Three Women's Hockey Players Earn NESCAC Honors
March 1, 2012
Three members of the Middlebury College women’s hockey team were honored when the NESCAC announced its all-league teams. Juniors Madison Styrbicki (Edina, Minn.) and Lauren Greer (N. Hampton, N.H.) along with sophomore Sara Ugalde (Burlington, Conn.) each earned a spot on the first-team. The group will look to defend their NESCAC title when they host the championship weekend in Kenyon Arena.
Styrbicki earns All-NESCAC honors for the third straight season, her second straight as a member of the first-team. The blue line anchor has helped lead the team to a league-best 1.19 goals against average this season in league games. Styrbicki is currently tied for fifth on the team with four goals and 16 assists for 20 points. She leads the league with .62 power play points/game, while ranking second in defender scoring (.83 ppg) and third in assists/game (.67). She has earned at least a point in six of her last seven games, including a goal and two assists in a NESCAC Quarterfinal win over Colby. Styrbicki now has 15 goals and 44 assists for 59 points in 78 career games.
Greer also earns a spot on the first-team after being named the NESCAC Player of the Year in field hockey this fall. The junior leads the team in scoring for the second year in a row, owning 11 goals and 16 assists for 27 points. She is second in the NESCAC with 1.29 points/game, third with .76 assists/contest and fourth with .57 power play points/game. Greer racked up seven points with two goals and five assists over three Panther wins to earn NESCAC Player of the Week honors on February 13th. She now owns 34 goals and 35 assists for 69 points in 70 career games.
Ugalde has scored several big goals for the Panthers this winter, leading the league with six power play and four game-winning goals. She leads the team in goals this season with 13, ranks third with 24 points, while also dishing out 11 helpers. Her .62 power play points/game is first in the NESCAC, while she is second with .62 goals/game and fourth with 1.0 points/game. After scoring three goals with two of them game-winners against Trinity, Ugalde was named the NESCAC Player of the Week on December 5th. She now owns 26 goals and 20 assists for 46 points in 52 games at Middlebury.