Field Hockey Players Earn All-American Honors

November 21, 2012

Four members of the Middlebury College field hockey team were honored when the NFHCA (National Field Hockey Coaches Association) announced its 2012 All-American teams. Senior Lauren Greer (N. Hampton, N.H.) earned a spot on the first-team, senior Charlotte Gardiner (Larchmont, N.Y.) and sophomore Catherine Fowler (Grosse Point, Mich.) earned second-team honors, while senior Margaret Souther (Scarsdale, N.Y.) was named to the third-team. The group led the team to an 18-1 record in ’12, capturing the NESCAC Championship.

The Regional and NESCAC Player of the Year for the past two seasons, Greer is now a three-time All-American. 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 points this season broke her own single-season records at Middlebury, while her 14 assists were second to her 16 a year ago.

A three-time All-NESCAC selection, Gardiner earns a spot on the All-American team for the second-straight season. The two-time All-Region selection continued to be a steady presence in the midfield for the Panthers this season. 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.

Fowler earns her first All-American honors after being named a first-team All-NESCAC selection this fall. The two-time All-Region choice 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.

Souther earns her second spot on the All-American squad after being a two-time All-Region and 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.