff Bio in PDF

2 0 0 3 : Started every game for Florida State...scored five goals and regis-tered seven assists as a starter in the wide midfield for FSU...four of her five goals came against ranked teams in Penn State, USC, Florida and Kansas...has now recorded five or more goals in each of her first three sea-sons. One of just three Seminoles to ever do that...Ratliff registered double-digit points for the third consecutive season. She and fel-low senior Camie Bybee are only the sec-ond and third players to ever record double-digit points as a freshman, sophomore and a junior at FSU...had a game-winning goal and two game-winning assists. Now has seven career game-winning assists, which is fourth all-time at FSU...her 17 points in 2003 gave her 50 for her career. She is just the sixth Seminole to ever record 50 career points and the only player in FSU history to record 16 or more points in each of her first three seasons...finished with the fourth-most points and goals on the team...ranked third in game-winning goals and assists and tied for second in game-winning assists...seventh all-time for career points, fifth for career goals, fourth for career assists and fourth for career game-winning assists. (in the ACC) Started all seven ACC games as FSU's start-ing outside midfielder on the right side... recorded her only point in ACC play on a game-winning assist versus Clemson. (in the NCAA) led the team with four assists in NCAA Tournament play and was tied for the team lead with six points...set the single sea-son NCAA record at FSU with four assist in one NCAA Tournament. Ratliff is the first FSU player ever to record two assists in a game twice in one NCAA Tournament...of FSU's four postseason wins, Ratliff helped clinch two with game-winning assist in the Sweet 16 versus West Virginia and a game-winning goal versus Florida in the Elite Eight...her only goal of the NCAA Tournament was the game-winner versus the Gators that sent FSU to its first ever College Cup...assisted on the Tribe's double OT golden goal versus WVU with less than :30 remaining in the game... Ratliff is now first all-time in points, career assists and tied for second in career game-winning assists in the NCAA Tournament. (2003 Game Highlights) started the sea-son off by scoring the first goal of the year for Florida State versus USC...followed up with another goal versus an NCAA Tourna-ment team as she tallied her second goal versus a top five team in Penn State...scored the Tribe's lone goal versus Kansas in another game versus a ranked squad as she notched her third goal in five games...helped raise FSU's ACC record to 3-1 with a game-win-ning assist versus Clemson...recorded three points on a goal and an assist in FSU's 7-0 victory over FAU...recorded back-to-back assists on the fourth and fifth goals in FSU's 5-0 win over Dartmouth. It was just the sec-ond time in team history that a Seminole had ever recorded two assists in an NCAA Tournament game...went on to match that feat by recording two more assists in the Sweet 16 versus West Virginia. Her first one put FSU up 1-0 and the second was one of the biggest assists in FSU soccer history. With time winding down to a shootout, the jun-ior trapped a Katie Beal service and had the composure to slip a pass to a wide-open Gallegos for the game-winning goal with :21 left...sent FSU to its first ever College Cup when her half volley staked the Seminoles to a 2-0 lead they would never relinquish in a 2-1 win over No. 7 Florida in Gainesville.

2002: Followed up an All-ACC rookie campaign with an even better sophomore season...finished in the top three on the team for points, goals and assists...third on the team with 17 points and six goals, tied for fourth with one game-winning goal and was tied for third with five assists...surpassed her goal total from her rookie season and fin-ished just one assist shy of her 2001 num-ber... tied for second on the squad with three game-winning assists...finished the season strong with 12 of her 17 points coming in the last 13 games...recorded the first multi-assist game of her career. (in the ACC) ap-peared in every conference game and made three starts...tied for third on the team with four points and her two assists placed her second on the squad...third on the team in shots in conference games. (in the NCAA) made her first career NCAA Tournament start versus Ole Miss and went on to start all three tournament games...became just the third player in FSU history to ever record both a goal and an assist in an NCAA Tournament game. (2002 Highlights) Ratliff played a big role in the team's first win of the year as she scored a goal and recorded the game-win-ning assist in a 2-1 victory over Oregon ...scored in her second straight game as she helped FSU tie Missouri when she equalized the game at 2-2...scored her first and only game-winning goal of the year versus Florida. The goal came on her only shot of the game and finished off FSU's comeback from an early 1-0 deficit...followed up her game-winning goal against UF with a game- winning assists against UCF. With just over 10 minutes remaining before OT, Ratliff as-sisted on Leah Gallegos' game-winner...con-tinued her hot streak as she recorded an-other key goal in the Seminoles' next game versus Duke. Helped Florida State comeback from a one goal deficit versus Duke as she tied the game with her fourth goal of the season...in the Tribe's next ACC road game Ratliff recorded the first multi-assist game of her career in her first full game as a wide midfielder...notched her fifth goal of the sea-son as she put FSU up 1-0 versus Jackson-ville.

