Women’s Basketball Tabs Raster and Skinner as Co-Captains

Raster (left) and Skinner will serve as co-captains next season.
Raster (left) and Skinner will serve as co-captains next season.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Rising seniors Madeline Raster and Sydney Skinner will serve as the 2018-19 captains for the Harvard women's basketball team. As all captains at Harvard, the leadership posts were determined based on an election of the student-athletes on the team. 

"We are excited that Madeline Raster and Sydney Skinner have been elected co-captains for the 2018-19 season," stated head coach Kathy Delaney-Smith. "Both players have been invaluable on the floor and in the program and have earned the respect of their teammates. They combine a nice balance of leadership potential with Madeline's experience as captain and Sydney's point guard perspective." 

Raster becomes the eighth player in program history to serve as captain for two years and the first since Dina Hadrick '91 in the 1989-90 and 1990-91 seasons. The South Bend, Indiana native has started every game each of the last two seasons and 84 total in her career. She has averaged 9.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg and 2.4 apg during her career.

A member of Winthrop House, Raster is a Government concentrator.

Skinner joins Raster as co-captain after averaging 22.5 minutes per game last year as the Crimson's top reserve. Consistently providing a spark off the bench, Skinner was tabbed as the team's Best Defensive Player at this year's banquet. She accounted for 31 steals on the year, while also chipping in 9.0 ppg, 2.8 apg and 3.5 rpg.

Skinner, a native of Plano, Texas, is a Human Evolutionary Biology concentrator in Eliot House.