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Casie Ramsier

School

Auburn University

Position
Midfielder
Major
Accounting

Classroom

Casie Ramsier already has received her bachelor’s degree from the Harbert College of Business, where she served as the marshal for graduation, graduating suma cum laude with a double major in accounting and finance. She did this all in three years and is on track to receive her master’s in accounting at the end of her four competition-eligible years. Ramsier also has been selected as a lifetime International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma member. She was tabbed as a CoSIDA Academic All-American last season and was the SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the first in program history. Ramsier also received recognition from the conference as an Academic All-SEC selection during her sophomore and junior campaigns. Her performance in the classroom landed her on the Capital One Academic All-District Team and NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) Scholar All-America list. Ramsier also made her way onto the College of Business Dean’s List every semester.

Character

Casie Ramsier is always the first player at the practice and the last one to leave. She has served as a captain as a junior and senior for a consistent nationally-ranked program during her tenure. That became the most evident in 2015 when Ramsier was chosen as a captain for the team that had plenty of adversity after it lost its senior leader to a season-ending injury and had its strength coach endure a battle with leukemia. Ramsier took the team to its best season in program history and the first NCAA Sweet 16 appearance ever after going 16-6-1. Ramsier’s infectious personality has not only shined bright on the field, but also within the team atmosphere. Her ability to connect with players is uncanny, and she has made others around her improve their game, not only for themselves, but for the betterment of the team. No matter how many accolades she has received, the first thing Ramsier mentions when approached is her team. Since her freshman season, Ramsier has voluntarily led a team prayer before matches and continues to be a leader in all facets of life.

Community

Ramsier has been heavily involved in the community, both at Auburn and back home in Dallas. Ramsier has taken ownership of the YMCA’s scholarship program in which she raises money to give financial aid to kids who cannot afford to attend college on their own. She has also been a key component in Blessings in a Backpack, stuffing backpacks with food and supplies for kids who may not receive the proper nourishment at home as they would at school. Raiser has also participated in Bo Bikes Bama, an annual biking event across the state of Alabama that travels through towns that were ravaged by tornadoes and gives back by building community shelters across the state. Sticking with the building theme, Ramsier has been instrumental in Habitat of Humanity, constructing homes for a plethora of families in the state. Whether its pounding nails, picking up supplies or counselling others, Ramsier has been an irreplaceable member in the foundation, just as she has for the Auburn soccer program.

Competition

Ramsier is one of the best players to ever come through Auburn. She was named to the MAC (Missouri Athletic Club) Hermann Trophy Watch List to open 2016, given annually to the nation’s top player. She has firmly placed her name in the program record books, including (through mid-September) shots in a career (231, second), goals in a career (27, fifth) and game-winning goals (8, fifth). Ramsier’s 2015 season of 12 goals ranks second on the all-time list, including five game-winning goals that is also positioned as the second-best season ever. As the key focal point of the offense, everything runs through Ramsier. She has led the team in points in two seasons, ranked third in another and is on pace to top the charts again in 2016. Ramsier has been a consistent performer throughout her tenure at Auburn and was a 2015 NSCAA All-American Second Team selection. She has earned All-Region and All-Conference honors every season, while also receiving recognition as the nation’s top weekly performer once and conference’s weekly award winner three times. She was named to the All-SEC First Team in 2015 and heading into her final campaign, Ramsier was listed as the No. 14 player in the nation in TopDrawerSoccer.com’s annual Preseason Top 100 and as a player to watch in the SEC.