Collins, Thayer Earn All-Region Status

Collins, Thayer Earn All-Region Status

Nov. 14, 2006

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The honors continue to come in for the Yale field hockey team, as senior midfielder Lindsay Collins (Virginia Beach, Va.) was named first-team NFHCA Mideast All-Region and junior forward Harriet Thayer (Briarcliff, N.Y.) made the second team. Only Princeton (four) had more all-region selections among Ivy League teams.

Collins, whose speed was a major factor in generating attack for Yale, finished the season with three goals and three assists and was named first team All-Ivy League unanimously. She had three-point games against Ivy League opponents Cornell (a 4-2 win) and Dartmouth (a 3-1 win). She started all 17 games and 63 for her career.

Last season Collins was named second team Dartfish/NFHCA Mideast All-Region as well as second team All-Ivy. She is a two-time NFHCA Division I National Academic Team member.

Thayer, also a unanimous first team All-Ivy pick, tied for the Ivy League lead in assists with seven and tied for sixth in points with 17. Those totals, along with her five goals, all represented career highs. One of the Bulldogs' most consistent scoring threats, she had a point in eight of Yale's final 11 games, totaling 12 in that span (three goals, six assists).

Thayer was honorable mention All-Ivy last season, her second straight honorable mention selection, and earned a spot on the USA Field Hockey Elite Performance Training Center's training squad for the New England region. She has started all 51 games of her Yale career.

Yale finished second in the Ivy League, tied for the team's best finish in the last 26 years. The Bulldogs also finished second in 1998 and 2003, the only other times Yale has finished that high since winning the Ivy title in 1980.

report by Sam Rubin '95 (, Yale Sports Publicity