20 Kate Buesser
20 - Kate Buesser
Height: 5-6
Year: Senior
Hometown: Wolfeboro, N.H.
High School: Brewster Academy
Position: Forward
Major: Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Bats/Throws: L
House Affiliation: Dunster

Senior • 2010-11
Tri-captain for 2010-11 season ... Ranked second on the team with 26 points and had a team-high 15 goals on the year ... Was second on the team in power-play goals (five) and game-winning goals (three) ... Registered an assist in season-opener against Yale Oct. 29 ... Potted first goal of the season, the first goal of the game in 3-1 win over Colgate Nov. 6 ... Assisted on Katharine Chute’s game-tying goal against Princeton Nov. 13 ... Logged a short-handed goal and an assist in 5-3 win over No. 9 Dartmouth Nov. 19 ... Added an assist on Jillian Dempsey’s first goal in 3-2 win at Big Green Nov. 20 ... Posted two consecutive goals against No. 7 Minnesota Nov. 28 ... Notched a goal against No. 6 Boston College Dec. 5 ... Had assists against New Hampshire (Dec. 9) and Boston University (Dec. 10) ... Dished out an assist in a 2-1 victory over St. Lawrence Jan. 14 ... Scored the decisive third goal in a 3-2 victory over Clarkson Jan. 15 ... Netted her seventh goal of the season Jan. 22 against Union ... Notched the final goal in 4-0 win at Brown Jan. 28 and again the following afternoon in 5-3 win at Yale ... Picked up an assist against Quinnipiac Feb. 5 and scored in the Beanpot semifinal against Northeastern Feb. 8 ... Had a goal and an assist against Colgate Feb. 18 and netted the game’s second goal against No. 2 Cornell Feb. 19 ... Collected two assists against St. Lawrence Feb. 25 and scored first career hat trick the following day in 8-3 win over the Saints in ECAC quarterfinal round.

Junior • 2009-10

Nominee for Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award ... Tabbed to All-ECAC Hockey and All-Ivy League first team ... Named to ECAC Hockey All-Star Team ... Honored on New England Hockey Writers Division I All-Star Team ... Academic All-Ivy League ... Played in all 32 games ... Led Harvard with 16 goals, 24 assists and 40 points, setting a career-high in all three categories ... Also boasted a team-best +25 rating ... Ranked 21st in the nation in points per game (1.21) ... Stood second in ECAC Hockey games with 32 points (12-20-32) ... Scored two goals and assisted on game-winning tally against St. Lawrence (Nov. 7) ... Recorded a career-high four points on a goal and three assists in victory against Quinnipiac (Nov. 15); also had a career-best +4 rating ... Named ECAC Hockey Player of the Week Nov. 16 ... Netted a goal and handed out two assists, including one on the game winner, in victory at Yale (Nov. 20) ... Had a goal and assist in win at Brown (Nov. 21) ... Assisted on a tally in win over Dartmouth (Nov. 25) ... Netted a power-play goal in victory against Connecticut (Dec. 8) ... Handed out an assist for ECAC Hockey All-Stars in exhibition against Team USA (Jan. 3) ... Had two assists at Princeton (Jan. 8) ... Chipped in with two assists, including one on the game winner, and scored a goal in victory over Colgate (Jan. 16)  ... Found the back of the net with a shot off a rebound against Rensselaer (Jan. 23) ... Scored two goals and added an assist in victory at Dartmouth (Jan. 29) ... Honored as ECAC Hockey Player of the Week Feb. 1 ... Handed out two assists in Beanpot semifinal win over Boston College (Feb. 2) ... Had a goal and assist in victory against Brown (Feb. 5) ... Notched a power-play goal at Rensselaer (Feb. 12) ... Netted an unassisted goal in win at Union (Feb. 13) ... Assisted on goal in key victory at St. Lawrence (Feb. 19) ... Had a goal and assist in win over Princeton in Game 1 of ECAC Hockey quarterfinals (Feb. 26) ... Lit the lamp in Game 2 of ECAC Hockey quarterfinals (Feb. 27) ... Notched an even-strength goal in ECAC Hockey semifinals at Clarkson (March 5) ... Assisted on a power-play goal in NCAA quarterfinals against Cornell (March 12).

Sophomore • 2008-09
Named to ECAC Hockey All-Academic team for second straight year ... Played in all 32 games ... Stood tied for fifth on the Crimson with six tallies ... Had two multi-goal games ... Scored two goals in the third period, including the game winner with 1:37 remaining, at Quinnipiac (Oct. 31) ... Collected an assist on the power play at New Hampshire (Dec. 5) ... Tallied a power-play goal at Connecticut (Dec. 14) ... Assisted on the game winner against Boston University in Beanpot semifinal (Jan. 3) ... Earned an assist on game winner at Colgate (Feb. 14) ... Lit the lamp twice in win over St. Lawrence (Feb. 20) ... Netted a goal the next afternoon against Clarkson (Feb. 21), helping Harvard clinch the ECAC Hockey regular-season championship ... Handed out an assist against Rensselaer in ECAC Hockey semifinal round (March 7).

Freshman • 2007-08
An ECAC Hockey All-Academic team selection ... Netted the game-winner on a power play in Crimson’s 5-1 win over Dartmouth in NCAA quarterfinals (March 15) ... Tallied the game-winning goal with five minutes remaining in Harvard’s 3-1 victory at Princeton; the win clinched the ECAC regular-season title for the Crimson ... Scored a power-play goal in collegiate debut in 3-2 win vs. Quinnipiac Nov. 2 ... Tallied a goal vs. St. Lawrence Nov. 24 ... Scored goals in wins over Cornell (Jan. 4) and Boston College (Jan.8) ... Collected a then career-high three assists and was +3 in 5-0 victory over Rensselaer (Feb. 9) ... Recorded one assist in three straight games at Clarkson, vs. Dartmouth and at Brown (Jan. 27-Feb.2) ... Also assisted on scores in back-to-back games at Rensselaer (Nov. 30) and at Union (Dec. 1) ... +8 rating.

Named to USA Hockey Women's Under-22 Camp Roster in May 2008.

Before Harvard
Four-year letterwinner in hockey at Brewster Academy ... Also lettered in field hockey, lacrosse and rowing ... Two-year captain of the hockey team ... Graduated as Brewster Academy's career scoring leader (141 points) ... Also holds school's single-game goals record (six) ... Helped the Assabet Valley U-16 team to a national championship in 2006 and a runner-up finish in 2007 ... Named MVP of hockey and rowing teams ... Earned field hockey coach's award ... Graduated summa cum laude ... Winner of Bausch & Lomb Science Award and the Dartmouth Book Prize.

Uncle, Alan Shealy '75, was a member of Harvard's heavyweight crew and served as the stroke of the Crimson's 1975 "Rude and Smooth" national championship boat.