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Middough Selected as Alternate for Senior Game

Carol Middough. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Carol Middough. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Yale field hockey senior forward/midfielder Carol Middough (Oceanport, N.J.) has been selected as an alternate for the NFHCA Division I Senior Game, the annual game that features some of the top seniors in the country. The NFHCA announced the roster of 38, with 12 alternates, Wednesday.

Alternates like Middough would take the spot of student-athletes who have been selected as participants but are unable to compete. Players will be divided up into teams closer to the game date.

The Senior Game will be played following the semifinals of the NCAA Division I Field Hockey Tournament, which takes place on Nov. 17 at 2:00 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. at Louisville. The NCAA Division I Field Hockey Championship will be held on Nov. 19 at 2 p.m.

This is Yale's second straight year with a Senior Game selection. Last year, goalkeeper Emilie Katz '17 was selected.

Middough has led the team in goals and points for the past two years and appears poised to accomplish that feat again this year. Her 14 goals and 30 points lead the Bulldogs and the Ivy League. She is moving up the Yale career record lists in those categories as well. She enters this weekend third on Yale's career goals list (37), six away from second place (Ashley McCauley '10) and nine away from first place (Emily Montgomery '78). She is sixth in career points (80), six away from fifth (Lindsay Hobbs '99).

Middough's 14 goals tie her for seventh on the Yale single-season list, nine away from the record set by Anne Keating '77 in 1976. Her 30 points tie her for ninth, with Keating holding the season record of 46 points (set in 1976, when assist totals were not available).

Middough opened the 2017 season with three goals and an assist in the 6-2 win vs. Sacred Heart, earning Ivy League Player of the Week honors. That was her first career hat trick. She added another goal at Hofstra, and goals in four straight games Sept. 23-Oct. 1 -- including the game-winner in overtime as Yale beat Liberty 1-0 Sept. 24 and four goals in a 7-1 win at Lehigh Oct. 1. The last Yale player to score four goals in a game was Erin Carter '12, who scored four in a 6-0 win vs. Fairfield in 2011. Middough notched hat tricks at Lehigh (on her birthday) and vs. Dartmouth as well.

Middough was a second team All-Ivy League selection last season. She achieved career highs in all three scoring categories and factored in 37 percent (13 of 35) of the team's goals. One of the team's top options on attack penalty corners, Middough can play forward or midfield. She is also an a capella singer in the all-student-athlete group The Unorthojocks.

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity

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