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Cassie Dunne


Senior - Defense
Wyndmoor, PA
Princeton Tiger Lilies

2016-17 Alternate Captain

2017 U.S. National University Team Selection
2016-17 ECWHL First Team All-Conference
2016-17 ACHA Academic All-American

2014-15 Pointstreak statistics page
2015-16 and 2016-17 Pointstreak statistics page

2016-17: Dunne's senior season went down as one of the most decorated in team history. Over winter break, she was selected for the 2017 U.S. National University Team that competed at the 2017 World University Games in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She was then picked as a co-captain of that squad and helped lead it to a bronze medal - just the second medal won by the Team USA men or women in the modern era. Dunne's being chosen for the team maintained Penn State's status as one of just two schools to be represented on every U.S. World University Games women's team ever, and kept PSU among the top five in overall player selections. Her Lady Ice Lions season was notable for her six goals, tied for 11th best nationally among ACHA defensemen. Five of those tallies came on the power play - including an overtime strike at Vermont on October 1, 2016 - to set a new Penn State single-season record, as well as boost Dunne into the club's top spot for career PPGs. She was selected as one of the ECWHL's first-team all-conference blueliners on the back of those efforts (making her just the second Penn Stater to be first-team All-ECWHL since PSU's 2014 return to the league, joining Darby Kern in 2014-15), which also made the WIHC's president a finalist for All-American status.

2015-16: In her junior year, Dunne emerged as one of the team's leaders both on the ice, where she was always willing to offer the right words at the right time or a bit of an edge to the proceedings, and off, where she served as the club's vice president. She again played big minutes on a team that, by the end of the season, only had five available defensemen, partnering primarily with Anna Marcus during the spring semester. All six of her points, coincidentally, came against Northeastern, including a goal and an assist in a 5-0 win on November 8, 2015. She also scored the opening and winning goal against the Huskies in an ECWHL playoff matchup on February 19, 2016.

2014-15: Dunne again stood out on a star-studded Lady Ice Lions defense corps, partnering with Kim Badorrek for much of the season on a heavily-used, reliable pair. Her nine points were second best at the position on the team, and included PSU's first goal of the season on September 27, 2014 at Vermont in an eventual 3-0 win. Dunne matched a career high with three points (one goal and two assists) against Northeastern on January 31, 2015 as part of a career-best four-game point streak (including seven points) that extended from January 30 through February 20.

2013-14: An elite puck mover with an underrated tough edge, Dunne was a key contributor to one of the ACHA's best blueline groups from day one. Offensively, she starred in a victory over Slippery Rock on November 22, 2013, picking up her first collegiate goal to open the game's scoring before adding a pair of assists as Penn State jumped out to a 3-0 lead. Dunne's first career point helped boost the Lady Ice Lions over California for the first time ever on October 12, 2013, and she also collected assists against CHE rivals West Chester and Delaware on November 9 and 17, 2013. With Dunne logging big minutes on D, generally next to Allie Rothman, PSU posted a division-best 1.20 goals against average despite playing two ACHA Player of the Year winners (West Chester's Becky Dobson and North Dakota State's Kacie Johnson) as well as the division's highest-scoring team (California) a total of nine times.

Career Statistics:
Season GP G A Pts. PIM PP SH GW
2013-14
25
1
5
6
4
0
0
0
2014-15
24
3
6
9
8
1
0
1
2015-16
27
3
3
6
22
0
0
1
2016-17
20
6
2
8
10
5
0
1
Career
96
13
16
29
44
6
0
3