Equestrian Announces Early-Period Signees

Head coach Casie Lisabeth

December 1, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State equestrian head coach Casie Lisabeth announced the signing of two student-athletes to National Letters of Intent on Tuesday. Horsemanship riders Emily Castellini and Danielle Kemper will be the two newest riders on the Wildcat squad next season.

"These riders bring a great deal of experience into our program, so I am excited to have them jump into an already successful squad and help us take it to the next level. Both riders are very excited to begin their careers at K-State and I know their enthusiasm will help get them off to a great start."

A product of Washington Township N.J., Castellini joins the Wildcats after a successful youth career. In 2008 and 2009, she was earned APHA Champion in Youth Versatility honors in the 14-18 year-old level. A graduate of Cumberland Region High School in Seabrook, N.J., Castellini competed for the Colt golf team for one year.

Kemper, who hails from Gilbert, Ariz., will come to K-State following a youth career in which she has racked up numerous honors in multiple events. In 2008, Kemper rode for Team USA in the AJPHA Youth World Games. She was named a three-time APHA World Champion and a two-time APHA Reserve World Champion. She was also a five-time PTHA World Champion and a two-time PTHA Reserve World Champion during her youth career. While attending Mesquite High School, Kemper was also a three-year letterwinner for the MHS volleyball team.