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#5 Ali Gossen
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 6'0"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Evanston, Ill.
High School: Evanston Township
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2014: Recorded 14 kills on 23 total attacks vs Oakland (8/29)... Recorded 9 kills on 17 total attacks and 3 block assists with 3 digs vs. Lousiana Tech (8/30)... Recorded 15 kills on 27 total attacks and 5 block assists vs. IPFW (8/30)... Recorded 13 kills and 2 digs vs. IUPUI (9/5)... Recorded 2 solo blocks and 3 block assist vs. Washington State (9/6)... Recorded 16 points with 15 kills vs. Kennesaw State (9/19)... Recorded 18 points with 17 kills vs. Stony Brook (9/20)...

 2013: Missed year due to ankle injury.

2012: Recorded 9 digs versus Tulsa (8/23)...Recorded two assists and one block assit against Oklahoma (8/25)...Scored 20 points and 18 kills against Missouri State (8/25) ...Recorded 12 kills versus SEMO (8/31)...Recorded 15 kills and 16.5 points vs. Milwaukee (8/31) ...Recorded 9 kills and 7 digs and one block assist versus Bradley (9/1)...Recorded 14 kills and two service aces versus Middle Tennessee (9/7)...Recorded 12 kills and one solo block against North Carolina (9/8)...Recorded 9 kills and 11 digs versus LSU (9/8) ... recoreded 14 kills and 16 points at Northwestern (9/16) ...Recorded 18 kills and one service ace at Eastern Michigan (9/21)...Recorded two assists and 4.5 points at Central Michigan (9/22) ... 10 kills and double digit points in back-to-back games against Toledo (9/28) and Ball State (9/29) ... 12 kills and four blocks vs. Akron (10/12) ... scored 13.5 points and recorded 11 kills at Kent State (10/19) ... tied career highs in block assists (4) and total blocks (5.0) vs. CMU (10/26) ... set new career high with 19 digs at Ball State (11/2) ... Recorded 15 kills and one service ace and 17.5 points against Toledo (11/3)... Recorded 17 kills and 19.5 against Northern Illinois (11/8)...Recorded one service ace against Miami (11/10)...Recorded 17 kills and 17 points versus Central Michigan (11/16)...Recorded 11 kills and 12 digs and one solo block versus Bowling Green (11/17)...Recorded 14 kills and one block assist and 14.5 points against Dayton (11/23)...

2011: Named to the USA Volleyball National A2 team, one of 48 players selected to the program... recorded 11 kills and 15 digs at Virginia (8/26)... Against Western Carolina, recorded 12 kills and nine (8/27)... Against USC Upstate, she recorded 13 kills and 11 digs (8/27)... recorded one assist and one Ace during the match... Recorded five kills and two digs against North Carolina (9/2 recorded seven kills and 15 digs against Seton Hall (9/3)...Against George Mason, she recorded 11 kills, six digs, one assist, and one block (9/9)...recorded 13 kills, five digs, and two blocks against Appalachian State (9/9)...Against Morehead State recorded 16 kills, 15 digs, three blocks and one assist (9/10)...she recorded nine kills, eight digs, and two blocks against Milwaukee (9/13)...recorded 13 kills 7 digs, an assist, and a block against Notre Dame (9/16/11)...Recorded 13 kills and 5 digs against Wisconsin (9/17/11)...recorded 11 kills, five digs, one assist, and two blocks in a 3-1 win against South Florida (9/17/11)...recorded 10 kills, 12 digs, two blocks and an assist in a win against Eastern Michigan (9/23/11)...recorded 10 kills 11 digs one assist and one block in a win over Central Michigan (9/24/11)...recorded eight kills 13 digs and two blocks against Ball State (10/1/11)...had 15 kills two assists seven digs and three blocks against Bowling Green...(10/8/11)...recorded 19 kills one assist nine digs and four blocks against Toledo (11/5/11)... Gossen recorded 14 kills 10 digs and four blocks against Northern Illinois (11/10/11)...recorded 14 kills and 10 digs at Miami (11/12/11)... had nine kills and six digs against Central Michigan (11/18/11)... posted 12 digs in regular season finale against Valparaiso (11/26/11)... had six digs and six kills against Washington in the NCAA Tournament first round (12/2/11)

