Four Women's Tennis Players Named to the All-NESCAC Team

(L-R): Katherine Hughes, Catherine Blazye, Heather Boehm and Skylar Schossberger.
(L-R): Katherine Hughes, Catherine Blazye, Heather Boehm and Skylar Schossberger.


Four members of the Middlebury College women's tennis team were honored when the NESCAC announced its all-conference teams. Sophomore Katherine Hughes (Haddonfield, N.J.) earned first-team all-conference honors for her singles play. Sophomores Catherine Blazye (London, England) and Heather Boehm (Miami, Fla.) picked up second-team singles honors, while Hughes and doubles partner Skylar Schossberger (Eagle, Idaho) garnered second-team accolades. The fourth-ranked Panthers are preparing to host an NCAA Regional this weekend on the Proctor Tennis Courts.

Hughes picks up her first all-conference laurel. A 2017 All-American in doubles, she has a 17-11 overall record and an 11-6 mark in dual matches this spring. She amassed an 8-3 record in the top spot of the lineup, while posting a 4-3 tally during NESCAC action. She is currently ranked as the No. 11 player in the Northeast region.

Boehm earns her second all-conference accolade after a second-team nod last spring. She goes into the postseason with a team-best 24 wins (24-2) and a perfect 15-0 dual mark. Boehm has won 21-striaght matches, going 4-0 at No. 2, 8-0 in the third spot and 3-0 at No. 4 this spring. She is the 12th-ranked player in the Northeast region. Through her first two years, Boehm has amassed a 46-7 record as an individual.

Blazye tallies up her first award as an individual from the conference after second-team accolades in doubles last spring. She heads into the weekend with a 17-2 record, including a 12-1 record at No. 2 and No. 3 singles during dual matches this spring. She goes into the NCAA Tournament riding a nine-match winning streak. Blazye has a sparkling 38-4 record during her first two years individually as a Panther, entering the weekend ranked 13th in the Northeast region.

Schossberger receives her second all-conference award after earning second-team doubles laurels in her first season while teaming up with Hughes. The 2017 All-American duo has played together all spring in the No. 1 slot of the Panther doubles lineup. The region's fourth-ranked tandem recorded a 16-11 mark this season with an 8-8 mark atop the lineup.