Hanover softball player Casey finds her Centre

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Emma Casey

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Nowadays, student athletes like Emma Casey do not come around that often. Not only has Casey excelled in the classroom, with a 4.37 GPA, she has also found success on the softball field.

Casey played catcher for Hanover in her sophomore and junior seasons, during which she received honorable mention All-Conference, second team All-Conference, and twice she received the Players’’ Choice Award from her teammates.

Her leadership and commitment to the team led to her being named a captain this season, as she also makes the transition to first base.

Her softball career began long before she stepped foot on the Hanover field. She has played travel softball for the Hanover Lady Hornets for over 5 years, and her team has had incredible success, finishing 5th in 14u the NSA World Series (2013), 5th in 16u ASA Nationals (2014), 3rd in 16u ASA Nationals (2015), and 9th in the 16u Junior Olympic Cup (2016).

Her success in the classroom, with her travel team, and her school team led to collegiate interest from Pace University and St. Joseph’s University, but Casey said her heart “was at Centre.”

“I chose Centre because I was absolutely in love with the school. The campus is absolutely beautiful, the facilities are very nice, it has small class sizes, and an amazing study abroad program. The coaches and players are all fantastic people that I can’t wait to spend my next four years with,”

Centre College is a Division III school in the SAA Conference located in Danville, Kentucky. The team finished 24-19 this season and are hoping to improve upon that record with the addition of Casey.