2015 ALL-ACC ACADEMIC TEAM
FSU SOFTBALL TRIBE MEMBER
Appeared in 52 games with 38 starts in the outfield as the Seminoles advanced to the Women’s College World Series for the ninth time in school history…part of a senior class the never lost an ACC series, posting an 83-10 record against conference opponents and going unbeaten in all 33 series in ACC play since the start of 2013…won the ACC regular season title and reached the NCAA Super Regional round in all four seasons at FSU…batted .268 (22-for-82) as a senior with 16 runs scored, nine RBI and seven stolen bases…went 2-for-3 with a run scored at FIU (2/12)…walked, scored and drove in a run against LIU Brooklyn on Feb. 13…was a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate with a pair of two-RBI singles versus Valparaiso on Feb. 14, setting a new career high with four RBI…batted 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI in an 11-0 win against Stephen F. Austin on Feb. 17…had an infield bunt single and scored a run in FSU’s 10-1 win over FAMU on Feb. 24…batted a perfect 1-for-1 with one run scored in a win against CSUN (Mar. 5)…walked, stole a base and scored a run in an 8-0 victory against Tulsa on March 12…recorded an RBI single and stole a base in game one of the doubleheader versus Syracuse on had a pair of singles on the road at Boston College on April 17…placed two perfect bunt singles at No. 3 Auburn to help the Noles defeat the Tigers, 4-3, on April 20…pinch ran and stole a base against North Carolina in the ACC semifinal game on May 13…had a pinch-hit single against Utah in the NCAA Super Regional on May 28…had the only Seminole base hit in FSU’s 1-0 victory in the WCWS over No. 2 Michigan on June 5.
Primary left fielder for the Seminoles, starting 56 games at the position while appearing in 62 games overall…batted .306 (49-for-160) with two doubles, three triples, 10 RBI and 22 runs scored…added 16 walks and nine sacrifice hits which ranked second on the team and tied for third in the conference…she matched or surpassed her season career-highs in 14 different categories…earned the ACC Top Six For Service award for her work in the community as a leader of FSU Softball’s TRIBE…hit a double in the season opener against Georgia Southern on Feb. 7…posted a leadoff triple to center in the fifth inning against No. 7 Michigan on February 14…went 2-for-2 vs. No. 20 Cal at the Mary Nutter Classic on February 21…batted .555 (5-for-9) with a sac bunt in the series sweep of Boston College on Feb 28-March 1…recorded her first career outfield assist on a game-ending double play against BC on February 28 as she caught a fly ball near the wall in left and retired the runner trying to tag to third base…came off the bench and went 2-for-2 with a triple and a single – all in the sixth inning – at Florida Atlantic on March 10…went 2-for-3 with two runs scored against Colgate on March 17…had four hits, including a double and an RBI, during the road sweep of No. 25 Virginia Tech….tied a season high with two hits and tied a career high with two RBI versus Florida A&M on April 1…posted a 12-game hitting streak from March 17 to April 3…robbed two home runs during the series at NC State – one during the second inning of game one on April 3 and another during the sixth inning of game three…tied a career high with three hits and two RBI at Louisville on April 12…walked and scored the game-tying run in the top of the seventh at Georgia Tech as the Seminoles went on to defeat the Jackets, 2-1, in eight innings on April 25…batted 3-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI – matching career-highs in all three categories – in FSU’s 15-1 win at North Florida on May 3…tied career highs with two walks and two runs scored in the ACC Championship game against Pitt on May 9 and added her third triple of the season in the second inning…went 2-for-3 with a run scored in FSU’s 5-1 victory over Dartmouth in the NCAA Tallahassee Regional (May 15)…recorded nine multi-hit games during the season.
Florida State’s primary right fielder who started 52 games while making 61 appearances…recorded eight multiple-hit games with seven two-hit performances…finished the season with a .333 average (37-for-111) with two doubles, five RBI, 12 walks, six stolen bases and 29 runs scored…was perfect defensively on 18 chances…had two hits and a sacrifice bunt versus UTEP on Feb. 8…set a went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in FSU’s victory over No. 9 Nebraska (2/9)…batted 2-for-2 with a double, a walk and a run scored in the 8-2 win over Charleston Southern on February 21…was 2-for-2 with a run scored and stolen base at Florida Gulf Coast on March 12…tied a career high with two hits and an RBI at No. 23 Notre Dame on April 13…tied a career high with two runs scored and added two hits in game one of a doubleheader against Syracuse on April 19…had a base hit, stolen base and a run scored on May 8 in the ACC quarterfinal against Georgia Tech…set a new career high in hits (3) and RBI (2) in FSU’s 2-0 win over USF in 11 innings on May 17 during the NCAA Tallahassee Regional…scored a run in helping Florida State force a game three against Michigan in the NCAA Tallahassee Super Regional on May 23..was 2-for-3 with a run scored against Baylor on May 31 in the Women’s College World Series.
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.
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 Information Technology…daughter of Alan Kossoff and Korey House…has two sisters…favorite movie is My Cousin Vinny…favorite magazine is People…favorite song is Free Fallin’ by Tom Petty…favorite class is digital graphic design…would like to add LSU to the schedule…enjoys watching Big Bang Theory…cannot live without her dog Cooper…loves country music…favorite home-cooked meal is zucchini lasagna with a salad…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…aspires to be a User Experience Designer…loves the themed travel that the team does on road trips…possesses fast fingers on the computer keyboard.