2017 Field Hockey News

  • Field Hockey Coaching Staff Recognized By NFHCA
    December 07, 2017
    The Middlebury College field hockey coaching staff was honored when the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) released its 2017 Division III Regional Coaching Staffs of the Year. The coaching staff was lauded with New England West Region accolades, guiding the Panthers to the program’s second NCAA Championship in the last three years and third overall with a school-record tying 20 wins (20-2).
  • Jennings, Schweppe, Leonard Named Longstreth/NFHCA All-Americans
    December 06, 2017
    Three Middlebury College field hockey players were honored when the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) released its 2017 Division III All-American teams. Junior forward Grace Jennings (Ghent, N.Y.) and senior defender Lauren Schweppe (Chester Springs, Pa.) were both selected to the first team, while senior forward Annie Leonard (Darien, Conn.) earned third-team accolades. The All-American nod is the second-straight accolade for Jennings, while Schweppe and Leonard tally their first. The trio helped lead the Panthers to the program’s second NCAA Championship in the last three years and third overall with a school-record tying 20 wins (20-2).
  • Four Panthers Earn NFHCA All-Region Accolades
    November 30, 2017
    Four members of the Middlebury College field hockey team were honored when the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) announced its postseason all-region squads. Seniors Annie Leonard (Darien, Conn.) and Lauren Schweppe (Chester Springs, Pa.) along with junior Grace Jennings (Ghent, N.Y.) each picked up First-Team All-New England West laurels, while rookie Erin Nicholas (Scarsdale, N.Y.) tallied second-team accolades. The quartet helped lead the Panthers to the program’s second NCAA Championship in the last three years and third overall with a school-record tying 20 wins (20-2).
  • 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. 
  • Middlebury Blanks Messiah to Win Its Third NCAA Championship
    November 19, 2017
    The Middlebury field hockey team won its third NCAA Championship, and second in three years, with a 4-0 win over top-ranked Messiah (22-1). The title game took place at Trager Stadium on the campus of the University of Louisville. The second-ranked Panthers finish their season tying the school-record with 20 wins (20-2), including a NESCAC Championship. Middlebury snapped the defending champions’ 44-game win streak, avenging a loss in the 2016 NCAA Regionals. The national championship is the 34th overall for Middlebury since 1995.
  • #2 Middlebury Advances to NCAA Championship With OT Win
    November 17, 2017
    Middlebury’s Annie Leonard scored 35 seconds into overtime, lifting the second-ranked Panthers to a 2-1 victory over 10th-ranked Franklin & Marshall in an NCAA semifinal contest at Bellarmine University. The Panthers move to 19-2, and will play Messiah in the NCAA Championship game on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at the University of Louisville. The Diplomats conclude their season with an 18-4 record.
  • Panther Field Hockey Prepares for Final Four
    November 14, 2017
    The Middlebury College field hockey team will make its ninth trip to the NCAA final four when they travel to Louisville, Kentucky. The semifinals will be played on Owsley Frazier Field hosted by Bellarmine University, while the title game will take place in Trager Stadium at the University of Louisville. The Panthers take on Franklin & Marshall at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 17, while defending champion Messiah will battle The College of New Jersey at 4:00 p.m.
  • #2 Middlebury Advances to Final Four With Victory Over #14 Rochester
    November 12, 2017
    The Middlebury field hockey team has advanced to the NCAA final four for the third time in the last four years and ninth time overall after a 5-0 victory over 14th-ranked Rochester on Sunday in an NCAA regional final on Kohn Field. Middlebury (18-2), playing in its eighth-straight NCAA quarterfinal, will meet 10th-ranked Franklin & Marshall on Friday in a national semifinal at 7:00 p.m. on the campus of Bellarmine in Louisville, Kentucky. The other semifinal features top-ranked Messiah and third-ranked The College of New Jersey playing at 4:00 p.m. Friday’s winners will advance to play in the NCAA Championship on Sunday at the University of Louisville’s Trager Stadium beginning at 5:00 p.m. Rochester concludes its season at 18-4.
  • Middlebury Blanks UNE to Advance in NCAA Play
    November 11, 2017
    Second-ranked Middlebury posted a 5-0 victory over 19th-ranked University of New England in an NCAA second-round game on Saturday. The Panthers (17-2) advance to Sunday's regional final, where they will meet Rochester, a 2-1 winner over Husson, at 1:00 p.m. on Kohn Field.
