November 10, 2010

Holland Named Ivy Co-Rookie of the Year; Four Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Honors

Freshman Midfielder/Back is Fourth Bulldog to Earn Award

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Wednesday's announcement of the Ivy League's annual field hockey awards included the selection of Yale freshman midfielder/back Georgia Holland (Stony Brook, N.Y.) as Ivy League Co-Rookie of the Year, making her the fourth player in school history to earn that honor. Holland was also one of four Yale players named All-Ivy League. Junior back Erin Carter (Perkiomenville, Pa.) and junior midfielder Dinah Landshut (Hamburg, Germany) were named first team All-Ivy, while Holland and freshman forward Erica Borgo (Randolph, N.J.) earned second-team status.

"It is exciting for Yale and our program to have our players earn this type of recognition, especially having Georgia earn Co-Rookie of the Year," said Yale head coach Pam Stuper. "It says a lot about the strength of our freshman class. I'm very proud of Georgia, who had an outstanding season. Wherever we needed her to play, midfield or back, she did a tremendous job, and she was also a big part of our attack penalty corners and our defensive penalty corners. All of our All-Ivy honorees are very deserving, and found ways to contribute by scoring goals, assisting or making big plays in the backfield."

Holland stepped right in as one of Yale's best two-way players as a midfielder and back. She leads the Ivy League with five defensive saves and finished third on the team with six assists. She also had four goals, scoring a pair in the 3-2 win at Cornell -- including the game-winner. She had a pair of defensive saves in that game as well. Holland also assisted on the game-winning goal in Yale's 1-0 overtime win at Harvard.

Yale Ivy League Field Hockey
Rookies of the Year
1982 Nada Sellers, G
1986 Sue Sabatino, G
1998 Amanda Walton, F
2010 Georgia Holland, M/B

Holland, who shared the Ivy League Rookie of the Year award with Cornell's Hannah Balleza, was a three-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week selection. She was an All-American last year at Ward Melville.

Carter, an honorable mention All-Ivy selection last season, remained a weapon at both ends of the field for the Bulldogs. She tied with Borgo for the team lead in goals (eight), matching her output from a year ago. Four of those goals came in Ivy League games, the most on the team. That included a pair in the 3-1 win at Dartmouth, one of which was the game-winner. Carter's 16 points tied her for third on the team.

Carter was the Ivy League Player of the Week selection on Oct. 19. She is a graduate of Perkiomen Valley High School.

Landshut, who was one of six unanimous first team All-Ivy League selections, was a second team All-Region and second team All-Ivy selection last season. She finished one assist shy of the Yale single-season record this year. She had 15 assists, moving herself into third place on Yale's career list with 28. Landshut had nine points in Ivy League games, the most on the team, including a pair of goals in the 10-0 win over Penn and a pair of assists in the 3-1 win at Dartmouth. That included one on the game-winning goal vs. the Big Green, and she also assisted on the game-winning goal in the 3-2 overtime win vs. Columbia. Her 19 overall points placed her second on the team.

Landshut, who has started all 51 games of her career, attended Rudolf Steiner Schule prior to Yale.

Borgo finished with the team lead in points (23), tied for the team lead in goals (eight) and was second on the team in assists (seven), including three goals and two assists in Ivy League games. She is the first freshman to lead Yale in scoring since Amanda Walton '02 (18-3-39) in 1998. Borgo had eight points in the final four games, including a pair of goals in the season finale at Brown.

Borgo was the Ivy League Rookie of the Week selection twice. Prior to coming to Yale, she was an all-area and all-state selection at Randolph High.

The All-Ivy League team is determined by a vote of the league's eight coaches.

The Bulldogs went 11-6 overall and 5-2 in the Ivy League, tying for second place.

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity

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