July 17, 1990|
Plattsburgh, New York, USA
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||173 lb (78 kg; 12 st 5 lb)|
|National team||United States|
She was an assistant captain for Northwood School in Lake Placid, NY. As a senior, she registered 34 points with 19 goals and 15 assists. At Northwood, Steadman was a four-sport athlete participating in ice hockey, soccer, lacrosse and crew.
Her freshman season with Mercyhurst University was in 2008–09. Steadman appeared in all 37 games as a freshman. In her rookie season, she scored 13 goals and added nine assists for 22 points. Of the 13 goals, three were scored on the power play. Her plus minus rating for the season was +14, respectively.
On October 11, 2008, she scored her first collegiate goal (it was against Boston University). She accumulated two goals on November 1 in a 4–3 overtime win at Colgate. Against Brown University, she had two goals on November 22. In her first three postseason games, she scored one goal in each match and totalled four postseason points. In the CHA final versus Wayne State University on March 7, she scored one goal and added one assist. Steadman scored the Lakers’ first goal in NCAA quarterfinal play. The goal was scored versus No. 7 St. Lawrence on March 14. On February 27, Steadman assisted on Bailey Bram's game-winning goal at Wayne State.
In her sophomore season (2009–10), she appeared in all 36 games. Her 28 points (15 goals and 13 assists) ranked sixth on the team in scoring. Of her fifteen goals, three were power play markers, while two others were short-handed. Her five game-winning goals tied for second on the team. In the first game of the season on October 2, (against Bemidji State), she scored a goal as the Lakers won by a 4–1 tally. In a two-game sweep of Rensselaer (October 16–17), Steadman scored in back to back games, including the game-winning goal in the first contest. On November 7, she scored twice against Wayne State, and it was the beginning of a six-game point streak. Steadman had a season-high four points with a hat trick and an assist in an 8–0 win over Wayne State on February 19, 2010. In an October 29, 2011 match versus Lindenwood, Steadman would score four goals and notch an assist, as the Lakers defeated the Lady Lions by a 14–0 mark. =
Steadman participated on the 2008 Team USA Under-18 World Championship Team. On January 28, 2011, it was announced that Steadman was named to the preliminary roster for the U.S. Women's National Team. From April 4 to 12, 2011, she was one of 30 players that took part in a selection / training camp. She was named to the final roster that participated at the 2011 IIHF Women's World Championship. She is the first player from Mercyhurst College to make the US Women's National Team.
Steadman currently plays for the Buffalo Beauts of the NWHL as a practice player. Citing her position with RMU Hockey, Steadman preferred to play as a practice player to balance hockey and her full-time job. Steadman was named the Player of the Week for the NWHL from November 22 to November 28. She scored the first All Star Game goal in NWHL history and was named MVP of the 1st NWHL All-Star Game, tallying up 2 goals and helping her team to a 9–1 victory. Steadman was named one of the two captains for the 2nd NWHL All-Star Game.
Awards and honors
- CHA Player of the Week (Week of December 12, 2011)
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