Lauren Crandall and Michelle Kasold represent the Deacs on the squad
The former Deacs have been mainstays on the U.S. National Team
Former Deacs Lauren Crandall and Michelle Kasold were part of the squad
About Kasold: A very skilled athlete with a good mind for the game ... Ignites the team ... A game-changer ... Gained quality experience touring with the U.S. National Team during the spring season.2008: Started all 26 games ... All-Region honors for third consecutive season ... All-ACC ... All-ACC Tournament ... First Team All-American by NHFCA and Women's Field Hockey.com ... NHFCA Senior All-Star Team ... Women's Field Hockey.com Player of the Week for Nov. 18 after helping the Deacons overcome at 2-0 deficit against Virginia in the NCAA quarterfinals (Nov. 16) ... Set new records in single season assists and career assists ... Tallied 13 goals and 30 assists ... Netted six game-winning goals including the winner against UNC in the ACC semifinals (Nov. 7) ... Had first goal of the season against Longwood on September 29 ... Also had two assists vs. the Lancers (Sept. 29) ... Posted four assists in one game for the second time in her career against Richmond (Oct. 5), the first time was against American on Nov. 11, 2006.
2007: First Team All-ACC ... ACC All-Tournament Team ... NFHCA Div I All America - 1st Team ... Regional All-America - 1st Team ... Led the Deacons in assists (12), shots (62) and shots on goal (39) ... Netted nine goals, including two game-winners, both over Michigan State (Sept. 30 and Nov. 10) ... Assisted in three goals against Stanford (Oct. 15).
2006: Played in all 24 games ... Led the team in goals and assists with 19 and 18, respectively for 56 points ...Took 81 shots, including 44 shots on goal ... Registered six game-winning goals ... Led the conference in points (15), points per game (3.00), goals (6), goals per game (1.20) ... Scored first career hat trick against Davidson... put in the game-winner to lead the No. 2 Wake Forest field hockey team past No. 6 North Carolina, 4-3 ... Added one goal in the ACC semifinal game against North Carolina ... Scored game-winner in 1-0 victory over Maryland in ACC title game ... Scored the double-overtime game-winner to advance team to the finals of the NCAA Championships with a 5-4 victory over No. 4 Duke ... Named first team All-American by the NFHCA and was named to the NCAA All-Tournament team ... Also earned All-ACC honors and was named to the NFHCA All-Region (south) team ... One of two Deacs named to the ACC tournament team.
2005: Scored the second-most goals on the team with 10 ... Played and started in 20 games ... Missed three games while at the Junior World Cup in Santiago, Chile ... Scored a goal in the NCAA semifinal game against Duke and in the second round game against Indiana.
Background: Selected to the U-21 National Team in January... led East Chapel Hill High School to four state championships... a three-time NFHCA All-American, three time All-South Region and four time first team All-Eastern North Carolina selection... the 2003 and 2004 eastern North Carolina Player of the Year.... became the first player in the state to attain 200 career points and is the all-time career leader in goals (74) and assists (62) and all-time single season leader in goals (35) at ECH... participated on the U-16, U-19 and U-21 United States field hockey teams and will continue to play on the U-21 team in 2005... part of the American squad which took home silver and gold medals in the 2001 and 2002 Junior Olympics, respectively...a four-year letter winner and first-team All-Conference selection for her 2004 state champion soccer team... a 2004 and 2005 Who's Who among American high school student-athletes.
Personal: Born May 26, 1987 ... Parents are Carol and Jeff Kasold ... Has one brother, Matthew (23) ... Major is sociology.