CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Katey Stone, The Landry Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Ice Hockey, recently announced the incoming Class of 2024. Seven student-athletes will join the Crimson roster, four from Canada, two from Massachusetts and one from Pennsylvania.
The group joins 20 returning players that led the program to an 18-14-1 overall record and went 15-6-1 in ECAC Hockey play during the 2019-20 season, reaching the ECAC Hockey Tournament Semifinals.
"We are looking forward to welcoming this year's class of student-athletes to campus and our Harvard Hockey family" said Stone. "These dedicated young women are anxious to don the Harvard jersey and make their mark in our program and college hockey!"
Read below to learn more about the Class of 2024
Daisy Boynton | Goalie | Concord, Mass. | Middlesex School
Four-year letterwinner in soccer, ice hockey and lacrosse…Played club hockey for Assabet Valley Hockey (2016-17) and Islander Hockey Club (2018-19)…Captain of lacrosse team (2020)…Earned All-League honors, the Girl's Ice Hockey Trophy, Valicenti Cup MVP and Dexter Southfield Holiday Classic MVP recognition during her senior season…Awarded Class II Alumni Athletic Prize recognizing the most athletically and academically successful student (2019)…Parents, John and Johanna Boynton '88, also attended Harvard…Mother also played for the Harvard women's ice hockey team…Grandfathers Benjamin Neilson '60 and John Boynton '68 and grandmother Judy Neilson '60 also attended Harvard
Emily Davidson | Goalie | Ottawa, Ontario | Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute
Three-year letterwinner in volleyball and ice hockey…Two-year letterwinner in soccer and curling…Played club hockey for Etobicoke Junior Dolphins U20 AA (2018-20), Ottawa Lady 67's U18 AA (2017-18)… Served as assistant captain for ice hockey during her senior year…Team MVP High School Hockey (2016)…Student-Athlete of the Year at St. Francis Xavier (2017-18)…Athlete of the Year at St. Francis Xavier (2016-17)…Invited to Hockey Canada's National Women's U18 Goalie Camp (2019-20)…Provincial Women's Hockey League Regular Season Champions (2020)…Selected to participate in Ontario Women's Hockey Association's (OWHA) High Performance and Goalie Development Camp U18 (2019) and U16 (2016/17, 2017/18) High Performance and Goalie Development Camps…Hockey bronze medalist at the 2016/17 Ontario Summer Games
Gabi Davidson Adams | Forward | Cornwall, Ontario | Ontario Hockey Academy
Played for Ontario Hockey Academy (2015-20)…Served as assistant captain (2017-19)…Gold medal winner with Team Ontario Red at Canadian National Hockey Championships (2019)…Participant at Canada Winter Games (2019)…Invited to Hockey Canada's U18 Development Camp (2018, 2019)…Ontario Summer Games participant (2016)…Academic Honor Roll (2016-20)…Founder of peer mentorship program for incoming students at Ontario Hockey Academy…Participant of local "Adopt a Street" program
Eva Dorr | Forward | Pittsburgh, Pa. | Mt. Lebanon High School
Four-year letterwinner in field hockey and three-year letterwinner in lacrosse…Played club hockey for Pittsburgh Penguins Elite AAA Tier 1 Girls Ice Hockey (2009-20)… Inducted into Cum Laude Society (2020)… Mt. Lebanon's Senior High School Student Body Co-Vice President (2019-2020)… Joan of Arc Medallion Award for Volunteer Service (November 2019)… Brother, D. McLean Dorr Jr., played in the USHL and NAHL…Grandfather, Daniel Koch, played football at Allegheny College (1958)…Grandfather, Glenn B. Dorr Jr., played men's lacrosse at Amherst College (1958)
Paige Lester | Forward | Oakville, Ontario | King's Christian Collegiate
Played Club hockey for Toronto Aeros (2017-20), Etobicoke Dolphins (2015-16), Assistant captain for Toronto Aeros (2019-20)… OWHA Provincial Bronze Medalist MAA and LLFHL MAA Div Champions (2017-18)…OWHA U16 High Performance Camp (2017)…OWHA U18 High Performance Camp (2019)…Team Ontario National Team (2019)…Final Four, Toronto Aeros PWHL (2018-19)… King's Christian Collegiate Academic Gold Award (2016-17)…King's Christian Collegiate Academic Platinum Award (2017-18)…King's Christian Collegiate Academic Gold Award (2018-19)…Brother, Cristian Lester, played rugby for Team Ontario (2010-12)…Father, Steve Lester, played for the Gloucester Rangers (CJHL) (1971-77)
Rose O'Connor | Defense | Newton, Mass. | Noble and Greenough
Five-year letterwinner in ice hockey and crew…four-year letterwinner in field hockey…Played club hockey for Bay State Breakers Club Ice Hockey (2019-20), Assabet Valley Club Ice Hockey (2015-19), Team captain of Noble and Greenough ice hockey (2018-19)… 2019 Independent School League Award of Excellence…2018-2019 ISL Ice Hockey All-League Defense… Anne Dudley Newell Hockey Cup For Dedication and Excellence (2019)… 10th overall at US National Junior Rowing Championships 19U Pair… Nobles Ice Hockey Independent School League Champions (2016, 2017, 2019)…Father, Brien O'Connor, played baseball and football for Yale (1977-81)…Mother, Susan O'Connor, captained Simmons field hockey (1985-86)
Taze Thompson | Forward | Sherwood Park, Alberta | New Hampton School
Three-year letterwinner in lacrosse and two-year letterwinner in ice hockey…Played club hockey for U19 Boston Junior Eagles AAA Tier 1 Hockey (2019)…Captained the New Hampton women's hockey team (2019-20)… 2019-20 NEPSAC Small School Player of the Year…2019-20 All-NEPSAC First Team Forwards…2019-20 E.G. Watkins/Cushing Hockey Tournament First Team…2018-19 All State New Hampshire… 2018-19 U19 AAA Boston Junior Eagles National Champion… 2018-19 Lakes Region Champions with New Hampton School hockey…2019-20 First women's hockey player at New Hampton to break/pass 100 points in two seasons (59 games)… Brother, Tyr Thompson, plays DI hockey for the University of Alabama-Huntsville…Father, Rocky Thompson, was drafted by the Calgary Flames, playing professionally for 12 years and has coached for the Chicago Wolves.