Position: 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
- Named to every U.S. Women's National Team Roster in 2013, earning two gold medals and a silver medal in four tournaments
- Started all seven matches at outside hitter helping U.S. win 2012 Pan American Cup
- Helped U.S. win bronze at 2011 Pan American Games in playing 16 of 17 sets in international debut at the senior level
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION:
2014 - Pan American Cup (Silver)...USA Volleyball Cup vs. Brazil...FIVB World Grand Prix (5th Preliminary Round)
2013 - Pan American Cup (Gold)...USA Volleyball Cup vs Japan...FIVB World Grand Prix (6th)...NORCECA Championship (Gold)...FIVB Grand Champions Cup (Silver).
2012 - Pan American Cup (Gold).
2011 – Pan American Games (Bronze).
Did You Know
- Created her own volleyball clinic series called Play with a Purpose in which all money goes to benefit the Ronald McDonald House
- Selected AVCA All-America First-Team in 2009 and 2010, capping a four-year career at Stanford
- Selected CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine First-Team Academic All-American as a senior in 2010
- 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
- Helped U.S. Women's Junior National Team to 4th-place finish at 2007 FIVB Women's U-20 World Championship
- Elected to the San Diego Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005
- Named a PrepVolleyball Finalist and National High School Junior of the Year in 2005
- Started playing club volleyball in 2000 with San Diego Volleyball Club 12-1
The Big Blurb
"My athletic career should have been over before it even started. I woke up one day when I was nine years old and couldn’t walk. For seven months I was on crutches as I saw one doctor after another. None of them could find any way to break through the constant pain and I wasn’t supposed to walk ever again. I made the choice to walk anyway, but I skipped over the part about getting better. Instead, I decided I wanted to be a volleyball player and I made the pain even worse. It’s been over 14 years now and the pain has never stopped." - Cassidy Lichtman, taken from USA Volleyball article on Jan. 14, 2013
- USA Volleyball Video Interview: Get to Know Cassidy Lichtman (Aug. 10, 2013)
- Cassidy Lichtman Blog: Don't Bully the Passion Out of Greatness (Dec. 2, 2013)
- Story Behind Lichtman Creating Play with a Purpose Volleyball Clinics (Jan. 14, 2013)
Last Updated: April 10, 2014
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