2017 Football News

  • Panther Profile - Junior Jourdon Delerme-Brown
    July 12, 2018
    Jourdon Delerme-Brown ’20 is a defensive back on the Middlebury football team. The Mount Vernon, New York native is majoring in political science with minors in history and Chinese. He credits his family with instilling in him a drive to help others.
  • Hopsicker Named Vermont Collegiate Scholar-Athlete Hall of Fame Inductee
    May 15, 2018
    Middlebury College football senior Kevin Hopsicker (Delmar, N.Y.) has been named a Vermont Collegiate Scholar-Athlete Hall of Fame inductee. The award was presented by the National Football Foundation Vermont Chapter during its 25th-Annual awards dinner on Sunday, May 6 at Castleton’s Glenbrook Gymnasium. On the field, the defensive back helped lead the Panthers to a 7-2 season and a runner-up finish in the NESCAC.
  • LaLiberte Earns Outstanding Research Award from American Camp Association
    March 21, 2018
    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.
  • NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team Members Honored
    November 29, 2017
    The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) has announced its 2017 Fall All-Academic Selections. To be honored, a student-athlete must have reached sophomore academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.40. A transfer student must have completed one year of study at the institution. The following are Middlebury's 104 representatives, the highest among the 11 conference institutions.
  • NESCAC Fall All-Sportsmanship Team Announced
    November 28, 2017
    The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) announced its Fall All-Sportsmanship Team for each fall sport sponsored by the conference. The All-Sportsmanship Team is composed of one student-athlete from each institution for each sport and is selected by the players and coaches from their respective team for their positive contributions to sportsmanship. The student-athlete selected must be in good academic standing and a member of the team at the conclusion of the season in order to be eligible for selection. 
  • Ten Football Players Earn All-NESCAC Honors
    November 21, 2017
    Ten members of the Middlebury football program were named to the All-NESCAC teams when the league announced its postseason honors. Seniors Wesley Becton (Elmhurst, Ill.) and Kevin Hopsicker (Delmar, N.Y.), along with junior Conrado Banky (Katy, Texas) and sophomores Frank Cosolito (Medfield, Mass.) and Kevin Woodring (Norwalk, Conn.) were each named to the first team. Seniors John Jackson (Hood River, Ore.), Jared Lebowitz (Burlington, Vt.), juniors Connor Roche (Sandy Hook, Conn.) and Jimmy Martinez (Maplewood, N.J.) and sophomore Martin Williams (Chestnut Hills, Mass.) each earned a spot on the second team. The group helped lead the Panthers to a 7-2 season and a NESCAC runner-up finish in 2017.
  • Three Football Players Earn CoSIDA Academic All-District Honors
    November 17, 2017
    Three members of the Middlebury College football team have been named a College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) District I First-Team Academic All-District selection by the organization. Seniors Kevin Hopsicker (Delmar, N.Y.) and John Jackson (Hood River, Ore.) along with junior Andrew Rogan (Thompson Ridge, N.Y.) each earned spots on the team. The three helped lead the Panthers to a 7-2 season and a runner-up finish in the NESCAC.
  • Becton Named NESCAC Player of the Week
    November 13, 2017
    Middlebury College football player Wesley Becton (Elmhurst, Ill.) has been named the NESCAC Co-Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season. The senior linebacker helped lead the Panthers to a 35-24 road win at Tufts to finish the season with a 7-2 mark and solidify the NESCAC runner-up spot. In the game, Becton made 11 tackles, including 4.5 tackles for 40 lost yards, earned 3.5 sacks and registered a safety for Middlebury.
  • Football Downs Tufts - Places Second in NESCAC With 7-2 Mark
    November 11, 2017
    Middlebury ended its nine-game season with a 35-24 road win over Tufts at the Ellis Oval. With the victory, the Panthers end the season with a 7-2 mark, placing second only to Trinity (8-1) in the NESCAC.
  • Football Scores 41 First-Half Points in Win Over Hamilton
    November 04, 2017
    Middlebury scored the game’s first 41 points, all in the first half, on its way to a 41-20 win over Hamilton (2-6) on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium. With the win, the Panthers (6-2) capture the “Rocking Chair Classic” for the 22nd-straight time. Middlebury wraps up its season next Saturday at Tufts, while Hamilton will host Bates.
