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    Mary Kate Casey
    Mary Kate Casey

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Chicago, Ill.

    High School:
    Loyola Academy

    Height:
    5-7

    Position:
    M/D



    Career: Played in 54 games during her Wildcat career, finishing with 13 goals and three assists ... Recorded 22 ground balls, eight draw controls and eight caused turnovers.

    2009: Capped her career with her most productive season, seeing playing time in 22 games for Northwestern ... Finished with career highs in every statistical category, including scoring nine goals on the year ... Recorded her first career hat trick, scoring three goals in the NCAA first round game against Massachusetts (5/10) ... Also scored a free position goal in the NCAA championship against North Carolina (5/24) ... Scooped up 16 ground balls on the year, including a personal-best four against California (4/4) ... Won five draw controls, two of which came in the season-opening win over Denver (1/23) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2008: Saw action in 13 games for the Wildcats ... Scored a career-high four goals on the season, including her first-career goal at Hofstra (2/26) ... Registered a career-high two goals at Ohio State (3/14) and also found the back of the net against Duquesne (3/7) ... Added an assist in the victory over North Carolina (4/20) ... Won two draw controls on the year and also added a ground ball and caused a turnover in the win over Notre Dame (4/9) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2007: Played in a total of 12 games ... Had one assist in the win over Connecticut (4/1) ... Scooped up three ground balls in the win over Hofstra (4/29) ... Totaled five ground balls and three caused turnovers on the season.

    2006: Sustained a knee injury in the preseason that kept her sidelined for the first half of the spring season ... Played in a total of seven games ... Played in both home NCAA Tournament wins over Stanford (5/14) and UNC (5/20).

    High School: Lettered three times in lacrosse, co-captain as a senior ... 2005 honorable mention All-America ... Two-time first-team all-conference (2004-05) ... Loyola's Best Defensive Player award in 2003 ... Loyola went a combined 78-5-2 in her career and was ranked in Top 20 nationally in 2005 ... State champions her sophomore and senior years, runner-up her junior year ... Scored a goal and dished out six assists to go with four ground balls, three caused turnover and five draw controls in 2005 state final ... High school coach was John Dwyer ... Also four-year letterwinner and senior captain in basketball for Ramblers ... Two-time first-team All-GCAC (2003-04, 2004-05) ... 2005 honorable mention all-state ... 2005 Lerner Newspapers Second-Team All-Area and Pioneer Press All-Area ... GCAC Sportsmanship Award in 2002 ... IHSA Three-Point Shootout State Qualifier in 2004 ... Club lacrosse team was Wildcat Elite ... Participated in 2004 National Draw and All-Star Express ... Played in National Tournament Senior All-Star Game ... Ranked as the ninth-best female athlete in Illinois by Chicago Sun-Times ... Four-time GCAC Academic All-Conference ... Two-time Illinois High School Women's Lacrosse Association Academic All-America ... National Honor Roll member.

    Personal: Born Mary Catherine Casey ... Daughter of Kathleen and Thomas Casey ... Major is human development and psychological services.

    Casey's Career Statistics

    Year GP-S G A PTS GB DC CT
    2009 22-0 9 1 10 16 5 4
    2008 13-0 4 1 5 1 2 1
    2007 12-0 0 1 1 5 1 3
    2006 7-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Totals 54-0 13 3 16 22 8 8

    Casey's Career Highs

    Goals 3, vs. Massachusetts (5/10/09)
    Assists 1, three times (most recent vs. Hofstra, 3/12/09)
    Points 3, vs. Massachusetts (5/10/09)
    Ground Balls 4, vs. California (4/4/09)
    Draw Controls 2, vs. Denver (1/23/09)
    Caused Turnovers 1, eight times (most recent vs. Massachusetts, 5/10/09)