Long-time Middlebury College coach and administrator G. Thomas (Tom) Lawson will be inducted into the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame as a member of the class of 2015. The event will take place at the Doubletree by Hilton Burlington on Williston Road in South Burlington on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Ticket information for the fourth annual dinner will be announced soon and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Hall's designated charity, Prevent Child Abuse Vermont. For more information, log on to the official website of the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame at: www.vermontsportshall.com.
For the fifth time in nine years, the Middlebury men's golf team has won the 2015 NESCAC Men's Golf Championship Qualifier. The seven-time NESCAC Champions will host the Championship from April 30-May 1 at the Ralph Myhre Golf Course on campus. The winner of the event advances to the 2016 NCAA Championship.
The Middlebury volleyball team posted two easy wins over NESCAC opponents on the road last week, running its winning streak to eight-straight victories. The Panthers eased past Trinity on Friday in three sets (25-13, 25-19, 25-23), and kept the momentum going Saturday with a straight-set win (25-22, 25-20, 25-18) Saturday over Wesleyan.
The Middlebury men’s soccer team recorded an unblemished 2-0 record during a pair of home NESCAC matches last week. On a rain-soaked Tuesday afternoon, the Panthers scored two goals in each half on their way to a 4-2 victory over Hamilton. In Saturday’s battle for the Michael P. Russell Memorial Cup on Family Weekend, a goal just 92 seconds into action proved to be all the Panthers would need in a 3-0 victory over Colby.
The fourth-ranked Middlebury field hockey team posted a 3-0 week in three home games on Kohn Field. The Panthers opened the week with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory Wednesday over #11 Skidmore. On Saturday and Sunday as part of Family Weekend, Middlebury pulled away from Colby for a 6-2 win, followed by a 6-1 victory Sunday over non-conference foe Rensselaer.
The Panther cross country teams competed in a pair of meets last week. Select members of the team took part in the one of the nation’s largest meets on Friday, the 42nd annual Paul Short Run on Friday hosted by Lehigh. The fifth-ranked women finished 19th of 35 teams competing with 510 points, while the men were 23rd of 27 with 629. On Saturday, both teams captured Vermont State Meet titles in the races hosted by Johnson State. The women earned a perfect 15 points as they swept the top-six spots, while the men were victorious with 21 points.
Williams captured the 2015 Middlebury Women's Golf Invitational Tournament after firing a 316 on day two for a total of 642 over the 36-hole event. Amherst (656) finished second, followed by Middlebury (668) and St. Lawrence (678). Middlebury sophomore Katharine Fortin (Wellesley, Mass.), Williams' Phoebe Mattana and Elzabeth Gudas, along with Devyn Gardner of Amherst all tied for medalist honors with a two-day total of 160. Action took place at the Ralph Myhre Golf Course on the campus of Middlebury College.
Middlebury improved to 2-0 on the season with a 28-9 win over Colby (0-2) in the team's home opener on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium on Family Weekend. The Panthers out-gained the Mules 389-237 for the afternoon en route to the win.