All-NESCAC Field Hockey Announced - Greer Is Player Of The Year
November 9, 2011
Middlebury College field hockey player Lauren Greer (N. Hampton, N.H.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Year. Joining Greer as a first-team All-NESCAC selection was junior Charlotte Gardiner (Larchmont, N.Y.), while junior Margaret Souther (Scarsdale, N.Y.) earned a spot on the second team. The three helped lead the Panthers to a 14-3 mark this season, as they prepare for an NCAA Regional at Skidmore this weekend.
Greer leads the team and the nation in scoring. The junior’s 1.82 goals and 4.59 points/game are tops in Division III, while her .94 assists/contest rank her second. Greer set single-season records at Middlebury for goals (31), assists (16) and points (78) this fall, while also owning all three career scoring marks (69-31-169). She was a three-time NESCAC player of the week, scoring two or more goals 12 times this season. The junior has figured in 65 percent (46/71) of her team’s goals this season, including 15 straight from October 1st-8th.
Gardiner moves up to the first-team after earning second-team honors a year ago. She is third on the team in points with 21 and goals with seven, while also owning seven helpers this season. Gardiner had seven multiple-point games this season, including two goals and two assists in an October 22nd win at Bates. Gardiner has played in 52 games at Middlebury, owning 17 goals and 18 assists for 52 points.
Souther is a mainstay on the Panther defense, playing in all 17 games this season. The junior got in on the offense this year, placing third among her teammates with eight assists. Souther had back-to-back two assist games vs. Williams this season, while scoring twice in an October 9th win over Babson. She has helped anchor a Panther defense that has allowed just 1.19 goals/game this season.