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Melissa Piacentini

Melissa Piacentini is serving as the video coach for the 2024 U.S. Women's National Team, after serving in the same capacity for the 2024 U.S. Under-18 Women's National Team. 

Piacentini is currently the assistant coach for the Northeastern women's hockey team. She joined the Northeastern women's hockey staff as the Huskies' director of hockey operations in August 2018 and was elevated to assistant coach in August 2023.

The all-time leading scorer at Syracuse University, Piacentini brings a wealth of experience to the Northeastern family. From 2012-16, Piacentini racked up 112 career points and a plus-60 rating with the Orange, culminating in 2016 College Hockey America (CHA) Player of the Year honors. After graduating from Syracuse in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in psychology, Piacentini went on to play professionally for the EV Bozen Eagles in Bolzano, Italy, helping the team capture the Italian league crown in 2017.

Prior to the 2017-18 season, Piacentini was named an assistant coach at RIT, where she was responsible for helping with recruiting, scouting and video analysis