17 - Nicole Daniggelis
Nicole Daniggelis
Height: 5-10
Year: Fr.
Hometown: St. James, N.Y.
High School: Smithtown East
Position: M
Major: Undeclared
Previous Team: Long Island Yellow Jackets Blue
Residential College: Berkeley

2013 (Freshman): IWLCA All-Northeast Region ... Synapse Sports All-Rookie Team ... First Team All-Ivy League ... Only freshman to make first team All-Ivy in 2013 ... First Yale freshman to earn first team All-Ivy honors since Lauren Taylor '08 in 2005 ... Led team in goals with 39 (fifth in Ivy League) ... Second on team in points with 42 ... Set Yale individual single-season record in draw controls (76, six shy of the Ivy League record) ... Ranked sixth in country in draw controls per game as of May 17 ... 15 draw controls in 16-8 win at Lehigh Mar. 31 broke Ivy League single-game record ... Had at least two draws in every game ... Had a league-best 36 draws in Ivy games -- including 12 in 13-12 win vs. Columbia Apr. 13 ... Tied for third on team with 16 ground balls ... Appeared in 13 games, starting 11 ... Had at least one point in all 13 games she played ... Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Week Apr. 1 after scoring seven goals in two games and setting the league single-game draw control record ... Season-high six goals Mar. 16 at Penn ... First career goal Mar. 2 vs. Dartmouth ... First career assist Mar. 12 in 15-9 win vs. Sacred Heart.

High School: Holds school record for most points with 277 (190 goals, 87 assists) even after missing half of sophomore year and all of junior year to injury … Holds school record for most points in a game with 17 (eight goals, nine assists) … Captained team as a junior and senior … Five-year varsity starter … Academic All-American, second team All-Long Island and Team MVP as a senior … Tied for most points on Long Island (118) in regular season as a senior … Led Suffolk County in goal scoring (76) in regular season as a senior … All-county as a freshman … Honorable mention all-county while in eighth grade … Also played tennis, captaining team as a junior and senior … Six-year varsity starter and five-time team MVP in tennis … All-New York State in tennis as a senior, sophomore and freshman … Suffolk County player of the year, singles champion and Scholar Athlete Scholarship recipient as a senior … Missed junior year of tennis due to injury … All-county in tennis in seventh and eighth grades … Finalist for Dellecave Award as top female athlete in Suffolk County.

Club teams: Played with Yale teammate Kelly Anne Sherlock on Long Island Yellow Jackets Blue team … Won National Draw tournament with club team, summer 2012 … Made Long Island first team for Schoolgirls tournament as a freshman.

Notes: National Honor Society … English Honor society … Math Honor Society … Spanish Honor Society … Participated in school’s Athletes Helping Athletes program … Volunteer and coach for Smithtown youth lacrosse programs … Part of music program throughout high school and played the flute.

Why Yale? “Right when I stepped on campus I knew Yale was the place for me. Yale gives me the opportunity to study at one of the world’s most prestigious universities along with the challenge of competing at the Division I level.  The coaching staff and team were all so welcoming and I wanted to be a part of a program that is on the rise and ready to compete for an Ivy League Championship.”