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#8 Cassie Strickland
Position: Outside Hitter
Height: 5'8"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.
High School: Edison
Experience: 1 Letter
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Strickland Features
» Strickland Proves Best Defense A Good Offense (GoHuskies.com; Oct. 11, 2012)

2013 (As A Sophomore)
Named to the NCAA Los Angeles All-Region Team ... a Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention ... appeared in every match and started 30 of 33 matches, ranking sixth on the team in points per set with 1.80 ... one of the top servers in the Pac-12, ranking second in aces per set with 0.36, serving 42 aces on the year ... one of UW’s primary passers, she was second on the team with 336 digs and 2.90 digs per set ... made just seven reception errors on 510 serve-receive attempts for an excellent .986 percentage ... led the team in digs in seven matches, and in aces in 11 matches ... had three double-doubles in kills and digs ... in Final Four defeat vs. Penn State (12/19) had 3 kills and 8 digs ... standout effort in 3-2 comeback win over USC in NCAA regional final (12/14), posting a double-double with 11 kills and 15 digs while hitting .308 for a season-high 13.5 points ... team-high 10 digs and 3 kills in 3-0 win over Kansas in NCAA round of 16 (12/13) ... active on offense in 3-1 win over LSU (12/7) with 7 kills on 25 swings and 13 digs ... new career-high in attack percentage with a .692 mark (10-1-13) plus 3 aces in sweep of Alabama State in NCAA opener (12/6) ... racked up 16 digs in just three sets in the win over WSU (11/29) and added 5 kills, 2 aces, and 3 blocks for 9.0 points ... had 6 kills, 10 digs, an ace and a solo block in 3-1 win over OSU (11/27) ... big season-best and career-best 25 digs in 3-2 win at No. 23 Cal (11/22), and also had 5 kills without an error on 13 swings for a .385 Att% and one kill saved a match point against UW ... killed 3 of 8 swings (.375 Att%) plus 8 digs in loss at No. 5 Stanford (11/20) ... had a 14 digs night with an ace, 2 blocks, and 3 kills in 3-1 win over No. 4 USC (11/15) ... team-high 9 digs and served key 5-0 run late in third set of sweep of UCLA (11/13) ... shared team lead with 12 digs in sweep at Arizona (11/10) ... ripped 3 aces and had 9 digs and 3 kills in 3-1 win at ASU (11/9) ... had 8 digs, 3 kills and an ace in 3-0 win over Colorado (11/3) ... all-around effort with 6 kills, hitting .273, plus 15 digs and an ace in a 3-1 win over Utah (11/1) ... led the team with a season-high 16 digs and added 5 kills and an ace and 2 blocks in the 3-1 win at No. 4 USC (10/27), the first for UW in the Galen Center since 2008 ... notched 8 digs, 2 aces, 2 assists, and 2 kills in 3-1 win at UCLA (10/25) ... very strong match against No. 7 Stanford (10/20) with season-best 12 kills and 13 digs in 3-2 win ... in win over Cal (10/16) had 8 digs, 2 aces, and 3 kills ... great defensive day against No. 16 Arizona State (10/13) with 13 digs in 3-0 win plus 4 kills ... served up 4 aces plus 5 kills and 10 digs in 3-1 win over Arizona (10/11) ... season-best 14 digs and tied for team-high with 3 blocks plus 5 kills in win at Utah (10/5) ... struggled on offense with 2 kills on 11 swings but had 8 digs in 3-1 loss at Colorado (10/4) ... served the decisive nine-point run that broke open the fourth set and led the Huskies over No. 21 Oregon (9/27) in four sets, 25-8 in the fourth ... had 5 kills and 12 digs in 3-0 win at Washington State (9/25) ... made a big contribution in four set win over Northridge (9/20), posting 10 kills and 10 digs with an ace ... notched 3 kills on 8 swings with 5 digs and 2 assists vs. Coppin State (9/19) ... had 3 kills an ace and 2 digs in 3-0 win at Loyola Chicago (9/15) ... great all-around effort in 3-1 win at No. 14 Illinois, posting 5 kills, 4 aces, 11 digs, and 3 blocks for 10.5 points ... in the season-opening Northwest Challenge, helped the Huskies to three wins, averaging 1.11 kills per set and 2.11 digs per set, and connecting for 2 aces in all three matches.

