Middlebury, VT --- Succeeding as a student-athlete is tough on any level, but for Middlebury Junior Lauren Greer, she'd been able to do it in not one but 2 division three sports.
Lauren says, "It was really wonderful to come into this whole new scene and have not just one team to turn to for support I had two teams and two sports to look to."
Field Hockey and Ice Hockey.
"Actually last week we had a home game and my entire field hockey team came and was out there banging on the glass supporting us," says Greer.
This last season in Field Hockey Lauren Greer was a first team All-American and the NESCAC and Region player of the year, leading her team to a National Championship game and runner-up finish with a 17-4 record. Just starting her third season on the ice, she's already racked up 23 goals and 21 assists for a team that finished third in the NCAA's last season.
Lauren says, "Success for each sport comes in different ways. I never imagined the field hockey season I had this past fall to be what it was. I never would have dreamed that starting out here and I think that's why it turned out to be such a wonderful surprise."
A surprise to Lauren, but not a surprise to those around her.
"She's one of the hardest workers on our team. She brings an intensity and passion to the ice and I think her field hockey teammates would also say that she's one of their hardest workers," teammate Maria Bourdeau says.
Panthers Women's Ice Hockey Coach Bill Mandigo lauds her as "Unbelievably bright. An English and Film Studies double major. I think she'll do whatever she wants. There are no stones unturned for her thats for sure."
As you can tell intensity's led to success on many levels for Lauren Greer. 2 Majors, 2 Sports, one very special student-athlete.
By: Ashley Chase
PO Box 4508