2012 (SOPHOMORE YEAR)
Named to second team All-Big Ten...Started 48 games in her second season for Penn State at catcher, third base and designated hitter...Earned a .252 season batting average and .305 on-base percentage...Scored 16 runs and 26 RBI on 33 hits...Hit a double to send home three runners in the season opener at LSU (2/10)...Scored two runs and had two hits for one RBI against JMU (2/26)...Hit two singles and scored a run vs. LIU Brooklyn on (3/2)...Batted in one run with two hits against Lipscomb (3/3)...Hit a double to lead in two runners in the second game of the double header at Michigan (3/24)...Hit 4-for-4 with two doubles and two singles for two RBI in the second game of the doubleheader against Michigan State (4/7)...Had two RBI on two hits and a pair of runs against Michigan State (4/8)...Scored one run and hit a single for two RBIs in the first game against Indiana and a double and two runs in the second game (4/14)...Scored one run and hit a double and a single to send home five runners for the day against Indiana (4/15)...Had one hit for two RBI and scored one run at Kent State (4/25)...Went 2-for-3 with a double and a single against Minnesota and scored one run (4/28)...Scored two runs against the Buckeyes and had two singles and four RBI on four hits (5/11).
2011 (FRESHMAN YEAR)
Played in 49 games for the Nittany Lions, starting in 45, playing catcher and third base...Compiled a .223 batting average, good for fifth on the team...Scored 10 runs and had 10 RBIs on 29 hits...One of three players on the team to record a triple...Made collegiate debut vs. Massachusetts (2/18), filling in at catcher...Made first collegiate start in a victory over FIU (2/26)...Earned first two hits of the season, including a game-winning home run, in a 2-for-3 effort versus Miami (Ohio) on Mar. 4...Went 2-for-2 with a walk vs. Georgia State (3/11)...Gathered a single against Georgia Tech (3/12)...Made Big Ten debut against Wisconsin (3/26), going 1-for-2 as a pinch-hitter and designated player, driving in a run...Tallied a single at Pittsburgh (3/29)...Had a single at Illinois (4/3)...Went 1-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored in the first game of a doubleheader at Michigan State (4/6)...Had Penn State's only hit against Morgan Melloh of Indiana (4/10)...Put together a 2-for-3 effort against Kent State (4/13) in the second game of a doubleheader, notching her first of six doubles in the season...Went 3-for-6 in doubleheader vs. Kent State (4/13)...Tallied an RBI double against Buffalo (4/14) in game two and scored a run...Scored game-winning run against Minnesota (4/17) and had a hit...Went 1-for-3 with an RBI double and a run scored vs. Purdue (4/30)...Had a season-best three hits in a 3-for-3 game with a double at Iowa (5/7)...Went 1-for-4 with a run scored in a comeback win at Iowa (5/8)...Posted a two-RBI game with a double and a run scored against Northwestern (5/13)...Made NCAA Regional debut, going 1-for-3 with a double against Fordham (5/20)...Scored against Albany (5/21)...Had a season-high seven at-bats with three hits, including her only triple of the season versus Fordham in the NCAA tournament (5/21), going 3-for-7 with a run scored...Went 1-for-3 against then-No. 12 Oregon (5/22) in the NCAA Regional Final.
Member of four-time Florida district champions coached by Bobby Diez...Member of team that made it to State Final Four freshman year...Named to First Team Western Conference, Tampa Tribune All-County, St. Pete Times All-County, and All-Suncoast squads junior year...Named to the All-State Second Team junior year...Named to All-County honorable mention twice (freshman and sophomore years)...Earned All-Western Conference First Team honors freshman year and Second Team accolades sophomore year...Voted team Rookie of the Year freshman season...Named team MVP junior year and earned highest GPA on the team senior year...Four-time FHCAA Scholar-Athlete mention...Lettered four years in softball and volleyball, while earning three letters in basketball.
Kasie Leigh Hatfield was born on February 16, 1992 in Tampa Fla. to Melanie and Tim Hatfield...Has one brother, Chad, who played football at Huntingdon College...Majoring in animal sciences with the intention of going to veterinary school.
QUOTING HATFIELD ON PENN STATE
"I really loved the atmosphere and tradition and the campus is so beautiful. I just knew that when I got here it was where I was supposed to be."
QUOTING PETRINI ON HATFIELD
"Kasie is a competitor. She really stepped into a tough spot last year behind the plate battling some knee injuries. She worked through her injury and worked very hard to get back to playing condition. She has the ability to put the ball over the fence each time she steps to the plate. We are looking for her to solidify her spot in the offensive order and be a general on the field."