Reserve attacker with five goals and four assists in her freshman season ... Made her collegiate debut in a season-opening win vs. Virginia playing just a few miles from her hometown of Milton, Ga. ... Notched her first career goal and assist against Marquette, also recording a ground ball and a draw control ... Made her first appearance in the starting lineup at Ohio State on March 9, recording two ground balls ... Scored a career best three goals and four points at Michigan on March 11 ... Recorded one assist in ALC championship loss to Florida and in her NCAA Tournament debut vs. Louisville ... One goal in NCAA quarterfinal upset of No. 4 Florida.
High School: Four-year varsity starter at Milton High School, where she scored 280 career goals and added 101 assists ... Three-time first-team All-State selection ... Two-time first-team US Lacrosse All-American (2012, 2013) and twice was selected to play in Champion All-American Showcase ... Two-time Milton Offensive Player of the Year ... Team won four consecutive Georgia 6A state championships and was undefeated against all other Georgia teams in those four years ... Team finished ranked No. 10 in the country in Nike/US Lacrosse high school poll ... As a senior vs. Good Counsel, erased her team's late four-goal deficit by scoring four straight goals in what ended as a tie game ... Member of XTeam club program where she played with fellow recruit Jasmine Docal ... Also a two-time US Lacrosse Academic All-American and three-time Milton Scholar-Athlete after receiving straight A's throughout high school career.
Personal: Born Lydia Chandler Cassada in Richmond, Va. ... Daughter of Mark and Suzanne Cassada ... Brother Harrison plays club lacrosse at University of Georgia ... Competed at the high school level against NU teammates Jess Carroll and Spring Sanders ... Chose Northwestern over Boston College, Notre Dame and Virginia ... Plans to major in communication studies.
Cassada's Career Highs
||3, vs. Michigan (3/11/14)
||1, two times, most recent vs. Michigan (3/11/14)
||4, vs. Michigan (3/11/14)
||2, at Ohio State (3/9/14)
||1, vs. Marquette (2/25/15)
||1, vs. Michigan (3/11/14)