2010: MAC All-Freshman Team member ... named to the all-tournament team at the IUPUI Hampton Inn Invitational (9/4-5) by hitting .328 with 27 kills and 24 digs ... earned the start in her first career match with nine kills in victory over Arizona State (8/27) ... career-high 10 kills in victory over 2009 Summit League Tournament champion IPFW (8/31) ... hit .429 with career highs of 10 kills and nine digs against DePaul (9/5) ... pushed career high to 11 kills in home win over Toledo (9/24) ... hit career-high .483 with career-high 16 kills at Northern Illinois (9/30) ... matched career high with 16 kills in victory at Central Michigan (10/9) ... increased career high to .500 attacking with seven kills in 14 attempts in win over Buffalo (10/15) ... posted 13 kills in victory over Notre Dame (10/19) ... recorded first-career double-double with 13 kills and 12 digs in win over Northern Illinois (11/4) ... tied career-high with 16 kills in 3-1 win over Miami (11/6) ... recorded second career double-double with 13 kills and 10 digs in 3-1 win over Eastern Michigan (11/13).

High School: Three-year letterwinner for the Wildkits ... led Evanston to a school-record 30 wins as a junior and fourth in the state of Illinois ... Evanston reached another school record with 32 wins in her senior year and reached the sectional finals ... two-time Chicago Tribune Second Team All-State ... News-Gazette First Team All-State as a senior after compiling 291 kills, 191 digs, 143 blocks, 27 aces and .370 attack percentage ... all-Central Suburban League South selection, first team all-area and team MVP in 2008 and 2009 as team captain ... compiled 319 kills with a .365 attack percentage as a junior ... named best female athlete at Evanston as a senior ... honored with the Margaret Bourne Award for sportsmanship, leadership and outstanding athletic achievement at Evanston Senior Sports Banquet ... played club for Sports Performance and was named an All-American last season at the 2009 JVDA Championships ... made the all-tournament team at the Wisconsin Dells Showcase as a junior and senior ... first left-handed player to play for Munson at Western Michigan and the first southpaw in the program since Kristy Ramsey graduated in 2004 ... member of the National Honor Society and earned placement on the High Honor Roll.

Personal: Full name is Alexandra Smith Gossen ... daughter of Lonnie Gossen and Lori Smith ... grandfather Wes Smith played football at Western Michigan (1957-58) and uncle Brad Smith played basketball at Northern Michigan (1983-87) ... major is Marketing...3.77 cumulative GPA ... born Sept. 15, 1992.

YEAR MP-MS SP K K/S E TA % A A/S SA SE SA/S RE DIG D/S BS BA TB B/S BE BHE POINT
2010 32-9 114 295 2.59 121 868 .200 7 0.06 17 19 0.15 2 128 1.12 10 32 42 0.37 2 0 338.0
2011 33-33 122 329 2.70 132 971 .203 35 0.29 24 20 0.20 23 302 2.48 22 33 55 0.45 15 4 391.5
2012 32-24 115 327 2.84 116 961 .220 34 0.30 17 13 0.15 30 248 2.16 10 38 48 0.42 8 0 373.0
TOTAL 97-66 351 951 2.71 369 2800 .208 76 0.22 58 52 0.17 46 678 1.93 42 103 145 0.41 25 4 1102.5

GOSSEN'S CAREER HIGHS

Kills: 19, vs. Toledo (11/5/11)
Total Attacks: 47 (twice)
Attack % (min. 10 att.): .556, 15-0-27, vs. Bowling Green (10/8/11)
Assists: 4, at Central Michigan (10/28/11)
Aces: 4, vs. Bowling Green (10/8/11)
Digs: 19, at Ball State (11/2/12)
Block Solos: 4, vs. Toledo (11/5/11)
Block Assists: 4 (multiple times)
Total Blocks: 5.0 (twice)
Points: 24.0, vs. Toledo (11/5/11)
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