2014-15 Women's Basketball News

  • Panther Women Earn Spot on WBCA Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll
    July 21, 2015
    The Middlebury women's basketball team landed a spot on the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll presented by AT&T for the 2014-15 season.
  • Women's Basketball to Offer Prospect Camp
    April 13, 2015
    The Middlebury women's basketball program will offer an Elite Prospect Camp intended for players that have a strong desire to compete and aspire to play at the collegiate level. The camp will serve to introduce athletes to instruction and drills that are implemented at Middlebury College, as well as one-on-one instruction with the Middlebury College coaching staff and current players. CLICK HERE to read more and to sign up.
  • Winter NESCAC All-Academic Teams Released
    March 13, 2015
    The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) has announced its 2014-15 Winter 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 3.35. A transfer student must have completed one year of study at the institution. The following are Middlebury’s 103 representatives, the second-highest total in the league.
  • Women's Basketball Ends Season at Bowdoin in NESCAC Quarters
    February 21, 2015
    The Middlebury women's basketball team saw its season come to an end with an 80-52 loss at Bowdoin (22-3) in a NESCAC Quarterfinal game played inside Morrell Gymnasium. The Panthers, who entered the tourney as the seventh seed, finish their season with an 11-14 mark, 3-7 in NESCAC play. Bowdoin will meet Amherst in the semifinals.
  • Women's Basketball Heads to Bowdoin for NESCAC Quarterfinals
    February 16, 2015
    The Middlebury women's basketball team will visit Bowdoin for a NESCAC Quarterfinal game on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. Tufts has earned the top seed for the third straight season after posting a perfect league record of 10-0. The highest seed following the quarterfinal round will host both semifinals and the final on February 28-March 1. This year’s champion will earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
  • Women's Hoops Falls at #11 Amherst, Secures NESCAC Tournament Bid
    February 15, 2015
    Middlebury struggled in the second half, falling to 11th-ranked Amherst 61-33 in the NESCAC regular-season finale for both teams. The Panthers (11-13, 3-7) have earned the seventh seed for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament and will travel to second-seeded and 18th-ranked Bowdoin for a quarterfinal game next Saturday. The Jeffs (21-2, 8-2) finish as the third seed and will host sixth-seeded Colby.
  • Middlebury Falls on the Road to Trinity
    February 13, 2015
    The Middlebury women’s basketball team was edged by a 62-54 score on the road at Trinity (9-15, 2-8) Friday night on Ogrodnik Court in Oosting Gymnasium. Despite the loss, the Panthers (11-12, 3-6) have assured themselves a spot in the upcoming NESCAC Tournament as the seventh or eighth seed. Middlebury will wrap-up its regular season at Amherst on Sunday afternoon.
  • Women’s Basketball Drops Home Finale to Nationally-Ranked Bowdoin
    February 08, 2015
    Middlebury was even with 20th-ranked Bowdoin at the half, but the Polar Bears (20-2, 8-0) forced 14 second-half turnovers on their way to a 53-43 win over the Panthers in Pepin Gym. While Middlebury (11-11, 3-5) capped its regular home schedule, the Panthers will travel to Trinity on Friday evening and finish the regular season at Amherst one week from today.
  • Late Charge Propels Colby Past Middlebury
    February 06, 2015
    Middlebury’s Elizabeth Knox scored 27 points, but visiting Colby utilized a 9-0 run in the final minutes of the second half on its way to a 66-60 win over Middlebury on Senior Night in Pepin Gymnasium. The Panthers (11-10, 3-4) return to action Sunday when they host Bowdoin at 3:00 p.m., while the Mules (15-6, 4-4) travel to play Husson on Tuesday.
  • Middlebury Hangs On for Key NESCAC Road Win Over Hamilton
    February 01, 2015
    Middlebury’s Sarah Kaufman scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, as the Panthers dodged a pair of game-tying attempts in the final seconds for a 60-59 NESCAC win against Hamilton at Margaret Bundy Scott Field House on Sunday afternoon. The Panthers (11-9, 3-3) snap a four-game skid with the win and will host Colby on Friday at 7:00 p.m., while Hamilton (10-9, 1-5) hosts Tufts on Friday at the same time.
