Cassandra Lorusso
Cassandra Lorusso
Height: 5-6
Year: Jr
Hometown: Wrentham, Mass.
High School: Dana Hall School
Major: Psychology

2011-12: Division II ADA Academic Achievement Award. Athletic Director's Honor Roll (Fall Semester). Edwin H. Sutherland Honor Society.

2010-11: Athletic Director's Honor Roll Spring Semester. Division II ADA Academic Achievement Award.

2009-2010: Placed second in Open Flat at the UMass Dartmouth Home Show (10/25). Finished first in Open Fences at the Boston University Home Show (11/1). Achieved third in Open Fences at the Tufts University Home Show (11/2). Placed second in Open Fences and third in Open Flat at the Endicott College Home Show (11/9). Finished first in Open Flat at the Wellesley College Home Show (3/6). Placed first for Open Fences at the Stonehill Home Show (3/27).

High School: 2009 graduate of The Dana Hall School. Five-year member of the equestrian team under coaches Cookie Desimone and Sarah Summers. Two-year team captain. Placed first at Regionals and 5th at Nationals as a freshman. Recipient of the Excellence Award. Returned to Nationals as a sophomore, earning the Leadership Award. Won the Zone 1 Sportsmanship Award and Leadership Award as a junior. Named Most Valuable Rider as team won Region 1 Championship during her senior year. Also participated in rock climbing and fencing.

Personal: Born January 16, 1991, Wrentham, Mass. Daughter of Gerad and Leslie Lorusso of Wrentham. Has three sisters, Allie (20), Marissa (18) and Julianna (16), and a brother, Jarred (13). Majoring in psychology. Supports the Boston Red Sox.