2017 Men's Soccer News

  • Elias Takes Over Men's Soccer Program
    December 22, 2017
    Alex Elias '08 has been named the fifth men's soccer head coach at Middlebury since 1958. He replaces 33-year veteran David Saward, who recently stepped down. Elias won an NCAA Championship as a player with the Panthers in 2007 and recently finished his fourth season as the team's top assistant coach last fall.
  • Saward Officially Steps Down From Men's Soccer Program
    December 13, 2017
    After announcing his intentions last January, Middlebury College men’s soccer coach David Saward will officially retire as of December 31. Alex Elias ’08, who has served as the team’s assistant coach for the past four seasons, will take over the program in January of 2018.
  • O’Grady, Goulart Garner All-Region Honors
    November 30, 2017
    Two members of the Middlebury College men’s soccer team were honored when the United Soccer Coaches organization announced its All-New England Region teams. Junior Daniel O’Grady (New York, N.Y.) picked up his second-straight all-region accolade with a spot on the second team, while sophomore Drew Goulart (Weston, Mass.) also earned a place on the second team. The duo helped lead the team to a 12-7 mark, a spot in the NESCAC Tournament title match and an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.
  • 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. 
  • Men's Soccer Falls in NCAA Play, Saward's Final Game
    November 11, 2017
    The Middlebury men’s soccer team saw its season come to an end with a 1-0 loss to Stevens in an NCAA first-round game at SUNY Cortland. The game was the final contest for Middlebury head coach David Saward, who completes his 33-year career with a record of 359-126-59 (.714). The Panthers end their season with a 12-7 mark, the first season without a tie since 1998.
  • Davis Selected CoSIDA Academic All-District
    November 10, 2017
    Middlebury College men soccer player Peter Davis (Oreland, Pa.) has been named a College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) District I First-Team Academic All-District selection by the organization. The junior defender will help lead the 12-6 Panthers into the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday when they face Stevens at SUNY Cortland at 1:30 p.m.
  • O’Grady, Goulart Selected Second-Team All-NESCAC
    November 09, 2017
    Two members of the Middlebury College men's soccer team were honored today when the NESCAC selected its all-conference teams. Junior Daniel O'Grady (New York, N.Y.) and sophomore Drew Goulart (Weston, Mass.) both picked up second-team honors. The duo helped lead the team to a 12-6 mark, a spot in the NESCAC Tournament title match and an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Panthers will play Stevens at 1:30 p.m. in a regional hosted by SUNY Cortland.
  • Men’s Soccer Receives NCAA At-Large Bid
    November 06, 2017
    The Middlebury College men’s soccer team will makes its 11th NCAA Tournament appearance and first since 2010 when it travels to SUNY Cortland for an NCAA Regional on November 11-12. The Panthers will face Stevens in one match-up, while the host school will entertain Mount Saint Mary (N.Y.). The winners will meet in a second-round contest on Sunday.
  • Men's Soccer Comes Up Short in NESCAC Title Game
    November 05, 2017
    Middlebury saw its bid for a fourth NESCAC Championship come up short, as Tufts scored with 2:56 remaining to pick up a 1-0 victory in the title game. The championship was the first for the top-seeded and fourth-ranked Jumbos (15-1-2), who receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The sixth-seeded Panthers move to 12-6 on the season.
  • Men’s Soccer Defeats Bowdoin 1-0 in Double Overtime
    November 04, 2017
    Middlebury’s Drew Goulart scored 4:26 into the second overtime, as the fifth-seeded Panthers (12-5) slipped past third-seeded Bowdoin 1-0 Saturday in a NESCAC Semifinal at Tufts. Middlebury advances to the conference championship Sunday at noon, where it will face top-seeded and fourth-ranked Tufts with the winner earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
  • Middlebury Plays Bowdoin in NESCAC Semifinals
    November 02, 2017
    In a NESCAC Tournament quarterfinal round that saw a pair of lower seeds advance, fifth-seeded Middlebury looks for its first conference tournament title since 2010 when it takes on third-seeded Bowdoin on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Tufts' Bello Field. The top-seeded Jumbos will host the semifinals and final for the first time in program history. Tufts faces seventh-seeded Hamilton in the first semifinal game on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Saturday’s 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.
