Middlebury's Nicholas Repeats as NFHCA's DIII Player of the Year

Erin Nicholas, Middlebury

Courtesy of Middlebury Athletics

GILBERT, Ariz. - Middlebury field hockey player Erin Nicholas (Scarsdale, N.Y.) has been named the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Player of the Year for the second-consecutive season. The junior helped lead the Panthers to a 21-1 record en route to their third straight NCAA Championship and fourth in the last five years.

A two-time All-American, Nicholas recently became the first NESCAC player to be named Rookie of the Year and then win back-to-back Player of the Year honors. She finished the season tied for the team-lead with 29 points while ranking second with 11 goals and seven assists. All five of those statistics are among the top-five in the NESCAC. Nicholas led the league with six game-winning goals in 2019. The junior had an eight-game point streak earlier this season, where she recorded 17 points and four game-winners. She was deemed the NCAA Tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

Nicholas is also an NCAA Finalist (2018) and NCAA Champion (2019) with the women's lacrosse program at Middlebury.