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Cassie Chavez

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Carlsbad, N.M.

High School:
Carlsbad HS

Height:
5-5

Position:
Shortstop

Birthdate:
07/03/1983

Experience:
3L

Bats/Throws:
R/R

JUNIOR: Named to the Troy Cox Classic, Betlin Mean Green Classic and Fairfield Inn Lobo Softball Classic All-Tournament teams...moved into third in the UNM career record book for most home runs (19), fourth for most assists (376), fifth for highest slugging percentage (.466), tied fifth for most times hit by a pitch (8), seventh for most double plays turned (11) and eighth for most doubles (28)...recorded the fourth most assists (153) during one season in the program's history...placed first in the Mountain West Conference for most assists in 2005...was fifth in the MWC for most doubles hit (12) in 2005...played and started in all 50 games...led the team in runs (25), doubles (12), total bases (67) and assists (153)...compiled the second most at bats (153), triples (1), home runs (4), RBI (20), stolen bases (3) and attempted stolen bases (5) for UNM...posted the third most hits (41), slugging percentage (.438) and sacrifice hits (5)...named overall team MVP and New Mexico's Most Valuable Defensive Player.

SOPHOMORE: Started all 65 games for the Lobos...second on the team with a .289 average...a strong defensive threat and team leader at third base... first on the team with 25 RBIs and second with 55 hits...hit eight home runs and 11 doubles...led the team with a .474 slugging percentage...moved to fourth all time with a total of 15 home runs for her career...against Nevada went 2-3 with a home run, double and three RBIs...in a doubleheader against New Mexico State, went 3-8 with two home runs, three RBIs and three runs scored...has two years of eligibility remaining after redshirting the 2003 season.

FRESHMAN: Started all but one game for the Lobos in 2002...earned all-conference honors...fourth on the team with a .293 average...only freshman to play consistently...had 39 hits and 29 runs...hit seven home runs and had five doubles...against Utah she went 3-4 with two runs and seven RBIs, along with two home runs...was 3-4 with two runs against BYU.

HIGH SCHOOL: A letterwinner in volleyball and softball at Carlsbad High School under coaches John Tigert and Larry Trower...named all-district all four years of high school...was the co-volleyball player of the year...named the Female Athlete of the Year by the Albuquerque Journal...member of the North-South all-star team for both volleyball and softball...team was 5A state champions her senior year...batted .557 with seven home runs and 23 RBI her senior year.

PERSONAL: Born Cassandra Denise Calderon in Carlsbad, N.M. on July 3, 1983...is married to Jeremy Chavez...has one daughter, Keyannah... major is in Human Development and Family Relationship...says hitting a home run against La Cueva High School in the 11th inning to send Carlsbad to the state championship game could be her ESPN highlight...enjoys watching football and baseball, shopping, watching movies and playing with her daughter...her favorite athlete is Gary Shefield.

YEAR AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT
2002 .293 43-43 133 29 39 5 0 7 24 65 .489 18 4 17 0 .391 1 2 2-2
2004 .289 65-65 190 24 55 11 0 8 25 90 .474 9 3 27 0 .328 2 12 3-4
2005 .268 50-50 153 25 41 12 1 4 20 67 .438 11 1 18 0 .321 0 5 3-5
Totals .284 158-158 476 78 135 28 1 19 69 222 .466 38 8 62 0 .345 3 19 8-11
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