Middlebury College men’s tennis player Lubomir Cuba (Massapequa Park, N.Y.) has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-American At-Large First Team. Cuba is 15th student-athlete in Middlebury's history to achieve the accolade, the fourth this year and the 11th since 2014. Cuba led the Panthers to a 19-7 record in 2019, the NESCAC Championship and the program's 13th NCAA Semifinal appearance in 17 years.
Middlebury College women's tennis player Christina Puccinelli (New York, N.Y.) has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-American At-Large First Team. Puccinelli is 14th student-athlete in Middlebury's history to achieve the accolade, the third this year and the 10th since 2014. Puccinelli guided the Panthers to a single-season program-record 19 wins (19-3) in 2019 and the program's fourth-consecutive NCAA Semifinal appearance.
Middlebury finished fourth among 340 colleges and universities that registered points in the 2018-19 Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup standings. The Panthers earned their 16th-straight top-10 finish, winning the cup in 2011-12. Middlebury has also finished in the top five 18 times since 1995-96.
Four members of Middlebury’s NCAA Championship squad were cited by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) when the organization announced its All-American teams. Senior Emma McDonagh (Reading, Mass.), along with sophomores Addy Mitchell (Medfield, Mass.) and Erin Nicholas (Scarsdale, N.Y.) earned first-team recognition, while rookie Jane Earley (North Falmouth, Mass.) landed a spot on the second team.
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) recently released its list of Division III All-Americans and a pair of Middlebury men were recognized by the organization. Included were Middlebury seniors Lubomir Cuba (Massapequa Park, N.Y.) and Noah Farrell (Wilton, Conn.), as each player earned the laurel in singles.
Four Middlebury women’s tennis players were named All-Americans when the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) released its honorees. Junior Heather Boehm (Miami, Fla.) was recognized in singles for the second time in her career, while classmate Katherine Hughes (Haddonfield, N.J.) earned her second All-American singles award. Boehm and sophomore doubles partner Ann Martin Skelly (Charleston, S.C.), along with the duo of Hughes and junior Skylar Schossberger (Eagle, Idaho), each picked up All-American laurels as doubles tandems. The four All-American selections tied the 2016-17 team for the most in program history.
Lubomir Cuba ’19, who just finished his senior year as a member of the men’s tennis team, found a love for art and drawing at an early age. In his junior year, the economics graduate from Massapequa Park, New York, was a member of the team that claimed the NCAA Championship in men’s tennis.
Three Middlebury College senior student-athletes were elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest honor society for the liberal arts and sciences in the United States. Women's track & field runner Lucy Lang (Lexington, Mass.), softball pitcher Irene Margiotta (Mendham, N.J.) and swimmer Andrew Smith (Middletown, N.J.) were honored for their hard work in the classroom. The event was the 151st Phi Beta Kappa induction in Middlebury's history and the trio joins three Panthers inducted in the fall.
Eight members of the Middlebury College track & field teams were honored when the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced its list of All-American recipients following the NCAA Championship. The top-eight finishers in each event garnered All-American status. The three-day event took place at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) has announced its 2019 Spring All-Academic Selections. To be honored, a student-athlete must have reached sophomore academic standing with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50. A transfer student must have completed one year of study at the institution. The following are Middlebury's 132 representatives, the second-highest total in the conference.
Middlebury College assistant track & field coach Nicole Wilkerson has been named the New England Region Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). With the award, Wilkerson picks up her fifth regional assistant coach of the year accolade.
Middlebury women's golfer Chloe Levins (Rutland, Vt.) has been named a First-Team All-Region selection, as well as an Honorable Mention All-American by the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA). This season, the junior became just the second Middlebury individual to qualify for the championship, joining Flora Weeks '12 who took part in 2009 and 2012.
Three Middlebury College men’s track & field athletes have been named College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) District I First-Team Academic All-District Track & Field/Cross Country selections by the organization. Seniors Minhaj Rahman (Woodhaven, N.Y.) and Jonathan Perlman (Bala Cynwyd, Pa.), along with junior Nathan Hill (Hinsdale, Ill.) each found a spot on the organization’s list of honorees. The trio guided the Panthers to the program’s second-consecutive NESCAC Championship and all three competed in the NCAA Championships last weekend in Northeastern Ohio.
The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) announced its Spring All-Sportsmanship Team for each spring 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.
Third-ranked Middlebury (22-1) raced out to an 8-2 lead before holding off a second-half push by #7 Salisbury, capturing the program’s seventh NCAA Championship and second in the last four years with a 14-9 victory on Sunday in Ashland, Virginia. The national title is the 37th in team sports for Middlebury College since 1994 and the second during this academic year. The Panthers swept both games from Salisbury (20-4) this season and finished the spring with a perfect 16-0 record against ranked teams.