The Middlebury women's lacrosse team saw its season come to an end on Saturday afternoon, falling 19-12 to eventual national champion Cortland State in an NCAA semifinal game played at PPL Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The game marked the end of a historic career for Middlebury coach Missy Foote, who finishes her 35 years at the helm of the program with a record of 422-114-1, including five NCAA Championships and 17 trips to the final four.
The Middlebury men's tennis team advanced to the NCAA Championship match last week but fell to top-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. On Monday evening in a match moved indoors due to rain into the Camargo Racquet Club in Cincinnati, the Panthers cruised past Trinity (Texas) in the quarterfinal 5-2, and came back on Tuesday afternoon for a 5-1 victory in the semifinals over Chicago. On a mild Wednesday morning, Middlebury fell to the #1 CMS by a 5-0 score in the national title match. Three Panthers also competed in the NCAA Division III Singles and Doubles Tournaments as all outdoor matches were held at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio.
The sixth-ranked Middlebury women's tennis team fell in the NCAA Quarterfinals by a 5-1 score to second-ranked Emory in Mason, Ohio. The match was contested at the Lindner Family Tennis Center as the Panthers made their 12th tournament appearance in the last 13 years. Junior Ria Gerger (Houston, Texas) and sophomore Alexandra Fields (Coral Gables, Fla.) also participated in the NCAA Division III Singles and Doubles Tournament held at the same venue.
Six members of the Middlebury women's track and field teams competed at the NCAA Championships last weekend hosted by St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. Action took place from Thursday through Saturday on the Merrick-Pinkard Track & Field Complex. On Saturday, junior Carly Andersen (Mercer Island, Wash.) broke the school record in the javelin throw.