Cassie Lieblein ’18 Named to NEPSAC Soccer All Star Team by Boston Globe
Power-Finesse is the name of a popular soccer shooting drill, but it also perfectly describes Cassie Lieblein’s ’18 game play. It is rare for any one player to possess both, let alone in equal (high) measure. For the 2016 season, Cassie was recognized as Gould MVP, All-MAISAD Conference player, and selected for the Boston Globe New England Prep School All-Star team. Cassie has also been selected as a Co-Captain for the 2017 season.
Cassie’s fitness and strength propel her to fire shots on goal from way outside the 18, yet if she’s surrounded by defenders – as she usually is – a light touch or two can get her out of almost any jam. Her skill, tenacity, and knowledge of the game contributed to her 11 goals and 3 assists during MAISAD play, 2 additional goals during the NEPSAC tournament, and an assist on the only goal during the NEPSAC Class C/D Junior All-Stars game. But Cassie isn’t just talented on offense. As center midfielder, Cassie can often be found hunting down a ball threatening her team’s goal, or sprinting hard to catch an opposing player on a breakaway. All-around, Cassie is indispensable and a wonder to behold on the soccer pitch.
As if that success isn’t enough, Cassie epitomizes the ideal student-athlete. When she’s not on the soccer pitch or training and competing at FIS-level ski racing, she takes the most rigorous schedule available and has earned High Honors consistently during her time at Gould.