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#32 Casey Crawford
Position: Defender
Height: 5'5"
Class: Junior
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Mandeville, La.
High School: St. Scholastica Academy
Other College: Tennessee
Casey Crawford Bio
Career Stats Career Stats
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 12/05/2008

2008 SEC All-Tournament Team
2008 Lakeside Invitational All-Tournament Team
2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2007 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2006 SEC Academic Honor Roll

CAREER CAPSULE
A catalyst in LSU’s emergence as one of the up-and-coming programs in college soccer ... Served as a team captain in 2007 and 2008 ... A three-time letterwinner who started each of LSU’s 64 games from 2006-08 ... Played as both a central defender and defensive midfielder during her collegiate career ... A member of back-to-back SEC Western Division championship teams in 2007 and 2008 ... Also an NCAA Tournament veteran who led LSU into the postseason as a junior and senior ... A true leader on and off the field, she was named a three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll from 2006-08.

SENIOR SEASON (2008)
Elected a team captain for the second-straight season ... Started all 20 games as a defensive midfielder ... Helped lead the Tigers to their second-straight SEC West crown and second-straight at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament ... Anchored the top defensive unit in the SEC as the Tigers finished the 2008 season with a league-best 0.82 goals against average ... Team also limited opponents to a league-low 0.85 goals per game ... Was also a contributor on the offensive end of the field ... Her first career goal at LSU was the game-winner in a 2-1 defeat of Loyola-Chicago on Sept. 1 ... Was named to the Lakeside Invitational All-Tournament Team for her performance against Northwestern and Loyola-Chicago ... Also named to the SEC All-Tournament Team for the first time after guiding the Tigers into the semifinal round ... Attempted 14 total shots on the season with seven shots on goal ... Was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third-straight season ... Earned her third varsity letter at LSU.

JUNIOR SEASON (2007)
Served as one of LSU's two team captains during the 2007 season ... Provided the leadership necessary for LSU to win its first ever SEC Western Division championship and earn a trip to the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... A defensive standout that cracked the starting lineup in all 24 matches ... One of seven Tigers to start every match during the 2007 season ... Helped lead the Tigers' defensive effort that finished the season with the second lowest goals against average in program history at 1.04 ... Attempted eight shots with two shots on goal ... A standout in the classroom who was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second time in her career ... Earned her second varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2006)
Earned her place in the starting lineup in just her first season with the Tigers after transferring to LSU from Tennessee during the spring ... Was one of five Tigers to start all 20 games as she saw action at center back during the 2006 campaign ... Started alongside three freshmen for much of the season as she helped anchor a young, but talented defensive back line ... An emotional leader on and off the field, she proved to be one of the Tigers' most consistent performers throughout the season ... Recorded a pair of assists and finished the season with two points from her defender position ... Assisted on Michelle Makasini's game-winning goal in the season finale against Arkansas on Oct. 27 ... Also recorded an assist on Makasini's game-tying goal against Southern Miss on Sept. 17 ... Attempted 12 shots on the offensive end with one shot on goal ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the first time in her career ... Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Saw action in 12 games with two starts for the nationally-ranked Tennessee Lady Volunteers in 2005 ... Helped guide the Lady Vols to their third-consecutive SEC championship and third SEC Tournament championship in four years ... Scored her first career goal against Washington State on Sept. 2, 2005 ... Finished the season with one goal and two points with three shots on goal ... Completed a successful high school career at St. Scholastica Academy in 2005 as a team captain during her senior season ... Member of three district championship teams (2002, 2003, 2004) and two Louisiana state finalist squads (2003, 2005) ... Named the New Orleans Times-Picayune Female Athlete of the Year in 2005 ... Received all-state and all-metro honors in 2005 ... Picked up four all-district selections from 2002-2005 ... Member of Louisiana State Olympic Development Program Team in 2003 and 2004 ... Was the 2005 Mandeville Soccer Club Premier Player of the Year ... Led club team to the Louisiana Club State Championship and Superclubs National Championship in 2002 ... Club team was a state finalist in 2003 and 2004.

PERSONAL
Full name is Casey Lee Crawford ... Born on Jan. 22, 1987 in New Orleans, La. ... Parents are Billy and Paulette Crawford ... Has an older brother, Chase, and a younger sister, Catie ... Graduated from St. Scholastica Academy with a 3.7 GPA ... Was a three-year member of the National Honor Society and a three-time Alpha Honor Roll choice ... Majoring in interior design.

 

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