|Sports:||Field Hockey and Softball|
Karen (Beaudoin) Hanson, 1987- Karen (Beaudoin) Hanson was one of the finest two-sport athletes to ever perform at USM. One of the field hockey program’s finest goalies and a three-time team MVP, she showed her impressive athletic talents moving to a field position her sophomore season and finishing among the team’s leading scorers. She backstopped the team and its 1986 ECAC championship compiling a 0.73 goals against average while making a school record 143 saves and posting 10 shutouts. On the softball diamond, Hanson earned second team regional All-American honors her senior season (1987) when she batted .377 with 24 RBI and led the Huskies to the championship game of the ECAC Division III tournament. A two-time captain, she hit .356 during her four-year career and still ranks among the program’s career leaders in 10 categories. She is one of only five players in the program’s history to collect 100 or more hits during their career. Hanson also served her alma mater as the head coach of softball and sports information director for two years and as an assistant coach of field hockey.