CofC Softball BIO
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33 Valerie Cassell

2016 (Senior)

-Named to the All-CAA Second Team in 2016 as a Pitcher/Utility player

-Named as the Team MVP and Scholar Athlete of the Year by her coaches and teammates

-Named the CAA Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 23- March 1


-She has appeared in 51 games with 50 starts for The College in the field.

-She has six games with two hits, the last of which came on March 26 against Delaware

-Season-high four RBI against Campbell after she hit her first career grand slam on Feb. 26

-Three career home runs, the last of which came against Campbell


-Appeared in 31 games in relief for The College this season. She owns a record of 8-1, and picked up one save

-Recorded 60 strikeouts over 70.2 innings of work, while allowing an opponent batting average of .230

-Season-high seven strikeouts against Delaware on March 26


2015 (Junior)

- 16 Games/7 Starts in the field

- 24 Appearances/3 Starts in the circle

- 2-2 overall record with a 5.09 ERA and 48 strikeouts

- Her best performance of the year came in a 11-6 victory over UMass on Feb. 20 where Cassell recorded a season-high six strikeouts in six innings of work allowing only one earned run

- Recorded two saves


2014 (Sophomore)

- Was a great contributor in 2014 both from first base and pitching

- In the batter’s box she hit .266 on the season in 33 appearances

- Had a 5-1 record while boasting a team best 1.66 ERA and.202 opposing batting average in 21 appearances and 63.1 innings pitched

- Fanned 61 batters while earning two saves

-  Was named Pitcher of the Week March 4, tossing her first career no-hitter against South Carolina State on Tuesday, Feb. 25

- She finished the week 2-0 with a 1.14 ERA to go along with 15 strikeouts and just two earned runs allowed in 12.1 innings pitched. 


2013: (Freshman)

- Contributed to the team greatly as a freshman, both in the pitching circle and batter’s box

- Batted .271 on the year with 13 hits and three RBIs

- Maintained a team-best 1.36 ERA in 18 appearances and 56.2 innings pitched

- Recorded two shutouts and a save

- Struck out 47 batters against 15 walks while allowing just 41 hits and 11 earned runs

- Held her opponents to a .196 batting average

- Had her best day at the plate against Wagner on Feb. 22 when she went 3-for-3 with two RBIs

- Pitched five innings of one-hit softball without allowing a run against Samford on April 7

- Recorded a career-high seven strikeouts against South Carolina State on April 17.


Before CofC:

-  Strung together four impressive years for Edison in which she earned four varsity letters and numerous all-conference, all-county, all-area and all-state recognitions from Greater Middlesex Conference coaches and local media outlets

- Proved her prowess in both the batter’s box and pitching circle as the Edison record holder in hits (154), RBIs (104) and strikeouts (855)

- Named the team's Most Valuable Player all four years and school's Most Outstanding Female Athlete in 2010 and 2012

- Named the Star Ledger Player of the Last Four Years in 2012

- Named a three-time all-state selection

- Helped her team post at least 18 wins in each season and claimed the Greater Middlesex Conference Red Division championship in 2010

- Named a four-time Scholar Athlete and earned team captain honors... posted an overall record of 81-29 while maintaining a career 0.73 ERA... ranked ninth all-time in hits (154) and 15th all-time in wins (89) in the state of New Jersey, becoming the only player to be on two all-time lists.

Personal: Daughter of Peter and Stephanie Cassell… plans to major in exercise science… member of National Girls and Women in Sports... active community participant and was a member of National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, peer mediation and Women Inspiring Self Esteem (WISE)... elected her school's Homecoming Queen.

Position: Pitcher/First Base
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Edison, N.J.
High School: Edison HS
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