Thayer Named Third Team All-American

Thayer Named Third Team All-American

Nov. 19, 2007

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Senior forward/midfielder Harriet Thayer (Briarcliff, N.Y.) was named third team Longstreth/NFHCA All-American Monday. Thayer is the first Bulldog in six years, and the fifth all-time, to earn All-America honors.

Thayer was first team All-Mideast Region this year, following her second-team All-Region selection last year. She was also the seventh player in Yale history to earn multiple first team All-Ivy selections -- she was a unanimous first team selection each of the past two years. She finished her career with four Ivy League honors (two first-team selections, two honorable mention selections).

Thayer, who started all 68 games of her career, has been one of Yale's prime playmakers since joining the Bulldogs. Elected team captain this year, she tied for sixth in the league with six assists, including a pair of assists on game-winning goals in double-overtime (vs. Harvard and Dartmouth). She had assists in four straight games during Yale's six-game winning streak in the middle of the season.

In addition to her time with the Bulldogs, Thayer has been involved with USA Field Hockey's New England High Performance Training Center squad for the last three years. She has gone to the National Championships twice.

A religious studies major with a concentration in political science, Thayer is a graduate of School of the Holy Child.

The last Yale player to earn All-America honors was Tovia Martirosian '02, who was a third-team selection in 2001.

Yale's All-Time All-America Selections
1984 Cyndie Bieler (Second)
1984 Nada Sellers (Second)
1998 Lindsay Hobbs (Third)
2001 Tovia Martirosian (Third)
2007 Harriet Thayer (Third)

report by Sam Rubin '95 (, Yale Sports Publicity