Name: Cassie Sumfest
Position: Defender
Sport: Field Hockey
DOB: 12/10/1998
Hometown: Lewisburg, Pa.
High School: Lewisburg
College: North Carolina (2021)
Team/Club: WC Eagles
Other Career Highlights
  • 2021: Named to the U.S. Women's National Team (June)
  • 2020-21: At UNC, named NFHCA All-South Region Second Team, NCAA Division I National Champion
  • 2020: Named to the U.S. Women's National Development Team
  • 2019: At UNC, NCAA Division I National Champion
  • 2019: Named to the U.S. U-21 Women's National Team, Germany Tour
  • 2018: Named to the U.S. U-21 Women's National Team, Argentina Tour
  • 2018: At UNC, named to the All-ACC Academic Team, NFHCA National Academic Squad, ACC Academic Honor Roll, NCAA Division I National Champion
  • 2017: At UNC, named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad, ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2017: Named to the U.S. U-19 Women's National Team
  • 2016: Named to the U.S. U-19 Women's National Team, Four Nations Tournament
  • 2015: Named to the U.S. Women's National Indoor Team, SPAR Four Nations Indoor Tournament (Durban, South Africa)
  • 2015: Named to the U.S. U-17 Women's National Team, Belgium Tour
  • 2014: Named to the U.S. U-17 Women's National Team
Personal: Daughter of Joel and Virginia Sumfest...Has three siblings, Rachel, Will and Michael...Charity Involvement: Carolina Outreach: Volunteer at various organizations around Chapel Hill including Habitat for Humanity and UNC Hospitals...Game Day Mantra: A cup of coffee before every game, Game-day braids, foam rolling and/ or stretching Favorite Sports Quote: “ God grants his toughest battles to his grittiest soldiers. Be stronger than your circumstances.” Best Words of Advice: Never give up. No matter what life throws at you, hard work and a positive attitude can get you where you need to be.
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The first time Sumfest ever picked up a field hockey stick was in 2009 when she traveled with her sister to watch her in her U-19 summer tournament with East Coast Field Hockey. They ended up being short players and asked if she could step in for numbers. She ended up falling in love with the game and went on to drive 3+ hours to train with WC Eagles.