15 Alex Pafko  
Alex Pafko

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Blaine, Minn.

High School:
Blaine HS

Height:
5-11

Position:
Utility

Bats/Throws:
R/R


03/30/2012

Gophers Invite Nebraska for Weekend Home Opener

Minnesota will face off with Nebraska for the first time since 2007.

03/23/2012

Minnesota Opens Big Ten Play in Champaign

The Gophers split last season against the Illini, and they are 5-16 in the all-time series.

03/13/2012

Gophers Primed for SpringHill Suites Invitational

Minnesota sits atop the Big Ten Conference with the highest winning percentage of any program.

03/08/2012

Minnesota Carries 14-4 Record to Sunshine State

Minnesota has alloonly allowed 30 runs this season, which is the fewest for the first 18 games since 2002.

03/01/2012

Minnesota Readies for Bulldog Invitational

The Maroon and Gold are 21-9 all-time when playing in the state of Georgia.

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2012 • SENIOR SEASON:
Transitioned from the soccer pitch to the softball diamond as a pinch running specialist in January • made 19 appearances on the year • scored six runs while going 2-for-2 on stolen base attempts • recorded first-career appearance in the team's first game against Iowa State (Feb. 17) • notched first-career run and stolen base in the second game against Iowa State (Feb. 19).

GOPHER SOCCER (2011):
Appeared in six games in 2011 • tallied three shots with two being on goal • made first appearance in the 5-0 home opener thumping of South Dakota State (8/21) • recorded first career shot at UC Santa Barbara (8/28).

ST. CLOUD STATE:
Spent three yearsas a standoutat St. Cloud State • two-time All-NSIC First Team honoree • led the Huskies offense in 2010 with 22 points (10 goals, two assists) in 19 games in 2010 • ranks first in St. Cloud State history in both game winning-goals with 11 and shots on goal with 72 • 59 career points and 22 career goals both rank third all-time with the program while Pafko ranks fourth in school history with 14 career assists • also a two-time all-region selection • twice named St. Cloud State's Most Valuable Player.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Athree-sport captain at Blaine High School, graduating in 2007 •with Blaine's soccer team, Pafko was a three-time all-conference honoree and received all-state accolades in 2007 with an honorable mention in 2006 •also a member of the school's track and basketball teams, Pafko collected 11 total letters in her high school career and was a four-time all-conference honoree in track • played club soccer with the North Metro Fusion club team, and was on roster for the 2007 U-17 All-American Cup Championship team, two Minnesota Premier League Championship teams and two Minnesota State Cup finalists.