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Cassie Rochel
Cassie  Rochel

RS Senior

Lakeville, Minn.

High School:
Lakeville North



Cassie Rochel Photo Gallery | 2010-11 Game-by-Game Statistics | 2011-12 Game-by-Game Statistics | 2012-13 Game-by-Game Statistics

Of Note: Ranks second at UW in career blocks with 170 and third with 1.6 blocks per game ... led the Big Ten in blocks as a junior, averaging 2.67 per game, which ranked 14th nationally ... also led the conference in Big Ten-only games, shooting 54.5 percent from the field and averaging 2.56 blocks per game

2014-15: Has played and started 27 games ... averaging 23.9 minutes per game ... has a team-best five double-doubles ... second on the team at .475 percent (76-of-160) from the field ... averaging 6.6 points per game and a team-best 8.2 rebounds per game, which ranks 11th in the Big Ten ... has double-figure rebounds in 13 games ... leads the team in blocks, averaging 2.2 per game (60 total), which ranks fifth in the Big Ten ... grabbed 10 off the glass and blocked three shots at Penn State (Mar. 1)... logged eight rebounds and eight points, going 4-for-6 from the field, at Iowa (Feb. 26) ... had a career-high four steals against the Hawkeyes ... notched her fifth double-double of the season with 13 rebounds and 12 points against Northwestern (Feb. 22) ...  had 11 rebounds, three blocks and four points vs. Maryland (Feb. 19) ... had 11 points and 13 rebounds at Minnesota (Feb. 11) ... also tied her career high with seven blocks against the Gophers ... racked up 12 points and six rebounds against Iowa (Feb. 8) ... had 11 rebounds, eight points and three blocks at Illinois (Feb. 1) ... had 11 rebounds, eight points and three blocks against Ohio State (Jan. 29) ... had 10 points and 12 rebounds against Nebraska (Jan. 22) ... had 10 rebounds, eight points and two blocks against Rutgers (Jan. 18) ... led the Badgers with 10 rebounds at Indiana (Jan. 11) ... tied her career best with seven blocks against Penn State (Jan. 6), which tied her own Kohl Center record ... also had 13 rebounds against the Lady Lions ... had 10 points and 11 rebounds against Oral Roberts (Dec. 20) ... led all players at Florida (Dec. 10) with 14 points and 14 rebounds ... had six points, nine rebounds and five blocks vs. Marquette (Dec. 6) ... had 11 rebounds, eight points and three blocks at Northwestern (Jan. 1)

2013-14: Redshirt season due to injury

2012-13: Started 30 games, averaging 33.0 minutes per game ... missed the one game due to injury ... averaged 7.0 points per game and led the team with 9.1 rebounds per game ... scored 13 points on 4-of-5 shooting against Illinois at the Big Ten Tournament (March 7) ... grabbed 14 rebounds against Nebraska (Feb. 28) and Michigan State (March 3) ... tallied her fifth double-double of the year at Illinois (Feb. 18), finishing with 11 points and 12 rebounds ... blocked a career-high seven shots against Purdue (Feb. 14) ... tallied a double-double against Indiana (Feb. 10) with 12 points and a career-high 15 rebounds ... also tied her career highs of five assists and three steals against the Hoosiers ... recorded a double-double at Iowa (Jan. 24) with a career-high 17 points and 14 rebounds ... netted eight points, all in the second half, and 14 rebounds and five assists against Ohio State (Jan. 20) ... scored 15 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in Big Ten opener at Nebraska (Jan. 2) ... had a then-career-high 13 rebounds at Green Bay (Dec. 23) ... tied career highs with three steals against the Phoenix ... netted six points with a then-career-high 12 rebounds against Alabama ... scored 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting at Washington State (Nov. 18) ... added eight rebounds, two assists and a career-high three steals vs. the Cougars ... also had a career-high three steals vs. Marquette (Dec. 5) and at Green Bay (Dec. 23)

2011-12: Played in 27 games, starting three ... missed two games after suffering a head injury at Purdue (Jan. 5) ... averaged 15.8 minutes per game ... earned first career start against Northwestern (Jan. 22) ... also started at Penn State (Feb. 9) and Illinois (Feb. 26) ... recorded first career double-double vs. Montana State (Nov. 25), scoring a season-best 14 points and pulling down a season-best 11 rebounds in a career-high 32 minutes ... also blocked a season-best five shots against the Bobcats ... led the Badgers with 24 blocked shots (0.9/game) ... averaged 4.3 points, which ranked sixth on the team ... ranked third on the team with 4.2 rebounds per game ... led the team in rebounding in three games ... dished off a career-best three assists at Minnesota (Jan. 26) ... averaged 0.8 assists per game

2010-11: Played in 25 games, averaging more than six minutes per game ... notched a season-high 10 points to lead the Badgers, including a career-high four field goals and 2-of-2 shooting from the free throw line at Ohio State (Feb. 27) ... tallied four points vs. Indiana (Feb. 23), against Michigan (Feb. 19) and vs. Butler (March 16) ... had a career night in several categories against Iowa (Feb. 17) where she led team with seven rebounds, a then-career-high four blocks and registered 19 minutes ... scored her first career point at Saint Louis (Nov. 12) ... also had two rebounds vs. the Billikens ... scored two points and pulled down three rebounds vs. William a Mary (Nov. 14) ... also scored two points at Green Bay (Nov. 18) and vs. Marquette (Nov. 24) ... pulled down three rebounds and had one block vs. the Golden Eagles ... played a then-career-high 15 minutes vs. BYU (Nov. 26) ... scored three points and pulled down three rebounds vs. the Cougars

