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Alejandro Gessen

Alejandro Gessen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Miami, Fla.

High School:
Coral Reef HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 165

Position:
M

2005... Started 11 of 16 matches he played...Recorded two goals and two assists for six points...Netted the game-winning goal against Stetson...Posted an assist on Billy Judino's game-deciding tally against Florida Atlantic...Collected a goal and an assist at North Florida. 2004... One of three players to start all 20 matches...Team tri-captain...Named Second-Team All-Atlantic Sun...Scored four goals on 26 shots...Went 3-for-3 in penalty kicks...All of his successful penalty kicks were game-winning goals...tied for first in the A-Sun in game-winning goals...Knocked in the game-winning tallies against Florida Atlantic and Georgia State during the regular season...Also had a the game-deciding goal vs. Mercer in the A-Sun Championship game...Earned A-Sun All-Tournament Team honors.
2003... Saw action in all 21 matches, starting all but the contest against Lipscomb...Finished the season with one goal for two points...Earned a spot on the Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team...Named Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year...Scored his first collegiate tally against Jacksonville...Recorded 19 shots with eight of those on goal.
2002... Redshirted the season.
Prior To UCF... Also a starter at center midfield for Coral Reef High School...During his senior season at Coral Reef, the team was Class 4A Regional and district champions, as well as runners up at the state championship...Recorded 17 goals and 24 assists as a senior...Named Miami-Dade Player of the Year by the Miami Herald...Earned team MVP and nominated for the Dade All-Star Team and the All-Dade Team in his final season...Chosen all-region and all-state MVP and was nominated for Florida Player of the Year...Also started at center midfield for his club team, West Kendall Optimist, which won the Florida State Cup and advanced to the semifinals at the Southern Regional in 2000-01.
Personal... Born Alejandro Gessen on May 11, 1984 in Miami...Son of Igor and Maria Teresa Gessen...Spent over 200 hours teaching and organizing soccer camps for children ages 7-14...Carried a 4.84 weighted GPA in his honors and advanced placement courses...Four-time recipient of the Magnet School of America Merit Award and attended the gifted program...Major is business.

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