As a junior ('02): "Dee Dee" is the leader and staple on the defense, which allowed only 17 goals...solidified defense with deep balls and unwavering confidence...named Second-Team All-A-Sun...first time in career earned A-Sun honor...recorded zero goals and seven assists for seven points on the season...tied for second on team in assists...led all A-Sun defenders in assists, while finishing tied for ninth in the conference...13 career assists puts her one behind the FAU all-time leader...tied Missy Nye for third all time in games started...tied for fourth all time with Molly Keating in games played with 59...recorded her first assist of the season in monumental 4-0 win against FIU (9/11)...recorded two multi-point games...assisted on game-tying and game-winning goals in 2-1 win over Georgia State (9/28)...recorded two assists and a season-high three shots in 10-0 win over Belmont (10/4)...played pivotal role on defense in record-breaking six consecutive shutouts...tallied one assist in 5-0 win at Troy State (10/11)...recorded second game-winning assist of the year in the program's first win over Miami (10/28).
As a sophomore ('01): Solid season at the sweeper position...started all 20 games...recorded one goal and five assists for seven points on the season...had an assist on the game-tying goal against Georgia State (9/29)...had the game-winning goal against Georgia Southern in the opening game of the season...has excelled in the classroom throughout her career...was named All-Academic in the fall...was also named to the 2001 Verizon Academic All-District First Team...named to the CoSida All-District (III) Academic All-America Team, becoming the first FAU soccer player to earn the honor.
As a freshman ('00): Started every match while taking 13 shots and scoring one goal against Mercer (10/1)...also earned one assist on August 27 against McNeese State.
High School: Played for Janet Heyman at Zephyrhills High School...named Player of the Year as a sophomore and junior...served as team captain as a junior and senior...named All-Conference 1997-99...two-sport athlete (soccer and tennis).
Club Experience: Played for Jim Cote and the Blackwatch Stirling.
Personal: Elementary Education major...born June 2, 1982 in Akron, OH...daughter of Diane and Phillip Castro
Castro's Career Stats