After a solid winter on the courts a season ago, the Middlebury women’s squash team is ready to build on those positives in 2019-20. Last season, the team tallied a 13-6 record against a demanding schedule, winning their first six matches to start the 2019 year. The Panther women finished 14th nationally and returns seven of the nine regulars to action this season.
Six members of the Middlebury College football team have been named College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) District II First-Team Academic All-District selections by the organization. Seniors Maxwell Rye (Longmeadow, Mass.), Kevin Woodring (Norwalk, Conn.) and Martin Williams (Chestnut Hill, Mass.), along with juniors Will Jernigan (Decatur, Ga.), Pete Huggins (Houston, Texas) and Wyllis McKissick (Littleton, Colo.) were all named to the team. The group helped lead the Panthers to the NESCAC Championship this fall with the program’s first undefeated season (9-0) since 1972.
Led by an experienced group of returning players in addition to a solid incoming class, the Middlebury men’s squash program has high expectations heading into the 2019-20 season. Last winter, the men posted a record of 15-6, including a program-record eight-match winning streak. The Panthers finished the year ranked 19th nationally and placed third in the NESCAC Tournament.
Five members of the Middlebury College women’s soccer team were honored when the NESCAC announced its postseason squads on Thursday afternoon. Seniors Ursula Alwang (Weston, Conn.) and Virginia Charman (Wenham, Mass.), along with juniors Isabelle Hartnett (Wellesley, Mass.) and Gretchen McGrath (Exeter, N.H.) were each first-team selections. Junior Simone Ameer (Washington, D.C.) rounds out the honorees with a second-team nod. Alwang’s citation is her second, while the all-conference accolades are the first for the other four honorees. The ninth-ranked Panthers host this weekend’s NCAA Regional with a 13-2-3 record.
Four members of the Middlebury College men’s soccer team were honored when the NESCAC announced its postseason squads on Thursday afternoon. Seniors Henry Wilhelm (Shaker Heights, Ohio) and Aidan Robinson (Gloucester, Mass.), along with sophomore Michael McFarlane (Suffield, Conn.) and rookie Ryan Grady (Deerfield, Ill.) were each named to the league’s second team. Grady took home Rookie of the Year honors.
Guided by veterans who return to the Middlebury swimming & diving programs, the Panther teams have optimistic goals to compete at the national level, while looking to continue to ascend the standings at the NESCAC Championship meets in 2019-20.
The Middlebury College women's and men's cross country teams will both compete in the 2019 NCAA Regional Championship races hosted by Bowdoin. The competition will take place Pickard Field Cross Country Course. The men's 8K race will begin at 11:00 a.m., followed by the women's 6K event at 12:15 p.m.
The Middlebury men’s hockey team heads into the 2019-20 season after seeing significant improvement last winter with four wins more than the previous campaign and also earned a spot in the NESCAC Tournament. Building off those positive successes and utilizing that momentum, the team aspires to continue ascending the NESCAC standings this winter.
The Middlebury Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is sponsoring a food drive on Friday-Saturday, November 15-16 to benefit HOPE (Helping Overcome Poverty's Effects) of Addison County. Tables will be set up in the squash lobby as well as outside Kenyon Arena and Pepin Gym on both days. Non-perishable items and cash donations will be excepted. HOPE currently has needs for canned green beans/corn/pasta, gravy, pie crust mises, cereals, pasta and sticks of butter/margarine. Panther field hockey, soccer, basketball, hockey and swim teams will be in action over the weekend so come out to support them and make a donation to a good cause!
Four members of the Middlebury College field hockey team were honored when the NESCAC announced its postseason squads on Wednesday afternoon. Senior Marissa Baker (Darien, Conn.) and junior Erin Nicholas (Scarsdale, N.Y.) were each named to the league’s first team, while junior Isabel Chandler (Denver, Colo.) and first-year player Katie George (North Kingstown, R.I.) earned second-team honors. Nicholas was named the Player of the Year for the second-straight season, while George took home Rookie of the Year honors. Head coach Katharine DeLorenzo earned the league’s Coach of the Year accolade for the fourth time.
Middlebury College volleyball sophomore Maggie Wise (Winchester, Va.) was honored when the league announced its All-NESCAC recipients, landing a spot on the second team. The sophomore outside hitter helped guide the Panthers to a 15-10 record in 2019, advancing to the league’s semifinal round.
With four NCAA Quarterfinal appearances in the last five seasons, the Middlebury women’s hockey squad looks continue those successes with another deep playoff push in 2019-20. The Panthers finished with a 16-8-3 record last winter and played in the NESCAC Championship for the fourth-straight year. Middlebury enters the season ranked 10th in the USCHO.com preseason poll.
The 2019-20 Middlebury women’s basketball team is eager to begin a new season under the guidance of sixth-year head coach KJ Krasco. Last winter, the Panthers tallied a 20-8 mark that saw the team earn its first NCAA Tournament bid since 1997-98. With a strong nucleus of its roster returning, Middlebury is poised for a successful 2019-20 campaign.
Henry Wilhelm ’20 is a senior midfielder on the Panther men’s soccer team. The English and American Literatures major from Shaker Heights, Ohio, is a devoted member of Community Friends, Middlebury’s mentoring program between college students and local school children.