Lauren Greer, Middlebury College
Lauren Greer is a 2013 graduate of Middlebury College and a former member of the Panthers’ field hockey and ice hockey teams. She was nominated for the 2013 NCAA Woman of the Year Award by the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC).
The NCAA Woman of the Year Award honors graduating student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership.
She served as a team captain for both squads at Middlebury, while mentoring students on-and-off campus. Greer graduated with a dual-degree in Film and Media, and English and American Literature, while earning the title of All-Academic from numerous organizations. She was named NESCAC All-Academic six times between her two sports and was honored on the NFHCA Academic Squad all four years. A three-time Dean’s List and four-time College Scholar at Middlebury, Greer was one of 58 winter student-athletes across all Divisions awarded an NCAA postgraduate scholarship. The $7,500 scholarship is based on academic performance, institutional involvement and volunteer community service. Winners are also considered to be outstanding citizens and excellent role models for the institution and intercollegiate athletics as a whole.
The three-time All-American and two-time NESCAC Field Hockey Player of the Year topped all of her school and conference single-season records from her junior season and led the NCAA in goals per game and points per game in 2012. After closing out her career with her fourth NCAA Tournament appearance, Greer finished as the NCAA’s all-time leading scorer in points per game and was named the NFHCA’s New England West Player of the Year and Division III National Field Hockey Player of the Year. Greer was also a pivotal member of the Panthers' ice hockey squad for four years, leading Middlebury to the NCAA Championship game in 2013, while being selected to the NESCAC Second Team.
Greer also found time to mentor year round. On campus, she worked as a writing tutor and off campus, Greer spent four years as a mentor to third grade students through the Ripton Elementary School mentor program. During her final year on campus, Greer assisted the Trustee Committee as a student body representative. A senior captain in both sports, Greer was honored with the Peter Kohn award in field hockey for career contribution and leadership.