13 - Harriet Thayer
Harriet Thayer
Height: 5-3
Year: Senior
Hometown: Briarcliff, N.Y.
High School: School of the Holy Child
Position: F/M
Coach Stuper: "Harriet is one of our best athletes on and off the field which has made her a dangerous forward as well as a midfielder. She threatens the other team with her ability to combine on attack or take the one on one. A contributor to both our attack and defense corners, Harriet's leadership in actions and words is vital to our success." Notes: Elected captain for 2007 season by her teammates ... Has started all 51 games of her career ... Grandfather was on Denmark's junior national soccer team ... Great uncle was on Denmark's Olympic crew team ... Religious studies major with concentration in political science ... Member of Pierson College. 2006: Second-team NFHCA Mideast Region ... Unanimous first team All-Ivy selection ... NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree ... Tied for the Ivy League lead in assists with seven and tied for sixth in points with 17 ... Point and assist totals, along with her five goals, all represented career highs ... Had a point in eight of Yale's final 11 games, totaling 12 points in that span (three goals, six assists) ... Selected for USA Field Hockey's High Performance Training Center squad for the New England Region and participated in National Championship in summer of 2007. 2005: Earned honorable mention All-Ivy honors, starting all 17 games ... Had two goals and an assist, including a goal in a 2-1 win at Holy Cross ... Also earned a spot on the USA Field Hockey Elite Performance Training Center's training squad for the New England region. 2004: Earned honorable mention All-Ivy honors after registering one goal and five assists in 17 games ... Selected by USA Field Hockey to train at the organization's Elite Performance Training Center ... A member of the New England Fire team that competed at the National Championships in 2005. High School: Invited to the U.S. Field Hockey Olympic Development B-Camp via the USFHA National Futures Tournament and went on to be selected for A-Camp ... Also attended the U.S. Olympic FDIC Development Camp and was on the U.S. U-19 Holland tour team in 2003 and 2004 ... At School of the Holy Child, was a four-time all-league selection and was a two-time team MVP. Why Yale? Why not?!
Favorite song: The World has Turned by Weezer
Favorite food: Peanut Butter
Favorite place at Yale: The top of East Rock Park
Where I would like to travel: South Africa or New Zealand
I want to learn to: Kite surf
Best Yale field hockey moment: Our pregame practice at Penn in the torrential rain. We were completely drenched but no one complained or second-guessed our coaches.
Favorite Disney cartoon character: Piglet
Favorite animal: Harriet the 174 year-old Galapagos tortoise

Overall

Ivy League

GP

GS

G

A

PTS

G

A

PTS

2004

17

17

1

5

7

1

2

4

2005

17

17

2

1

5

1

0

2

2006

17

17

5

7

17

3

4

10

Career

51

51

8

13

29

5

6

16

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