Sun Devil Lacrosse Adds Jenna Casole
TEMPE, Ariz. - Sun Devil Lacrosse continues to add talent and experience as Jenna Casole is officially joining the program, Head Coach Taryn VanThof announced.
Casole is a transfer attacker coming to Tempe from Hofstra University, where she spent her freshman season. She is the second Division I transfer to make the move to Tempe this offseason, joining Northwestern transfer Greta Stahl on the roster.
"Jenna Casole is a tremendous addition to Sun Devil Lacrosse," Coach VanThof remarked. "Not only is she extremely talented, but she is also a hard worker that will represent our program the right way."
The USA Lacrosse High School All-American was one of the top recruits in the 2021 class, enjoying a standout prep career at Cherry Hill West High School. The Vorhees, New Jersey native earned First Team All-Olympic Conference honors and was a First Team All-South Jersey selection as a senior. She emerged as a leader, with her peers voting her as a captain and later Team MVP.
"I am beyond grateful to be a Sun Devil," Casole exclaimed. "The team has been so welcoming and I already feel at home. The resources for student-athletes, incredible coaching staff, and competitive conference made it evident that I wanted to play here. The potential of this team under these coaches is limitless and I can't wait for this season!"
In her one season as a member of the Pride, Casole appeared in the season opening win over Long Island, dishing out an assist and collecting a ground ball. Hofstra finished the 2022 season 8-8 and Casole helped prepare the team for matchups with three ranked opponents.
Her productivity at the prep level was incredible, as she was one of the toughest attackers to defend in her class. During a brilliant senior season, she tallied 91 goals, 57 assists, 109 draw controls, and 13 caused turnovers. She was a main reason why Cherry Hill West won the Conference Championship. A breakout sophomore campaign established her as a highly-pursued recruit, when she finished with 45 goals and 53 assists.
Casole joins a talented Arizona State attack unit that will have prime opportunities to earn playing time. Returners Katie Brodsky, Mina Scott, Anna Thornton, Tate Stokesberry, Anna Winkeler, McKenna Riley, Rosie Davis, and Riley Forman will look to fill a void left by a loaded senior class. Several talented newcomers will join the mix and give Coach VanThof plenty of offensive weapons during her first season.