2018 Field Hockey News

  • Nicholas Selected NFHCA National Player of the Year
    December 11, 2018
    Middlebury College field hockey sophomore Erin Nicholas (Scarsdale, N.Y.) has been named as the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III National Player of the Year. She is the first sophomore to garner the national award by the organization in its history. Nicholas joins Lauren Greer ’13, who was the 2012 National Player of the Year, as the two Panthers who have earned the national accolade. Nicholas helped lead the Panthers to the program’s third NCAA Championship in the last four years and fourth overall with a single-season record 21 wins (21-1).
  • Three Panthers Garner NFHCA All-American Laurels
    December 07, 2018
    Three members of the Middlebury College field hockey team were honored when the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) announced its All-American squads. Senior Grace Jennings (Ghent, N.Y.) and sophomore Erin Nicholas (Scarsdale, N.Y.) both were first-team recipients, while junior Marissa Baker (Darien, Conn.) tallied second-team accolades. The trio helped lead the Panthers to the program’s third NCAA Championship in the last four years and fourth overall with a single-season record 21 wins (21-1).
  • Nicholas Tabbed NFHCA New England West Region Player of the Year; Coaching Staff Named NFHCA Regional Staff of the Year
    December 06, 2018
    The Middlebury College field hockey program continues to rake in the postseason awards from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA). Sophomore Erin Nicholas (Scarsdale, N.Y.) has been named the New England West Region Player of the Year, while the Panther coaching staff was tabbed the Division III New England West Regional Coaching Staff of the Year for the second-straight season. The group helped lead the Panthers to the program’s third NCAA Championship in the last four years and fourth overall with a single-season record 21 wins (21-1).
  • NESCAC Fall All-Sportsmanship Team Announced
    November 29, 2018
    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. 
  • NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team Members Honored
    November 29, 2018
    The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) has announced its 2018 Fall All-Academic Selections. To be honored, a student-athlete must have reached sophomore academic standing with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50. A transfer student must have completed one year of study at the institution. The following are Middlebury's 84 representatives, the highest total in the conference.
  • Four Panthers Earn NFHCA All-Region Accolades
    November 28, 2018
    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. Senior Grace Jennings (Ghent, N.Y.), junior Marissa Baker (Darien, Conn.) and sophomore Erin Nicholas (Scarsdale, N.Y.) each picked up First-Team All-New England West laurels, while junior Olivia Green (Chappaqua, N.Y.) tallied second-team accolades. The quartet helped lead the Panthers to the program’s third NCAA Championship in the last four years and fourth overall with a single-season record 21 wins (21-1).
  • Field Hockey Wins Second-Straight NCAA Championship
    November 18, 2018
    Middlebury won its fourth NCAA Championship and second straight after a 2-0 win over Tufts in an all-NESCAC title game on Sunday at Spooky Nook in Manheim, Pennsylvania. The second-ranked Panthers finish the season with a school record 21 wins against just one loss. The #4 Jumbos end their year at 19-3, with all three losses coming at the hands of the Panthers. The national title is the 36th in team sports for Middlebury College since 1994.
  • Field Hockey Downs Rowan – Headed to Title Game
    November 17, 2018
    Second-ranked Middlebury advanced to the NCAA Championship game for the eighth time after a 4-2 win over third-ranked Rowan (22-1) at the Spooky Nook Dome in Manheim, Pennsylvania. The Panthers (20-1) will face Tufts in an All-NESCAC final on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Middlebury defeated Tufts 2-1 in overtime on October 6, before earning a 1-0 win over the Jumbos in the NESCAC Championship game.
  • Field Hockey Prepares for Final Four
    November 16, 2018
    The Middlebury College field hockey team will make its 10th trip to the NCAA final four when it travels to Manheim, Pennsylvania. The championship weekend will take place on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18 at the Spooky Nook Sports Complex. The Panthers will face on Rowan at 2:00 p.m., while Tufts battles Johns Hopkins in the other semifinal at 11:00 a.m. The winners will meet in the NCAA Championship game on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are priced at $7 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens each day and will be available at the gate.
  • Field Hockey Advances to Final Four
    November 11, 2018
    The second-ranked Middlebury field hockey team scored three times in the opening 10 minutes on their way to a 5-1 triumph over The College of New Jersey (16-5) on Sunday in NCAA Tournament action. The victory sends the Panthers to the NCAA final four for the fourth time in the last five years. Middlebury, the defending national champions, advances to the NCAA Semifinals on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. against undefeated and third-ranked Rowan at Spooky Nook Sports in Manheim, Pennsylvania. The other semifinal features fourth-ranked Tufts and ninth-ranked Johns Hopkins at 11:00 a.m. Saturday’s winners advance to the NCAA Championship on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Seventh-ranked TCNJ finished its season at 16-5.
