Greer Honored By VSSA

January 3, 2013

Middlebury College field hockey and ice hockey player Lauren Greer was one of three athletes honored by the Vermont Sportswriters and  Sportscasters Association for their efforts in the month of November. The VSSA chose Richford High School senior runner Elle Purrier as its Female High School Athlete of the Month, Champlain Valley Union senior soccer player Shane Haley as its Male High School Athlete of the Month, and Greer as its Open Division Athlete of the Month.

Greer capped her four-year Panther field hockey career, during which she became the program's all-time leading scorer, with seven goals in four tournament games in November. She scored twice in Middlebury's 3-2 overtime win over Amherst in the NESCAC semifinals, including the OT game-winner; scored the tying goal late in regulation in the Panthers' 3-2 OT win vs. Bowdoin in the NESCAC final; recorded three goals and an assist in their 6-2 first-round NCAA win vs. Skidmore; and had Middlebury's lone tally in an upset loss in the second round.

Four days after that, she laced up her skates for the Panther women's hockey team and scored three goals in four November games before breaking her ankle; she hopes to return in January. Greer, nominated by Andy Kirkaldy of the Addison Independent, was named the NCAA Division III field hockey player of the year.

--courtesy Andy Kirkaldy--