November 19, 2013

Borgo, Holland Earn All-Region Honors

Bulldog Seniors Make Second Team in Mideast

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale field hockey team had two players honored Tuesday as the NFHCA announced its annual all-region awards, including senior forward Erica Borgo (Randolph, N.J.) and senior back Georgia Holland (Stony Brook, N.Y.). Both were named second team All-Mideast Region, the first regional honors of their careers. This is the sixth time in Pam Stuper's nine-year tenure as Yale's Caroline Ruth Thompson '02 Head Coach of Field Hockey that Yale has had multiple all-region honorees.

Last week Borgo became the third player in Yale history to earn three first team All-Ivy League selections, joining Janet Colarusso '82 and Anne Lehman '93. Borgo, who was a first team All-Ivy pick as a junior and sophomore and was a second team pick as a freshman, led Yale in points and was second on the team in goals and assists (7-8-22). She started all 68 games of her career. She finished third on Yale's career assists list, tied for third on Yale's career points list and eighth on Yale's career goals list (26-35-87). She set the school single-season assist record with 17 in 2011, helping the Bulldogs win the Ivy League championship that year.

A two-time NFHCA National Academic Squad selection, Borgo is a political science major in Branford College at Yale. Prior to coming to Yale, she was an all-state selection at Randolph High School.

Holland was a unanimous first team All-Ivy pick this year after making a comeback from a serious injury that cost her the final 14 games of the 2012 season. She started all 17 games for the third time in her career, leading the team in goals and finishing second in points (8-4-20). She is currently second in the country in defensive saves with 10, and had a stretch of five straight games with a defensive save from Oct. 19 through Nov. 3.

Holland was a second team All-Ivy League selection (and Ivy Co-Rookie of the Year) as a freshman and a unanimous first team All-Ivy selection as a sophomore. She finished her career tied for 12th on Yale's career points list, 13th on Yale's career goals list and tied for 13th on Yale's career assists list (21-14-56). In 2011 she earned the team's Player of the Year Award. She was elected captain by her teammates this season despite missing all but three games of her junior year to an injury. She came back from that injury to earn a spot on Team USA's roster at the Junior World Cup last summer in Germany.

Holland, a three-time NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree, is a molecular, cellular and developmental biology major in Ezra Stiles College. She was a first team All-American in high school at Ward Melville.

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