“Danielle is a feisty all-hustle player. She is a tremendous competitor.” - Jeff Kampersal
Senior Year (2011-12): Appeared in 30 games ... scored five goals and three assists for eight points ... had an assist in a 7-1 win against Yale on Nov. 5 ... scored a goal in both games against Cornell and Colgate on Nov. 18-19 ... tallied a power-play goal at Yale on Dec. 2, a 5-1 win ... earned an assist in a 2-2 tie at Ohio State ... scored a power-play goal in a 3-0 win over Harvard on Jan. 6 ... collected a goal in the team's first game back from semester break against Robert Morris ... picked up an assist in the team's final game at Harvard in the ECAC quarterfinals.
• Preseason Athlete Award (team award)
• 2012 ECAC All-Academic Team
Junior Year (2010-11): Played in all 31 games for the third time in her career … named to the ECAC All-Academic Team … scored two goals and added six assists for eight points … assisted on Corey Stearns' goal in a 2-2 tie with 10th-ranked Harvard … scored Princeton's first goal, the game winner, in a 5-0 win over Brown … added an assist on Princeton's second goal in a 5-0 win over Syracuse … scored in a win over Quinnipiac … added an assist in a win at Clarkson … notched a pair of assists in a home win over St. Lawrence … assisted on Princeton's goal in a 2-1 loss to Quinnipiac in the first game of the ECAC Playoffs.
Sophomore Year (2009-10): Skated in all 31 games for the second-straight season … led team with 11 goals and 16 assists for 27 points … named an honorable mention All-Ivy selection … scored on the power play in a 4-3 loss at Vermont … scored two goals, both on the power play, and added two assists in a win at Vermont … scored the game winner and added two assists in 6-3 win over Union … had an assist in a win at Yale … added two assists in a shutout win at Brown … assisted on Princeton's first goal in a win at Harvard … scored the game-winning goal in a win over Colgate … scored on the power play against Boston University … added a goal at St. Lawrence … had an assist at Syracuse … scored the game winner in a 1-0 blanking of Quinnipiac at home … had a pair of assists in both ends of a three-point weekend against Harvard and Dartmouth, including the primary assist on Paula Romanchuk's game winner against Dartmouth … had an assist in a win at Union … scored a goal and added a pair of assists for three points in a loss at Colgate.
• 2010 ECAC All-Academic Team
Freshman Year (2008-09): Appeared in all 31 games as a freshman ... scored seven goals and added six assists for 13 points ... made collegiate debut on Oct. 24 versus Connecticut ... scored first college goal the following day against UConn ... had two goals and added an assist in a three-point performance in a win at Cornell ... scored the game winner and contributed an assist in a win over Vermont ... registered an assist in a win over St. Lawrence ... scored on the power play in a loss to Clarkson ... had a goal and an assist in a win over Union ... scored in a loss to Rensselaer ... added assist in consecutive wins at Rensselaer and Union.
• 2009 ECAC All-Academic Team
Before Princeton: Attended St.Thomas Aquinas High School ... played for Assabet Valley ... won the team’s coaches and sportsmanship awards last season ... also awarded the sportsmanship award in 2006 and is a National Merit Scholar ... ran cross country in high school.
Personal: Full name is Danielle Marie DiCesare ... daughter of Patricia DeCesare ... has an older brother Tim that graduated from Northeastern ... birthday is Dec. 29.
| Career Highs
||Career Firsts|| Multiple/Game
|| 2, 2x MR at Vermont (10/24/09)
|| vs. Connecticut (10/25/08)
|Assists|| 2, 7x MR vs. St. Lawrence (1/28/11)
|| at Cornell (11/17/08)
||4 vs. Vermont (10/24/09)||G vs. Connecticut (10/25/08)|| 10