|Field Hockey & Women's Lacrosse|
Heidi Howard Allen, a member of the Class of 1999, was a prolific two-sport athlete at Middlebury, earning nearly every possible accolade in both field hockey and lacrosse during her four years wearing the blue and white. Allen is one of a select few to earn All-American honors every year of her collegiate career as a Middlebury student-athlete.
Allen made an immediate impact during her first-year season on the lacrosse field, earning Brine First Team All-American honors, while helping lead the Panthers to the national championship game. During her sophomore season, she scored 19 goals as the women’s lacrosse team won its first national championship in 1997. As a junior, she was again selected as a Brine First-Team All-American, while also earning a spot on the NCAA All-Tournament team as Middlebury advanced to the Final Four.
During her senior year, Allen engineered one of the best two-season performances in Middlebury history, leading both the field hockey and women’s lacrosse teams to national championships, while earning First-Team All-American honors in both sports. That year, Howard carried Middlebury to its first national championship in field hockey, earning NESCAC Player of the Year and NCAA All-Tournament honors, in addition to her All-American status. She followed with a historic senior lacrosse season, setting the program’s single-season record for goals scored, while leading Middlebury to its second national championship in three seasons. She ended the year being named the ECAC Player of the Year and NCAA Tournament MVP.
Allen graduated as the field hockey program leader in both career goals and career points, while finishing third in career goals and fourth in career points for the women’s lacrosse program.