  • Men’s Soccer Upends Connecticut College 1-0 in Overtime
    October 28, 2017
    Middlebury’s Brandon Reid scored the game’s only goal 4:07 into overtime, as the fifth-seeded Panthers (11-5) edged fourth-seeded Connecticut College 1-0 Saturday in a NESCAC Quarterfinal. Middlebury advances to the conference's semifinals, where they will face third-seeded Bowdoin at Tufts next Saturday at 1:30 p.m., while the top-seeded Jumbos will take on seventh-seeded Hamilton at 11:00 a.m. The winners meet on Sunday at 12:00 p.m. for the NESCAC Championship.
  • Men's Soccer Travels to Conn. College for NESCAC Quarters
    October 26, 2017
    Fifth-seeded Middlebury begins the quest for its fourth NESCAC Championship when it travels to fourth-seeded Connecticut College on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in a quarterfinal matchup. Tufts is the top seed for the first time since 2014 and will have home field advantage when quarterfinal action starts on Saturday, October 28. Amherst and Bowdoin round out the quarterfinal hosts. The highest remaining seed following Saturday's action will host the semifinals and final on November 4-5.
  • Men's Soccer Blanks Williams for Eighth Shutout Victory
    October 24, 2017
    Middlebury wrapped up its regular season with a 1-0 victory over Williams (8-3-4, 3-4-4) on a rainy and windy day on South Street Field. The win was the eighth via shutout for the Panthers (10-5, 5-5), with seven coming by a 1-0 tally. Middlebury and Williams return to action on Saturday with NESCAC Quarterfinal games on the road.
  • Middlebury Blanked at Bates
    October 21, 2017
    The Middlebury men’s soccer team dropped a 3-0 NESCAC contest at Bates (7-5-2, 2-5-2) on Saturday. The Panthers (9-5, 4-5) return to action Tuesday when they host Williams in the regular-season finale at 3:00 p.m.
  • Men’s Soccer Edges Trinity, 1-0
    October 14, 2017
    Middlebury’s Brandon Reid scored the game’s only goal midway through the second half, as the Panthers netted a key 1-0 NESCAC triumph over visiting Trinity on Saturday. The win was Middlebury’s third-straight victory by a 1-0 score. The Panthers (9-4-0, 4-4-0) travel to Bates Saturday for an 11:00 a.m. start, while the Bantams (3-9-1, 1-7-1) host Eastern Connecticut State Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Men's Soccer Downs Castleton
    October 11, 2017
    Middlebury’s Drew Goulart scored 24:22 into the contest and Middlebury (8-4) made it stand, as the Panthers picked up a 1-0 victory over Castleton (6-6-2) on South Street Field. Middlebury returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Trinity at 11:00 a.m., while the Spartans entertain Canton at 2:30 p.m.
  • Reid’s First Collegiate Goal Leads Men’s Soccer Over Wesleyan
    October 08, 2017
    Middlebury’s Brandon Reid netted his first collegiate goal in the 70th minute on Sunday, lifting the Middlebury men's soccer team to a 1-0 NESCAC road win at Wesleyan. Middlebury (7-4-0, 3-4-0) returns to action when it hosts Castleton on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.
  • Men's Soccer Falls at #12 Tufts
    October 07, 2017
    The Middlebury men's soccer team dropped a 4-0 NESCAC road contest at 12th-ranked Tufts (8-1-1, 5-1-1) on Saturday afternoon at Bello Field. The Panthers (6-4-0, 2-4-0) return to action tomorrow when they play at Wesleyan starting at 2:30 p.m.
