Day one of competition is complete with the Panthers competing in three events at the 2018 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships, highlighted by a school-record swim from Frances VanderMeer. The four-day event is taking place at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis, Indiana, with Franklin College and the Indiana Sports Corporation serving as the hosts. The second day of competition is scheduled to begin Thursday with preliminaries at 10:00 a.m., while the finals are slated for 6:00 p.m
Joe LaLiberte, a senior from Needham, Massachusetts, received the Marge Scanlin Outstanding Student Research Award from the American Camp Association at its recent national conference in Orlando, Florida. The award recognizes completed research efforts that “result in originality, innovation, and significant contribution to the advancement of the body of knowledge concerning the camp experience.” LaLiberte presented his work at the conference’s research symposium.
Six members of the Middlebury College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will compete in the 2018 NCAA Championships from March 21-24. The event is taking place at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis, Indiana, with Franklin College and the Indiana Sports Corporation serving as the hosts.
Based on his performances at the Division III Indoor Men’s New England Championships, junior Jimmy Martinez (Maplewood, N.J.) was selected as the Gordon Kelly Indoor Track Most Valuable Performer of the meet. The two-day event was hosted by the Panthers on the New Balance Foundation Track in the Virtue Field House.
Middlebury won 18 of 22 face-offs on its way to a 12-7 victory over Plattsburgh State (1-5) on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium on Tuesday. The Panthers (3-2) are back in action on Saturday when they travel to Bowdoin for a 1:00 p.m. start, while the Cardinals are idle for over a week before hosting Rensselaer on the Wednesday, March 28 at 4:00 p.m.
Middlebury College men’s basketball player Jack Daly (Eastchester, N.Y.) added another award following the conclusion of his career, earning a spot as a D3hoops.com Fourth-Team All-American. Earlier this month, Daly was named a National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division III First-Team All-Northeast District selection and a D3hoops.com All-Northeast Region First-Team recipient. The senior helped lead the Panthers to a 21-7 mark and advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament.
Middlebury College women’s lacrosse player Evie Keating (Hanover, N.H.) has been selected as the NESCAC Player of the Week. The senior defender helped the Panther defensive unit allow just four goals in two wins last week. Keating caused five turnovers and picked up five ground balls in a 15-3 win over St. Lawrence. She forced six turnovers and collected four ground balls in a 13-1 conference win against No. 18 Wesleyan. Her 24 caused turnovers and 25 ground balls both pace the NESCAC, as her 4.80 caused turnovers per game ranks sixth nationally.
Emory held off a late charge by Middlebury (1-5), as the Eagles (8-9) picked up a 10-7 win on Sunday afternoon in Georgia. The Panthers return to action on Saturday at Chapman (Calif.) on their annual spring break trip.
The Middlebury women's tennis team opened up its home spring slate with a pair of 9-0 victories over Colby and St. Lawrence on Saturday in the Nelson Recreation Center. The fourth-ranked Panthers (3-0) travel west for five matches in California during their spring break trip, starting with a contest at Grossmont on Sunday, March 25 at 3:00 p.m. eastern.
The fourth-ranked Middlebury men’s tennis team continued its unbeaten start to the spring, picking up road victories at #21 MIT by a 6-3 score, followed by a 9-0 win at #19 Brandeis. The Panthers (5-0) return to action during their spring break trip with seven matches in California, beginning with a contest on March 24 at Azusa Pacific.
Fourth-ranked Middlebury scored the first 11 goals and cruised to a 13-1 NESCAC victory over Wesleyan Saturday on Kohn Field. The Panthers (5-0, 3-0) continue conference play on Saturday when they host #20 Bowdoin at 12:00 p.m., while the 18th-ranked Cardinals (4-1, 2-1) travel to Florida for a Tuesday match-up against Babson.
Middlebury saw its comeback bid at ninth-ranked Wesleyan come up just short, as the Cardinals (4-1, 3-0) scored the game’s final two goals for a 13-10 NESCAC victory in Connecticut. The Panthers trailed by four goals and closed to margin to one (11-10) in the fourth quarter, but the hosts recorded the final two scores to earn the win. Middlebury (2-2, 1-2), who has already played three games against ranked opponents this season, is back in action Tuesday, hosting Plattsburgh State at 4:00 p.m.
The Middlebury baseball team returned to action on Saturday with two games in Atlanta, Georgia. Middlebury opened the day with an 11-4 loss to Stevens Institute of Technology (3-5), before falling by a score of 10-2 to host Emory (7-9) in the second game. The Panthers face Emory again on Sunday with the first pitch slated for 1:00 p.m.
The fourth-ranked Panther men's tennis team played its first road match of the spring on Friday evening, sweeping Colby by a 9-0 score. The contest was played in Dartmouth’s Boss Tennis Center and Gordon Pavilion. The Panthers (3-0, 2-0) return to action on Saturday with a 10:00 a.m. matchup at No. 21 MIT, followed by a 4:00 p.m. contest at No. 19 Brandeis.