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    Cassandra Opela
    12 Cassandra Opela
    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Penfield, N.Y.

    High School:
    Boston Shamrocks

    Height:
    5-8

    Position:
    Defense

    2013-14: Played in all 35 games for the second straight season to open her career...finished the year with two points...was fourth on UConn and eighth in Hockey East with 51 blocked shots...picked up her first career point with an assist at No. 10 Minnesota Duluth (Oct. 5)...also had an assist in a win over New Hampshire (Jan. 18).

    2012-13: Appeared in all 35 games for the Huskies.

    BEFORE UConn: Attended Webster Schroeder H.S...played ice hockey for the Boston Shamrocks...four-time letterwinner in track & field...All-County selection sophomore, junior and senior seasons.

    PERSONAL: Cassandra Heather...daughter of Paul Opela and Amy VanDerwerken...has one brother Zak...born on Jan. 12, 1994...a pre-kinesiology major.

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