Daniels, Mastel named captains for 2016-17 campaign (Gil Talbot).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Announcing its yearly awards at the annual team banquet, a trio of Crimson skaters were bestowed team honors while rising seniors Sydney Daniels and Briana Mastel were selected as team captains.
Harvard named co-MVPs for the 2015-16 season, with seniors Michelle Picard and Emerance Maschmeyer earning the awards. Picard was also the recipient of the John Dooley Award, which recognizes the player that best combines devotion and enthusiasm into the Harvard women's hockey program.
Picard was one of the country's top blue-line skaters, and she earned All-ECAC, All-Ivy and All-New England recognition. The co-captain finished the season with 10 assists and 12 points, and led a Harvard defense that ranked in the top-10 nationally all season. A native of Taunton, Massachusetts, Picard was a finalist for the ECAC Defenseman of the Year award. Most recently, Picard competed with the United States at the IIHF World Championships, where the team claimed the gold medal.
Maschmeyer completed her senior campaign as Harvard's all-time leader in career saves (2,538), and she ranks second all-time in career save percentage (.940) and goals-against average (1.65). Maschmeyer garnered All-ECAC Hockey and All-Ivy honors, and she was selected to the Canadian national team for the IIHF World Championships, where she was named the tournament's top goaltender.
Sophomore Chelsea Ziadie was bestowed the Joe Bertagna Award, which recognizes the team's most improved player. Ziadie was a consistent starter along the blue line, coupling with Picard in creating one of the conference's top defensive pairs. The Pointe-Claire, Quebec native tallied one goal and two assists on the season, netting her first-career tally against Yale.
Daniels and Mastel follow Picard and Maschmeyer as the team's captains. Daniels was an All-ECAC Hockey and All-Ivy selection, ranking eighth nationally with 0.68 goals per game. The left wing finished her junior campaign with 21 goals and 31 points. Mastel was Harvard's top-scoring defenseman, netting three goals to go with nine assists. She played in instrumental role in Harvard's top-tier defense.