Cassandra was a graduate of Ford City H.S. and St. Vincent College. Cassandra was a 3 year starter in basketball at Ford City averaging over 14 points per game , 10 rebounds and 3 blocked shots. She finished her career with 1100 points and 984 rebounds. Cassandra helped lead Ford City to 3 section championships and 4 WPIAL playoff appearances. The 1998 team was a PIAA Semi-Finalist and finished 3rd in the state. She was a 1997-98 Pittsburgh Post Gazette and Tribune Review all section team member. Cassandra was Valley News Dispatch 1st team all section ,played in the 1999 Cager Classic, and was the Red Mihalic award recipient. As a member of the St. Vincent College team she was a 4 year starter and helped lead the 2002-03 team to a section title and a appearance in the NAIA Tournament. Cassandra finished her career 1,276 point, 706 rebounds, 104 blocks and 97 steals, and received the Andrew Deluca Leadership award.