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Cassandra Cursaro

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Adelaide, Australia

High School:
Sacred Heart College

Height:
5-11

Position:
Midfield


Worth Noting
• Member of the Australian National Team that earned a silver medal at the 2009 World Cup in Prague
• Will serve as an alternate for the Aussies at the 2013 World Cup in Oshawa

2012 (Junior)
• Scored first goal of season at No. 10 Virginia
• Also won two draw controls in the game
• Had two goals and one assist at No. 20 Johns Hopkins
• Added one goal and two ground balls vs. Towson
• Scored game winner in OT at No. 12 Penn State
• Had a hat trick in the game vs. Nittany Lions
• Tallied two goals, three GBs and three CTs vs. UMBC
• Won one draw control vs. Delaware
• Scored once at No. 20 James Madison
• Had one goal and one draw at No. 13 Georgetown
• Added one goal, three ground balls, 2 draw controls and one caused turnover vs. Cincinnati
• Notched two goals against No. 6 Notre Dame
• Also had one caused turnover in the game
• Scored one goal at Louisville

2011 (Sophomore)
• Made her season debut against Virginia after returning from a 2010 injury
• Played in eight games
• Scored first goal of 2011 at Cincinnati

2010 (Freshman)
• Started all four games that she appeared in before going down for the season with an injury
• A big contributor in those four games, tallying five goals and two assists, while also picking five ground balls and causing three turnovers
• Scored a pair of goals and added a ground ball in her collegiate debut at Penn State (2/14)
• Notched a hat trick and added an assist in an upset road win at Virginia (2/20)
• Tallied a pair of ground balls and two caused turnovers and added an assist in a win at UMBC (2/23)
• Caused a turnover and picked a ground ball before getting injured in a loss to Denver (3/3)

Before Loyola
• Member of the Australian Senior Women's Lacrosse Team where she was a teammate of Greyhounds head coach Jen Adams, teammate Marlee Paton, Sarah Mollison, who plays at Maryland, and Kirsty Faulder, who plays at Denver
• Scored three goals and was fourth on the team with nine ground balls in the 2009 Women's World Cup and led the U19 Australian Lacrosse Team to the silver in 2007
• Played for the Brighton Bombers Lacrosse Club for Coach Mary Pickett, where she led the team with 52 goals and 22 assists and a victory in the 2009 Velocity Women's League title game

Personal
• Cassandra Jane Cursaro
• Daughter of Giuseppe and Kathryn Cursaro
• Has an older brother, Thomas, and an older sister Melanie
• Born in Morphett Vale, South Australia

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