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Kassey Kallman

School

Florida State

Position
Defender
Major
Business
G
2
A
1
PTS
5

Classroom

Kallman was named Second Team Capital One Academic All-American in 2012, becoming just the second Seminole in program history to be named an Academic All-American. A two-time first team Capital One Academic All-District honoree (2011 & 2012) she earned 2012 NSCAA Scholar All-American Second Team accolades, 2012 NSCAA South Region Scholar All-Region First Team and is a three-time member of the ACC All-Academic Team and atwo-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll. She was named to the FSU President’s List (4.0 GPA a semester) in the Spring of 2012 and fall of 2012 and is a two-time member of the FSU Dean’s List (3.5 GPA or higher a semester) in spring of 2011 and spring of 2013.

Character

Kallman will act as team captain in 2013 after serving as co-captain as a junior in 2012. Head coach Mark Krikorian on the character of Kassey Kallman, “Kassey has established herself as one of the most outstanding student-athletes in the country. Her performance on the field has been consistent during her time at Florida State. She has performed at a very high level both as a Seminole and as a member of the U.S. national teams at various levels. In the classroom, she is an ‘A’ student and is as good of a leader as we have had here at Florida State. Her work ethic both on and off the playing field is the best that I have seen in a very long time.  When you talk about the total package, Kassey Kallman is a prime example.”

Community

Kassey has served in her community both in Tallahassee and in her home state of Minnesota over the last three years as a student-athlete at Florida State University. She has volunteered at organizations ranging from Relay for Life, Campus Safety Walk, several soccer clinics including FSU’s elite Project 4.0, Feed Starving Children and the Sport Shack serving in variety of different roles.

Competition

In her first three seasons at Florida State, Kallman has guided the Seminoles to three straight appearances in the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals with back-to-back trips to the College Cup in 2011 and 2012. She was a member of the ACC Championship Team in 2011 while leading FSU to its second regular season conference title after finishing the 2012 regular season with a 8-2-0 record. She garnered first team All-ACC accolades in 2012 and second team honors in 2010, was named to the NSCAA Southeast All-Region second team in 2012. She missed the first six games of the 2012 season as she represented the U.S. as a member of the U-20 Women’s National Team that won gold at 2012 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Japan. She returned to the starting line-up and played every minute in all 18 matches. She was a key component of the Seminole defense that set school records for shutouts (17), GAA (0.62) and fewest goals allowed in ACC play (4), while tying the program record for the fewest goals allowed in a season with 15. The Seminole defense ranked in the top 40 nationally in shutout percentage (2nd - 0.708), GAA (12th - 0.619) and save percentage (36th - 0.839). Kallman helped FSU string together nine straight shutouts - a school record and tied for the 13th longest streak in NCAA history - and a consecutive minute shutout streak that last 934:09 (school record). The Seminoles blanked their first eight ACC opponents. She enters her senior season with 66 career starts and 22 career points on eight goals and six assists including three game-winning goals.