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Alex Kossoff


Redondo Beach, Calif.

High School:
South Torrance




Senas Walk-Off Sends Florida State to WCWS

The senior centerfielder hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh to defeat Michigan, 4-2.


Seminoles Advance to Super Regionals

Florida State defeats USF, 2-1, to win the NCAA Tallahassee Regional on May 18.


Kossoff and Waldrop Carry FSU to 11-inning Win

The Seminoles score two runs in the top of the 11th and defeat USF by a score of 2-0.


Seminoles Advance to ACC Title Game

Home runs by Celeste Gomez and Courtney Senas carry Florida State to a 9-1 win in five innings over North Carolina.


O'Brien Blasts FSU Over Georgia Tech

Maddie O'Brien hit two home runs and drove in five RBI in Florida State's 11-5 win over Georgia Tech.

Freshman Season (2013):
Became a reliable player at the bottom of the order ... Florida State's primary right fielder who started 30 games ... batted all across the order, including ninth (17 games), eighth (6), sixth (3), seventh (2), first (1) and second (1) ... recorded three multiple-hit games, with all three being two-hit performances ... recorded first stolen base of her Florida State career against Hofstra on Feb. 16 ... played a big role in Florida State's `Miracle in Mobile' rally in the South Alabama Regional, recording an infield single that allowed Courtney Adams to eventually score and cut the deficit to 6-2 with two outs ... Knocked in her first RBI as a Seminole against Troy ... came in to pinch-hit against Presbyterian and went 1-for-1 with a run scored ... drew two walks and scored a run in the second game of a doubleheader against FIU ... was a perfect 2-for-2 from the plate against Boston College...entered the game as a pinch-hitter against Virginia and finished 2-for-2 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored ... had two hits and an RBI against Boston College in the ACC Tournament ... went 1-for-1 against Mississippi State in the NCAA Mobile Regional ... jumped her batting average by 65 points over her final 17 games played, going 12-for-37 (.324) ... drew nine walks, including two against FIU in game two of a doubleheader on March 12 ... recorded RBIs in back-to-back games against Tennessee State and Georgia Southern.

High School:
Outstanding athlete for South Torrance High ... played four years of softball and three years of soccer ... ranked No. 92 in the ESPN Top 100 signees of 2012 ... earned feats such as first team all-league in 2009 ... first team all-league and best offensive player in 2010 ... first team all-league, second team all-area, All-California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) , MVP, Athlete of the Season (spring) and Female Athlete of the Year in 2011 ... first team all-league, first team all-area, best offensive, All-CIF and first team all-state her senior year of high school ... finished junior season batting .506 with 33 stolen bases and 37 runs scored in 28 games played ... did not commit an error and struck out just five times in 109 plate appearances as a junior ... also earned soccer accolades such as All-CIF Southern California, Rookie of the year in 2009 and best defensive player in 2010 and 2011 ... club team was the Mizuno Pride ... was a member of Best Buddies, which aims at creating enriching opportunities for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities ... also a member of the student council and the spirit club (Green House Effect) ... earned academic honors in English and Social Science (Spartan Laurel in 2011 and 2012) ... honor roll student all four years of high school.

Born on April 26, 1994 ... majoring in exercise science ... daughter of Alan Kossoff and Korey House ... has two sisters ... favorite movie is "She's the Man" ... favorite magazine is Seventeen .... favorite song is "Free Fallin'" by Tom Petty ... favorite class is Nutrition ... cannot live without her family ... loves country music ... has two rats and a guinea pig ... favorite home-cooked meal is zucchini lasagna with a salad ... would love to be able to play against Duke one day because her father attended college there ... favorite sports idol as a child was Mia Hamm ... would love to meet Derek Jeter and admires his hard work ethic ... wears the number five because it is her dad's favorite number ... hopes to still be involved in sports in the future and has career ambitions of being a strength and conditioning coach ... draws similarities to actress Mila Kunis in that both enjoy having fun ... possesses fast fingers on the computer keyboard.

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