Athlete of the Issue: Cassie Marte

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Athlete of the Issue: Cassie Marte

Cassie Marte was a starter for the basketball team and will play lacrosse in college at Lehigh.

Cassie Marte was a starter for the basketball team and will play lacrosse in college at Lehigh.

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Cassie Marte was a starter for the basketball team and will play lacrosse in college at Lehigh.

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Cassie Marte was a starter for the basketball team and will play lacrosse in college at Lehigh.

By Dean Costalas, Sports Editor

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By Dean Costalas
Sports Editor

Striving for a successful season is not something to be scoffed at. A recipe for success includes key ingredients, and for the 2019 Girl’s lacrosse team there’s no lack of them. Two Division I bound athletes, a slew of Division 3 players, and several years of team chemistry have melded this team together to create one of the most talented programs in the history of the school, maybe even the state.

And leading that success is future Lehigh Mountain Hawk Cassie Marte, a four-year starting midfielder for SF. Marte has been a dominant force for the Rams, with a ton of their success being attributed to that of her own.

Q: What makes you the caliber of player that many consider you?

A: Working hard, and I think I had great coaches when I was younger that helped get me to this level early, and my brother.

Q: Why Lehigh?

A: I loved the campus and the team. I feel like I belonged there because of the way they made me feel welcomed.

Q: The team has been met with less success than expected given the team’s talent level these last couple of years. Why do you think that is and what do you think you guys are going to change to counteract that?

A: I feel like our team chemistry is a lot stronger this year than in years past. We are coming in a lot more focused this time around, looking to turn that view around.

Q: Now you also play basketball. When you leave SF, which sport do you want people to remember you for?

A: Lacrosse is my main sport, but I feel like more people will remember me for basketball because of the team’s overall success.

Cassie plans on attending Lehigh’s business school, but does not know what she intends on majoring in.