  • Field Hockey Blanks Keene State 8-0 To Advance in NCAAs
    November 10, 2018
    Second-ranked Middlebury scored four goals in each half, en route to an 8-0 triumph over Keene State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Saturday. The Panthers (18-1) advance to Sunday's regional final, where they will face The College of New Jersey at 1:00 p.m. on Kohn Field. The Owls cap their season with a record of 18-7.
  • Field Hockey Players Earn All-NESCAC Honors; Nicholas Player of the Year; DeLorenzo Coach of the Year
    November 07, 2018
    Three members of the Middlebury College field hockey team were honored when the NESCAC announced its postseason squads on Wednesday afternoon. Senior Grace Jennings (Ghent, N.Y.), junior Marissa Baker (Darien, Conn.) and sophomore Erin Nicholas (Scarsdale, N.Y.) and were each named to the league’s first team. Nicholas was also recognized as the conference’s player 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 17-1 record.
  • Field Hockey to Host NCAA Regional
    November 05, 2018
    The Middlebury College field hockey team will make its 16th-consecutive and 19th overall appearance in the NCAA Tournament when it hosts a regional on November 10-11 on Kohn Field. First-round games take place on Wednesday with Keene State hosting SUNY New Paltz and The College of New Jersey entertaining Keystone. The Panthers will play the Keene State/SUNY New Paltz winner on Saturday at 11:00 a.m., while Vassar will battle the TCNJ/Keystone winner in the day's second contest at 2:00 p.m.. The victors meet on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. with a trip to the final four on the line.
  • Nicholas Selected NESCAC Player of the Week
    November 05, 2018
    Middlebury College field hockey player Erin Nicholas (Scarsdale, N.Y.) has been selected as the NESCAC Player of the Week. The sophomore midfielder set up Middlebury’s game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over No. 2 Tufts in the NESCAC Championship game. Nicholas was also responsible for drawing nine penalty corners in two games last weekend. She leads Middlebury in goals (12), assists (9) and points (33). The Panthers captured their sixth NESCAC title.
  • #2 Middlebury Edges #4 Tufts To Repeat As NESCAC Champions
    November 04, 2018
    The Middlebury field hockey team scored the game’s only goal late in the first half, as the Panthers posted a 1-0 shutout over Tufts in the NESCAC Championship Game on Sunday. The title was the sixth in program history and the fifth in the last seven seasons. The top-seeded and second-ranked Panthers (17-1), who have won 21-straight home 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. The Jumbos (16-2) eye an at-large bid to the tournament with both losses coming against Middlebury.
  • #2 Middlebury Tops #14 Trinity To Advance To NESCAC Title Game
    November 03, 2018
    The Middlebury field hockey team advanced to the NESCAC Championship game for the eighth-straight year, as the Panthers edged Trinity 1-0 Saturday on Kohn Field. Top-seeded Middlebury (16-1), which extended its home winning streak to 20 games, advances to the finals on Sunday against the winner of the other semifinal, featuring second-seeded Tufts and third-seeded Williams. The winner of the championship game earns an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
  • Midd Minute - Kelly Coyle '20
    November 01, 2018
    In this edition of MiddMinute, Kelly Coyle ’20 discusses how faith influences her approach to sports. #MiddMinute #GoMidd
  • Panthers Continue Quest Toward Sixth NESCAC Title
    October 31, 2018
    Middlebury, the top seed and defending NESCAC Champion, will host the remaining rounds of the NESCAC Field Hockey Championship at Kohn Field. The Panthers are hosting the semifinals and championship game for the second year in a row. Middlebury will meet No. 5 Trinity in a rematch of last year’s championship game, won by the Panthers (5-0), in the first semifinal game on Saturday, November 3 at 11:00 a.m. No. 2 Tufts faces No. 3 Williams in the second semifinal at 1:30 p.m. The winners will square off in the championship game on Sunday, November 4 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Field Hockey Advances With 5-2 Victory
    October 27, 2018
    Top-seeded Middlebury scored three times in the opening half on its way to a 5-2 victory over eighth-seeded Colby (9-7) in a NESCAC Quarterfinal Saturday. The Panthers (15-1) will host the league's championship weekend, where the rest of the field will be determined following Sunday’s other quarterfinal matchups.
