Five Crimson skaters earned recognition from the Ivy League (Elan Kawesch, Gil Talbot).
PRINCETON, N.J. – A quintet of Harvard women's hockey players have earned postseason honors from the Ivy League, led by first team nods for junior Sydney Daniels and seniors Emerance Maschmeyer and Michelle Picard. Senior Miye D'Oench was chosen to the second team, while sophomore Karly Heffernan was named honorable mention.
Daniels tallied an Ancient Eight-best nine goals in Ivy contests, while also dishing two assists for 11 points. On the season, Daniels leads the Crimson with 18 goals and has 27 points, ranking ninth in the country with 0.64 goals per game. A constant threat to find the back of the net, the left wing finished Ivy play with two-goal performances against Princeton, Yale and Cornell. The Southwick, Massachusetts native was an honorable mention selection a year ago.
Maschmeyer was named the All-Ivy first team goaltender for the third season in a row. The co-captain re-wrote the record books this season, breaking the Harvard career mark for saves and she is on pace to set a new career standard in save percentage. Maschmeyer tallied the Ancient Eight's top goals-against average (1.28) and save percentage (.954), and maintained season averages of 1.78 GAA and a save percentage of .941. The Bruderheim, Alberta native was also the Ivy Rookie of the Year in 2013.
Picard's first team selection was the first of her career, and second Ancient Eight honor after earning honorable mention status in 2013. One of the league's top defensemen, Picard played a key role in limiting opponents to 1.50 goals per game in Ivy play with a pair of shutouts. Hailing from Taunton, Massachusetts, Picard tallied three assists in Ancient Eight matchups, and has recorded two goals and nine assists this season.
D'Oench picked up a second team selection from the conference, marking her first postseason honor from the Ivy League. Playing on the right wing, the New York City native recorded two goals and eight assists in Ivy action and leads the Crimson with 35 points on the season (14 goals, 21 assists). D'Oench averages 1.21 points per game on the season, which is good for 18th nationally.
Heffernan earned All-Ivy honorable mention status, giving the sophomore her first-career postseason honor from the Ancient Eight. Against Ivy opponents, Heffernan potted four goals and dished five assists, ranking in the top-10 in points and goals. The Sherwood Park, Alberta native has seven goals and 15 assists on the season.
All five student-athletes have been consistent top-line skaters for the Crimson, and will lead Harvard this weekend in the ECAC tournament quarterfinals against Colgate. One of three Ivy teams to reach the conference tournament, Harvard's best-of-three series with the Raiders Feb. 26-28 will be broadcast on the Patriot League Network.