I'm Cassandra (Darrah) Allen
I’m the owner of Full Circle Fastpitch and am so grateful I get to teach girls of all ages how to pitch and call it my job. Ever since I can remember, I have been playing softball and everyone that knew me growing up knew that softball and I went hand in hand. During college, I really thought once I graduated I would put softball behind me and move onto something else. But it just wasn’t that easy!
I grew up in a small town in Iowa, worked hard, made it to the high school state tournament for the first time in school history, got recruited to play at the University of Wisconsin and became a four year starting pitcher for the Badgers.
We had a lot of special accomplishments during my time as a Badger.
We won thirty games all four years and the last time Wisconsin won thirty games in a season was eight years prior. We also earned a spot at NCAA regionals for the first time in eight years and went back to back years. I earned MVP of the 2013 Big Ten Tournament Championship after throwing every single pitch defeating Northwestern, Michigan and Minnesota. I am the current record holder for career and season highest winning percentage, second in career and season wins and second in strikeouts and shutouts.
I loved pitching but I love teaching it even more.
It has been such a rewarding experience watching my pitchers learn and develop both physically and mentally. Softball has given me so many great experiences and opportunities that wouldn’t have happened without it. I only hope I can help pitchers have a similar experience with the game while creating lifelong habits for a successful future.
I take pride in empowering girls to find their voice, take ownership of their journey and cultivate confidence through hard work and finding their strengths.
If you want to know more about me or Full Circle Fastpitch, just ask!