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#8 Cassie Strickland
Position: Defensive Specialist/Libero
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.
High School: Edison
Experience: 3 Letters
2015 Senior CLASS Award Winner
2015 AVCA All-America Honorable Mention
2015 All-Pac-12 Team
2015 All-Pacific North Region Team
2015 Lexington All-Region Team
2014 Pac-12 Libero Of The Year
2014 All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention
2013 Los Angeles All-Region Team
2012 Pac-12 All-Freshman Honorable Mention

Strickland Features
» Strickland Wins 2015 Senior CLASS Award (GoHuskies.com; Dec. 17, 2015)
» Senior Class Looking To Add One More Thing To Resume (Seattle Times; Dec. 3, 2015)
» Seniors Leave Lasting Legacy On Volleyball Program (UW Daily; Dec. 3, 2015)
» ESPNW Volleyball Player Of The Week (ESPN.com; Nov. 4, 2015)
» Cassie Strickland Brings Intensity To UW Volleyball (Seattle Times; Oct. 24, 2014)
» Strickland Holds Herself To 'Higher Standard' (GoHuskies.com; Sept. 23, 2014)
» Strickland Proves Best Defense A Good Offense (GoHuskies.com; Oct. 11, 2012)

2015 (As A Senior)
Named the 2015 Senior CLASS Award winner, the first Husky in any sport to win the honor ... an AVCA All-America honorable mention ... named to the All-Pac-12 Team and the AVCA All-Region Team ... a Volleyball Magazine Second Team All-American ... an NCAA tourney Lexgington All-Region Team selection ... broke the school record for career sets played with 462 and was part of senior class that set a record for most career victories with 117 ... finished second in school history with 152 aces and fourth with 1,544 digs ... ranked fifth in the Pac-12 with 0.30 aces per set, and fifth with 4.20 digs per set ... a Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention ... led the team in digs in 27 of 34 matches and led in aces in 11 matches ... in final match of her career, fired 3 aces and had 10 digs in four set loss to Nebraska (12/12) ... had a SportsCenter Top-10 play in 3-2 win over Ohio State in round of 16 with a kick save that led to a point, and finished with 14 digs in the victory ... in NCAA round two win over Michigan State (12/5) had 13 digs and an ace, and broke UW record for career sets played ... 18 digs in NCAA opening sweep of Denver (12/4) and passed 1,500 career digs mark ... climbed to No. 2 in career aces at UW with a pair against Washington State (11/28), adding 10 digs in 3-0 sweep that gave UW share of Pac-12 title ... helped hold Utah to an .042 Att% in 3-0 win on 11/25 with 10 digs and 5 assists ... notched 22 digs and 6 assists in 3-1 win at Oregon (11/20) ... in sweep at Oregon State (11/18) had 13 digs, 4 assists and an ace ... became first Pac-12 player to win 3 Defensive Player of the Week awards on Nov. 16, averaging 4.57 digs/set in wins over Cal and Stanford ... had 12 digs and 5 assists in sweep of the Bears (11/15) ... dug 20 balls in the 3-1 win over No. 6 Stanford (11/12) and added an ace ... won second straight Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week award on 11/9 after wins at Arizonas ... in the 3-0 road win at No. 19 Arizona (11/8) had 20 digs to help hold UA to just .152 offensively and fired 3 aces ... notched 18 digs with 2 aces in just 3 sets in sweep at No. 20 ASU (11/6) helping hold Devils to just .087 on offense ... named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week and ESPNW National Player of the Week after the wins over USC and UCLA, averaging 5.71 digs per set ... a season-high 23 digs in the 3-1 win over No. 8 UCLA (11/1) and tied her career-high with 7 assists ... a huge effort in helping UW sweep No. 1 USC (10/30) with 17 digs in just three sets and helped hold USC to a season-low .147 percentage ... strong passing helped UW hit .388 in sweep at Cal (10/23) adding 9 digs ... a season-high 21 digs in 2-3 setback at No. 11 Stanford (10/21) and matched career-high with 7 assists ... nine digs and an ace in 3-0 win over No. 24 Oregon (10/16) ... in the 3-0 win over Oregon State (10/14) had 15 digs to lead all players ... helped hold No. 5 Arizona State to just .081 on offense in 3-0 win on 10/9 with 17 digs and 5 assists ... dug 14 balls and had an ace in 3-1 win over No. 14 Arizona (10/7) ... provided 15 digs in 3-1 setback at No. 2 USC (10/4) helping hold USC to .227 on offense ... had a season-high 19 aces in just three sets and hit a season-best 4 service aces in big 3-0 road win over No. 11 UCLA (10/2) ... fired 3 aces against the Buffaloes in a 3-0 win (9/27) and added a team-best 12 digs ... dug 12 balls, added 5 assists, and served several big points in the fifth set of a 3-2 win at Washington State (9/24) ... had 18 digs in just three sets in the sweep of Maryland (9/17) ... matched her career-high with 7 assists plus 11 digs in 3-0 win over St. Mary’s (9/11) ... 14 digs in the 3-0 win over Murray State on 9/4 ... had 17 digs in just three sets as UW swept Buffalo in its home opener (9/4) ... averaged 4.38 digs per set as the Huskies swept through the season-opening Northwest Challenge in Spokane, defeating Gonzaga, Boise State and Portland State, with highs of 13 digs against the Broncos and Vikings while helping the offense hit .363 over the weekend.

