Three Field Hockey Players Earn All-American Honors
November 23, 2011
Three members of the Middlebury College field hockey team were honored when the NFHCA (National Field Hockey Coaches Association) released its All-American teams. Junior Lauren Greer (N. Hampton, N.H.) earned a spot on the first team, classmate Margaret Souther (Scarsdale, N.Y.) was a second-team honoree, while junior Charlotte Gardiner (Larchmont, N.Y.) was named to the third team. The group helped lead the Panthers to a 17-4 record in ’11, with a trip to the NCAA Championship game.
Greer, who was also named the NESCAC player of the year, led the team and the nation in scoring. The junior’s 4.1 points/game were tops in Division III, while her .76 assists were second and her 1.66 goals were fifth. Greer set single-season records at Middlebury for goals (35), assists (16) and points (86) this fall, while also owning all three career scoring marks (73-31-177). Greer was a three-time NESCAC player of the week, scoring two or more goals 13 times this season. The junior has figured in over 64 percent (50/78) of her team’s goals this season, including 15 straight from October 1st-8th.
Souther was a first-team All-Region selection after earning second-team All-NESCAC honors. The junior defender helped anchor a Panther defense that allowed just 1.16 goals/game this season, including six shutouts. The Middlebury defense allowed more than one goal just six times in 21 games this season. Souther also got in on the offense this season (2-8-12), finishing seventh on the team with a dozen points. Both of her goals came in an October 9th win over Babson, while she earned two assists in back-to-back wins over Williams.
Gardiner, a first-team All-NESCAC and All-Region selection, had a steady season up front for the Panthers. She finished the season third on the team in goals (7), assists (9) and was third in points with 23. Gardiner scored two goals in a game twice this season, a September 17th win at Colby as well as an October 22nd victory over Bates. She also added a pair of helpers in the Bates game for a six-point effort. She ended the season with a pair of assists in an NCAA semifinal win over Bowdoin.