  • Women's Basketball Falls to #25 Williams
    January 30, 2015
    Williams went on a big second-half run on its way to a 67-52 win over Middlebury Friday night in Pepin Gym. The Panthers (10-9, 2-3) return to action on Sunday at Hamilton, while the #25 Ephs (16-4, 4-2) hosts Bates next Friday.
  • Panther Profile - Alexis Coolidge
    January 28, 2015
    When asking a young child what they want to be when they grow up, many will respond “I want to be a doctor” or “I want to be a firefighter.” Not many will tell you “I want to be a first-generation college student who wants to do something in the medical field.”
  • Women’s Basketball Drops Tight Contest With Keene State
    January 22, 2015
    Middlebury dropped a non-league contest to Keene State 60-56 inside Pepin Gym on Thursday night. The visiting Owls (10-7) hit 13-14 free throws in the contest including 7-8 in the final minutes, thwarting a late challenge by the Panthers. Keene State returns to conference action with a home game against UMass-Boston on Saturday, while Middlebury waits until January 31 for its next game, as the Panthers host NESCAC foe Williams.
  • Women's Basketball Falls on the Road to Smith
    January 20, 2015
    The Middlebury women's basketball team battled back from a halftime deficit but fell on the road to Smith in a back-and-forth game 65-59 on Tuesday night. Playing for the fourth time in the last eight days, Middlebury (10-7) continues its busy schedule when it returns home Thursday for a 6:00 p.m. game against Keene State.
  • Women's Basketball Falls In Road Game at Conn. College
    January 18, 2015
    tbdConnecticut College outscored Middlebury 24-5 over the final 11:16 on its way to a 54-35 win over the Panthers (10-6, 2-2) in NESCAC play Sunday afternoon. The Camels (12-3, 2-1) received 12 points, four rebounds and three steals from Kaitlyn Crescencia in the win at Luce Field House.
  • Middlebury Hangs On In Tightly-Contested NESCAC Win Over Wesleyan
    January 16, 2015
    Middlebury’s Sarah Kaufman and Elizabeth Knox executed a nifty give-and-go layup in the final minute Friday evening capping off a 50-46 NESCAC women’s basketball victory over host Wesleyan. Middlebury (10-5, 2-1) continues its NESCAC weekend when it visits Connecticut College on Sunday at 3:00 p.m., while Wesleyan (6-8, 0-3) is off until Tuesday when it plays Wellesley.
  • Women's Basketball Picks Up Home Win Over Potsdam
    January 13, 2015
    Middlebury rebounded from a loss for the fifth time this season as the Panthers (9-5) earned a 65-53 victory over Potsdam (1-10) in Pepin Gym. Clutch free throw shooting down the stretch paced Middlebury, as its defense forced 21 turnovers on the night. The Panthers return to action on Friday at Wesleyan, while Potsdam hosts Cortland on the same night.
  • Tufts Pulls Away to Defeat Women's Hoops
    January 11, 2015
    Tufts outscored Middlebury 18-2 over the final 10:08 of the game on its way to a 57-37 win in NESCAC play Sunday afternoon in Pepin Gym. The ninth-ranked Jumbos (12-1, 1-0) pick up their first league win and return to action when they host Amherst on Friday, while the Panthers (8-5, 1-1) host Potsdam on Tuesday.
  • Women's Basketball Tops Bates in NESCAC Opener
    January 09, 2015
    Middlebury opened up NESCAC action with a 65-56 win over Bates at Pepin Gym. Elizabeth Knox (21), Alexis Coolidge (16), and Sarah Kaufman (14) accounted for 79 percent of the Panthers’ scoring in the game. Middlebury (8-4, 1-0) returns to conference play on Sunday, hosting Tufts at 3:00 p.m., while Bates (9-5, 0-1) entertains Trinity on Friday.
  • Women's Basketball Falls to Plattsburgh State
    January 06, 2015
    The Middlebury women's basketball team fell on the road Tuesday evening to Plattsburgh State inside Memorial Hall by a score of 79-58. The Panthers (7-4) play for the first time at home in 2015 when they open NESCAC play Friday against Bates at 7:00 p.m.
