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Daniel McKiernan ‘22 Recruiting Profile

  • Williston Northampton School
  • Men's Ice Hockey
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Daniel McKiernan's Men's Ice Hockey Recruiting Profile
U18 Wonderland Wizards
Prim. Position:
Sec. Position:
Team Level
AAA (Tier 1)
  • 2019 Highlights

Personal Statement


My name is Daniel McKiernan and I will be a junior at the Williston Northampton school in the fall of 2020.  I recently finished three years at Weston High School in Weston, Connecticut before deciding to attend a college preparatory school to continue to pursue my goal of someday studying business and playing  hockey at the college level.  I was born on July 5, 2003 and I am currently 5’10” and 175 LBS.  I am a forward with a left shot and typically play Center.  Competitive hockey has been a part of my life starting at around 6 years of age and I have been very fortunate to play with some of the best Tier I programs in Connecticut and New York including Mid-Fairfield and the Westchester Express.   On my high school team, JBWA, I led the team as a co-captain last year and was a leader in the state of Connecticut in total points and goals for the last two years.   Playing hockey has shaped me as the person and athlete I am today and the individual I hope to be in the future.   It has taught me humility, perseverance and work ethic and my goal is to be able to play at the college level in addition to pursuing a degree in Business.  I respect the game and all the people I have played with.  It has been a tremendous opportunity to learn the game from many great coaches and from my dad who played college hockey for the Hobart Statesmen. I am grateful for the support from my entire family  including weekend trips to far away rinks, late night pick-ups from practice and countless sacrifices to support my goals.  My Fall 2019 split season was an amazing developmental opportunity for me being just 16 and playing at the U18 Midget level with the Wonderland Wizards.  Playing with older, stronger and faster players challenged me to take my game to the next level and has been helpful for me to have a vision to see what the next stage of hockey really is.  I am excited to say that the Wizards won the CT State Championship and had the opportunity to attend the U18 National Championship in April 2020 which unfortunately was cancelled given the Covid-19 pandemic.

As a player, I push myself and work to be a versatile forward who can win face-offs, battles for pucks, kill penalties and contribute offensively. I am proud to have scored 92 total points in my sophomore year (JBWA’s first season with 54 goals, 38 assists) and to have earned All-State and All-Conference honors in both 2019 and 2020, as well as,  CTHS Hockey Division 3 Skater of the Year.   During the 2019/2020 season I  scored my 100th high school point in 27 regular season games (sophomore/early junior year).   I scored 37 goals and 16 assists for a total of 53 points for the 2020 high school season.

In addition to hockey I also played varsity lacrosse for Weston High School and have also played summer lacrosse for Express North, a club lacrosse team in Connecticut. Lacrosse has been a great connection to my high school and my community and with many similarities to hockey it has been very fulfilling to play over the last 5 years. I also enjoy being a volunteer with the Weston youth lacrosse program and giving back to the community by teaching children the fundamentals of the game. 

I would like to assure all of the coaches interested in me that I am hard worker. I try to be a better student, hockey and lacrosse player and person every day.   I am always open to listening to advice and ways to improve and look forward to the future ahead.


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 3 years
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 3 years
  • 2021 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey:
  • 2020 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #14
  • Individual Awards:
    Captain, 1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-State
  • Team Awards:
    Division 3 All State MVP and CT Hockey Skater of the Year - Division 3
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #14
  • Individual Awards:
    2nd Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-State, Junior Captain for 2019/2020 season

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 5 seasons
  • 2020 U18 Wonderland Wizards (U-18 Tier 2 )
  • 2019 Wonderland Wizards Midget Major U18 (U-18 Tier 2 (AAA))
  • Notes: Tournament Team/Split season. U18 Connecticut State Champions. Participates in AAA Showcases and Tournaments during Fall Season.
  • Season Schedule
  • 2018 Mid Fairfield Rangers (AAA)
  • Notes: U15 split season Midget team. Team played AAA teams in CHC league. Played AAA hockey for 9 years with Westchester Express and Mid Fairfield organizations.
  • Season Schedule
  • 2017 CT Rough Riders (AAA)
  • 2016 Westchester Express (AAA)
  • Notes: Played with the Westchester Express AAA club team from 2014 - 2017.

Coach References

  • High School Head Coach
  • Derek Cunha
  • High School Head Coach
  • Robert Stearns
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Ben Vaill
  • Private Coach
  • Chris Gragnano

Additional Sports

  • Lacrosse
  • F
  • 3 Years
  • Varsity Team
  • Played Weston varsity HS lacrosse Freshman, Sophomore and upcoming season Junior year.
  • Lacrosse
  • F
  • 3 Years
  • Club/Travel Team
  • Express North Club Lacrosse Team Summer 2018 and 2019



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High School Information

High School:
Williston Northampton School

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. See AP classes below
AP Classes:
Yes. AP United States History AP Micro Economics AP Psychology (fall of 2020) AP Government (fall of 2020)
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Activity
    • Weston Youth Lacrosse Volunteer Coach
  • Activity
    • St. Francis of Assisi Youth Group
  • Activity
    • Fundraising activites for St. Baldrick's Foundation at Weston High School
  • Activity
    • Summer Job as caddy at Aspetuck Country Club - summer of 2018 and 2019
  • Activity
    • Camp counselor at the Westport/Weston YMCA summer 2020 and 2019. Started small lawn mowing in business in Weston during spring of 2020. Also
  • Activity
    • volunteered by making deliveries for Peter's Weston market during Spring 2020 during Covid- 19 pandemic.

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Statistic 2020 Varsity Te 2019 Varsity Te 2019 Wonderland 2017 CT Rough R
Assists 26 38 23 2
Goals 47 54 25 22
Points 73 92 48 24
Games Played 20 20 31 19
Record 7-12-1 12/8 25 wins-5 loss-1 tie
+/- 42
Game Winning Goals 5
Short Handed Goals 4


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