High School: Named 2010 Miss Minnesota Basketball ... MVP of the senior all-star series ... averaged 16.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and four blocks per game as a senior ... state record holder for career blocks with 641 ...led Lakeville North to the Class AAAA championship, recording 13 points and 20 rebounds in her team's 57-47 victory over White Bear Lake in the title game ... the Panthers ended the season 32-0 and won the school's first girls basketball title ... ranked as the No. 1 player in Minnesota, according to gPrep.net ... 2009 and 2010 all-state selection by the coaches association, Minnesota Basketball News and St. Paul Pioneer Press ... named the 2009 St. Paul Pioneer Press Defensive Player of the Year, primarily due to her shot blocking capability ... four-time All-Lake Conference honoree ... earned second-team All-Metro honors in 2009 ... played with the Minnesota Stars AAU Team under Coach Bruce Borowicz ... during the summer of 2009, she traveled to Japan with an adidas National all-star team

Personal: Parents are Margie and Jim Rochel ... has one brother Jason (25) ... hobbies include horseback riding and playing backyard football ... major is life sciences communication


Career Highs
Points: 17 at Iowa, 1-24-13
Field Goals: 7 (2x MR at Florida, 12-10-14)
Field Goal Att.:n 11 (3x, MR vs Iowa, 2-8-15)
Field Goal %: 1.000 (4-4) vs. Michigan, 1-30-12
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Free Throws: 6 (2x; MR vs. Marquette, 12-5-12)
Free Throw Att.: 8 vs. Montana State, 11-25-11
Free Throw %: 1.000 (6-6) vs. Marquette, 12-5-12
Rebounds: 15 vs. Indiana, 2-10-13
Assists: 5 (2x, MR vs. Indiana, 2-10-13)
Steals: 4 vs. Iowa, 2-26-15)
Blocks: 7 (3x; MR at Minnesota, 2-11-15)
Minutes: 40 (3x, MR vs. Illinois, 3-7-13)
Double-Doubles: 8

Why Wisconsin?

"I chose UW Madison because first and foremost it is a great academic school.
I love the location and it's a great college town!"

Off the Court with Cassie Rochel

Favorites--Cartoon Character: Belle (From the Beauty and Beast); Movie: Love and Basketball; TV Show: Ridiculousness; Book: The Lucky One; Car: Range Rover; Athlete: Kevin Durant; Sports team: Celtics
First started basketball: Second grade
Most memorable basketball game: Senior year, state championship
My favorite thing about Wisconsin basketball is: How hard we work, and how much fun we can have together.
Before each game, I: listen to my iPod, drink a bottle of juice, chew some Quench gum and think about the game ahead
Best UW road trip: Going to San Francisco (visiting Alcatraz)
One word that describes the team: Competitive
One word that describes me: Outgoing
Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is: Not play Garbage...
Most memorable basketball achievement: Going undefeated my senior year of High School
Is there something significant about your uniform number? The 4 in my number represents my favorite number (because it's the number of people in my family), and the 3 is the number of Brandon Jennings (one of my favorite NBA players).
The best thing about the Kohl Center is: The Fetzer Center, because you can get a lot of help there!
Who is the funniest player on the team? Taylor
Who is the best-dressed player on the team? Michala
Who is the sloppiest player on the team? Taylor
What would you be doing if you weren't playing collegiate basketball? Going to school somewhere in Minnesota and working
The best thing about Madison is: Football games
Dream as a collegiate player: Win the Big Ten Conference
Fantasy job/career: I have many fantasy jobs: Dolphin trainer, veterinarian, animal cop, pediatrician, or sports broadcaster are just a few.
Persons most admired/role models: Parents and high school coach, Andy Berkvam
My most prized possession is: My diary
I can't live without: My laptop
My secret addiction is: Flammin' Hot Cheetos w/ cream cheese, mmmmmm!
Weird thing about me that almost no one knows: I don't like giving hugs
The community service activity or group I most like: Visiting with residents at a local retirement home
If you could guest star in a TV show it would be? Cake Boss, so I could test taste everything they make.
If you could be a cover of a magazine it would be? Forbes
The best sporting event you ever attended was? A Vikings game
You won't catch me eating: Ketchup or anything with ketchup on it.
Nobody knows how much I love to: Sing, any type of song.
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: The iPod
If I could live any place in the world it would be: I would live down unda...in Australia.
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world: I would visit Fiji
If I could live in any time period, it would be: 1950's so I could dress in poodle skirts
A non-athletic talent I have is: I'm a good dancer, I have good rhythm AND I got an A in my ballroom dance class!
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: I wish I could draw
If I could meet three people from throughout history they would be: My Grandpa Giles, Oprah, and Michael Jordan
If I had a million dollars: Give some of it away, give some to my parents, and then put some away from my kids college...and then buy some horses!
One thing I absolutely have to do before turning 40: Swim with sharks
Post-college plans: Have a career that I am successful in and enjoy doing.
Career goal: Be very good at what I do, whatever it may be!
Most famous person I've ever met: Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo
If I was Coach Kelsey for the day, I would: Schedule a team trip to Spain
If I could have one superpower, it would be: Teleportation (ex: snap my fingers and I would be home)
My dream date would be: Getting picked up and taken to a Celtics game, then enjoying dinner and good conversation. Finally ending the night with a movie and ice cream!
What are you most thankful for? My family, and all of the opportunities I have been given.
What are you passionate about? Music
My favorite websites are: Google, and Facebook
If I could change one basketball rule, it would be: Substitutions were like hockey, so you just run on/off the court when substituting.
My favorite quote or motto is: "What you are is God's gift to you, what you do with yourself is your gift to God."
-Leo Buscaglia

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