April 1, 2013

Daniggelis Named Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Week

Set League Record for Draw Controls in a Game, Team Record for Draw Controls in a Season

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Yale freshman midfielder Nicole Daniggelis (St. James, N.Y.), who had a record-breaking weekend while helping the Bulldogs win a pair of games in the last three days, has been named Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Week. Daniggelis set the league record for draw controls in a game with 15 Sunday at Lehigh, surpassing the Yale single-season record in the process. She also scored seven goals as the Bulldogs went 2-0, beating Cal 10-7 on Friday and Lehigh 16-8 on Sunday.

The previous Ivy League record for draw controls in a game was 10, set by Princeton's Abigail Gutstein vs. Delaware Apr. 19, 1995. The Yale record for draw controls in a season was 44, set by All-American Miles Whitman '04 in 2004. Daniggelis now has 46 draws.

Despite missing the first two games due to injury, Daniggelis is now second on the team in goals and points (22-2-24). Her .512 shooting percentage is also second-best. She has scored a goal in eight straight games, and has multiple goals in five straight. Her four goals on Sunday against Lehigh represented the third time this season she scored four or more goals in a game.

Prior to Yale, Daniggelis attended Smithtown East High School, where she captained the team for two years and set the school record for career points with 277.

Daniggelis is the first Bulldog to earn a weekly award from the Ivy League this season.

Yale hosts Princeton at Reese Stadium this Saturday at Noon.

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity

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