Hometown: Melbourne, Australia
High School: Methodist Ladies College
Athletic Honors: Played her junior basketball for the Altona Gators Basketball Club … represented Victoria Metro at Australian Junior Basketball Championships in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 winning two bronze medals and two gold medals … team captain in 2017 … represented Australia at the U17 Oceania Championships Guam (Gold), averaging 9.0 points, 2.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game … selected to take part in the NBA’s Basketball Without Borders Camp in 2017 and selected as a Team Global All Star … was awarded Rising Star and All Star 5 recognition in the BIGV youth league competition in 2016 … Melbourne Boomers Development Player in the WNBL 2016-17 & 2017-18 … MLC Sportswomen of the Year and Sports achiever of the year 2017 … will represent Diamond Valley Eagles in the upcoming South East Australian Basketball League season.
Coach Gayle's Scouting Report: “Cassidy comes to us with a reputation of being an incredible teammate, and a supreme competitor. Her time as a developmental player with the Melbourne Boomers in the WNBL, and her national and international level opportunities have provided her a great deal of high performance experience that should translate well to the college game. On the court, Cassidy is a versatile player that has the promise to play multiple positions for us. She can score in a variety of ways, is a terrific passer of the ball, and a tenacious and physical defender.”
5-9 guard. Crazy good stats over 5 games in the FIBA U17 Oceania tournament. E.g., 18 assists against 3 turnovers.
http://www.fiba.basketball/oceania/u17w ... Ella-Gould
There's a "Photos" link top right of that page.
Edit: Upon further review, Cassidy played most of her 5+ minutes against NZL in the second quarter, while the score was still close. She then did not play in the 2nd half, even when Australia had control of the game and was substituting more freely. Probably a good reason, and probably nothing to worry about.
So, here... have some more Kool-Aid:
http://websites.sportstg.com/assoc_page ... D=60669264
"Cassidy is simply a talent." -- SEABL head coach Zoe Carr
This is the inaugural SEABL season for Cassidy's team, the Diamond Valley Eagles. YouTube has DV's first ever SEABL game, which took place this past weekend:
DV is the orange team. I believe that Cassidy is #32. It's tough to make out numbers and faces. The Eagles got walloped by the Bendigo Lady Braves in this game. However, in their second ever SEABL game, the Eagles in turn walloped the Sandringham Sabres by almost the exact same score.
Their third game is tomorrow, Friday the 13th, at 7:30 pm UTC+10. You can watch it live on YouTube... at 5:30 am EDT. Or wait for the replay.
Cassidy is averaging about 23 minutes per game, playing mostly with and against women in their early to mid twenties.