  • Field Hockey Players Earn All-NESCAC Honors - Nicholas Rookie of the Year, DeLorenzo Coach of the Year
    November 08, 2017
    Three members of the Middlebury College field hockey team were honored when the NESCAC announced its postseason squads on Wednesday afternoon. Senior Lauren Schweppe (Chester Springs, Pa.) and junior Grace Jennings (Ghent, N.Y.) were named to the league's first team, while senior Annie Leonard (Darien, Conn.) was selected to the second team. Rookie Erin Nicholas (Scarsdale, N.Y.) was recognized as the conference's Rookie of the Year, while head coach Katharine DeLorenzo earned NESCAC Coach of the Year honors. The second-ranked Panthers enter this weekend's NCAA Regional on Kohn Field with a 16-2 record.
  • Field Hockey to Host NCAA Regional
    November 06, 2017
    The Middlebury College field hockey team will make its 15th-consecutive and 18th overall appearance in the NCAA Tournament when it hosts a regional on November 11-12 on Kohn Field. First-round games take place on Wednesday with the University of New England hosting St. Joseph's of Maine and Babson entertaining Husson.
  • Schweppe Named NESCAC Player of the Week
    November 06, 2017
    Middlebury College field hockey player Lauren Schweppe (Chester Springs, Pa.) has been selected as the NESCAC Player of the Week. The senior controlled the midfield as the Panthers captured their fourth NESCAC Championship in the last six years and fifth overall. She helped lead the defensive unit to a shutout in the title game, while also dishing out a pair of assists on the final two goals.
  • Middlebury Blanks Trinity To Claim NESCAC Title
    November 05, 2017
    The Middlebury field hockey team scored four times in the first half and never looked back, as the Panthers posted a 5-0 shutout over Trinity in the NESCAC Championship Game Sunday on Kohn Field. The title was the fifth in program history and the fourth in the last six seasons. The top-seeded and second-ranked Panthers (16-2), who have won 12-straight games, receive the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament and will wait for their opponent when the field is announced late Sunday evening.
  • Middlebury Tops Bowdoin, Advances to NESCAC Final
    November 04, 2017
    The Middlebury field hockey team advanced to the NESCAC Championship game for the seventh-straight year, as the Panthers downed Bowdoin 5-2 Saturday on Kohn Field. Top-seeded Middlebury (15-2), which extended its winning streak to 11 games, hosts fifth-seeded Trinity on Sunday at noon with the winner earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Bantams earned a spot in the finals with a 3-2 overtime triumph over third-seeded Williams.
  • Field Hockey Continues Quest Toward NESCAC Title
    November 01, 2017
    Top-seeded Middlebury will host championship weekend of the 2017 NESCAC Field Hockey Tournament this weekend at Kohn Field for the first time since 2012. The semifinal contests are a rematch of two quarterfinal games from the 2016 championship. Middlebury faces seventh-seeded Bowdoin in the first semifinal game on Saturday, November 4 at 11 a.m. The second semifinal contest features No. 5 Trinity and No. 3 Williams at 1:30 p.m. The winners will advance to the NESCAC Championship on Sunday at 12:00 p.m. with an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament on the line.
  • Middlebury Defeats Bates in NESCAC Quarterfinal
    October 28, 2017
    Top-seeded Middlebury scored twice in each half on its way to a 4-1 triumph over eighth-seeded Bates (9-7) in a NESCAC Quarterfinal Saturday on Kohn Field. The Panthers (14-2), winners of 10-straight games, will host the league’s championship weekend, where they will face seventh-seeded Bowdoin at 11:00 a.m. Third-seeded Williams and fifth-seeded Trinity play the second contest at 1:30 p.m. with the winners meeting for the NESCAC title at noon on Sunday.
  • Field Hockey Hosts Bates in NESCAC Quarterfinal
    October 26, 2017
    Top-seeded Middlebury secured home-field advantage throughout the 2017 NESCAC Field Hockey Championship, starting with a quarterfinal on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. against eighth-seeded Bates. The Panthers are seeking their fourth conference title in the last six years and are joined by Tufts, Williams and Hamilton as quarterfinal round hosts. The highest remaining seed following this weekend will earn the right to host both semifinals and the final on November 4-5.
  • Second-Ranked Field Hockey Downs #8 Williams
    October 24, 2017
    Middlebury increased its winning streak to nine with a 6-2 NESCAC victory Tuesday over eighth-ranked Williams on a rainy and windy Kohn Field. The second-ranked Panthers (13-2, 9-1) will be the top seed in the upcoming NESCAC Tournament and will host a quarterfinal game on Saturday, while Williams (11-4, 6-4) will also participate in a quarterfinal.
