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Samantha Casarez
Samantha  Casarez

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Sylmar, Calif.

High School:
Bellamine-Jefferson HS

Height:
5-1

Position:
UTL

03/23/2017

Hawks Drop Two At North Carolina Central

The Shore ends Spring Break rodeo with losses against Lady Eagles

03/22/2017

Hawks Complete Comeback To Sweep Lady Bulldogs

The Shore erases eight-run deficit to sweep South Carolina State

03/19/2017

Hawks Come Up Short Twice At Delaware State

Hornets edge out Eastern Shore in league openers

03/11/2017

Guerra, Hawks Split With UMBC

Veteran pitcher earns first win of the season with complete-game shutout

02/24/2017

Softball Falls Twice At Willie Jewell’s Invitational

The Shore drops close bout versus Presbyterian; Charleston Southern blanks Hawks

02/23/2017

Softball vs. North Carolina Central (02.10.17)

Softball vs. North Carolina Central at the Campbell Invitational (Photos by Bennett Scarborough)

11/29/2016

Softball Alumni Game (10.15.16)

Softball Alumni Game at Hawks Field (Photos by Todd Dudek)

04/21/2016

UMES Softball v. UMBC (04-14-16)

UMES Softball v. UMBC at Hawks Field (Photos by Randy Stadler)

03/21/2016

UMES Softball v. Delaware State (03.19.16)

UMES Softball v. Delaware State at Hawks Field (Photos by Randy Stadler)

03/14/2016

UMES Softball v. Lafayette (02.27.16 - 02.28.16)

UMES Softball v. Lafayette at Hawks Field (Photos by Lloydlee Heite, Megan Raymond & Randy Stadler)

2016 (Sophomore): Took part in 40 games, including 38 starts ... selected to the conference's softball All-Academic Team ... finished first in assists (56), second on the team in runs scored (18) and total bases (35) and third in hits (30) ... in her season debut against Coppin State (February 12), she posted two runs scored, a walk, and stolen base ... registered two walks versus Lafayette (February 27) ... went 2-of-3 with a career-high three runs scored at South Carolina State (March 15) ... went 2-of-3, including a homer, against Delaware State (March 22) ... tied a career-high with three hits at Coppin State (March 25) ... went a perfect 3-of-3 with a walk in game one against UMBC (April 14) ...  posted two hits and a run scored in game two versus UMBC (April 14) ... registered a double and RBI in game one at Hampton (April 16) ... recorded a double and RBI in game two at Hampton (April 16) ... tallied a career-high three hits with a RBI and run scored versus Norfolk State (April 21).

2015 (Freshman):
Played in 36 contest with 35 starts ... named UMES' Female Citizen-Athlete of the Year ... selected MEAC Rookie of the Week (February 23) ... defensively, led the squad in assists (43) ... offensively, ranked third on the team in batting average (.301) and slugging percentage (.386) ... finished second on the club in doubles (7) ... had six multi-hit performances ... recorded three multi-RBI games ... made her collegiate debut as the starting catcher against Youngstown State (February 6) and finished 1-of-4 with a run scored ... posted two RBIs and a run scored versus Bryant (February 21) ... recorded her first-career double at USC-Upstate (February 21) ... registered two RBIs at North Carolina A&T (March 14) ... went 2-of-4 with a run scored at Savannah State (March 17) ... produced a career-high three hits in game one versus Coppin State (March 31) ... went 2-of-4 with two runs scored and a RBI in game two versus Coppin State (March 31) ... went 2-of-2 with a double at Norfolk State (April 4) ... tied a career-high three hits and two doubles versus South Carolina State (April 16) ... recorded a career-high three RBIs verus Hampton (April 19) ... registered a run scored and walk against Morgan State (April 25) ... produced a double and RBI at Delaware State (May 2).

High School/Club:
A letterman in several sports, including soccer (2011-12), softball (2011-14), volleyball (2011-14), and basketball (2014) ... Received the Tom Brown Tri-Athlete Award (2014) ... Member of the Santa Cruz League Undefeated Champions (2011-14) ... Named softball team captain (2013-14) ... Earned First Team All-League three straight seasons (2012-14) and Second Team All-League her first season (2011) ... Received Second Team All-Area (2014) ... A scholar athlete (2010-2014) ... Meber of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Champions (2013) ... Won Dodger's Sportsmanship Award (2012) ... Finished second-place on the CIF Division VII team (2011-12) ... In soccer, named Guard's Most Valuable Player (MVP) ... Member of the Combat Panthers Gold in Newbury Park, California ... Won the 2013 Amateur Softball Association (ASA) Championship.

Personal: Nickname is Sam or Sammie ... Born December 19, 1995 in Sylmar, California ... Daughter of Javier and Cindy Casarez ... Has one brother, Mathrew, and one sister, Jennifer ... Major is Biology ... Pre-game routine/superstition is stretching, running, hitting, and fielding ... Plans to become either a doctor, scientist, or teacher ... Best advice received/favorite saying is, "Keep moving forward," by Walt Disney and "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure," by Maryanne Williamson ... Favorite book/author is A Wrinkle In Time by Madeline L'Engle ... Favorite movie is A League of Their Own ... Personal best sports moment is hitting three consecutive homers to propel her team to victory ... Personal best non-athletic accomplishment is teaching her niece to stay positive no matter what obstacles come your way ... Most influential person is her older sister because she never gives up despite the circumstances ... Personal athletic goals for the season is winning ... Sam enjoys watching sports other than softball and her family plays an important part of her life.

CASAREZ'S CAREER STATISTICS

Year AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG% BB TB OB% SB-ATT FLD%
2015 .301 36-35 83 9 25 7 0 0 10 .386 3 32 .341 0-0 .939
2016 .270 40-38 111 18 30 2 0 1 9 .315 9 35 .325 3-3 .915
TOTAL .284 76-73 194 27 55 9 0 1 19 .345 12 67 .332 3-3 .925

Career Highs
At-bats: 4 (10x, last: v. Norfolk State, April 21, 2016)
Hits: 3 (5x, last: v. Norfolk State, April 21, 2016)
RBIs: 3 (v. Hampton, Apr. 19, 2015)
Doubles: 2 (v. South Carolina State, Apr. 16, 2015)
Home Runs: 1 (v. Delaware State, March 22, 2016)
Runs Scored: 3 (at South Carolina State, March 15, 2016)
Walks: 2 (v. Lafayette, Feb. 27, 2016)
Stolen Bases: 1 (3x, last: at Coppin State, March 25, 2016)

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