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Caroline Casey

School

William & Mary

Position
Goalkeeper
Major
Kinesiology & Health Sciences

Classroom

William & Mary goalkeeper Caroline Casey has a very impressive academic history thus far in her college career. She carries a 3.63 GPA and is getting her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and health sciences, with a concentration in pre-med. Casey also has won awards for her work in the classroom both through William & Mary and in the Colonial Athletic Association. She won a Provost Award (3.5 GPA, or higher) in 2015, while also receiving induction in Chi Alpha Sigma, which is a National Athlete Honor Society for junior or senior athletes with a 3.5 GPA or higher. Casey also has garnered a pair of CAA Commissioner’s Academic Awards, which is for a GPA of 3.2 or better, during the 2013 and 2014 season. The Chesapeake, Virginia, native is on track to graduate in the spring.

Character

A two-time captain for the Tribe women’s soccer team, Casey shows her leadership skills both on and off the field. As a captain, last year she helped the Tribe to a 12-win season. This season in her second campaign as captain she helped seven new players to the roster in the preseason. Off the field she is a Branch Out Leader, which is an organization that comes up with alternative spring breaks were W&M students participate in service work. After being a participant in the program during her sophomore year, she became a site leader last year. Being a site leader, Casey was responsible for planning pre-trip meetings, creating educational materials, coordinating logistics with our host site and community partner, and day-to-day activities at each of the centers. Casey also is a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, which helps plans and executes community service work. With an already busy soccer schedule, she gives up some of her school breaks working with Senior Connections. Casey also made a trip to Nicaragua last winter to do medical work.

Community

Casey is very involved with the community in many different facets. She spends time giving back with the Tribe women’s soccer team, her sorority and on her own. Casey has spent time volunteering with the William & Mary Medical Relief Team that went to Nicaragua in the winter of 2014. During her two weeks in Nicaragua, she was a part of a medical relief team that worked with an organization called International Service Learning. Casey and the group she was with were paired with translators and Nicaraguan doctors and participated in pharmacy and clinical rounds. In addition to the medical rounds, the group was put in charge of “cultural days” in which they setup games for the children, while also stressing the importance of brushing their teeth, wearing shoes and washing their hands.

Aside from the trip, Casey is very involved in the William & Mary and Williamsburg communities. She is a Branch Site Leader (an alternative spring break program), where they work with Senior Connections to help people understand and see the absence of care many elderly experience at a physical, mental and emotional level. She also volunteers at Dream Catcher Therapeutic Riding Center, is a committee member with W&M Relay for Life and was an Academic Ambassador for Freshman Athletes in 2013. With her sorority, Gamma Phi Beta, she has worked with the Camp Fire USA fundraiser, Girls on the Run fundraiser and volunteered at the local Williamsburg ARC (for adults with disabilities) Carnival.

Competition

Casey has started every game of her Tribe career dating back to her freshman season and is one of the best goalkeepers in W&M history. Entering her senior season, she is just five shutouts and 24 saves from entering the top five in W&M history in each category. A preseason All-CAA selection, Casey was named to the CAA Third Team in 2014 after being named to the conference’s first team, and was an NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region Second Team honoree in 2013. Last season she boasted a 1.24 goals-against-average in 19 games, all starts. She turned away 61 shots, with a .718 save percentage, while picking up 12 wins and had five shutouts. For her career, she has appeared in 56 matches, all starts, playing more than 5,190 minutes. She has posted a 0.95 goals-against-average, with 217 saves, and a .798 save percentage, and she owns a 34-13-9 career record with 18 shutouts.

Casey, who was named the 2015 CAA Defensive Player of the Year, earned her second First-Team All-CAA honor and her third and fourth overall all-conference award overall. She has anchored a Tribe defense to a league-high 10 shutouts. The senior boasted a league-best 0.65 goals-against-average with 73 saves, and nine individual shutouts.  Her nine shutouts this season rank her tied fifth in single-season school history. The Chesapeake, Virginia native ranks tied for third in school history with 27 career shutouts, and has 290 career saves, which rank her second all-time. She has started every match of her career, and owns a 0.89 career-goals-against average. In previous seasons, she was named to the All-CAA First-Team (2013), All-CAA Third Team (2014), and to the NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region Second-Team (2013).