  • Field Hockey Hosts Colby in NESCAC Quarterfinal
    October 25, 2018
    Middlebury, the defending NESCAC Champion, powered through the conference schedule to earn the No. 1 seed in the 2018 NESCAC Field Hockey Championship. The Panthers are seeking their fifth conference title in the last seven years and will have home field advantage throughout the tournament. The NESCAC Championship begins with quarterfinal action on Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28 with Tufts, Williams, and Hamilton also hosting opening-round games. The highest remaining seed will host the semifinals and championship game on November 3-4.
  • Big First Half Leads #16 Williams Past Top-Ranked Middlebury
    October 23, 2018
    A four-goal first-half output lifted 16th-ranked Williams to a 4-2 NESCAC victory Tuesday over Middlebury on a cool and rainy Williamson Field. The top-ranked Panthers (14-1, 9-1) see their 30-game winning streak snapped, dating back to September 27, 2017. They will be the top seed in the upcoming NESCAC Tournament and will host a quarterfinal game on Saturday. Williams (11-4, 7-3) will also host a quarterfinal contest on Saturday.
  • #1 Field Hockey Secures NESCAC’s Top Seed With Win Over Bates
    October 20, 2018
    Top-ranked Middlebury tallied two goals in the first half and added one in the second during a 3-0 victory over Bates in NESCAC play Saturday on Kohn Field. The victory was the 30th-straight triumph for the Panthers (14-0, 9-0), while the Bobcats dip to 6-8 and 2-7 in the league standings. Middlebury travels to Williams in the regular-season finale Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., while Bates hosts Colby on Wednesday at 6:00 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.
  • Field Hockey Coaches and Former Players to Make Goodwill Overseas Trip
    October 16, 2018
    The Middlebury College field hockey coaching staff along with four alumnae of the program will participate in a goodwill overseas trip later this year to India. The seven members will be traveling to the city of Ranchi in Jharkhand, India to coach a week-long field hockey residential program for young women ages 14-17. The trip will take place from November 24 through December 2.
  • Panthers Net Season-High 11 Goals in Win Over Wesleyan
    October 14, 2018
    The top-ranked Middlebury field hockey team remained undefeated, scoring a season-high 11 times in an 11-1 NESCAC victory Sunday over Wesleyan. The Panthers (13-0, 8-0) continue conference play Saturday hosting Bates at 11:00 a.m., while the Cardinals (4-9, 0-8) are home at 12:00 p.m. against Amherst the same day.
  • #1 Middlebury Scores Twice in Second Half to Top #15 Trinity, 2-0
    October 13, 2018
    Top-ranked Middlebury extended its winning streak to 28-straight games, scoring twice in the second half for a 2-0 NESCAC victory at 15th-ranked Trinity (9-3, 5-3) Saturday. Middlebury (12-0, 7-0) is right back on the field Sunday at 12:00 p.m., hosting conference opponent Wesleyan.
  • Top-Ranked Middlebury Blanks Rensselaer, 4-0
    October 09, 2018
    The top-ranked Middlebury field hockey team scored three times in the opening half en route to a 4-0 road victory Tuesday at Rensselaer (2-9). The triumph also extends the Panthers’ win streak to 27-straight games dating back to last fall. Middlebury (11-0) remains on the road Saturday, traveling to 15th-ranked Trinity for an 11:00 a.m. start.
  • Nicholas’ OT Goal Lifts Top-Ranked Panthers Past #3 Tufts
    October 06, 2018
    Middlebury's Erin Nicholas scored with 1:12 elapsed in overtime, lifting top-ranked Middlebury (10-0, 6-0) to a 2-1 home victory over third-ranked Tufts (8-1, 5-1) Saturday on Kohn Field. The victory extends the Middlebury winning streak to 26-straight games, and also gives the Panthers sole possession of first place in the NESCAC standings. Middlebury returns to action on Tuesday with a 6:30 p.m. start at Rensselaer, while the third-ranked Jumbos host Wellesley on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.
  • Midd Minute - Marissa Baker '20
    October 04, 2018
    In this edition of Midd Minute, Marissa Baker ’20 discusses a business she developed as a child. #MiddMinute #GoMidd
  • #1 Panthers Surge Past Colby, 4-1
    September 29, 2018
    Top-ranked Middlebury field hockey team tallied four times in the second half, rallying for a 4-1 road NESCAC win Saturday at Colby, extending its winning streak to 25-straight games. The Panthers (9-0, 5-0) are idle until next Saturday, hosting third-ranked Tufts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Big Second Half Carries #1 Middlebury Past Skidmore
    September 26, 2018
    Top-ranked Middlebury scored five times in the second half, overcoming a one-goal deficit at the intermission for a 5-1 triumph Wednesday at Skidmore (3-5). The Panthers (8-0) return to NESCAC action Saturday, heading to Colby for a 12:00 p.m. start.
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