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#20 Cassidy Clayton
Position: Outfield
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
City/State: Acton, Mass.
High School: Acton Boxborough
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Cassidy Clayton Feature Interview

2013 as a junior: 

  • Appeared in 40 games, starting 27 of them in the JMU outfield
  • Had two hits, three runs, an RBI and two sacrifice bunts in 30 at-bats
  • Had a perfect fielding percentage, successfully completing all 19 putout attempts
  • Had a game-tying RBI single in the Dukes’ NCAA Tournament game against NC State

2012 as a sophomore:

  • Appeared in 27 games, starting 18 of them as a sophomore
  • Hit .170 with a .224 on-base percentage and a .189 slugging percentage
  • Contributed nine hits, one run, seven RBIs, one double, four walks and a sacrifice fly in 53 at-bats

2011 as a freshman: 

  • Made collegiate debut against St. Joseph’s as a defensive replacement.
  • Recorded her first career hit with a bases loaded triple in 11-8 win over Charleston Southern
  • Went 1-for-1 with a run and a walk in game one against St. John’s
  • Had a hit in one at-bat in gaem two against George Mason
  • Went 1-for-3 with a sacrifice in game two against Liberty

High School

  • Two-time All-Region selection
  • Two-time Dual County League All-Star
  • Led team to two state tournaments
  • 2007 Offensive Player of the Year
  • 2010 Lowell Sun Eastern Massachusetts All-Scholastic Team
  • 2010 Boston Herald Eastern Massachusetts All- Scholastic Team
  • 2010 Boston Globe All- Scholastic Team

Personal

  • Cassidy Clayton
  • Daughter of Ken and Tomi Clayton
  • Enjoys hiking, spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, and photography
Career Stats
Yearavggp-gsabrh2b3bhrrbitbslg%bbhbpsogdpob%sfshsb-attpoaefld%
2011.... .161 23-7 31 2 5 0 1 0 3 7 .226 5 0 6 0 .278 0 1 0-1 10 1 0 1.000
2012.... .170 27-18 53 1 9 1 0 0 7 10 .189 4 0 17 1 .224 1 0 0-0 21 1 1 .957
2013.... .067 40-27 30 3 2 0 0 0 1 2 .067 0 1 6 1 .097 0 2 0-0 19 0 0 1.000
TOTAL... .140 90-52 114 6 16 1 1 0 11 19 .167 9 1 29 2 .208 1 3 0-1 50 2 1 .981

 

What do you love most about JMU?

The extremely friendly people

What is your major/minor?

Cultural Communication

What is your favorite place to eat on campus?

E-hall

Most people don’t know that I … ?

Played volleyball my sophomore year of high school and got the most improved award

What will be your “walk out” song/songs for 2014?

1.       I’m Shipping Up to Boston- Dropkick Murphy’s

2.       Kitty Kat – Minnesota

What is your favorite …
Food:
Guacamole
Movie:
The Great Gatsby
TV Show:
Girls
Song:
Do Ya Thang by Rihanna
Athlete:
Beyonce (it tajes serious athletics skill to dance and sing how she does at the same time)
Holiday:
St. Patrick’s Day

What is one personal goal you have for the 2014 season?

Play every game like it’s my last and have fun!

What are your favorite hobbies away from softball?

Anything outdoors; hiking, kayaking, etc.

What is your favorite memory of JMU softball?

Getting the bid last year at O’Neill’s

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

Starve the ego, feed the soul

What is the one thing everyone at JMU should do before graduating?

Do something that takes you outside of the JMU bubble

What is your ideal vacation?

Amsterdam or San Diego

If not softball, what other sport would you want to play at JMU?

Basketball

If you could have dinner with any three people in the world, who would they be?

My grandpa Thomas (Mom’s side), Beyonce, and Steve Jobs