Casey Leiter
Casey Leiter

Player Profile

Lake Stevens, Wash.

High School:
Lake Stevens




On Leiter: Will be Maryland's starting catcher for the second straight season ... a versatile player whose abilities make her a likely choice to fill in for an injured position player ... started in the outfield during her freshman and sophomore seasons ... listed as eighth in program history with 58 walks ... sixth all-time with 22 sacrifice hits ... six sacrifice flies ties her for second in Maryland's career record books.

As a Junior in 2003: Started 42 games and appeared in 43 for the Terrapins ... boasted a .982 fielding percentage behind the plate ... led team with 21 walks ... 15 RBI was fourth-best among teammates ... went 2-for-2 with a double, RBI and run scored in a win over Radford (Feb. 23) ... collected two hits against Illinois-Chicago at the Speedline Invitational (March 6) ... knocked in three runs vs. Morgan State (April 23) ... picked up a RBI in Maryland's 2-0 conference win over North Carolina (April 26) ... collected two hits and two RBI against Towson (April 30) ... contributed a run and two hits in Maryland's 9-8 ACC Tournament win over North Carolina (May 10) ... an excellent student, she maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout her junior year and is a member of Maryland's 2002-03 Intercollegiate Athletics Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll and the 2002-03 ACC Honor Roll.

As a Sophomore in 2002: Eight sacrifice hits tie her for tenth-most in a season by a Maryland batter ... .267 batting average was fourth-best for Maryland ... 21 RBI tied for third-most on the team ... scored the second-most runs for the Terrapins (24) ... finished second on the team with 43 hits ... five doubles ranked sixth on the squad ... .978 fielding percentage was the second-best among Maryland starters ...102 putouts ranked fifth on the squad and 34 assists placed third ... tied for second-most stolen bases on the team with six ... started 50 games for the Terps and appeared in all 52 ... completed a personal-best nine multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games ... collected two hits, two runs scored and a RBI against Samford and went 2-for-3 with an RBI against Evansville in the Bama Bash (Feb. 9) ... went 2-for-5 with two RBI and five runs scored in a doubleheader sweep against Delaware (March 14) ... smacked three hits, drove in two and scored two of Maryland's three runs against Georgia State (March 22) ... powered the Terps with two doubles, two runs scored and a RBI in a win against Elon (March 23) ... racked up eight hits during the Buzz Classic ... recorded two hits and scored the Terrapins' only run against George Mason in the George Mason Spring Clash (March 30) ... tore through the beginning of April with a career-high 10-game hit streak (March 30-April 17) ... put together a 2-for-3 outing in a Maryland win over Saint Joseph's (April 24).

As a Freshman in 2001: Appeared in 57 games and made 56 starting appearances, the most of any Terp rookie ... filled positions at catcher, third base and in the outfield ... 22 runs was the Terps' second-highest total ... also totaled 12 RBI to finish tied for fifth on the team ... finished second on the squad with 94 assists and fourth in putouts with 110 ... .958 fielding percentage was third among starters ... recorded three multi-run games and two multi-RBI games ... a perfect 3-for-3 in stolen bases ... played for the Terrapins in all games after missing the USF-Holiday Inn Invitational (Feb. 16-18) with an eye injury ... first career hit was a two-RBI double against Florida State freshman Jessica van der Linden at the Florida Atlantic-Worth Invitational (Feb. 24), breaking the hurler's 25 scoreless innings streak ... picked up where she left off in her second weekend of action at the Terrapin Invitational (March 2-3), going 4-for-9 (.444) with two runs and three RBI ... strung together a career-best four-game hit streak from May 5-11, putting in a 5-for-11 (.455) effort across that stretch ... named to the 2000-01 ACC and Maryland Intercollegiate Athletics Scholar-Athlete honor rolls.

Before Maryland: A standout three-sport athlete at Lake Stevens High School ... owns four varsity letters in both softball and soccer ... also achieved varsity status as a basketball guard for three years ... an all-area first team catcher and utility player as a junior ... earned all-league honors as a sophomore, junior and senior ... helped lead ASA Snohomish County Merchants to state championships from 1997 to 1999.

Personal: Born April 5, 1982 ... Casey is the daughter of Margo and Allen Leiter ... has an 18-year-old sister, Kristi, who plays softball at the University of Oregon ... mother, Margo, was the head coach of the Lake Stevens high school team ... member of the honors society, leadership class and Key Club ... majoring in communication.

Leiter at the plate...
Year	G-GS	Avg.	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	SB
2001	57-56	.201	149	22	30	4	0	0	12	3-3
2002	52-50	.267	161	24	43	5	1	1	21	6-7
2003	43-42	.198	96	11	19	3	1	0	15	4-4
Totals	152-148	.227	406	57	92	12	2	1	48	13-14
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