One of two seniors on 2004-05 Irish roster ... returned to action in October 2003 after sitting out the entire '02-03 season due to an injury to her right arm ... has a career stroke average of 85.09 in 11 rounds of play ... lefthander with an outstanding short game with great touch around the greens ... continues to work on getting more distance off the tee ... consistency in this area when combined with excellent short-game skills will cut strokes off her average.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in the Notre Dame Invitational as an individual entrant, her only appearance of the season ... shot 252 (84-81-85) in her first action on the golf course since the 2002 Tulane Green Wave Golf Classic.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Sat out the entire season due to injury.
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in just three tournaments on the year - one in the fall and two in the spring ... in eight rounds of play, turned in an 85.75 average ... opened the spring by finishing 39th at the Islander Spring Classic while playing as an individual entrant ... shot a 54-hole total of 251 (85-85-83) ... tied for 77th at the Green Wave Golf Classic in New Orleans with a 181 (90-91) ... suffered the season-ending injury to her right arm at that tournament ... opened her collegiate career by tying for 31st as an individual entrant at the Notre Dame Invitational ... shot a 54-hole total of 254 (80-89-85) ... started her Notre Dame career with a seventh-place finish at the annual fall Campus Championship ... had a 72-hole total of 334 (89-79-80-86).
PREP & PERSONAL: Played on the boys' golf teams at Western Albermarle High School (freshman year) and Monticello High School during her high school career ... as a freshman at Western Albermarle, helped team to district and regional championships and a fourth-place finish at the state tournament ... won the girls state tournament for her age group and was second in the Charlottesville Ladies City Tournament ... also played tennis as a freshman at Western Albermarle and was undefeated, helping team reach regional finals ... gave up tennis to concentrate on golf when she moved to Monticello High School as a sophomore and played three years in the top five on the boys' team ... team captain as a senior ... helped Monticello to three district titles, two regional championships and three top-five finishes in the state tournament ... as a sophomore, won the Charlottesville Ladies City Tournament ... as a junior, played four Nike junior tournaments during the winter at Pinehurst, N.C., finishing second twice with third- and fifth-place finishes in the other two tourneys ... as a senior, played on Nike Winternational Team USA versus Ireland, taking team MVP honors with a 4-1 record ... won her second City Ladies Tournament during the summer of 2001 ... born June 28, 1983 ... daughter of Robert and Darlene Rotella ... father is a noted sports psychologist ... full name is Casey Lauren Rotella ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters with majors in history and German ... owns 3.525 cumulative grade-point average.
Rotella's Career Statistics
|Year||Tourn.||Rds/Tm Rds||(Count)||Strokes||Avg.||Top Rd||Top 36||Top 54|
|2002-03|| Did Not Play - Injured|