Cassandra Kitchen ’24 Featured in US Lacrosse Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

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Freshman Cassandra Kitchen was featured as part of US Lacrosse‘s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Cassandra’s mother emigrated from Peru in 1989, and her brother Spencer Kitchen ’15 played for the Peruvian Lacrosse team, a member of the Federation of International Lacrosse, in 2018. 

In the feature, Cassandra shares what her heritage means to her: 

Heritage to me means who I am. It represents a big portion of me. It’s a tremendous gift being able to speak Spanish fluently, allowing me to communicate and create tighter bonds with relatives, friends and others. I am very grateful to be bilingual — Spanish from my mother’s side and English from my father’s. I live with a unique blend of two different cultures that exist side-by-side practicing both traditions. 

US Lacrosse is the sport’s national governing body, with more than 450,000 members nationwide. The organization partnered with Lacrosse the Nations, a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of children across the world, to highlight Hispanic Americans who are involved in the sport.

“I strive to play high-level collegiate lacrosse, and possibly for the U.S. Women’s National Team,” says Cassandra. “Additionally, I would be honored and proud to play for a Peruvian Women’s Lacrosse team or help introduce Peruvian girls to the sport I have grown to love.” 

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