Last updated: May 11, 2015
2015 (Senior): Has appeared in 33 games, starting a staff-high 25 in the circle ... Owns a 13-7 record ... Earned the win vs. No. 2 Oregon (March 28), allowed two runs on five hits with two strikeouts and four walks through the first three innings ... Leads the team with 82 strikeouts on the season, including a team-high seven against UTEP (Feb. 22) and Ohio State (March 7) ... Earned first win of the season vs. UC Davis (Feb. 7, 2015), tossing four innings and striking out three.
2014 (Junior): Pitched in six games, starting three, during the 2014 season ... pitched in relief in two Pac-12 Conference games ... earned the win as the starter Feb. 9 vs. UC Davis, allowing two runs over five innings ... pitched a shutout inning of relief Feb. 20 vs. Maryland ... six scoreless innings, allowing just one hit while striking out three, for a second victory March 1 vs. Cal State Bakersfield ... gave up just one run on three hits over five innings, but took the loss March 9 vs. Fresno State ... pitched in two Pac-12 games: March 29 at Oregon and April 11 at Stanford.
2013 (Sophomore): Earned All-Pac-12 honorable mention academic honors…Made 13 appearances in the circle, 6 as a starter…finished the season 2-1, with a 3.92 ERA (17 ER/ 30.1 IP)…Made her first start of the season vs. Ole Miss in the Paradise Softball Classic, picking up the win after going 4.1 innings while allowing 2 earned runs on 4 hits with 5 strikeouts and 1 walk…Did not allow an earned run over the course of 4 appearances (2 starts) between February 22 and March 10, going 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA (0 ER/ 9.2 IP) with 16 strikeouts and 4 walks…Earned her 2nd win of the season in a start against Yale on March 10, going 4.0 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits while striking out 5…Tossed 3.0 shutout innings in relief against Oregon on April 7, allowing 1 hit while striking out 1 and walking 1.
2012 (Freshman): Made 21 pitching appearances including 12 starts ... led the team in winning percentage with a mark of .833 on her way to a 10-2 record ... led Husky pitchers with just 4.35 hits per seven innings ... finished the year with a 2.83 ERA ... struck out 12 batters in a 5-0 shutout against Delaware (3/3), the most for a Husky pitcher on the season ... pitched seven shutout innings and gave up just three hits ... struck out 10 in a victory against Notre Dame (3/16) ... Went 3-0 with a 1.17 ERA in three starts in the Campbell/Cartier Classic, including a one hit shutout against UCSB (2/18) ... held opposing hitters to a .176 batting average, the best of the Husky pitchers ... struck out 79 batters in 74.1 innings.
Attended Oak Ridge High School and was a member of Sorcerer club team ... varsity softball 2008-2010 ... 2010 Cal-Hi Sports California First-Team All-State ... 2009 & 2010 Cal-Hi Sports California First-Team All-State Underclass ... 2009 & 2010 Sacramento Bee First-Team All-Metro ... 2009 & 2010 River Cats First-Team All-City ... 2008-2010 Sierra Valley Conference First-Team All-League selection ... 2010 Sierra Valley Conference MVP ... 2009 & 2010 Oak Ridge High School Defensive MVP of the Year ... 2009 Cal-Hi Sports California First-Team All-State Underclass ... 2009 Oak Ridge High School Female Athlete of the Year ... 2008 Sacramento Bee Second-Team All-Metro ... helped lead her high school team to the 2008-2010 CIF SAC-Joaquin Section Championship and the 2008-2010 Sierra Valley Conference League Championship.
Kasey Rae Stanchek was born in Newport Beach, Calif. ... daughter of Deanna & Tom Stanchek ... has one sister, Kirby ... hobbies include swimming, reading, hanging out with friends and boating ... has a very fat cat named Cleats that she received when she pitched her first no-hitter at age 10 ... favorite athlete is Tim Lincecum "because he is a pitcher, who went to Washington, and now plays for the [San Francisco] Giants, a hometown favorite" ... the person she most admires is her sister, Kirby, because "she excels in all aspects of life she pursues, including academics and athletics. Kirby possesses an outstanding work ethic and has always been a role model I look up to."
Stanchek on Why Washington:
"I chose the University of Washington because of the high level of collegiate athletics, as well as academic excellence. Their commitment to providing support to athletes in the classroom and on the field gives me a sense of community. The beautiful campus situated on Lake Washington is the only place I would want to spend my career, surrounded by Coach Tarr, her coaching staff, and my teammates. GO DAWGS!"
Getting to know Kasey
Pre-game routine/superstitions: brushing my teeth right before we head onto the field
If I wasn’t playing softball, I’d be: doing hot yoga
Name your favorite songs on your iPod: Jubel by Klingande, anything country
Describe coach Tarr in five words or less: charismatic and competitive
What’s the best part about playing softball at UW: my teammates
Favorite food: steak
Favorite movie: Miracle
Favorite TV show: House of Cards
Favorite thing to do other than play softball: hanging out with teammates, namely playing video games with Jules and Ky