Olivia Cassise Stays In-State, Commits to DII Saginaw Valley State

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Olivia Cassise of Orion, Michigan has announced her intent to join the Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) swim team as a member of the class of 2024. Cassise attends Lake Orion High School and swims with the Liquid Lightning Swim Team.

I’m super excited to announce my verbal commitment to swim and further my academics at Saginaw Valley State University! I am grateful to all my friends and family for supporting me throughout my Swimming career. Go Cards

Cassise swims primarily freestyle and backstroke. Last November Cassise competed in two events at the 2019 MHSAA (Michigan High School) Girls Division 1 State Championship, finishing 33rd in the 100 free (54.86) and 36th in the 100 back (1:00.96). Last month she competed at the 2020 Circle City Classic where she finished the 50 free in 25.80, just .05 off of her lifetime best.

Top SCY Times

  • 100 back – 59.70
  • 200 back – 2:10.60
  • 50 free – 25.75
  • 100 free – 53.51
  • 200 free – 1:58.37

With her best times Cassise would have finished in the B-final of the 100 free at last year’s Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships (GLIAC). She also would have narrowly missed a second swim in the 100 and 200 back. Cassise would have been SVSU’s #3 100 freestyler and 100 backstroker on last year’s roster.

Saginaw Valley State finished fourth at last year’s GLIAC Championships.

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