Seniors Help Bulldogs to Ivy League Championship
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Ivy League champion Yale field hockey team had a pair of players honored Thursday as the National Field Hockey Coaches Association announced its annual all-region awards. Senior back Erin Carter (Perkiomenville, Pa.) was named first team All-Mideast Region and senior midfielder Dinah Landshut (Hamburg, Germany) was named second team All-Mideast Region.
Carter, a unanimous first team All-Ivy League selection, was named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year after captaining Yale to one of the most successful seasons in school history. One of Yale's best defensive players, she also factored into the scoring as the team's primary weapon on attack corners. She is currently ninth in the NCAA in goals per game (18 in 17 games, 1.06), and her six goals in Ivy League games tied for the league lead. She tied for third on Yale's single-season goals list with Amanda Walton '02 (1998) and led Yale in points (18-4-40), the third-most points in school history. Carter had five multiple-goal games and had the game-winner in the victory at Columbia Oct. 28 that kept Yale in a tie for first in the league. She is fifth on Yale's career points list and tied for fourth on Yale's career goals list (35-7-77).
Carter, a first team All-Ivy and second team All-Region selection in 2010 and an honorable mention All-Ivy selection in 2009, was a three-time Ivy League Player of the Week this past year. She is a graduate of Perkiomen Valley High School, where she was first team all-state.
Landshut has now been selected All-Region three times, including second team honors this year and as sophomore along with a first team selection as a junior. She has also been selected All-Ivy three times, including unanimous first team selections each of the past two years and a second team selection as a sophomore. She became Yale's career assists leader this season (44) and finished tied for sixth on Yale's career points list (15-44-74).
Landshut had 16 assists this season, one shy of the school record (set this year by sophomore Erica Borgo (Randolph, N.J.)), making her the only player in school history with 15 or more assists in a season twice (she had 15 in 2010). She had three assists in a game three times and two assists in a game three times, finishing fourth on the team in points (3-16-22).
Landshut, who started all 68 games of her career, attended Rudolf Steiner Schule prior to Yale.
This is the sixth time in the last seven seasons under head coach Pam Stuper that Yale has had multiple All-Region selections. In addition to earning the school's first Ivy League title since 1980 this year, the Bulldogs set the team records for goals (69), assists (68) and points (206). They tied the school record for wins in Ivy League play with six, tying Princeton for first place to earn a share of the league title. Yale went 11-6 overall, reaching double digits in wins for the third straight season -- the first time in school history that feat has been accomplished.
The 2011 Longstreth/NFHCA Division I All-American Teams will be announced on Monday, Nov. 21.
Report by Sam Rubin '95 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity