ON RAHN: Starter at long-stick defensive midfield ... All-American and honors candidate... An outright hustler, achiever, and hard worker ... Will be relied on off the wing to get the ground balls off the faceoff ... Can cover because he's got great speed ... Is a real thinker as well ... Overall, has good skills and is extremely aggressive.
AS A SENIOR IN 2011:
2011 TEAM CAPTAIN
Returning starting long-stick defensive midfielder.
Played in 56 of 57 games during college career.
Played in all 14 games, contributing to solid defense with 8.37 GAA. Has three groundballs and a caused turnover.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2010: 2010 Preseason All-CAA Selection by league coaches. 2010 Preseason All-New England honoree. Starting long stick middie who played on the faceoff wing. Was third team with 32 groundballs as the top long-stick along with nine caused turnovers. Also had an assist. Three groundballs and two caused turnovers vs. Towson (4/10). Great game with four groundballs and two caused turnovers at Penn State (4/3). Tremendous defense with five groundballs and two caused turnovers in huge win over #6 Hofstra (3/27). One groundball at Brown (3/23). Second-career assist on a fastbreak goal vs. Harvard (3/13). Also had four groundballs. Two groundballs vs. Albany (3/9). Corralled career-high six groundballs in win over Hartford (2/20). Began year with two groundballs at Sacred Heart (2/12).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2009: Starting long stick middie who played on the faceoff wing. In 15 starts, had one goal, 34 groundballs, and 21caused turnovers. Fourth on team in groundballs. Tied for first on team in caused turnovers. In facing Princeton (5/10) in the NCAA First Round, took on his hometown team and had two caused turnovers. Scooped four groundballs, caused two TOs at Rutgers (5/2). Two groundballs, caused two turnovers vs. #3 Syracuse (4/25). Key defense keeping Fairfield's (4/21) top scorer Brent Adams pointless with two groundballs, two caused turnovers. Great defense vs. Georgetown (4/18) with career-high five groundballs and three caused turnovers. Solid defense in win over St. John's (4/4), grabbing four groundballs and causing two turnovers. Great defense with three caused and a groundball as UMass won at #12 Loyola (3/21). Grabbed three groundballs in aiding Joe Reale's season-best 13 face-off wins vs. #18 Brown (3/14). Finished with two groundballs at Albany (3/10). Three groundballs and a caused turnover as part of a stout defensive effort in holding #11 Harvard (3/7) to three goals. Had a groundball and caused turnover vs. Yale (2/28). Scooped career-high three groundballs at Hofstra (2/21). Had two groundballs and first-career goal (on first-career shot) in season-opener vs. Sacred Heart (2/14).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2008: Reserve long-pole defenseman played in 13 of UMass' 14 games, including the final 13 in a row after sitting out the opener vs. Hofstra (2/23) ... Finished with nine groundballs and five caused turnovers ... Against homestate team Rutgers (5/3), posted first-career assist in transition. Also had groundball and caused turnover ... Started on face-off win at #1 Syracuse (4/26) ... Tallied two groundballs at St. John's (4/5), seeing most time as back-up long-stick defensive middie with injury to Will Jeffery ... Scooped up two groundballs and forced two turnovers at Sacred Heart (3/18) ... Grabbed first-career groundball vs. Albany (3/11) ... Made collegiate debut at Yale (3/2).
BEFORE UMASS: Four-year defender/LSM for Princeton High in Princeton, N.J., where he played under coaches Peter Stanton and Jason Carter ... earned first team All-Conference, All-Area, All Pitt Division, and second team All-State honors junior and senior years ... also received second team All-Conference honors as a sophomore ... also played soccer for three years and earned second team All-Area honors senior year.
PERSONAL: Casey Jonathan Rahn ... son of Wendy and David Rahn ... brother of Kelly (22) ... born Sept. 9, 1988 in Princeton, N.J. ... majoring both political science and legal studies.
Goals: 1 vs. Sacred Heart (2/14/09)
Assists: 1 vs. Rutgers (5/3/08) & vs. Harvard (3/13/10)
Points: 1 vs. Sacred Heart (2/14/09), vs. Rutgers (5/3/08), vs. Harvard (3/13/10)
Groundballs: 6 vs. Hartford (2/20/10)
Caused TO: 3 at Loyola (3/21/09) & vs. G'town (4/18/09)