  • #2 Panthers Storm Past #20 Bates, 6-3
    October 21, 2017
    The Middlebury field hockey team reeled off four-straight goals in the second half, rallying past Bates for a 6-3 NESCAC victory Saturday in Maine. The victory was the eighth straight for the second-ranked Panthers (12-2, 8-1), while the 20th-ranked Bobcats (7-6, 4-5) saw their five-game winning streak end. Middlebury hosts Williams in the regular-season finale Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The win also clinched the top seed in the upcoming NESCAC Tournament for the Panthers, giving them home-field advantage throughout the championship event.
  • #3 Panthers Defeat Husson As Leonard Climbs Career Lists
    October 15, 2017
    The Middlebury field hockey team increased its winning streak to seven-straight victories with a 7-0 victory Sunday over Husson on Kohn Field. During the win, Annie Leonard had a goal and an assist, moving her into second place in Middlebury's career laurels with 67 goals, surpassing Heidi Howard's '99 mark of 66. Her three points vaulted her into third place with 156 career points (67-22-156), climbing past Howard's total of 155. The third-ranked Panthers (11-2) return to NESCAC play on Saturday with a 12:00 p.m. start at Bates, while Husson (8-4) travels to Bowdoin on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
  • #3 Middlebury Blanks Trinity
    October 14, 2017
    The Middlebury field hockey team picked up its sixth-straight win with a 4-0 NESCAC victory over Trinity on Saturday. The Panthers (10-2, 7-1) return to action tomorrow when they host Husson at 1:00 p.m., while the Bantams (7-5, 3-5) entertain Wesleyan on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
  • Leonard Named NESCAC Player of the Week
    October 09, 2017
    Middlebury College field hockey player Annie Leonard (Darien, Conn.) has been selected as the NESCAC Player of the Week. The senior forward scored three goals in a 3-0 week for the Panthers, including a pair of league road victories. She recorded a goal and an assist in a 3-2 win at fourth-ranked Tufts on Saturday, before scoring twice a day later, including the game-winning tally during a 3-0 victory at Wesleyan.
  • #6 Middlebury Beats Wesleyan As DeLorenzo Earns 350th Victory
    October 08, 2017
    The Middlebury field hockey team pushed its winning streak to five-straight victories with a 3-0 road NESCAC triumph Sunday at Wesleyan. The win was the 350th for head coach Katharine DeLorenzo, raising her overall career record to 350-124-2 in 26-plus seasons. The sixth-ranked Panthers (9-2, 6-1) continue conference play Saturday, hosting Trinity at 11:00 a.m.
  • #6 Panthers Rally Past #4 Tufts
    October 07, 2017
    The Middlebury field hockey team scored twice in the second half, coming away with a key 3-2 road NESCAC win Saturday at Tufts in a showdown of nationally-ranked programs. The Panther defense was stellar in the final 35 minutes, holding the fourth-ranked Jumbos (7-3, 6-1) without a shot on goal. Sixth-ranked Middlebury (8-2, 5-1) is right back on the field Sunday, traveling to Wesleyan for another conference game.
  • Panther Profile - Senior Carson Peacock
    October 04, 2017
    Carson Peacock is a Environmental Studies major with a focus in Environmental policy as well as a four-year member of the Middlebury field hockey team. A senior midfielder from Texas, not typically known as a field hockey “hotbed,” Peacock has seen her role and her game evolve more and more each year with the team.
  • Three First-Half Goals Lift Sixth-Ranked Panthers Past Rensselaer
    October 03, 2017
    The Middlebury field hockey team tallied three goals in a span of 14:15 during Tuesday’s opening half, on its way to a 3-0 victory over Rensselaer at Kohn Field. Sixth-ranked Middlebury (7-2) jumps back into NESCAC play when it travels to #4 Tufts on Saturday at 11:00 a.m., while the Engineers (1-9) entertain 17th-ranked Rochester on Saturday at 5:00 p.m.
  • #7 Panthers Score Three in Each Half During Win Over Colby
    September 30, 2017
    The Middlebury field hockey team tallied three goals in each half on its way to a 6-1 NESCAC victory over Colby on Saturday at Kohn Field. Seventh-ranked Middlebury (6-2, 4-1) jumps out of conference play when it hosts Rensselaer on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., while the Mules (5-2, 2-2) entertain Southern Maine on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.
  • 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!
  • #7 Middlebury Pulls Away From #10 Skidmore
    September 27, 2017
    The Middlebury field hockey team (5-2) scored the game’s final four goals Wednesday on its way to a 6-2 win over Skidmore at Kohn Field. The Panthers return to NESCAC play when they host Colby at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, while the Thoroughbreds (5-3) travel to Union on the same day.
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