  • Middlebury Slips Past Plymouth State
    October 01, 2017
    The Middlebury men’s soccer team utilized an own goal from Plymouth State with 5:18 left in regulation, lifting the hosts to a 1-0 win on Sunday. Middlebury (6-3-0) travels to third-ranked Tufts on Saturday at 2:30 p.m., while Plymouth State (2-7-0) hosts Norwich on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.
  • Men's Soccer Falls to Colby
    September 30, 2017
    The Middlebury men’s soccer team dropped a 2-0 NESCAC contest to Colby at home on Saturday. The Panthers (5-3, 2-3) return to action tomorrow when they host Plymouth at 2:00 p.m., while the Mules (4-3-1, 2-2-1) will entertain Husson on Tuesday.
  • 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!
  • Men’s Soccer Drops 3-1 Decision at Bowdoin
    September 23, 2017
    Middlebury saw its modest four-game winning streak come to an end, as Bowdoin scored the game’s final two goals for a 3-1 NESCAC triumph Saturday in Brunswick, Maine. The Panthers (5-2-0, 2-2-0) are back on the field Saturday at 11:00 a.m., hosting Colby.
  • Middlebury Blanks Keene State, 2-0
    September 20, 2017
    The Middlebury men’s soccer team scored a goal in each half, as the Panthers netted a 2-0 road victory Wednesday at Keene State (3-1-2). The win extended Middlebury’s winning streak to four-straight games with each of the last three victories coming via shutout. The Panthers (5-1) return to action at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, traveling to Bowdoin.  
  • Sass Named NESCAC Player of the Week
    September 18, 2017
    Middlebury College men's soccer player Jed Sass (White River Junction, Vt.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week. The senior scored both game-winning goals in a pair of league victories last week for the Panthers. After scoring the match's lone goal in a 1-0 win at 10th-ranked Amherst on Saturday, he struck for the game winner in the 54th minute in a 1-0 home victory over Hamilton on Sunday. He and his teammates return to action on Wednesday night with a 7:00 p.m. start at Keene State.
  • Game-Winning Tally by Sass Lifts Middlebury Past Hamilton
    September 17, 2017
    For the second time in as many days, Middlebury’s Jed Sass scored the lone goal of the match at 54:32, leading Middlebury to a 1-0 NESCAC win Sunday over visiting Hamilton. The Panthers (4-1-0, 2-1-0) travel to Keene State for a non-conference match on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., while Hamilton (3-2-1, 1-2-0) is on the road Saturday at Connecticut College.
  • Middlebury Blanks Amherst For Saward’s 350th Career Win
    September 16, 2017
    Middlebury’s Jed Sass netted the game’s lone goal, as the Panthers earned a 1-0 NESCAC road victory Saturday over 10th-ranked Amherst. The win was the 350th for head coach David Saward, elevating his career mark to 350-120-59 in 32-plus seasons. The Panthers are home on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. hosting conference opponent Hamilton, while the Mammoths are idle until next Saturday with a game at Williams.
  • O’Grady’s Double OT Score Lifts Middlebury Past Colby-Sawyer
    September 10, 2017
    Middlebury’s Daniel O’Grady scored the game-winning goal with 1:47 left in the second overtime, lifting the Panthers (2-1-0) to a 2-1 victory over Colby-Sawyer on South Street Field. The Panthers return to action on Saturday when return to NESCAC play with a 12:00 p.m. match at Amherst, while the Chargers (0-4-0) host Clark on Wednesday.
  • Men's Soccer Falls to Conn. in Home Opener
    September 09, 2017
    Connecticut College scored two first-half goals, holding on for a 2-1 win over Middlebury (1-1, 0-1) in the team’s home-opener on South Street Field. The Panthers return to action on Sunday when they host Colby-Sawyer at 3:00 p.m., while the Camels (2-0, 1-0) visit Salem State on Tuesday.
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