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Carter Earns All-America Honors from Synapse Sports

Erin Carter. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Erin Carter. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Senior back Erin Carter (Perkiomenville, Pa.), who captained the Yale field hockey team to an Ivy League championship this past season, has been selected second team All-American by Synapse Sports.

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 finished 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, who was a first team All-Mideast Region selection by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association, 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.

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.

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (, Yale Sports Publicity