2011-12: Suffered a recurring wrist injury early in the fall ... Had to withdraw from the Yale Invitational and then did not compete for the rest of the season ... Tied for 18th in a field of 74 golfers in the Towson Invitational, her only completed event of the year.
2010-11: Posted solid scores for the Tigers and was among the top five all season ... Finished her freshman year with an 82.1 average, fourth best on the squad ... Dealt with a nagging wrist injury that finally forced her off the course ... Had to withdraw from the CAA Tournament after the first round ... Shot a 78 three times during the year in carding her collegiate low round ...Top individual finish was a tie for eighth in a field of 41 golfers in the Towson Invitational, her first event as a college golfer.
PRIOR TO TOWSON: Played on the
boys' varsity team for four years at Rising Sun High School ... Won the
Cecil County girls golf title in 2008 and 2009 ... Three-time
All-County selection who was the County Golfer of the Year as well ... Top Maryland High School State Championship finish was a fifth place result in
2009 ... Captured the 2008 regional championship and was runner up the
two previous years ... Some of her best scores have come in the USGA
Qualifiers (77, 74, 75).
BACKGROUND: Daughter of Clyde VanDyke ... Has a younger brother, Zachary (15) ... Father played baseball at Maryland and is the current Director of Parks and Recreation for Cecil County ...
Majoring in Sports Management at Towson University.
GETTING TO KNOW CASEY:
*Hopes to one day make it on the LPGA Tour
*Her father is the person she admires the most
*Hobbies include yoga and ballroom dancing
*Favorite pro teams are the Orioles and the Ravens
*Favorite movie is 'The Patriot'
*Lists Taylor Lautner as her favorite actor