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#21 Megan Cassara
Position: Defense
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Fairfax Station, Va.
High School: W.T. Woodson HS

On Cassara: Quick defender who helps push the ball up in transition.

2007 (Junior): Appeared in nine games and recorded three ground balls and a draw control ... picked up a ground ball in Maryland's first two games at UMBC (2/19) and against Boston College (2/24) ... secured a draw control against Ohio State (4/6) ... recorded a ground ball at Virginia Tech (4/22).

2006 (Sophomore): Played in all 20 games and started four ... picked up 16 ground balls and caused five turnovers on the season ... caused a pair of turnovers against North Carolina (4/15) ... forced a career-high three turnovers while grabbing three ground balls against Ohio State (3/26) ... recorded a career-high four ground balls against Virginia (3/7).

2005 (Freshman): Played in 10 games ... recorded three ground balls on the season ... forced a turnover against Brown (3/12).

Prep: Four-year letterwinner and three-year starter under Coach Darah Bonham at W.T. Woodson High ... for her career, scooped 142 ground balls and caused 86 turnovers to go with 42 goals and 31 assists ... a two-time Liberty District and Northern Virginia Regional first team selection ... lefty who was team captain as a senior, helping her team to the state title ... scored 28 goals, 20 assists 45 ground balls and caused 34 turnovers on her way to being named a US Lacrosse All-American ... honorable mention Washington Post All-Met ... Advantage Lacrosse Winter League All-Star ... forced 32 turnovers and grabbed 66 ground balls as a junior ... Mid-Atlantic Two National Team ... as a sophomore, recorded 20 caused turnovers and had 31 ground balls helping her team to the state title ... Liberty District honorable mention ... also excelled at field hockey, helping the team to its first state title.

Personal: Megan Marie Cassara was born on Sept. 5, 1985 ... daughter of Peggy and Rick Cassara ... has one older brother, Adam ...nadmires Michael Jordan for not giving up after getting cut from his high school basketball team ... lists winning the W.T. Woodson's first state title in school history as one of her top athletic thrills ... selected Maryland over North Carolina, James Madison and Boston ... majoring in family studies.

Cassara's Career Statistics

Year GP/GS Goals Assists Points Draw Controls Free-Position Caused Turnovers Ground Balls
2005 10/0 0 0 0 0 0-0 1 3
2006 20/4 0 0 0 2 0-0 5 16
2007 9/0 0 0 0 1 0-0 0 3
Total 39/4 0 0 0 3 0-0 6 22

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