It's the Chassidy and Cassidy flip-flop of college choices.
Blackhawk's Chassidy Omogrosso and Seton-LaSalle's Cassidy Walsh will be juniors and are top point guards in WPIAL girls basketball. They made verbal commitments their sophomore years -- Omogrosso to Pitt and Walsh to Duquesne. But when Suzie McConnell-Serio left Duquesne to become Pitt's coach in the spring, things changed with Omogrosso and Walsh.
McConnell-Serio wanted Walsh. So Walsh backed out of her Duquesne commitment and committed to Pitt late last week. Omogrosso made the crosstown flip-flop complete Monday when she committed to Duquesne.
Duquesne's new coach is Dan Burt, who was an assistant under McConnell-Serio.
"I think when Suzie became the coach [at Pitt], she had some players in mind she wanted to recruit," Blackhawk coach Steve Lodovico said. "Chassidy re-opened her recruiting and really liked Duquesne."
Walsh and Omogrosso are talented players. Omogrosso averaged 22 points as a sophomore and made the Post-Gazette Fabulous Five. She already has scored more than 1,000 points.
Walsh isn't counted on to score as much as Omogrosso. Walsh averaged 11 points a game this past season despite being bothered by a stress fracture in her foot.