San Antonio, Texas
Texas A&M, 2013
Texas A&M, 2015
|NPF||Akron Racers (2015-16)|
|NPF||Akron Racers (2015-16)|
|College||Texas A&M (2011-14)|
|High School||Smithson Valley High School (2007-10)|
|2016-present||Houston, volunteer assistant|
|2016||Miami (Ohio), assistant coach|
|2015||Texas A&M, operations intern|
Former Texas A&M All-American Cassie Tysarczyk joined the University of Houston Softball program as a volunteer assistant on Aug. 5, 2016.
In her position, Tysarczyk (pronounced Ty-SAR-check) works primarily with the outfielders and assists with base running, hitting and infield. She also handles video analysis and coaches first base in addition to serving as Houston Softball's camp director.
In 2017, Tysarczyk helped the Cougars to a 30-25 overall record and 12-6 mark in American Athletic Conference play. The Cougars finished in second place in The American for the regular season and added a runner-up finish at The American Championship. The two finishes are the program's highest respective finishes as a member of the league.
The Cougars led The American in batting average (.302), on base percentage (.383), hits (437), runs (286) and RBI (250) in 2017. Houston also finished second in slugging percentage (.424), home runs (34) and walks (33).
Individually, sophomore outfielder Maya Thomas finished second in conference in batting average (.435), a mark that stood 14th in the country, and on base percentage (.463). Senior utility player Shelby Miller led the league in RBI (51) and was third in slugging percentage (.619), while second baseman Arielle James led all freshmen in bating average (.354), on base percentage (.424), hits (43) and runs (63).
The Cougars picked up a plethora of conference accolades at the conclusion of the regular season. Miller was named Co-Player of the Year and James was tabbed Rookie of the Year. The duo was joined by Thomas and sophomore utility player/pitcher Savannah Heebner on The American First Team. James and pitcher Trystan Melancon were also on the league’s All-Rookie Team.
At the conclusion of The American Championship, Heebner, Sarah Barker, Thomas and Kaylin Crumpton were named to the All-Tournament Team.
Houston also had four players named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division I All-Region Teams. Heebner was named to the first team as James and Miller were tabbed to the second team. Thomas rounded out the honors with a third-team selection.
AT MIAMI (OHIO)
Tysarczyk came to Houston after spending the 2015-16 season as an assistant coach at Miami (Ohio).
In her one season, the Redhawks broke school records in six statistical categories and appeared in the 2016 NCAA Softball Championshio as the No. 3 seed at the Ann Arbor Regional.
AT TEXAS A&M
In 2015, Tysarczyk served as an intern under Texas A&M Softball Director of Operations Terry Schweikert. In her role, she analyzed game film, developed a template to display hitters' strong and weak areas and shadowed Jo Evans and her assistants.
Tysarczyk played three seasons in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league from 2014-16. She spent her rookie season with the USSSA Pride before spending two years with the Akron Racers.
Tysarczyk was a four-year letterwinner for Texas A&M from 2011-14, where she was a two-time team captain. She was selected to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America Third Team and All-SEC Second Team as a senior in 2014 after hitting .366. She finished her career with the Aggies hitting .301 with 40 home runs and 145 RBI.
Tysarczyk earned her bachelor's degree in psychology in only three years, graduating in 2013. She earned a master's degree in sport management from Texas A&M in 2015.
Head Coach Kristin Vesely on Tysarczyk's hire:
"Having Cassie round out our staff has been a big step for the program. She has a great reputation getting the most out of the players she worked with at Miami (Ohio) and Texas A&M. I am excited to have her knowledge of the game along with her work ethic as the final member of our staff. What Cassie represents as a player, coach and person makes Houston Softball a great fit."