Today’s senior spotlight is Jillian Cassube of Bell High School. Cassube was a 3-sport athlete who participated in volleyball, basketball, and softball.
Among her achievements was being selected as the 2019 the Gainesville Sun Small School Player of the year for Volleyball.
Cassube, who finished second in the Florida Dairy Farmers 1A Player of the Year voting, was a two-time first team all-area for volleyball, and a second team all-area for basketball.
She broke and currently holds the school record for single season kills for volleyball. Cassube led 1A in kills for the second straight season with 465, which broke her own school record. She also had 333 digs for the Bulldogs, who were ranked No. 1 in Class 1A for most of the season but lost in the regional finals to Branford, which was only the second loss of the season for the Bulldogs who finished 27-2.
Cassube finished second on the Lady Bulldogs’ basketball team in scoring with an average of 10.1 rebounds per game. In softball, Cassube was batting .304 and was tied for the team lead with two homeruns through 12 games.
Cassube will attend Valdosta State University this fall, where she will play volleyball while obtaining her bachelor’s degree in heath science, before moving to chiropractic college and working on her Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
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