Press Release, 2009-2010 Season - Ohlone College Renegades Women's Basketball

Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Ohlone College Athletics
(510) 659-7382
www.ohlone.edu/org/athletics/

For Immediate Release:

Lady Eagles Add California Guard for 2009-2010 Season

Coach Walsh and his staff are excited to announce the addition of Cassie Bates from Fremont, CA.

Bates is a 5'8" point guard from Ohlone College and will have three years of eligibility remaining. Cassie helped guide the Women's Basketball team to a perfect 12-0 conference record and an overall 19-12 record. The Renegades lost in the "Sweet 16" of the California Junior College state playoffs. Bates stellar freshman season included a first team all-conference selection and a spot on the California Junior College All State Third Team. She was named Co-MVP of her team and Renegade of the Year. Cassie led her team in assists (3.3) and three point shooting (36%); was second in steals (3.0) and third in scoring (10 points per game) all while shooting 46% from the field.

The Washington High School graduate was a two time all-league player and named athlete of the week several times. As a college freshman she was nominated for athlete of the week, making her the only women's basketball player to ever be nominated.

Cassie will continue her College campaign at Carson Newman, a Division II private school in Jefferson City, TN. Not only did the lady Eagles finish last season with a fantastic 19-11 record, but they also went to the NCAA Division II National Tournament for the third time in the last five seasons.

"Cassie is very fast and athletic with great leadership skills and should fit very nicely in our up tempo system. We are extremely fortunate to have a player of Cassie's caliber fall into our lap at this time of year. Her motor never stops and she is relentless on defense which will be key to our pressing and defensive schemes," stated Head Coach Dean Walsh.

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