The Middlebury football team was honored when nine seniors added one more academic accolade to their respective careers, garnering recognition by the National Football Foundation (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society.
The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) announced its Fall All-Sportsmanship Team for each fall 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.
The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) has announced its 2018 Fall 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 84 representatives, the highest total in the conference.
Middlebury College football players Andrew Rogan (Thompson Ridge, N.Y.), Martin Williams (Chestnut Hill, Mass.) and Maxwell Rye (Longmeadow, Mass.) have been named College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) District I First-Team Academic All-District selections by the organization. The trio helped guide the Panthers to a 5-4 record in 2018.
Seven members of the Middlebury football program were named to the All-NESCAC teams when the league announced its postseason honors. Senior Matthew Daniel (Wellesley, Mass.) and junior Frank Cosolito (Medifield, Mass.) were each named to the first team. Seniors Conrado Banky (Katy, Texas) and Kevin Maxwell (Scotch Plains, N.J.), along with juniors Martin Williams (Chestnut Hills, Mass.), Kevin Woodring (Norwalk, Conn.) and Maxwell Rye (Longmeadow, Mass.) all earned a spot on the second team. The group helped lead the Panthers to a 5-4 season in 2018.
Tufts scored 21 third-quarter points on its way to a 35-13 win over Middlebury in the season finale for both teams. The Jumbos (7-2) finish the season in third place in the NESCAC standings, while the Panthers (5-4) placed fourth overall.
Middlebury scored a pair of second-half touchdowns to pull away from Hamilton (2-5), earning a 35-17 road victory in the “Old Rocking Chair Classic,” and now holds a 31-8 all-time advantage. Middlebury wraps up its season next week when it hosts Tufts at 12:30 p.m.
Clay Hunt intercepted a pass in the final minutes, preserving a 35-34 win for Middlebury (4-2) over Bates (0-6) on Homecoming weekend. The win was the 30th straight for the Panthers over the Bobcats. Middlebury returns to action next Saturday at Trinity, while Bates will entertain Colby.
Middlebury College football players Bobby Ritter (Middlebury, Vt.) and Maxwell Rye (Longmeadow, Mass.) have earned NESCAC Player of the Week honors in their respective areas. The duo helped the Panthers defeat Williams for the sixth time in the last seven years with a 21-10 road win on Saturday.
Middlebury defeated previously unbeaten Williams for the sixth time in the last seven years with a 21-10 victory over the Ephs (4-1) on Farley/Lamb Field. The Panthers (3-2) return to action next Saturday when they host Bates at 1:00 p.m. on homecoming weekend.
Amherst scored once in each of the first three quarters, on its way to a 21-0 win over Middlebury (2-2) on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium. The Mammoths (4-0) return to action when they host Colby next Saturday, while the Panthers will visit Williams.
Middlebury forced five Colby turnovers and scored 21 fourth-quarter points, on its way to a 31-14 win over the Mules at Harold Alford Stadium. The Panthers (2-1) return home next Saturday when they host Amherst at 1:30 p.m.
Middlebury College football player Jonathan Hobart (McKinney, Texas) has been selected as the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week. The defensive back recorded nine tackles, recovered a fumble that led to a touchdown, broke up a pass and recorded an interception last week against Bowdoin. He also blocked a punt that resulted in another score for the Panthers in the fourth quarter to help secure the 37-23 win over the Polar Bears.
Trailing 24-23, Middlebury scored twice in the fourth quarter on its way to a 37-24 win over Bowdoin (0-2) in the home opener Saturday on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium. The Panthers (1-1) return to action at Colby next Saturday, while the Polar Bears entertain Amherst. Middlebury running backs Peter Scibilia (184 yards) and Drew Jacobs (105 yards) became the first duo to rush for 100+ yards in a game since Terence Bradford and Brad Gottfred accomplished the feat in 1995.
Middlebury jumped out to a 7-0 lead, but it was all Wesleyan after that, as the Panthers fell 52-21 on the road in the season opener for both teams. Middlebury will play its home-opener next weekend when they entertain Bowdoin at 1:00 p.m.
The Panther football team is optimistic entering the 2018 season, with 10 starting returners on offense as well as more than half of its starting defenders. Middlebury finished 7-2 a year ago during its first nine-game season in 100 years, placing second in the NESCAC. The Panthers paced the league in total offense (419.1 yards) and were second in points/game (32.6), while the defense led the NESCAC with 31 sacks and 10 fumble recoveries. The team outscored its opponents 293–190 over its nine-game schedule.
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