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MT. PLEASANT, S.C. – Sophomore Valerie Cassell threw her first career no-hitter to embark the Cougars towards a convincing doubleheader sweep of South Carolina State at Patriots Point on Tuesday afternoon. CofC (7-7 overall) outhit the Bulldogs, 28-2, en route to 10-0 and 12-0 run-rule induced victories. Cassell (Edison, N.J.) denied the Bulldogs a base runner until a last-inning fielding error took the perfect game off the board, but she still faced the absolute minimum-15 hitters by initiating a game-ending 1-6-3 double play to finalize her finest career outing to date. She struck out seven of the 15 batters she faced, including the first five hitters to step into the box, and required just seven outs of her defense (four excluding the three assists she made herself) as she threw just 48 pitches and 62 strikes (77%).

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Cassell Named CAA Pitcher of the Week 

MT. PLEASANT, S.C. – Cassell was named CAA Pitcher of the Week after tossing her first career no-hitter in a convincing, 10-0 victory over South Carolina State. Casell had a perfect game bid until a fielding error in the final inning, but held on for the no-hitter by inducing a 1-6-3 game-ending double-play. Over the week, the New Jersey native finished 2-0 with a 1.14 ERA to go along with 15 strikeouts and just two earned runs allowed in 12.1 innings pitched. Thanks in part to their stellar start to the week, the Cougars went 7-0 and now sit at 12-7 on the season.

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Former Breaker and Knight, Curran, Hired as New Rutgers Softball Assistant Coach 

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (September 10, 2013) Rutgers softball hired former outfielder Lindsey Curran (Monroe, N.J.) as an assistant coach, the program has announced. Curran played for the Scarlet Knights from 2009-12 and returns to Piscataway after serving as an assistant for the Seton Hall softball staff during the 2012-13 season