Five Field Hockey Players Earn All-NESCAC Honors

November 10, 2005

11/10/05 - Five members of the <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Middlebury College field hockey team were honored today, earning NESCAC All-Conference honors. Seniors Allison Smith (Darien, Conn.) and Janie Mackey (St. Louis, Mo.), along with sophomore Reid Berrien (Westport, Conn.) were all first-team selections. Senior Channing Weymouth (Plymouth, N.H.) and junior Claire Edelen (Sparks, Md.) were both second team honorees. The five are preparing for Middlebury's appearance in an NCAA Regional this weekend at Bowdoin.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

Smith was a steady presence in Middlebury's midfield, scoring five goals and dishing out six assists for 16 points. She scored three goals in a three-game stretch in October, while dishing out a pair of assists in a 10/30 win over Bates. Smith was also selected to take part in the North/South Senior All-Star game on November 19th at Washington & Lee.

Berrien led the team and the NESCAC in goals/game and points/game this season. She currently has 15 goals and three assists for 33 points in 17 games this season. The sophomore was Middlebury's most consistent scorer all season long, scoring 12 goals in her last nine games of the season. She also has a team-high five game-winning goals in '05.

Mackey is a first-team All-NESCAC selection for the second straight season after earning conference player of the year honors and second-team All-American status a year ago. She has anchored one of the nation's best defenses in '05, one which allows just 1.03 goals/game.

Weymouth is an all-conference selection for the third straight season, earning second team honors in '03 and first-team honors in '04. The senior led the team and the NESCAC with 11 assists this season, to go along with her five goals for 21 points. She has accumulated 14 points in her last seven games, and was also selected to take part in the North/South Senior All-Star game.

Edelen makes her second straight post-season team after earning first-team honors in '04. The junior scored a pair of goals to go along with five assists for nine points this season. She earned four points in four games during a stretch in late October, remaining a steady threat on offense.