Nine members of the Middlebury football team were named to the National Football Foundation (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society for their work in the classroom. The Panthers tied for a NESCAC-best with nine honorees.
To earn a spot on the list, the student-athletes must have completed their final year of playing eligibility in 2019 and been starters or significant contributors throughout the season. In the classroom, they must have achieved a 3.20 cumulative grade point average throughout the entire course of undergraduate study and met all NCAA-mandated progress toward degree requirements.
The 2020 honorees included wide receivers Maxim Bochman (Concord, Mass.), Aidan Power (Culver, Ind.) and Maxwell Rye (Longmeadow, Mass.), defensive back Kevin Hartley (Bernardsville, N.J.) and kicker Carter Massengill (Summit, N.J.). Also earning the honors were offensive linemen Jack Purcell (Darien, Conn.) and Kevin Woodring (Norwalk, Conn.), along with defensive lineman Martin Williams (Chestnut Hill, Mass.) and tight end Adam Romano (Warwick, R.I.).
The nine seniors were a part of a historic season for the Panthers as they were the first NESCAC team to record a 9-0 mark. Collectively, the group finished their career with a 27-8 overall record, including a conference title in 2019.