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#23 Casey Hamel
  • 5-6 Junior-RS / Midfielder/Defender
  • Laguna Hills, Calif. (Santa Margarita H.S.)

2003: Appeared in three matches, averaging 28 minutes a match…Chose to retire from soccer the second week of September…Member of the Academic All-Southeastern Conference Honor Roll.

Redshirted the 2002 season due to foot surgery.

2001: Turned in her first collegiate goal against then No. 12 Florida State and then recorded her second four matches later against then No. 16 Kentucky…Named to the Soccer America Team of the Week after scoring twice within the first five minutes in UF's 4-1 win vs. then No. 10 Clemson in the regular season finale - both goals coming from 25 yards… Accumulated 11 assists and 19 points to stand fourth on the team in points…Second on the team in assists (11)…Turned in an assist in each of the Gators' first, second, third and semifinal round matches in the NCAA Tournament...Started every match and averaged 66.4 minutes per start.

2000: Started in 11 of the 17 matches in which she played…Averaged 61.4 minutes per game…Scored her first collegiate point with an assist against Texas A&M…Sat out four consecutive matches to rest a stress fracture to her left foot…Also missed the Southeastern Conference Tournament Championship match to rest the stress fracture.

High School: Only freshman selected to 1997 Orange County Register All-County first team and Los Angeles Times All-County second team…1997 All-CIF Third Team…High school team won 1997 CIF Championship…Did not play high school soccer after freshman season, electing to play club soccer.

Club: Member of Region IV Olympic Development Program team from 1996-98, traveling with team to Germany in 1998…Involved in ODP program since 1994 and played on the Region IV State team from 1995-98…Southern California Blues Club team claimed 1999 state title …From 1991-00, played for a team that reached the state championships nine times, winning a total of seven titles…Club team won one Far West Regional Championship and twice took third place…Member of the Southern California Women's Blues Soccer Club and coached by Hugh Donald.

Major: Sociology

Hamel's Collegiate Statistics
Year GP/GS Min. Shots G (GW) A Pts.
2000 17/11 1044 3 0 (0) 1 1
2001 26/26 1727 22 4 (1) 11 19
2003 3/0 84 0 0 (0) 1 1
Totals 46/37 2855 23 4 (1) 13 21
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