Field Hockey Earns NESCAC Honors - Greer Is Player Of The Year, DeLorenzo Is Coach Of The Year
November 7, 2012
Senior Lauren Greer (N. Hampton, N.H.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Year for the second straight season. Joining her as first-team All-NESCAC selections are seniors Charlotte Gardiner (Larchmont, N.Y.) and Margaret Souther (Scarsdale, N.Y.) along with sophomore Catherine Fowler (Grosse Point, Mich.). Middlebury head coach Katharine DeLorenzo earned NESCAC Coach of the Year honors after leading her team to a perfect 17-0 mark entering NCAA play.
The former NESCAC rookie of the year, Greer is the NCAA’s all-time leader in points/game with 3.53. She is also tied for fourth in goals (107) and is fifth in points (258) to go along with her 44 assists in 73 career games. Greer is a four-time All-NESCAC selection, earning first-team honors in each of the last three seasons. The two-time All-American currently leads the nation with 2.0 goals and 4.76 points/game in ’12. She has tallied 34 goals in 17 games, to go along with 13 assists for 81 points this season.
Gardiner earned her second straight spot on the first-team after being a second-team honoree during her sophomore season. An All-American last season, Gardiner has continued to be a steady presence in the midfield for the Panthers. She earned assists in five straight games during the regular season, including a pair in an October 6th victory over Hamilton. Gardiner has played in 73 games at Middlebury, earning 17 goals and 29 assists for 63 points.
Souther was named to the first-team after holding a spot on the second-team a year ago. The senior has been a mainstay on the Panther defense, earning All-American honors a year ago. Souther owns seven assists this season and 19 in her career to go along with a pair of goals in 68 games. Unfortunately, she suffered a season-ending injury during the NESCAC semifinal victory over Amherst.
Fowler earns first-team All-NESCAC honors after holding down second-team All-Region honors last year. The sophomore leads the team and is eighth in the nation with .88 assists/game this season. She is third on the team in points (37), while owning 15 assists and 11 goals (4th). Fowler has played in 38 games at Middlebury, owning 17 goals and 20 assists for 54 points.
DeLorenzo earns NESCAC Coach of the Year honors for the first time after leading the team to a perfect 17-0 mark en route to their second NESCAC Championship. She has led the Panthers to tremendous success over the past 10 years, including an impressive 155-34 record. In that time, the Panthers advanced to the NCAA Championship game on four occasions. She earned New England Coach of the Year honors in ‘03 and ‘04, while being deemed the Division III National Coach of the Year in '03. DeLorenzo is now in her 13th year as the team’s head coach, owning a record of 175-45 (.795) at Middlebury.