  • Football Downed by Trinity
    October 28, 2017
    Trinity ran its winning streak to 16 games, as the Bantams (7-0) picked up a 27-5 win over Middlebury (5-2) on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium. The Panthers are home again next weekend, facing Hamilton at 12:30 p.m., while the Bantams visit Amherst.
  • Football Scores Game's First 27 Points in Win at Bates
    October 21, 2017
    Middlebury scored the game’s first 27 points and never looked back, on its way to a 43-14 win at Bates (0-6) on Saturday afternoon in Maine. The Panthers (5-1) return to action next Saturday when they host Trinity at 1:00 p.m. on homecoming.
  • Rye Honored by the NESCAC
    October 16, 2017
    Middlebury College football player Maxwell Rye (Longmeadow, Mass.) has been named the NESCAC Special Teams Player of the Week. The sophomore averaged 50.3 yards over four punts against Williams. Two of the punts were inside the 20, with one sailing 72 yards to the Ephs’ one-yard line and resulting in a blocked punt for a safety. Rye also caught seven passes for a career-high 133 yards and a touchdown.
  • Last-Second Touchdown Lifts Williams Past Middlebury
    October 14, 2017
    Williams quarterback Bobby Maimaron found Frank Stola in the end zone from 15 yards out on the final play of the game, lifting the Ephs (4-1) to a 27-26 road win at Middlebury (4-1). The Panthers return to action next week at Bates, while Williams will host Tufts. Saturday’s game was played before a crowd of 3,655 on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium.
  • Hopsicker Earns NESCAC Honors
    October 09, 2017
    Middlebury College football player Kevin Hopsicker (Delmar, N.Y.) has been named the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week. The defensive back helped Middlebury to a 35-31 road victory over previously undefeated Amherst. The Panthers return to action Saturday, hosting Williams at 2:00 p.m.
  • Football Moves to 4-0 With Road Win at Amherst
    October 07, 2017
    Middlebury has opened 4-0 for the second-straight season (5-0 in 2016), picking up a 35-31 road win over previously unbeaten Amherst (3-1) on Pratt Field. The Panthers led 35-17 in the fourth quarter and held off a late charge by the Mammoths to secure the win. Middlebury returns home next Saturday when it hosts Williams at 2:00 p.m.
  • Middlebury Scores 34 Unanswered in Win Over Colby
    September 30, 2017
    Middlebury outgained Colby 559-179, as the Panthers won for the seventh-straight time over the Mules (0-3), this time a 37-6 decision on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium. Middlebury (3-0), who is currently ranked seventh in New England, will travel to Amherst for a 2:00 p.m. game next Saturday, while Colby visits Wesleyan.
  • Middlebury Athletics Store Open for Limited Time
    September 28, 2017
    Hey Panther fans - here's your chance to get some Middlebury Athletics gear! Choose from seven items offered during our second "Flash Sale." The store will only be open from September 28 - October 5, so pick up some gear to show your support!
  • Football Cruises Past Bowdoin
    September 23, 2017
    After a turnover on its opening possession, Middlebury (2-0) scored on its next four drives, picking up a 41-14 win over Bowdoin (0-2). The Panthers return home next weekend with a 1:00 p.m. kickoff against Colby.
  • Becton & Martinez Earn NESCAC Honors
    September 18, 2017
    Middlebury College football players Wesley Becton (Elmhurst, Ill.) and Jimmy Martinez (Maplewood, N.J.) have earned weekly honors from the NESCAC. Becton was named the Co-Defensive Player of the Week, while Martinez earned Special Teams Player of the Week honors for the Panthers.
  • Football Holds Off Wesleyan in Season Opener
    September 16, 2017
    Middlebury held off a late charge by Wesleyan, as the Panthers picked up a 30-27 victory in the season-opener for both teams on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium. Middlebury earned its sixth win in its last seven games against Wesleyan and returns to action at Bowdoin next Saturday. The Cardinals will play their home-opener when they entertain Tufts on the same day.
  • 2017 Football Season Preview
    September 12, 2017
    With a plethora of starters returning from last year’s 6-2 squad, Middlebury has its sights set atop the NESCAC standings this fall.  The Panthers welcome back several players in key positions, but will have some holes to fill on the offensive line.
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    September 06, 2017
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