Personal Born February 14, 1983 in Portland, Ore. ... Parents are David Giles and Camilla Cavanaugh ... Graduated high school with a 3.95 grade point average... A National Honor Society member... Earned student-athlete honors at St. Mary's ... Selected as the Math Student of the Year as a sophomore and junior ... A member of the Young Democrats of America ... Also recruited by Dartmouth and some Pac-10 schools ... Prep teammate Gabby Quiggle plays at Kansas ... Father and several other relatives attended UW, including aunt, Georgan McEwan (formerly Giles) who is currently a triathlete in the Women's Ironman ... Played club soccer for the Lake Oswego Sting ... A member of the Region IV Olympic Development Team Pool.
Washington: Two-year letterwinner who returned from a knee injury to contribute last season ... Part-time starter who should vie for a permanent starting role now that she is completely healthy ... Has two years of eligibility remaining, but will likely opt to conclude her career this season. 2003 (Junior) - Played 13 games, starting five of them ... Four of her five starts came against Pac-10 opponents ... Drew starting assignments against Idaho State, UCLA, Oregon State, Oregon and California ... Attempted six shots ... A first-team All-Pac-10 academic team selection. 2002 (Red-Shirt) - Tore the ACL in her right knee during a spring game and missed the entire season ... Utilized her red-shirt season. 2001 (Freshman) - Played 14 games and drew one starting assignment, at Eastern Washington (Oct. 7) ... Tallied a critical goal to secure a 1-1 tie against Brigham Young (Sept. 21) ... Looped a 20-yard shot into the BYU net with six minutes remaining in regulation to tie the game.
St. Mary's Academy High School: Voted MVP of her high school team as a senior after leading the squad in scoring ... Served as team captain as a junior and senior ... Scored a goal in every game in which her team scored during her senior year ... Lettered in soccer all four years of high school ... Garnered second-team all-state honors as senior after receiving honorable mention all-state acclaim as sophomore... A first-team All-Metro League selection her final three years.
Coach Gallimore on Giles: "Cassie's fitness is great and she can get up and down the field. She can play one of the wider midfield positions that she has been playing on her club team. She fell a little bit victim last year to a senior in front of her having the season of her life because we were going to play her. She literally had to battle back for that defensive midfield spot and Liz (Taylor) just ended up being one that did really well. We tried Cassie at the back and she wasn't comfortable there, so now this is her last year because she isn't going to use her red shirt year, so for us we are very anxious for Cassie to be confident playing where she is playing. We are going to play her somewhere that she feels confident and the midfield is where she is suited for. There is no doubt that she has the skills and vision to be a good player for us."