15 Erin Carter
15 Erin Carter
Height: 5-6
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Perkiomenville, Pa.
High School: Perkiomen Valley
Position: B
Major: Environmental Studies

2011 (Senior): Named second team All-American by Synapse Sports ... First team NFHCA All-Mideast Region ... Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year ... Unanimous first team All-Ivy League ... Elected captain by her teammates ... Ended career tied for fourth on Yale's career goals list (35) and fifth on Yale's career points list (35-7-77) ... Finished ninth in the country in goals per game and 13th in the country in points per game (18-4-40 in 17 games, 1.06 goals per game and 2.35 points per game) ... Point total placed her third among Yale's single-season leaders ... 18 goals tied for third on Yale's single-season leaders list ...Led Ivy League in points with seven more than second-best total (40 to 33) ... Also led league in goals, goals per game and points per game ... Tied for fifth in the league with two game-winning goals ... Led team in goals and points ... Set personal single-game highs in goals and points (4-0-8) in 6-0 win over Fairfield Oct. 16 ... Started all 17 games for the third consecutive season ... Three-time Ivy League Player of the Week ... Earned Major Y.

2010 (Junior): Second team All-Mideast Region ... First team All-Ivy League ... Started all 17 games, extending streak of consecutive games played to 51 and consecutive starts to 48 ... Tied for team lead with eight goals.

2009 (Sophomore): Honorable mention All-Ivy League … Second in Ivy League with four game-winning goals … 10th in Ivy League with 54 shots … Second on team with eight goals … Third on team with 17 points … Extended streak of consecutive games played to 34, and streak of consecutive starts to 31, by starting all 17 games … Scored seven of her eight goals in the season’s final 11 games … Scored game-winning goal in overtime vs. Cornell Oct. 3, giving the Big Red its first loss of the year … Earned Major Y.

2008 (Freshman): Appeared in 17 games, starting 14 … Made debut Sept. 7 at Providence … Scored first career goal in 6-0 win vs. Quinnipiac Nov. 2 … First career points came on a pair of assists in 3-2 win vs. Columbia Nov. 1 ... Earned Major Y.

High School: Two-year captain of field hockey team ... First team PIAA All-State and Academic All-State as a senior ... First team Philadelphia Inquirer All-Southeast PA as a senior ... Pottstown Mercury Player of the year as a senior and first team Pottstown Mercury All-Area as a junior and as a senior ... First team Times Herald All-Area as a senior ... Nominee for Triangle Club of Montgomery County's William H. Dannehower Memorial Scholar-Athlete Award as a senior ... Earned first team, second team and honorable mention PAC 10 honors during her career ... Led PAC 10 with eight defensive saves as a senior ... Won team defensive award as a junior and team's Captain Award as a senior ... Team won two PAC 10 championships and was runners-up twice ... National Honor Society member ... Army Reserve Scholar Athlete Award as a senior ... Also played softball and ultimate Frisbee.

USA Field Hockey: Played for California team at Senior National Championship in June 2010 … USFHA Futures participant ... National Hockey Festival participant ... National Futures Tournament gold medalist in 2006, bronze medalist in 2005 ... Four-year National Indoor Tournament medalist (two gold, one silver, one bronze) ... Junior Olympics selection as a sophomore in high school.

Club Team: Played for X-Calibur.

Notes: Mother, Brenda, played for the University of North Carolina … Member of Ezra Stiles College.

Why Yale? I chose Yale because of the never-ending amount of amazing people and academic opportunities.