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 three NCAA Championships. The first of those came in 1998 (17-1), while the second took place in 2015 (20-2) and the third in 2017 (20-2). The program has an impressive 215-42 (.837) record over the past 14 seasons. Since 2003, the Panthers have advanced to the NCAA Tournament each year, playing in the NCAA title game in 2003, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2017 as well as a final four appearance in 2014. Middlebury has won five New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championships during the span (2003, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017), taking part in the conference’s title game 10 times. The team has produced 61 All-Americans since 1985 and won the ECAC Championship in 1993 and 1997.
Following pre-season training, the team competes in 15 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 into color.
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.