2001: Standout freshman that ap-peared in all 24 matches and started seven games...earned All-ACC rookie team hon-ors as one of the top offensive freshmen in the ACC...recorded five goals, six assists, three game-winning assists, and totaled 16 points in her first season...her 16 points were the were the fifth-most ever recorded by an FSU rookie at that time and she finished third on the rookie assist list...finished 2001 in the top five of every offensive category...second in game-winning assists, fifth in points, fourth in assists, third in game-winning goals, fifth in shots and shot percentage, fourth in shots on goal and second in shot on goal percentage. (in the ACC) appeared in all seven matches and made two starts...scored three goals on four shots on goal...her of-fensive production helped FSU to achieve its best conference record since joining the ACC in 1995. (in the NCAA) appeared in both postseason matches...recorded her first ever point on the NCAA Tournament. (2001 Highlights) had her first game-winning as-sist of her career in her first game as she helped FSU down George Mason...notched the first goal of her career versus College Cup participant Portland...in just her second start, she moved FSU to 2-0 in the ACC by scoring both goals in a overtime win versus NC State. Ratliff staked FSU to a 1-0 lead just two minutes into the game and she thenended the contest in the 96th minute tally ing the first game-winner and golden goal of her career...brought FSU back from a 1-0 deficit versus Louisville with a goal and then put the Tribe in front 2-1 by assisting on Cindy Schofield's goal...scored her third ACC goal of the season putting the Tribe up 2-1 over Wake Forest...recorded her first-ever postseason game-winning assist as she fed Camie Bybee in a 1-0 win over Auburn. The victory was the Tribe's second straight win in an NCAA Tournament opener. HIGH SCHOOL: 2001 all-state selec-tion... 2001 Gatorade Scholarship Ath-lete... 2001 Daily Oklahoman All-City first team...2001 team MVP...2001 Student Sports Magazine All-American...led the team with 24 goals and was second in class 5A behind Florida State teammate Camie Bybee...all-district and all-conference 1998-2000...2000 NSCAA All-Region team...adidas ESP player 2000...four-year starter and four-time letterwinner...state finalist in 1998, 2000 and 2001...High School Hero...Who's Who Among American High School Students.

ODP EXPERIENCE: U-17 National pool in 1999...U-17 Region III team in 2000...U-16 Region III team in 1999...trav-eled to Europe with current Seminoles Am-ber Tollefson, Kristin Boyce and Summer Corum.

CLUB: Played two years with the U-23 National Champions and W-League Re-gional Champion Oklahoma Outrage...State Open champions in 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001 and 2002 with Norman Fury `83 Red... regional semifinalists 2001...eight-time State Open Competitive finalist...Southern Re-gional Championship bronze medallist 1998 and 2000...South Regional Championships Fair Play Award in 1998...Texas Cup cham-pions ...four-time Texas Cup finalist...'A' flight WAGS semifinalist 1999...Austin Showcase 2000...adidas showcase Cincinnati, Ohio 2000...College Bound showcase 2000 at the USYSA National League Midwest region.

ACADEMIC: 2001-2002 and 2003- 2004 ACC Academic Honor Roll.

PERSONAL: Majoring in sport management...speaks Spanish fluently... 2004 team captain...member of FSU SAAC.

Year
MP/MS
Shots
Goals
Assists
Points
GWG
GWA
2001 24/7 26 5 6 16 1 2
2002 23/17 32 6 5 17 1 3
2003 26/26 37 5 7 17 1 2
Totals
73/50
95
16
18
50
3
7
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