FH Players Earn Regional Honors - Two Go To Senior Game

November 14, 2006

Three members of the Middlebury College field hockey team were honored today when the NFHCA (National Field Hockey Coaches Association) announced its all-region teams. Junior Lacey Farrell (Greenwich, Conn.) was a first-team honoree, while senior Meghan McGillen (E. Harwich, Mass.), junior Reid Berrien (Westport, Conn.) and sophomore Taryn Petrelli (Harrison, N.Y.) all were second-team All-New England West selections. They helped lead the Panthers to a spot in the NESCAC Championship game, as well as their fourth straight NCAA Tournament appearance with a 14-4 mark. McGillen, along with senior Michelle Archambault (Weston, Mass.) were selected to play in the Senior All-Star game on November 18th at William Smith.

Farrell earns a spot on the first-team after an impressive junior season for the Panthers. She was tied for third on the team with six goals this season, while ranking third with five assists for 17 points. Farrell played in all 18 games this season for the Panthers as a steady midfielder.

Defensively, McGillen and Petrelli both were honored after leading a stellar Panther defense this season. The duo helped hold opponents to just 1.26 goals/game this season, with six shutouts. Petrelli has started all but one game, continuously shutting down the opponent's top scorer. She also had a goal and an assist in an October 28th win over Trinity.

McGillen has been a steady presence in the Panther goal for the last four seasons. This year, she played 96% of the minutes in goal, with a 14-4 record. McGillen sported a 1.25 GAA, an .863 save percentage with six shutouts. The co-captain ends her career at Middlebury with a school-best 21 career shutouts, finishing second with a 1.07 GAA and an .853 save percentage.

Berrien, who was a first-team All-NESCAC selection was named to the second team. She helped lead an offense that ranked third in the NESCAC with 2.44 goals/games in '06. Berrien led the team with 11 goals on the season, to go along with her six assists and team-high 28 points. The junior now has 38 career goals, putting her in a fifth place tie on the school's all-time list, while she is in the same spot with her 88 career points.

Archambault was a co-captain this season, playing in 15 of 18 games. She ends her solid career at Middlebury with 68 career games played.