The Middlebury field hockey team is consistently among the nation’s top Division III programs. The team has enjoyed tremendous success over the years including an NCAA Championship in 1998 (17-1), and an impressive 172-38 (.819) record over the past 11 seasons. Since 2003, the Panthers have advanced to the NCAA Tournament each year, advancing to the NCAA title game in 2003, 2004, 2007 and 2011. Middlebury has won three NESCAC Championships during the span (2003, 2012, 2013), taking part in the title game seven times. The team has produced 53 All-Americans since 0985 and won the ECAC Championship in 1993 and 1997.
Following pre-season training, the team competes in 14 regular season games. The schedule includes challenges from NESCAC opponents as well as other top in-region and out-of-region opponents. The schedule continues through October and begins to peak with the approach of the NESCAC and NCAA Tournaments, when temperatures cool and the foliage explodes.
The team’s home, Kohn Field was dedicated in 1999 and renovated completely in 2011 with a state-of-the-art water-based turf, six automated water cannons, and full competition level Musco Lighting System. The Astro Turf field gives a picturesque view of Vermont’s Green Mountains.