- Cassi Ociesa
Cassi  Ociesa


Englewood, Fla.

High School:
Lemon Bay High School


Middle Blocker



2003: Saw action in all 34 matches, starting 30 as a true freshman ... all action was in the middle blocking position ... second on the team in block solos (7), block assists (86), total blocks (93) and blocks per game (0.75) ... amassed 176.0 points, 119 kills, 39 digs and seven service aces in 2003 ... led UAB in total blocks in 10 matches ... recorded a career-high seven total blocks and 10 kills while hitting .350 in UAB's 3-1 win over Georgia Southern, Sept. 19 at the Crimson Tide Invitational in Tuscaloosa, Ala. ... posted a career-high 14.0 points on nine kills, six total blocks and a career-high two service aces while hitting .533 in UAB's 3-1 win at Samford Sept. 13 in the Union State Bank/Samford Invitational ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for the 2003-04 academic year.

High School: A three-year letterwinner for coach Dave Roher at Lemon Bay High School ... named first-team all-area by the Englewood Sun-Herald and named to the all-tournament team by the Sarasota Herald Tribune at the Sarasota Classic in 2003 ... also team captain and team MVP in 2003 ... received all-area honorable mention in 2001 and 2002 ... led the team in blocks for three straight seasons (2001-03) and led the team in kills in 2002 and 2003.

Personal: Cassandra Eve Ociesa ... born July 28, 1985, in Venice, Fla. ... daughter of Dana and Leslie Ociesa ... hobbies include boating, fishing and going to the beach ... says the best part about playing sports is becoming a better player, having fun and winning ... majoring marketing with a minor in management.