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#14 - Andrew Cassara
2012-13 Football
POS.
WR
HT.
5-9
WT.
165
YR.
So.
HOMETOWN
Mokena, Ill.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Aurora Christian
Andrew Cassara

2013: Appeared in all 11 games for Valpo in his junior season...led the team in receptions (58), punt returns (5), punt return yards (33)...returned eight kickoffs on the season for a combined 155 yards...caught three passes for 40 yards at Saint Joseph's (Sept. 7)...recorded three receptions for 29 yards and a TD vs. William Jewell (Sept. 14)...accumulated a season-high 155 all-purpose yards in Valpo's thrilling 49-42 overtime win over Campbell (Sept. 28) on homecoming, after he registered a 14-yard rush, nine catches for 88 yards and a touchdown, and three kickoff returns for 53 yards...snagged eight passes for 54 yards at Marist (Oct. 5)...returned three punts and caught four passes for 55 yards at Mercer (Oct. 12)...tallied a season-high 12 receptions for 135 yards with a TD versus Morehead State (Oct. 19)...registered five catches for 26 yards at Drake (Oct. 26)...collected three passes for 16 receiving yards versus San Diego (Nov. 2)...hauled in a game-high 10 receptions for 81 yards at Butler (Nov. 9)...closed out the season with four rushes for 11 yards and one catch for 15 yards versus Dayton (Nov. 16).

2012: Appeared in nine games for the Brown and Gold...amassed 423 return yards on 20 returns in the first five games including 151 yards in the season opener versus St. Joseph's (Aug. 30)...hauled in an 11-yard reception versus Youngstown State (Sept. 8) to go along with 89 return yards...snagged three passes for 41 yards and returned a kickoff 22 yards at home versus Duquesne on Sept. 15...had a season-high seven receptions for 60 yards and caught his first career touchdown pass at San Diego (Sept. 22), a game in which he also tallied 98 return yards...returned four kicks for 63 yards versus Butler at home on Oct. 6th...had five carries for 28 yards versus Davidson on Nov. 10th...ran a kick back 13 yards at Morehead State on Nov. 17th.

2011: Saw action in seven games as a rookie for the Crusaders ... made two catches for 14 yards and carried the ball three times for eight yards ... had one carry for four yards in collegiate debut at Youngstown State (Sept. 10) ... caught first collegiate pass for four yards at Drake on Oct. 22 ... had a long reception of 10 yards in the win against Campbell (Nov. 12) ... returned a kickoff against Youngstown State ... named team’s Offensive Prep Team Player of the Week for the Morehead State game (Oct. 1).

Prep: Earned four letters in football throughout high school ... earned Second Team All-Suburban Christian Conference (Blue) honors as a senior in his lone season at Aurora Christian ... team’s special teams Most Valuable Player in 2010 ... team captain as a senior ... played at Providence Catholic High School freshman through junior seasons ... also played basketball.

Personal: Andrew is the son of Fred and Julie Cassara ... major is sports management ... born Nov. 25, 1992.

2012-13 Football
1 Devan GadsonDB
2 Alan Porter, Jr.DB
3 Eric SlenkWR
4 Tim BennettWR
5 Ryan GorskiQB
6 Jabril BakerRB
7 Dylan SimkinWR
8 Ali ShahineDB
9 Ben LehmanQB
10 Quinn SchaferQB
11 A.J. BradleyDB
12 Steve O'BryantDB
13 Scott StaalQB
14 Andrew CassaraWR
15 Alex HentgenWR
15-S Josh YoungK
16 Keith LarsonDB
16-O Trae HoeskeQB
17 Kevin FergusonDB
18 Fred GladneyWR
19 Eric HoffmanQB
20 Mike PandoK
21 Dylan StormDB
22 Alex GraskDB
23 Ryan SinghDB
24 Patrick DerbakLB
25 Sterling SummervilleRB
26 Colin BurkeLB
27 Carlos HunterLB
28 Dale CookDB
29 Hayden HastDB
30 Max DeliaRB
31 Melvin Graham IIIDB
32 Ryan LehrTE
33 Chris GiehonRB
33-D Alex KozlowskiP/K
34 Emmanuel Bara-HartDB
34-O Branden SlatteryTE
35 Cody GokanLB
36 Tevin JohnsonLB
37 Robert MacariLB
38 Christopher HowardLB
39 Roberto KellyLB
40 Nate SaariLB
41 Cody CottonDB
42 Zach BiharyRB
43 Aaron BrunnerTE
44 Gabe Ali-ElRB
46 Alex GreenLB
47 Jordan LewisLB
48 Ryan MundyLB
49 Jake HutsonRB
50 Bruce CollinsDL
52 Francis Baker, Jr.LB
57 Bill BodzianowskiOL
58 Matt BarlowDL
59 J.T. RotroffLB
60 John GuilfordDL
61 Nate KoenemanOL
62 Tom EhrlichOL
63 Frankie ManninoOL
64 Ben DuKatzOL
65 Colm FlahertyOL
66 Colton SanchezLB
67 Charlie HackettDL
70 Matt SchrollOL
71 Sam ManternachOL
72 Drew WhiteDL
73 Cody HopkinsOL
74 Curtis VacendakDL
75 Stuart BarkleyOL
77 Joe AngerOL
78 Brendan FlahertyOL
79 Sean CookOL
80 Brad SiculaWR
81 Tony TaibiWR
82 Kent WarrenWR
83 Mike GertonTE
84 Tanner KuramataWR
85 Andrew ButtsWR
86 Cole AndersonWR
87 Colin MarcottWR
88 Greg WoodP
89 Austin EtzlerWR
90 Matt MallonTE
92 Bryce DempseyDL
93 John GiovencoDL
95 Nick MoffittDL
96 Ralph LauxLB
97 Austin BrosharDL
98 Nick ScovilleDL
99 Wesley ManderscheidLS
W Soccer Belmont Brown Field
Aug 22, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
W Soccer IUPUI Brown Field
Aug 24, 1:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
W Soccer Valpo Phoenix, Ariz.
Aug 29, 9:00 p.m. Grand Canyon
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
W Soccer Valpo Flagstaff, Ariz.
Aug 31, 2:00 p.m. Northern Arizona
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
W Soccer Ball State Brown Field
Sep 5, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Sep 7, 2:30 p.m. Western Illinois
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler