March 4, 2013
Throughout the 2013 season, each Seminole softball student-athlete who appears in the program’s Q&A section will also be featured on Seminoles.com. The fourth student-athlete is freshman outfielder Alex Kossoff.
1. What in fact made you want to leave the West Coast and come to Florida State?
Growing up I wanted to leave. I wanted to go far. I love the area here, everyone is really friendly. I’m all about sports and FSU is such a big sports school and I really like it here. All our teams are good. I’m adjusting to the weather a bit – it’s been freezing here and it doesn’t really get that cold in California.
2. How hard of a decision was it to make, and what was the reaction of your family when you were firm on coming to FSU?
When I committed here, I wanted to leave home so it wasn’t that hard (of a decision to make). But about a week or two before I was coming here I was like “Oh my God, this is actually happening” and I didn’t want to go as bad as I did when I committed. So it was difficult.
3. How can you describe this freshmen class? What has it been like getting to know them?
It’s been cool. I’ve gotten to know all their different personalities and where they are from. Kat (Allen), Alex (Powers) and I are pretty close because Kat is our suitemate and we all share a room together. I really enjoy all the freshmen. They are all nice and good players and we all work well together.
4. What are some things you already miss on the West Coast?
Well, the beach and my friends. Besides one friend of mine, I’m the only one that came to the East Coast. I miss my family, my boyfriend and sisters and grandparents. I miss the California weather. My grandparents will be here which is nice and my grandfather is my hero, he’s trained me since I’ve been growing up and taking me to my travel ball tournaments and hitting lessons. He’s the reason I’m here pretty much.
5. If I was a genie and granted you three wishes, what would they be?
I would love to fly – that would be super cool. If I had an infinite number of wishes I would do that. And then I’d say good health. And I guess the third would be to get straight A’s and make my parents proud.
6. Although you are young and still have plenty of time to think about your career goals, what might your dream job be and why?
I have no idea. When I first began my major I kind of wanted to do what Coach Quinn does and make people faster since that is my biggest asset in softball, but not the weight part of it because I’m not that strong. So probably making people faster. And then my grandpa told me he thought I would make a good doctor, and med school is pretty hard to get into. My dream job would probably be working with a professional team since I love sports. I want to live in California so I wouldn’t mind being with the Dodgers.
7. What is the best concert you ever went to ?
My first concert I went to I was 16 years old. I saw Weezer. I saw Katy Perry with the girls in my family and that was fun too. It was her California Dreamin’ tour. It was cool because it was a story through the entire concert and she would perform her songs based on the story. But I really like Weezer.
8. If you could be any cartoon character for 24 hours, who would you be and why?
I would choose Mickey Mouse because he’s the face of the happiest place on Earth and I love Disneyland.
9. Being out near L.A., have you ever run into or met any famous people?
I had my official visit my senior year and when I came back I saw Kelly Clarkson was at my baggage claim with her little dog. I should have said something but I didn’t and I regret it. I had Dennis Quaid on my plane too.
10. If you could stay at a certain age forever, what age would it be?
I would have to go with 27, you’re welcome Bailey Schinella. You are old enough to be wise and you’re still young to have fun.