All-Region Field Hockey Announced - Greer Is Player Of The Year

November 19, 2012

Five members of the Middlebury College field hockey team were honored when the NFHCA (National Field Hockey Coaches Association) announced its 2012 All-Region teams. Senior Lauren Greer (N. Hampton, N.H.) was named the New England West Regional Player of the Year, while earning a spot on the first-team. Joining her with first-team honors were seniors Charlotte Gardiner (Larchmont, N.Y.) and Margaret Souther (Scarsdale, N.Y.) along with sophomore Catherine Fowler (Grosse Point, Mich.). Earning second-team honors was junior Elinore O’Brien (New Canaan, Conn.).

Greer earns Regional Player of the Year honors for the second straight season after accomplishing the same feat in the NESCAC. The former NESCAC rookie of the year, Greer is the NCAA’s all-time leader in points/game with 3.56 and is second with 1.48 goals/contest. She is also tied for third in total goals (111) and is forth in total points (267) to go along with her 45 assists in 75 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 4.74 points/game in ’12. Her 38 goals and 90 assists this season broke her own single-season records at Middlebury, while her 14 assists were second to her 16 a year ago.

Gardiner earns her second straight spot on the first-team all-region squad. She is also a three-time All-NESCAC honoree with first-team honors each of the last two seasons. 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 75 games at Middlebury, earning 17 goals and 29 assists for 63 points.

Souther is now a two-time first-team all-region selection as well as a two-time All-NESCAC selection. The senior was 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 that ended her season.

Fowler is a first-team All-Region selection after earning a spot on the second-team during her rookie year. She was also recently named a first-team All-NESCAC choice for ’12. The sophomore  led the team and is fifth in the nation with .94 assists/game this season. She was second on the team in points (43), while owning 17 assists and 13 goals (4th). Fowler has played in 40 games at Middlebury, owning 19 goals and 22 assists for 60 points.

O’Brien earns second-team All-Region after a successful season in the midfield for the Panthers. The junior midfielder played in all 19 games this season, earning a goal and four assists for six points. She has played in 58 games through three seasons as a Panther, owning 12 goals and eight assists for 32 points. A year ago, she was named to the NCAA All-Tournament team.