44 Michelle Cashen
44 Michelle Cashen
Birth Date: 09/10/1990
Height: 6-0
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Belle Harbor, N.Y.
High School: Midwood
Position: F

CAREER: During her Yale career, Cashen earned All-Ivy League honors in each of her four seasons, becoming one of only four Yale players to earn All-Ivy honors in each of her four years at Yale. Cashen joins Katy Grubbs (1995-1998), Mary Kalich (1991-95) and Regina Sullivan (1979-83) to record an All-Ivy honor in all four years with the Bulldogs. Cashen was named to the All-Rookie Team as a freshman. She also earned All-Ivy Second Team honors as a sophomore, and Honorable Mention recognition as a junior and senior.

Cashen finished her Yale career with seven double-doubles, including one in her senior season, one as a junior, four in her sophomore season, and one as a freshman … Played a total of 110 games in her Yale career with 83 starts … Played a total of 2,746 minutes, averaging 25.0 minutes in her four-year career … Cashen scored a total of 831 career points, averaging 7.6 points per game … Shot 304-for-770 (.395) from the field, 3-for-11 (.273) from 3-point range, and 220-for-314 (.701) from the free-throw line … Finished her career with a total of 642 rebounds, eighth on Yale’s all-time rebounding list, with 199 offensive rebounds, 443 defensive rebounds, and an average of 5.8 rebounds per game … She also tallied 210 assists, 133 steals, and 66 blocks in her four-year career.

Career Highs

  • Points: 22, at Columbia, 2/21/09
  • FG Made: 10, at Columbia, 2/21/09
  • FG Attempts: 16, at Providence, 12/1/10
  • 3-Point FG Made: 1, Three times, most recent at Florida State, 12/28/11
  • 3-Point FG Attempts: 2, at Cornell, 2/25/12
  • Free Throws Made: 11, at Harvard, 2/26/11
  • Free Throw Attempts: 12, at Harvard, 2/26/11
  • Rebounds: 15, vs. Holy Cross, 11/13/09
  • Offensive Rebounds: 9, vs. Holy Cross, 11/13/09
  • Defensive Rebounds: 11, at Columbia, 2/21/09
  • Assists: 8, vs. Quinnipiac, 12/20/10
  • Steals: 5, Five times, most recent vs. Cornell, 3/5/11
  • Blocked Shots: 3, at Dartmouth, 1/29/12
  • Minutes: 36, Twice, most recent vs. Bucknell, 1/2/11

2011-12 Season: Appeared and started in all 28 games … Closed her final season at Yale with an average of 8.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game, finishing second on the team in rebounds and assists and third in scoring … Tied with Arrice Bryant for the team lead in blocks with 16 … Registered a career-high three blocks and a season-high four steals in the win at Dartmouth on Jan. 29 … Recorded her seventh career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds in the win over Army on Jan. 1, setting new season highs in total rebounds and defensive rebounds (9) in the process … Recorded 13 points, eight rebounds, and five assists in the home loss vs. Brown on Jan. 20 … Tallied 12 points, eight rebounds, and five assists at Cornell on Feb. 25 … Collected 12 points, seven rebounds, and four assists in the final game of her Yale career, a home loss vs. Penn on March 3 … Scored a season-high 16 points and grabbed six rebounds vs. Texas-Pan American … Scored 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting and 5-of-5 from the foul line in the season-opening win over Holy Cross.

2011-12 Season Highs

  • Points: 16, vs. Texas-Pan American, 11/26/11
  • FG Made: 6, Three times, most recent vs. Princeton, 3/2/12
  • FG Attempts: 14, vs. Princeton, 3/2/12
  • 3-Point FG Made: 1, Twice, most recent at Florida State, 12/28/11
  • 3-Point FG Attempts: 2, at Cornell, 2/25/12
  • Free Throws Made: 6, vs. Texas-Pan American, 11/26/11
  • Free Throw Attempts: 8, at Florida State, 12/28/11
  • Rebounds: 10, vs. Army, 1/1/12
  • Offensive Rebounds: 5, at Florida State, 12/28/11
  • Defensive Rebounds: 9, vs. Army, 1/1/12
  • Assists: 6, at Houston, 11/25/11
  • Steals: 4, at Dartmouth, 1/29/12
  • Blocked Shots: 3, at Dartmouth, 1/29/12
  • Minutes: 35, Twice, most recent at Penn, 2/3/12


2010-11: Started all 27 games in which she appeared … Missed two games due to injury … Earned All-Ivy Honorable Mention selection … Fourth on the team in scoring with an average of 8.2 points per game … Averaged a team-leading 6.6 rebounds per game … Second on the team in total rebounds (179), defensive rebounds (128), steals (47) and blocks (22) … Scored in double figures in 11 games … Recorded a double-double, the sixth of her career, to help lead the Bulldogs to their first-ever win over a nationally ranked opponent vs. then-No. 14 Florida State on Dec. 18, 2010 … Tallied 20 points, eight rebounds, and eight assists vs. Quinnipiac on Dec. 20, 2010, falling just shy of the first triple-double in Yale’s history … Recorded at least five rebounds  in 20 games last season, including four double-digit rebounding performances … Named Ivy League Player of the Week on Dec. 23, 2010.

2009-10: Appeared in 27 games, include 25 starts ... Selected to All-Ivy Second Team ... Averaged 8.5 points per game ... Recorded 37 steals and shot over 44 percent from the field both marks ranked second on the team ... Averaged a team-high 6.9 rebounds per game...Scored a season-high 18 points against Colorado on Jan. 4 ... pulled down a season-high 15 rebounds in the season opener against Holy Cross ... Tallied four double-double performances ... Reached double digit points in 11 games.

2008-09: Appeared in all 28 games, including three starts ... Averaged 5.0 points and 4.3 rebounds per game...Selected to the Ivy League All-Rookie Team ... Reached double figures in points three times and double-figure rebounds twice, including a double-double (22 pts., 11 rebs.) on Feb. 21 at Columbia ... Her point and rebound totals that game both marked career highs ... Tallied 12 points and eight rebounds in the Dec. 28 win at UC Irvine ... Was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week for that performance ... Made her first career start in the Feb. 27 win over Penn, recording five points and 10 rebounds.

At Midwood: Named team MVP in her junior and senior seasons, while also earning recognition as a Daily News All-Star in both years ... Recognized as NY1's Scholar-Athlete of the Week ... Also played first base on the softball team.

Personal: Calhoun College ... Daughter of Kevin and Jackie Cashen ... Has two older brothers, Kevin and Joey ... Majoring in Political Science with a concentration in Environmental Policy.