New Mexico Softball POY: Jasmine Casados

New Mexico Softball POY: Jasmine Casados

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New Mexico Softball POY: Jasmine Casados

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THE WINNER: Jasmine Casados

THE BASICS

School: La Cueva (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Grade: Senior
Position: SS
Height: 5-foot-3

Athletic achievement: She led the Bears (16-9) to the Class 5A state tournament this past season. Casados posted a .500 batting average with 16 home runs, 43 runs scored and 48 RBI. The Albuquerque Journal Player of the Year and a three-time All-Metro selection, she concluded her prep career with a state-record 47 home runs.

Academic excellence: Casados has maintained a 3.67 GPA.

Exemplary character: She has volunteered locally on behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

THE PRAISE

“Casados is a fantastic player,” said Mark Ryan, head coach at Eldorado (Albuquerque, N.M.). “She’s very dangerous with the bat, she’s a great fielder and she’s a very good base runner too. She’s got a very good, very quick swing and the ball jumps off her bat.”

THE FUTURE: Casados has signed with New Mexico.

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