Alex Close

Alex Close

Player Profile


Portland, Ore.

High School:
Sunset HS

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 180




OREGON STATE: (2002) Alex is one of 15 returning letterwinners... Coach Taylor’s comments: “Very good server of the ball with a tenacious work ethic.” (2001) Played in 16 games, starting five and totaling five points on one goal and three assists... goal came in 4-1 win over San Diego State, assists came in 3-2 double-OT win over Sacramento State on Sept. 21, in a 2-1 loss to Valparaiso on Sept. 28, and in a 3-2 victory over Cal State-Northridge... 22 shots... very active, aggressive player. (2000) Played in 10 games, starting one... scored a goal against Oral Roberts in 3-0 win on Sept. 3... notched one goal and no assists on 12 shots. (1999) Played in 11 games as a freshman, starting two... took seven shots, scoring one goal... also had one assist for a total of three points... goal came against No. 22 Stanford on Oct. 22... assist came against Cal State-Fullerton on Sept. 12.

ODP: Three-time Oregon State Team.

FC PORTLAND (CLUB): Region IV Regional Champions... third-place at National Championships.

SUNSET: Lettered four years... as a senior, All-Metro League first team, all-state second team... as a junior, all-league first team... also all-league second and third teams as a sophmore and freshman... 3.2 GPA.

PERSONAL: Son of Chris and Paul Close... family includes brother Brian (18)... born April 21, 1981 in Portland, Ore... enjoys snowboarding... biggest athletic thrill has been playing in a national final... prep teammate Jeff Amerman plays for Loyola Marymount.

Year	G/GS 	Gl 	A 	Pts	Sh 	SOG
2001	16/5	1	3	5	22	7
2000	10/1	1	0	2	12	5
1999	11/2	1	1	3	7	n/a
Totals	37/8	3	4	10	41	n/a (12)

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