Bulldog Captain Honored
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Senior back Georgia Holland (Stony Brook, N.Y.) added another honor to her impressive list on Friday, as she was named to the ECAC Field Hockey All-Star Team. Holland, Yale's captain, was one of four players named to the first team on defense.
The ECAC All-Star Team is selected by a vote of the head coaches of ECAC schools, a group that includes up to 88 different institutions and 17 different conferences.
In addition to her ECAC All-Star honor, Holland was a second team All-Mideast Region selection and was a unanimous first team All-Ivy pick 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 was 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 received one of Yale's highest undergraduate accolades, the Francis Gordon Brown Prize, earlier this year for her academic and athletic accomplishments. She was a first team All-American in high school at Ward Melville.
Report by Sam Rubin '95 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity