UNC Field Hockey Bio
21 Casey Di Nardo

Majoring in journalism with plans to work in television ... Current member of the U.S. National Team ... Recipient of Dean's List and ACC Academic Honor Roll honors.

2013: As a sophomore, played in all 24 games and started 16 ... Second on the team with 14 goals ... Named second-team All-South Region ... Earned spots on the All-ACC Academic Team and the NFHCA National Academic Squad

2012: As a freshman, appeared in 17 games ... Scored two goals ... Named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad

Before UNC: At Frank W. Cox High School in Virginia Beach, was a four-year varsity starter and earned NFHCA All-America first team honors ... Team captain as a senior, when she was named all-state ... Virginia Beach & Norfolk Sports Club Female Athlete of the Year and Eastern Region & Beach District Player of the Year ... Two-time all-region, All-Tidewater and All-Beach honoree ... Received Cox's Kurt Felthousen Memorial Award as Female Athlete of the Year ... Helped her team to state championships in 2008 and '09 ... Cox was No. 1 in the nation in 2009 ... Recipient of Cox Falcon Medallion, awarded to outstanding seniors ... Member of National Honor Society

National/International: Member of the  U.S. Under-19 National Team in 2012 and 2013 before being picked for the National Team ... Canadian tour with th e 2011 U-17 team ... Junior National Women's Championship Team in 2011 ... Junior High Performance Squad in 2011-11 ... Futures Elite in 2007-12 and Junior Olympics in 2006-10

More on Di Nardo: Born in Virginia Beach,. Va. ... Daughter of Jimmy and Kathy Di Nardo ... Has one older sister and two brothers, one younger and one older ... Brother Derek plays football at Virginia Tech ... Her father played football at William & Mary ... Favorite pastimes are swimming, crafting and painting ... Loves playing Mario video games ... Favorite sport besides field hockey is football ...  Wears jersey No. 21 because it was her brother's high school football number and because it is the number of cousins she has ... Fun fact is that she won first place in a school pep rally dance-off ... Athlete she most admires is LeBron James ... After graduation, hopes to become a sports reporter ... Dream job is to be a television anchor

Position: Forward
Height: 5'3"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va.
High School: Cox
Major: Journalism
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