Four FH Players Earn All-NESCAC Honors, Mackey Deemed Player of the Year

November 11, 2004

11/11/04 - Four members of the <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Middlebury College field hockey team were honored as All-NESCAC selections. Juniors Janie Mackey (St. Louis, Mo.) and Channing Weymouth (Plymouth, N.H.), along with sophomore Claire Edelen (Sparks, Md.) were all named to the first team, while senior Ashley Pullen (Oakland, Maine) was a second-team selection. Mackey was also deemed the conference's Player of the Year.

Mackey is the league's first defender to win Player of the Year honors. She's had a stellar season, leading a Middlebury defense that allows a mere 1.42 goals/game. Mackey and the Middlebury defense have shutout seven opponents this season and have won 34 of its last 36 games. She has also been in on the offense, owning four goals and three assists for 11 points in '04.

Weymouth earns first-team honors after being named to the second team a year ago. The midfielder has been a steady presence for the Panthers, and has played in all 16 games. Her eight assists rank her second on the team, while owning a goal for 10 points on the season.

Edelen earns first-team honors as a sophomore after leading the team in scoring this season with 13 goals and nine assists for 35 points. Her 2.10 points/game and 0.81 goals/game rank her third in the league. Edelen helped lead a Middlebury offense that led the NESCAC with 4.75 goals/game this season.

Pullen earns second-team honors from the midfield. She scored four goals and dished out five assists this season for 13 points. The senior was also selected to take part in the North/South senior all-star game on November 20th at Westfield State College.