After a stellar four-year volleyball career at Santa Clara University, including being a crucial part of the team’s magical run to the Final Four and becoming the program’s only first-team All-American last season, Cassie Perret ’06 was named the 2006 Female Amateur Athlete of the Year by the San Jose Sports Authority. Perret was honored at the 2006 Induction Ceremony and Dinner at the HP Pavilion on Nov. 1, along with the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2006 Inductees, which was announced earlier this year and includes former Santa Clara football and San Francisco 49ers assistant coach Bill McPherson.
As a senior in 2005, Perret turned in a career year, which included starting all 32 of the team’s matches and posting career-high totals of 370 kills (3.22 per game), a .368 hitting percentage, and 33 service aces (0.29 per game), as well as 249 digs (2.17 per game) and 92 total blocks (0.80 per game). She also was named Santa Clara’s first-ever AVCA National Player of the Week on Sept. 12, 2005, earned the West Coast Conference Player of the Year award, and she became the first SCU volleyball player to be named to the AVCA All-America First Team. AJ