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Samantha Casarez
Samantha  Casarez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sylmar, CA

High School:
Bellamine-Jefferson HS

Height:
5-1

Position:
UTL

04/29/2018

Hawks Drop Their Final Game of the 2018 Season

The Shore Fell Short on Senior Day

04/28/2018

The Shore Falls To The Bison

Hawks Drop Two against Conference Opponent

04/11/2018

The Shore drops pair against La Salle

Hawks come up empty in Nonconference Doubleheader

03/31/2018

Hawks Suffer Heartbreak for the Second Straight Day

Shore Gets Swept in Dramatic Fashion

03/30/2018

Spartans Rally Late to Stun the Hawks

Shore Lose Lead Late to Norfolk State

04/26/2017

Softball vs. Morgan State (04.23.17)

Softball vs. Morgan State at Hawk Field on Senior Day (Photos by Joey Gardner)

04/01/2017

Softball vs. North Carolina Central (03.23.17)

Softball vs. North Carolina Central (Photos by Steven Worthy)

03/28/2017

Softball vs. Coppin State (03.25.17)

Softball versus Coppin State at Hawk Field (Photos by Joey Gardner & Randy Stadler)

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)

2018 (Senior): Played 37 games (36 starts) ... Named the team's MVP ... named Eastern Shore's Female Citizen Athlete of the Year ... Led the team in hits (33), doubles (9), total bases (45), and RBIs (23) ... Preseason First Team All-MEAC ... Hit a home run versus North Carolina A&T (Feb. 16) ... Had a career high four RBIs at South Carolina State (March 22) ... Hit a season high three hits versus Norfolk State (March 30) ... Went 2-3 with two doubles (tied career high) versus Norfolk State (March 31) ... Went 2-4 with a RBI and run scored on senior day ... named to MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team ... named to 2018 MEAC Softball All-Academic Team.

2017 (Junior):
Started all 38 contests for the Hawks ... Selected to the All-MEAC Third Team ... Named to the 2017 MEAC Softball All-Academic Team ... Earned Maryland Eastern Shore Female Citizen-Athlete of the Year ... Led the squad in batting average (.351), RBIs (18), and homers (2) ... hit a homer in the win over North Carolina Central (February 11) ... walked twice (career-high) and scored twice in the road victory at Savannah State (March 21) ... went 2-of-3 with three runs scored (career-high), two RBIs, and a walk in the road win at South Carolina State (March 22) ... delivered a three-run shot at North Carolina Central (March 23) ... went a perfect 4-of-4 in the home victory versus Coppin State (March 25) ... went 3-of-4 with two RBIs and a stolen base in the road win at Howard (April 29) ... named to the 2017 MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team.

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
2017 .351 38-38 111 18 39 7 0 2 18 .468 6 52 .380 1-2 .903
2018 .308 37-36 107 14 33 9 0 1 23 .421 1 45 .315 1-1 .899
TOTAL .308 151-147 412 59 127 25 0 4 60 .398 19 164 .340 5-6 .914

Career Highs
At-bats: 5 (v. Morgan State, April 22, 2017)
Hits: 4 (v. Coppin State, March 25, 2017)
RBIs: 4 (at South Caroilna State, March 22, 2018)
Doubles: 2 (2x, last: v. Norfolk State, March 31, 2018)
Home Runs: 1 (4x, last: at North Carolina A&T, Feb. 16, 2018)
Runs Scored: 3 (2x, last: South Carolina State, March 22, 2017)
Walks: 2 (2x, last: at Savannah State, March 21, 2017)
Stolen Bases: 1 (5x, last: vs Howard, Feb. 17, 2018)

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