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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Where Are They Now: Caitlin Lever

Who is she? Caitlin Anne Lever, former collegiate star for Georgia Tech and professional standout for the Chicago Bandits and Carolina Diamonds; and presently a member of Team Canada.

What is she known for? Besides having one of the greatest Yellow Jacket careers in history, Lever was a three-team all-conference selection; was named a first-team All-American in 2007, her senior year; and has her name mentioned quite often throughout the Tech record books. Once she reached the pros, Lever was incredibly popular and a fan-favorite, especially during her time in Chicago. She had one of the longest pro careers in recent memory, spending six years in the league, from 2007-2012.

You might not know... If you're just a casual fan who knows of Lever more than you know about her, there are a number of interesting tidbits and facts you might not know. For example, did you know that her father was drafted #3 overall in the 1972 NHL draft, and played fifteen seasons in the league? Or did you know that before coming to Georgia Tech, Caitlin played a season for Canisius College, and led them to a conference championship?

What’s she up to now? Lever just completed her first season as assistant coach at UNLV. With Caitlin serving under head coach Lisa Dodd and with fellow assistant Jessica Serio, the Rebels boast of one of the most athletically-talented coaching staffs in the country. Lever's responsibilies include working with the outfielders and the team's short game, as well as sharing hitting coach duties with Serio.

Contact information: Caitlin is active on both Twitter and Facebook; you can find her on FB here and follow her on Twitter @CaitlinLever

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