Ms. Casella earned eleven varsity letters as an Episcopal athlete — four each in field hockey and lacrosse, two in winter track and field, and one in basketball.
During her senior year, she was captain of the field hockey and lacrosse teams, excelling in athletics while also serving as a Monitor, Tour Guide, Waiter, and member of the E-Club.
Ms. Casella won the Ruth K. Rainey Award for Field Hockey during her senior year. She was also named to the All-South Lacrosse Team, awarded an honorable mention to the All Independent School League, and nominated to try out for the Under 19 US National Lacrosse Team.
After Episcopal, she played four years of varsity lacrosse at UC Berkeley where she was a four-year starter for the Golden Bears’ defense. Her team won a conference championship in 2004, earning the program’s first top-20 national ranking that season. At the completion of her college career in 2004 and with 71 games played, Ms. Casella shared the record for most games played in the team’s history.
“I am thankful for all of the coaches and my parents, who helped me obtain this honor of being inducted into the Hall of Fame,” says Ms. Casella. “Although some aspects of Episcopal may have changed since my time, its core values remain unchanged and I am thoroughly impressed with the progress of the female athletic department.”