Position: Opposite/Outside Hitter
Hometown/Residence: Poway, Calif./Poway, Calif.
Birth Date: May 25, 1989
College/Major/Grad Year: Stanford/Political Science/2011
Joined Team: January 2011
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 2013 - Pan American Cup (Gold)...USA Volleyball Cup...FIVB World Grand Prix (6th)...NORCECA Championship (Gold)...FIVB Grand Champions Cup (Silver). 2012 - Pan American Cup (Gold). 2011 – Pan American Games (Bronze).
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2013 – Helped the U.S. secure gold for the second consecutive year at the Pan American Cup…Played six sets in Pan Am Cup, including two set starts in win over Brazil in which she had six kills on 10 errorless attacks and an ace for seven points…Played in nine of 13 sets of USA Volleyball Cup versus Japan, starting the first match on July 10…Tallied two kills during the USA Volleyball Cup…Played in 44 sets during FIVB World Grand Prix primarily as serving sub…Tallied six aces in World Grand Prix and 20 total points…Scored eight points in reserve role versus Japan on Sept. 1…Played in 11 of 13 sets during NORCECA Championship helping the U.S. capture the gold medal…Recorded one ace, three threes and two assists in her limited playing time in NORCECA Championship…Played in 20 of 21 sets at FIVB Grand Champions Cup primarily as back-row sub, but ranked seventh in aces with 0.24 per set…Provided eight kills on 23 errorless attacks in helping U.S. rally to defeat Thailand on Nov. 16…Averaged 1.10 digs at Grand Champions Cup while holding .296 hitting efficiency (8-0-27) without an error as a sub. 2012 - Started all seven matches of the Pan American Cup at outside hitter, producing 1.36 points and 1.64 digs in helping Team USA to the gold medal…Tallied 13 digs in gold-medal match versus Brazil…Converted seven of nine errorless attacks versus Puerto Rico in Pan Am Cup preliminary round. 2011 – Helped the U.S. to the bronze medal at the Pan American Games as she played in 16 of 17 sets…Averaged 2.50 points and 1.63 digs per set at the Pan American Games…Scored 11 points versus Peru on Oct. 16, in addition to 10 points versus Dominican Republic in the bronze-medal match on Oct. 20.
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2010 – Selected AVCA First Team All-American and Volleyball Magazine Second-Team All-American...Chosen All-Pac-10 Conference pick ...Led the team with 18 double-doubles on the season, including four triple-doubles, ranking second in the Pac-10...Finished Stanford career with 2,366 assists, ranking eighth all-time in program history...Her 5.17 career assists per set average is 10th overall in school history...Paced the team with 7.92 assists per set, ranked second with 2.83 points per set, third with 2.28 kills per set and fourth with 2.48 digs per set...CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine First Team Academic All-American. 2009 – Selected AVCA All-America First-Team and All-Pac-10…Led team with 22 double-doubles, including 10 triple-doubles on the year...Ranked second on the team with 3.16 kills per set, 2.78 digs per set and 3.55 points per set. 2008 - Earned 2008 All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention after transitioning into a new setter role after primarily being a hitter and defensive specialist as a freshman…Appeared in all 118 sets as both a primary setter and a setter/hitter…Paced the Cardinal with 9.39 assists per set and ranked third on the team with 2.36 digs average and 76. 2007 - Appeared in 90 games, playing roles as both a hitter and defensive specialist in her rookie season.
OTHER USA VOLLEYBALL EXPERIENCE: Helped the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team to a fourth-place finish at the 2007 FIVB Women’s Junior World Championship in Thailand.
CLUB/PREP CAREER: Competed for San Diego Volleyball Club…A four-year letterwinner in volleyball and a three-year letterwinner in softball at Francis Parker School in San Diego, Calif., serving as captain of the volleyball squad as a junior and senior... Named two-time PrepVolleyball All-American…Named San Diego County Scholar Athlete of the Year for 2006-07,..Selected the Francis Parker School Scholar Athlete of the Year and Female Athlete of the Year for 2006-07... Chosen the 2006 San Diego County CIF Player of the Year...Three-time Coastal League and two-time San Diego Section Division IV MVP...Named a PrepVolleyball Finalist and National High School Junior of the Year in 2005...Named MVP of the Division IV State Championships in 2004 and 2005 ...Elected to the San Diego Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005...Started playing club volleyball in 2000 with San Diego Volleyball Club 12-1.
PERSONAL: Born Cassidy Singer Lichtman on May 25, 1989, in LaJolla, Calif…Parents are Grant and Julie Lichtman…Graduated from Stanford University in 2011 with a bachelor of arts degree majoring in political science and followed with master of arts degree in history later in the year…Created her own volleyball clinic series called Play with a Purpose in which all money goes to benefit the Ronald McDonald House...Hobbies include reading, talking to funny people, learning new things…Favorite foods are berries, sweet potatoes…Favorite Book is the Kite Runner or Harry Potter…Favorite music is country and pop…Favorite musical groups are Zac Brown Band and Michael Franti…Favorite movie is Crash…Favorite actors are Robin Williams and Zachary Levi…Most admired people are Lisa Sharpley and Foluke Akinradewo because they are “such great athletes, but also just really solid people.”…Happiest moment in life was “with my teammates, sometimes laughing until I cried.”…An interesting story about myself is “When I was nine years old I was told I’d never walk again. And then I decided that I was going to do it anyway and here I am!”
Last Updated: Nov. 27, 2013