Middlebury

Four Named To All-NESCAC Field Hockey Squad - Greer Is Rookie Of The Year

November 11, 2009

Four members of the Middlebury College field hockey team earned All-NESCAC honors when the teams were announced today. Sophomore Emily Blair (W. Vancouver, B.C.) earned first-team honors, while senior Heather McCormack (Rowley, Mass.), junior Chase Delano (Greenwich, Conn.) and first-year player Lauren Greer (N. Hampton, N.H.) earned second team honors. Greer was also honored as the conference's rookie of the year.

After a solid rookie season, Blair had another big year for the Panthers, earning first-team all-league honors in the midfield. A year ago, Blair started all 18 games as a rookie, scoring three goals for the Panthers. She has started 13 of 15 this season, missing a pair of games with an injury. Blair has scored twice this season, earning goals in wins over Colby and Springfield. She also added a pair of helpers in a victory over Wesleyan.

Delano earns second-team honors after another solid year for the Panthers. A first-team All-American and All-NESCAC selection a year ago, Delano came on strong late this season, currently owning eight goals and a team-high seven assists for 23 points. The junior currently third in the NESCAC with .50 assists/game, scoring three-game winners for the Panthers this season. Delano scored four goals against Bates on October 24th and has seven goals in her last five games.

McCormack earns second-team All-Conference honors for the second straight season. The senior is third on the team this season with seven goals and six assists for 20 points on the year. McCormack has also been coming on strong this season, with a goal and an assist in three of the last four games. She is also a member of the women's hockey team at Middlebury and will join the team following her field hockey season.

Greer earned a spot on the second-team while also capturing rookie of the year honors. She currently leads the Panthers with 16 goals, second in the NESCAC with 1.07 goals/game this year. Greer has added four assists for a team-high 36 points, which is second in the league at 2.40/game. The Panther rookie had five two-goal games this season and has found the back of the cage in 10 of her last 11 games.