32   Kali Kossakowski
Kali  Kossakowski


Elgin, Ill.

High School:
St. Edward



15 Huskies Named MAC Distinguished Scholar Athletes

All seven spring sports represented among honorees


Eight NIU Softball Players Earn Academic All-MAC Honors

Emily Naegele headlines list of record Huskie selections


Huskies Shutout Kent State with Defensive Gem

NIU knocked off the MAC Tournament top seed Thursday.


Huskies Triumph in MAC Tournament Opener

NIU defeated Western Michigan 3-1 on Wednesday.


Five Huskies Honored as All-MAC; Alex Frenz Named MAC Freshman of the Year

NIU earned two First Team and three Second Team selections.


The Victors 2016

NIU Student-Athletes held their 2016 awards Monday night, May 2nd, at the Egyptian Theater in DeKalb.

2015: Started all 53 games in the middle infield...Recorded a .315 batting average with 46 hits...Ranked third on the team with eight doubles, while also posting two triples and two home runs...Finished fourth on the team with 24 RBI...Tallied a .413 on-base percentage, good for second on the team...Helped NIU lead the MAC with 21 double plays on the year...Notched 10 multi-hit games on the year, including four three-hit contests...Went 3-of-4 with two doubles, three RBI, two runs and two stolen bases against Florida A&M (March 7)...Hit her first-career home run at Illinois State (March 25)...Also hit a roundtripper at Ball State (April 18)...Scored three times in a 3-of-3 day at the plate against Toledo (April 5)...Was hit by a pitch eight times to lead the Huskies.

2014: Started all 57 games for the Huskies, including 43 at second base and 13 at shortstop...Hit .171 in 76 at bats, including two doubles and a triple...Also stole four bases and drew 11 walks on the year...Recorded her first career hit against Fairfield (2/21)...Scored her first career run against St. John's (2/8)...Batted in a run in three straight games - including her first career RBI - against Delaware (2/23), Evansville (3/1) and Northern Kentucky (3/1)...Posted a four-game hitting streak from Feb. 22 to March 1...Reached base safely in 10 consecutive contests from Feb. 21 through March 11.

High School: Four-year letterwinner at St. Edward Central Catholic High School...Named to the All-Suburban Christian Conference and All-Area First Teams in her senior season, batting .500 with 24 stolen bases...Set the school record for stolen bases in a season with 31 her senior year...Team captain and voted team MVP in her junior season...Earned First Team All-Area and First Team All-Conference honors in her sophomore, junior, and senior seasons.

Personal: Daughter of Michelle and James Kossakowski. James wrestled for NIU (1989-91, 93) Major: Pre-Nursing Birthday: January 12, 1995

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