18 Cassie Kuizin
B/T: R/R
Height: 5-4
Class: SR
Position: SS
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Springfield, IL
Previous School: Sacred-Heart Griffin

2016 at Heartland Community College: Saw action in 54 of the team’s 58 games as a sophomore…Led the team with 215 plate appearances, notching a team-high 75 hits…Increased batting average 72 points from .331 in 2015 to a team-leading .403 in her second season with the Hawks…Was second on the team with 57 runs scored, 14 homers, 29 extra-base hits and 134 total bases…Paced the team with 10 stolen bases…Led the team with 150 assists on defense, while her 83 putouts were fourth on the team…Recorded a .940 fielding percentage…Tallied her fourth-career multi-homer game in a 10-2 win over John Wood on May 1, going three-for-four at the plate with a double and three RBI to go with the two long-balls…Awarded the 2015-2016 Lea Plarski Award…Earned 2016 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)  Region 24 Player of the Year…Was named 2016 NJCAA Division II Third-Team All-American.

2015 at Heartland Community College: Played in 44 games at shortstop for Heartland as a freshman…Recorded 48 hits in 145 at-bats for a .331 batting average…Led the team with a .969 fielding percentage…Scored the second-most runs on the team and 20th-most in NJCAA Division II (61)...Was second on the team in home runs (13) and stolen bases (9)…Was third on the team with 26 extra-base hits, 103 total bases, 51 RBI and a slugging percentage of .710…Tied for the team-lead with three triples on the season…Registered 84 putouts with a team-high 103 assists in the middle infield…Went four-of-five at the plate, producing two home runs, a double, four RBI and four runs to lift Heartland to a 21-20 victory over Macomb on March 10…Knocked in a career-high six runs in a 23-1 rout of Lincoln, going three-for-five from the dish with two dingers.

Prep: Kuizin is from Springfield, Illinois and attended Sacred Heart Griffin High School…Lettered all four years in softball…Earned All-Central State Eight Conference honors three years…Was named Academic All-American…Was a member of the Spanish National Honor Society…Played club softball with Hitting Center.

Personal: Daughter of Tom and Susan Kuizin…Majoring in psychology at Taylor.

2018 Softball Roster
Roster for 2018 Softball Team
#NameCl.Pos.B/THt.HometownPrevious School
1Jen MorganSOSS/2BR/R5-3Spencer, INOwen Valley
2Hannah SimmonsJROFL/R5-2Hartford City, INBlackford
3Andi StewartJR2B/OFL/R5-1Franklin, INWhiteland Community
4Abby SmithJRUTI/CL/R5-7Bourbonnais, ILBradley-Bourbonnais
5Courtney MoriartyJRP/OFR/R5-7Greenwood, INCenter Grove
6Lyndsey CornellSOOFL/R5-3Vinton, IAVinton-Shellsburg
7Jacqueline RyalsFRR/R 
8Erin CozadSO1B/OFR/R5-10Elko, MNLakeville South
9Kara TuckerFRR/R 
10Davis CarterSRC/1BR/R5-9Greenwood, INGreenwood Community
11Blakelee SteebSOP/INFR/R5-4Indianapolis, INLutheran
13Paige WilsonSO1B/PR/L5-6Greenwood, INGreenwood Community
14Hannah CastorJROF/2BR/R5-6North Vernon, INJennings County
18Cassie KuizinSRSSR/R5-4Springfield, ILSacred-Heart Griffin
19Cassidy DrabekSOPR/R5-9Lockport, ILLockport Township
21Lauren KanaiFRR/R 
22Olivia HostetlerJROFL/R5-6Woodburn, INWoodlan
23Faith RebberFRR/R 
24Darby ShawFRR/R 
27Taylor WilsonSO3B/OFR/R5-9Indianapolis, INFranklin Central
28Dani WyseSOP/1BR/R5-9Indianapolis, INFranklin Central
32Ashley RobertsFRR/R 
33Olivia WinnSO3B/CR/R5-2Elwood, INTipton
34Karissa CrisenberySOOFR/R5-7West Unity, OHHilltop
36Emily ThompsonSOOFL/R5-3Muncie, INDelta
74Taylor KoeglerSO3B/OFR/R5-2Kendallville, INEast Noble
88Tia SharpFRR/R 
Record: 0-0 Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 Neutral: 0-0 Crossroads: 0-0