Casey Gorrell
Casey Gorrell


High School:
Olathe East





2008 | JUNIOR
Ranks No. 4 all-time at Illinois State in career fielding percentage (.991) ... threw out a Valley-high 64 percent (16-of-25) of would-be base stealers ... hit her first-career grand slam at Northern Iowa (May 4) ... recorded a career-high-tying three hits and four RBI in that Northern Iowa game ... hit a walk-off solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat Drake (April 27) ... batted .308 in five games played at NFCA Leadoff Classic, the third-best mark on the team, with four hits and seven total bases ... played her first-career game at third base versus then-No. 18/19 Ohio State (Feb. 16) after she had started 125-straight games, and every inning, at catcher in her two-plus-year career ... had her team-best 126-consecutive games played streak snapped Feb. 22 when she did not start agaist Radford at the Littlewood Classic ... that streak also included playing every inning of every game that ISU has played since the beginning of the 2006 season.

Had the highest fielding percentage on the team (.997), and tallied just one error on the year ... started all 62 games behind the plate and recorded 319 putouts and 37 assists ... threw out 14-of-35 would-be base stealers ... launched two home runs against North Carolina (Feb. 18) and had three RBI in the 11-4 ISU victory ... drove in the tying and game-winning RBI at No. 12 UCLA (March 12) ... hit a third-inning grand slam, the first of her career, against Bradley (March 10) at the Southeast Missouri State Spring Classic ... hit a walk-off homer to left field to secure a 7-6 victory over the in-state rival Illinois (March 20) ... AFNI Athletics Honor Roll member.

Started all 54 games behind the plate, one of two freshmen to start every game ... only ISU freshman with two hits in the 2006 NCAA Tournament ... had the Redbirds' first hit of the NCAA Tournament in the opener against No. 4 Cal ... hit the first home run of her collegiate career against Eastern Illinois, a walk-off shot with two outs in the bottom of the seventh ... compiled a .991 fielding percentage ... hit .750 with the bases loaded, and .600 with a runner on third and less than two outs ... led the team with 288 putouts and ranked second with 22 walks ... had the Redbirds' only hit in the season-opening extra-inning loss to No. 3 Tennessee (Feb. 11) ... led all ISU rookies with a .309 average in conference play ... drove in a personal-best three runs in ISU's win over No. 25 Southern Illinois (April 1) ... in the league standings, finished sixth in both chances and putouts ... MVC Honor Roll ... AFNI Athletics Honor Roll member.

Four-year starter ... her team lost just five games during her four-year career ... as a senior, her team went unbeaten (25-0) en route to winning the Class 6A state championship for a second-straight season ... named Kansas City Star Most Inspirational Female Athlete in 2005 ... three-time all-state selection ... earned National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Second-Team All-America honors as a catcher in 2004 ... her team won four-straight conference titles ... three-time all-county and all-metro honoree ... received all-city and all-conference laurels all four seasons ... graduated with a 3.96 GPA ... four-year honor roll member ... Outstanding Achievement Award recipient in English and math in 2004, and in physical education in 2003 ... vice president of SASH (Students Achieving Social Harmony) ... her summer team made five national appearances from 1998-2003, and won the championship in 2003.