6 Cassie Puhalla
6 Cassie Puhalla
Height: 5-7
Year: Senior
Hometown: Forty Fort, PA
High School: Wyoming Valley West
Position: F

2010 Captain

2009: Recipient of both the John Danforth ’52 Sportsmanship Award and the Five Claw Award for outstanding leadership, sportsmanship, and dedication to team and training in the offseason … Played in all 17 games and recorded two shots … Scored what would be the game-winning goal in penalty strokes in 3-2 victory over Vermont … 2008: Appeared in eight games, including three Ivy League contests … Scored what would be the game-winning goal in penalty strokes in the Bears 2-1 victory over Maine … 2007: Did not see action, while adjusting to the collegiate game … Before Brown: A three-year starter on the field hockey team at Wyoming Valley West, Puhalla also ran track for four years and dove for one … Earned Honorable Mention All-State for field hockey as a senior captain … Helped to lead Wyoming Valley West to both a District Championship and a Pennsylvania State Championship in 2003 … Team also finished as District Runners-up in both 2004 and 2005 … Five-year participant in USFHA Futures … Named to the Times Leader Best & Brightest in 2007 … Also named the Forty Fort Lion’s Club James J. McCulloch Outstanding Student of the Year and a U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete in 2007 … Member of the National Honor Society … Graduated with high honor with Distinction … Personal: Daughter of Dennis and Marianne Puhalla ... Concentrating in Commerce, Organizations & Entrepreneurship.