2014 (As A Junior)
After playing outside hitter her first two seasons, switched to libero and was voted the Pac-12 Libero of the Year and was an All-Pac-12 honorable mention ... also a Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention ... led the team in digs with 471 (3.96 per set) and also led in aces with 46, averaging 0.39 per set which ranked second in the Pac-12 ... a team-high 17 digs in the 3-1 loss to Nebraska in the NCAA round of 16 ... matched her career-high once again with 25 digs in the 3-1 win over Hawaii in the NCAA second round (12/6) ... had 16 digs and 2 aces in just three sets in the NCAA opening sweep of New Hampshire (12/5) ... picked up 14 digs and an ace in the sweep at Washington State to close the regular season ... in the 3-1 win over No. 1-ranked Stanford (11/26), hammered 4 aces, including three in the first set, and had 16 digs ... named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week on 11/24 after helping UW sweep No. 13 Arizona and No. 22 Arizona State, averaging 5.00 digs per set on the week and helping hold the teams to a combined .134 attack percentage ... posted 21 digs in 2-3 defeat at Utah (11/15) ... served 2 aces with 17 digs in five-set setback at Colorado (11/13) ... notched 16 digs in the three set win over the Beavers on 11/9, helping hold OSU to a .124 percentage ... tallied 18 digs and had a career-high 7 assists in a sweep of Oregon (11/7) while also serving 3 aces ... cracked 3 aces and passing contributed to a .455 team attack percentage in 3-0 win at No. 16 UCLA (10/31) ... dug career-high-tying 25 balls in just three sets, the second-most in UW history in the 25-point era, in the victory at No. 20 USC (10/29) ... passed 100 career aces with 3 in sweep of Colorado (10/26) ... set a new career-high with 6 aces in 3-0 win over Utah (10/24) adding 9 digs ... a big 19 digs in the 3-1 win at No. 16 Arizona and matched her career-high with 5 assists ... 11 digs in the 3-0 sweep at No. 17 Arizona State ... helped hold No. 11 Oregon to a season-low .150 Att% with 12 digs, and served a pair of aces in the 3-1 win (10/12) ... hit a then-career-high 5 aces including four in a 9-0 run to bring UW back from 16-21 down to win the first set in a 3-1 win over Oregon State (10/10) and had a season-best 22 digs ... a line of 13 digs, 3 assists, and an ace in 3-2 victory over No. 20 UCLA (10/3) ... had 15 digs in just three sets in the win over No. 19 USC (10/1) as the Trojans hit just .108 ... had 12 digs, 3 assists and an ace in five-set comeback win at Cal (9/26) ... team-best 11 digs in sweep of Washington State (9/24) as WSU was held to a .143 attack percentage ... 20 digs an ace and 2 assists in 3-2 win over No. 4 Wisconsin, helping hold the Badgers to a season low .178 Att% ... had 10 digs and an ace in sweep of UNLV (9/12) ... in win over UC Davis (9/12) had 10 digs with 3 assists ... posted 13 digs, 3 assists in sweep of Seattle U (9/11) ... matched career-high with 5 assists plus 8 digs in 3-0 win over Utah Valley (9/6) ... posted 19 digs in the 3-2 win at No. 10 BYU (9/5), snapping BYU’s 26-match home winning streak, as UW held the Cougars to a .210 attack mark ... switched to the starting libero for the first time in UW’s three wins at the Northwest Challenge, getting 14 digs in the 3-0 win over Boise State (8/30), 9 digs in the 3-2 win over Gonzaga (8/30), and 12 digs in the sweep of Portland State (8/29) while serving up 6 aces over the weekend.

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 ... majoring in Medical Anthropology & Global Health.
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