Casie Hanson comes to the North American Hockey Academy after serving two years as the Graduate Assistant Coach for the Bemidji State University women’s ice hockey team. While at Bemidji State University (BSU) Casie assisted with all aspects of the hockey program including: planning, preparing, and leading portions of practices; assisting with special teams, forwards, and goalies; and was involved with all on-campus recruit visits. Casie was responsible for the strength and conditioning portion of the program as well as organizing all video operations for the team.
As the Strength and Conditioning Coach she was responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating player’s strength and conditioning requirements throughout the year. Casie is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has a Master of Science Degree in Sport Studies from Bemidji State University.
Prior to BSU Casie attended the University of North Dakota (UND) where she played both hockey and softball. Casie was a two time All American centerfielder for the UND softball team; broke several records and aided the team in becoming Conference Champions her senior year.
Casie walked onto the UND hockey team her freshman year as a defenseman and later transitioned into a forward. She earned leadership and captain roles her sophomore year, was named assistant captain her junior year, and was captain of the UND hockey team her senior year. She earned WCHA All-Academic honors her sophomore, junior, and senior years and was named WCHA Outstanding Student Athlete her junior year. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and a Bachelor of Science in Community Nutrition from the University of North Dakota. At the conclusion of her college athletic career she earned the NCAA Top VIII Award; it is the highest NCAA award presented annually to the top eight student athletes throughout all three NCAA Divisions.
2010-11: One of just six Cadets to play in all 31 games ... ranked third on the team with 18 goals ... dished out 17 assists to rank sixth on the team ... totaled 35 points to rank third on team ... potted six power play goals and a team-leading six game-winning goals ... named to NCAA All-Tournament team after scoring two goals in National Championship game against R.I.T.
2009-10: One of just five Cadets to dress in all 31 games ... ranked third on the team in goals with 11 ... dished out 11 assists, which ranked fifth on the team ... tied for fourth with 22 points ... tied for the team lead with six power play goals ... potted one short-handed goal and one game-winning tally.
2008-09: One of just three Cadets to play in all 29 team games ... ranked fifth on the team in goals (11), assists (11) and points (22) ... scored four power play goals ... added one short-handed marker.
Before Norwich: Played four years of varsity hockey at Kents Hill Prep School ... captained team for two seasons ... helped lead squad to the 2004 Maine state championship ... scored the tying and game-winning goals in the final game ... also played soccer, softball and lacrosse in high school ... two-time team MVP of the soccer team ... earned all-conference honors in soccer three straight years ... led soccer squad to the 2007 league title ... named a New England all-star (soccer) in 2007 as well ... two-time all-conference pick in softball ... helped softball team win the 2008 league crown ... earned high honors in 2007.
Personal: Melissa Rundlett ... daughter of Roger and Jackie Rundlett ... has one brother, Josh ... cousin, Lindsay Oliveri, played college soccer at Quinnipiac University ... majoring in Business Management.