Women’s Hockey Sees Five Invited to National Team Camps

Women’s Hockey Sees Five Invited to National Team Camps

The Crimson is represented in both the Canadian and American camps (Zack Williamson).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Earning a chance for international exposure, five Harvard women's hockey players have been selected to the national camps hosted by USA Hockey and Hockey Canada, as announced by the organizations.

Rising senior Sydney Daniels, rising junior Lexie Laing and incoming freshman Beth Larcom will be present at the US Women's National Festival, while rising junior Karly Heffernan and elevating sophomore Kaitlin Tse will participate at the Canada National Women's Development Team's summer showcase.

Daniels scored a team-best 21 goals to go with 10 assists in 2015-16, including 14 scores over the final 12 games. No returning player in the country ended the season with as many goals to close the season. She earned postseason recognition from both the Ivy League and ECAC Hockey.

Laing ended the 2015-16 campaign with six goals and 12 assists for 18 points, which was the fourth-highest total on the team. Laing was named to the ECAC Hockey All-Rookie team in 2015.

Heffernan posted eight goals and 16 assists in 2015-16, and was an honorable mention All-Ivy League selection. Heffernan also competed for the Canada National Women's Development Team at the Nations Cup in Germany in February.

Tse potted one goal to go with 10 helpers in her freshman campaign, leading all first-year skaters in assists. The blue-liner tallied three assists in the ECAC quarterfinals at Colgate in February.

Larcom joins the Crimson after competing as the goalie for St. George's School and the MA Spitfires in 2015-16. She helped the USA under-18 squad win a gold medal at the IIHF World Championships in January, where she did not allow a goal in 120 minutes of action.

The five Crimson skaters will compete for roster spots for the annual U-22 series between USA Hockey and Hockey Canada, taking place August 17-21 in Calgary, Alberta. Daniels, Laing and Heffernan, along with 2016 graduate Emerance Maschmeyer, represented the Crimson in the series a year ago.