The rising senior tallied 31 points on 21 goals and 10 assists last season (Gil Talbot).
BOSTON – Rising senior Sydney Daniels was selected with the first pick of the second round by the New York Riveters in the second-annual National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) Draft, as announced by the league office on Saturday. The left winger is the fourth Harvard player to have her name called in the league's two-year history, joining Miye D'Oench '16, Emerance Maschmeyer '16 and Michelle Picard '16, and Daniels is the highest selection in program history.
Daniels enjoyed a career-best campaign in 2015-16, ranking eighth nationally in goals per game (0.68). A constant threat to find the back of the mesh, Daniels earned All-Ivy League first team and All-ECAC Hockey second team accolades as a junior, and was the ECAC Hockey Player of the Month in February after scoring 12 goals in a nine-game stretch. She already ranks in the top-20 on the program's all-time career goals list with 48.
The NWHL Draft consists of rising seniors throughout the NCAA, and the league requires a player to exhaust their collegiate eligibility before making the jump to the league. The New York Riveters posted a 4-14 record in 2016, and fell in the NWHL semifinals.