The National Fastpitch Coaches Association honored nine student-athletes with their annual Golden Shoe Award and Shoreline Dolphins’ speedster Sarah Casel made the list!
The NFCA Golden Shoe award is presented annually to the player determined to be the most outstanding base stealer from an NFCA member institution in each of the following divisions: NCAA (Divisions I,II, and III), NAIA, NJCAA (Divisions I,II, and III), Cal JC, NWAC and high school. A committee comprised of elected head coaches in each of the 10 represented divisions selects the winner of their respective award.
Casel was named the Golden Shoe Award winner for the NWAC. She led the NWAC with 49 stolen bases on just 52 attempts, 12 more stolen bases than her closest competitor. Casel finished 2015 ranked second in the NWAC with a .554 batting average and led the Phins with 62 hits and 44 runs scored.
Casel returns to the Phins for her Sophomore season in 2016 and is already receiving recruiting interest from Seattle University, Oregon State University, Monmouth University and Western Oregon University.