16 - Casey Vitale
Casey Vitale
Height: 5-6
Year: Sr.
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.
High School: Lewis and Clark Community College
Position: Forward

2014 - Appeared in all 18 games, starting only the final 8 of the season... Scored two goals in a 5-0 win over Rogers State... Scored a goal in back-to-back goals against East Central and Southwest Baptist... Scored the Lions' lone goal against Central Missouri... Led the Lions in points with 10 points on 5 goals and a shot-on-goal percentage of .692 (9-13).

2013 - Did not see action in any games.

Prior to Southern - Spent two years at Lewis & Clark Community College in St. Louis, Mo. before enrolling at Southern where she tallied 27 goals in two years earning All-Regional honors as a freshman in 2010 while earning All-American honors as a sophomore in 2011. A 2010 graduate of Pattonville High School and high school teammate of Southern defender Samantha Zoltanski, Vitale was a three-time all-conference selection as a sophomore, junior and senior while earning All-State honorable mention as a senior. Recorded 47 goals in her final two years notching 24 goals as a junior while recording 23 goals as a senior. Was named the Top Offensive Player for the Pirates as a senior while also being selected to St. Louis high school all-star game. Helped lead the Pirates to a pair of top three finishes at state as PHS would finish third in 2009 while taking runner-up honors in 2010.

Personal - Plans to study Special Education at Southern.