Feb. 3, 2006
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - (Friday, February 03 2006) Cassandra Brown, from South Kitsap High School, the largest high school in Washington State, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play with Southeast Missouri State University. She is the daughter of Mitchell and Stacy Brown of Port Orchard Washington.
Cassie was a four-year starting varsity soccer player at South Kitsap High School. Throughout her high school campaign, Brown earned team and league leading assist and scoring records. She will join former teammate and current Redhawk freshman, Nicole Bussman. She was the only freshman player to be selected to the South Kitsap team, her immediate contribution to the teams success was recognized when she was voted a team MVP. In "Brownie's" senior season she was selected to the All-League First Team.
South Kitsap Coach Eric Bergeson recalled, as a freshman "she was on the JV when we started out. At some of the scrimmages we needed JV players to fill the gaps and she (Brown) kept getting free against my varsity defense and catching my eye. Talk about a girl who just let her soccer do the talking. She never complained or asked for anything, she just earned it. She's got some wheels and some talent, and she has good control with both feet, which is always nice."
Brown was selected to the Washington Olympic Development Program State Team in 2002 as a forward and in 2004 as a defender, attending Regional Camp at the University of Idaho both years.
Cassandra is a four-year starter for the nationally elite FC Royals 87' soccer team, coached by Brian van Blommestein. Recognized as a perennial powerhouse in the state of Washington, the Royals have earned the Premier One Division title each year. In addition, Brown has helped lead the FC Royals 87' team to Washington State Championships in 2003 and 2005. She hopes to finish her youth career with a third State Championship and a shot at the Region IV club championship held in Idaho in 2006.
Brown is eager to play college soccer for Southeast Missouri State University. She knew the Redhawks were a perfect match when she came for a visit, met Coach Nelson, and spent time with the team. Cassie was impressed with the friendly campus atmoshphere.