  • Women's Hoops Picks Up Victory at Anna Maria
    January 03, 2015
    The Middlebury women's basketball team earned a 64-59 overtime road win during non-conference action on Saturday afternoon against the AMCATS of Anna Maria. The game saw neither team lead by more than seven points throughout all 65 minutes at the Fuller Activities Center. With the win, the Panthers improve to 7-3 for the season, while the loss drops the AMCATS to 4-8 overall.
  • Women's Basketball Falls at MCLA
    December 31, 2014
    The Middlebury women’s basketball team returned from the semester break with a 48-41 road loss at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA). The Trailblazers clamped down on Middlebury in the second half to earn the win at the Amsler Campus Center Gym. MCLA moves to 5-5 while the Panthers drop to 6-3.
  • Women's Hoops Beats Skidmore In Overtime
    December 06, 2014
    Middlebury needed overtime to beat visiting Skidmore 66-63 in Pepin Gym on Saturday. Trailing by 15 points at the half, Middlebury clamped down on the Thoroughbreds in the second stanza, forcing the overtime session. The Panthers (6-2) return to action in 25 days with a New Year’s Eve road game at MCLA, while Skidmore (1-4) hosts Green Mountain on Wednesday.
  • Women's Basketball Tops Alfred State
    December 05, 2014
    Middlebury topped Alfred State 70-52 in a non-league game Friday night in Pepin Gym. The Panthers (5-2) scored 24 points in the paint, while connecting on 23 shots from the free throw line en route to the victory over the Pioneers (4-3). Middlebury has a quick turnaround, hosting Skidmore on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
  • Women’s Basketball Comeback Attempt Comes Up Short Against Norwich
    December 02, 2014
    Middlebury mounted a second-half comeback attempt in the final minutes against Norwich on Tuesday evening, but the Cadets hung on for a 55-49 victory inside Pepin Gymnasium. Middlebury (4-2) returns to action when it hosts Alfred State on Friday at 6:00 p.m., while Norwich takes on MCLA at the same time.
  • Women's Basketball Wins Home-Opener
    November 25, 2014
    Middlebury cruised to a 73-46 win over Johnson State (0-4) in the team’s home-opener in Pepin Gym. The Panthers (4-1) held the Beavers to 19.6% shooting from the floor, while holding a 49-32 advantage on the boards. Middlebury returns to action when it hosts Norwich on December 2nd, while Johnson visits Green Mountain on the 3rd.
  • Women's Basketball Suffers First Loss Of The Season
    November 22, 2014
    The Middlebury women’s basketball team suffered its first loss of the season, falling 61-54 on the road Saturday at Salve Regina (3-1). The Panthers move to 3-1 on the season and will play their home-opener on Tuesday when they host Johnson State at 6:00 p.m.
  • Women's Hoops Wins Tight Road Contest At Castleton
    November 20, 2014
    Middlebury dodged a last-second effort by Castleton as the Panthers moved to 3-0 on the year with a 64-62 victory on Thursday night in Glenbrook Gym. The Spartans (2-1) had a chance to tie the game with just two seconds left on three free throws from Jade Desroches, but the senior missed her second attempt and a last second scramble came up short as Middlebury held on for the win. Middlebury returns to action Saturday at Salve Regina.
  • Knox Named NESCAC Player of the Week
    November 17, 2014
    Middlebury College women's basketball player Elizabeth Knox (Falmouth, Mass.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week. The sophomore averaged 24 points and 8.0 rebounds per game to lead Middlebury to the championship at the Tyler Tip-Off Tournament at Smith. The sophomore scored a career-high 29 points on 11-17 shooting in a win over Endicott, before netting 19 points with 11 boards in the title game victory over Smith. She also garnered all-tournament team honors. Knox and the Panthers will visit Castleton on Thursday.
  • Middlebury Wins Tyler Tip-Off Tournament Behind Kaufman’s 32
    November 16, 2014
    In just her second collegiate game, Sarah Kaufman scored 32 points, including 20-22 at the free throw line, leading the Middlebury women's basketball to a 67-50 victory Sunday over Smith during the championship game of the Tyler Tip-Off Tournament. Kaufman, an all-tournament selection, set a new program single-game record with her 20 free throws, while Elizabeth Knox was also an all-tournament honoree. The Panthers (2-0) return to the court Thursday evening with a 7:00 p.m. game at in-state foe Castleton State.
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