2012 (As A Freshman)
Named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team as an honorable mention, as she became a six-rotation player in her first season, starting 23 matches and played in 112 of 117 sets ... her 155 kills ranked fourth on the team and her 254 digs ranked second overall ... one of the top servers in the league, firing 30 aces for a 0.27 aces per set average that ranked seventh in the Pac-12 ... five matches with double-digit kills and 11 matches with double-digit digs ... twice led the team in kills and seven times led the way in aces ... a double-double in UW's 3-2 thriller over Hawaii in the NCAA 2nd round (12/1) with 13 kills and 14 digs, hitting .312 ... shared the team lead with 7 kills in the NCAA opening sweep of Central Arkansas (11/30) adding 2 aces, 8 digs and 3 blocks for 10.5 points ... despite a tough night offensively (2 kills, 17 swings), had 11 digs, 2 blocks and an ace in win at WSU (11/23) ... against Arizona State (11/21), registered 9 kills and 17 digs ... led the Huskies in kills for the first time vs. Oregon State (11/17), posting 10 kills, 1 ace, and 7 digs ... played a huge role in the 3-2 win over No. 4 Oregon (11/16) as she raised her season-high for kills to 14, hitting .394 to go with 12 digs, a season-best 5 blocks, and an ace, as UW saved 14 match points ... at No. 1 Stanford (11/8), notched 5 kills, 8 digs, and 3 blocks ... an outstanding match at California (11/7), tallying 11 kills (.348 Att%) and serving 2 aces to go with 9 digs in the 3-2 comeback win, including 6 kills in the 4th set win ... put up season-highs for aces in consecuive matches, serving up 4 against Colorado (11/2) and 4 more against Utah (11/4), and adding 8 kills and 21 digs in the 3-2 win over the Utes ... 7 kills, 9 digs, 3 assists at No. 6 UCLA (10/28) ... huge season-best for digs with 23 at No. 7 USC (10/26), adding 7 kills, 2 blocks ... had a big 4 blocks vs. Cal (10/21) plus 4 kills, 1 ace, 10 digs ... 3 kills, season-high 5 assists, 2 aces and 12 digs vs. No. 2 Stanford (10/19) ... had 3 kills, 10 digs at No. 5 Oregon (10/13) ... 15 digs with 4 kills, 1 ace, 2 blocks in win at OSU (10/12) ... hit .385 with 6 kills and 5 digs at Colorado (10/7) ... set new season-bests with 11 kills and 31 attacks at Utah (10/5), plus 6 digs ... big contributor in 3-0 win over No. 3 USC (9/28), with 4 kills (.231 Att%), 4 digs, and 1 block ... started and had 12 digs with 2 aces and 3 kills, one that saved a match point, in win over No. 4 UCLA on 9/26 ... got the start at Arizona (9/22) and hit a season-high .556 with a 5-0-9 line in the win ... 1 ace and 1 dig in three sets at Portland (9/11) ... smashed 3 aces in a row during the second set of the 3-0 victory against Seattle on Sept. 6 ... played eight of nine sets in the Tiger Classic as UW won the tourney, averaging 1.38 digs per set as mostly a defensive and serving sub ... made her Husky debut in the Northwest Challenge, playing in five of nine sets and starting the match against Gonzaga on 8/25, and averaging 2.20 kills and 1.40 digs per set while hitting .132, with a pair of aces coming against Boise State (8/24).

High School and Personal
Born in Pomona, California ... parents are Nancy and Filipo Strickland ... has one older brother, Tyler, and two older sisters, Alicia, and Arianna ... Tyler played volleyball and Filipo was a rugby player ... her cousin, Everette Thompson, played football at Washington from 2008-11, starting every game on the defensive line his junior and senior seasons ... a standout outside hitter as well as defender in high school, she was ranked 50th overall in PrepVolleyball.com's 2012 list of Senior Aces and fourth nationally among liberos ... named to the 2012 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 ... named an ESPNHS First Team All-American in 2010, one of just 12 players ... ESPN Rise named her one of its 25 Players To Watch entering 2011 season ... a first team All-CIF, All-Country and All-League selection her junior and senior seasons ... played club volleyball for TCA from 2007-11 and coaches Mike Hinton, Neil Mason, and Steve Aird ... with TCA, took first at the 2009 Cross Roads tourney in Denver ... took second at the 2009 Junior Olympics Open division in Miami and named All-Tournament ... also played for T Street and coach Joaquin Acosta in 2011-12 ... named All-SoCal for club her senior season ... won Cal Cup beach tourney sophomore year and second in a Best of the Beach tourney ... inducted into high school's hall of fame ... played three years of Pop Warner football as a quarterback and linebacker ... interested in sports psychology.

 

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