2019 Field Hockey News

  • Four Field Hockey Players Earn Regional Honors Nicholas Is Player of the Year - Nicholas Is Player of the Year
    December 03, 2019
    Four members of the Middlebury College field hockey team were honored when the NFHCA (National Field Hockey Coaches Association) announced its All-Region teams.  Senior Marissa Baker (Darien, Conn.), junior Erin Nicholas (Scarsdale, N.Y.) and first-year player Katie George (North Kingstown, R.I.) were all First-Team All-New England West selections, while senior Alison Denby (Wilmette, Ill.) earned a spot on the second team. Nicholas was deemed the regional player of the year for the second-straight season. The group helped lead the Panthers to a 21-1 record en route to their third-straight NCAA Championship and fourth in the last five years.
  • NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team Members Honored
    November 27, 2019
    The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) has announced its 2019 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 98 representatives, the highest total in the conference.
  • Field Hockey Wins Third-Straight NCAA Championship
    November 24, 2019
    Middlebury (21-1) claimed its third-straight NCAA Championship on Sunday with a 1-0 win over No. 6 Franklin & Marshall (20-4) in Manheim, Pennsylvania at the Spooky Nook Sports Complex. Middlebury becomes just the second program in NCAA Division III field hockey history to win three-straight NCAA Championships (Salisbury 2003-05). The title is the program’s fourth in the last five years and fifth overall (1998, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019). The national championship is the 38th in team sports for Middlebury College since 1994.
  • George’s Goal Lifts No. 2 Panthers Past No. 3 Salisbury in NCAA Semifinals
    November 23, 2019
    Second-ranked Middlebury advanced to the NCAA Championship game for the ninth time in program history after a 1-0 win over third-ranked Salisbury (20-2) Saturday at the Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Manheim, Pennsylvania. The two-time defending NCAA Champion Panthers (20-1) will face No. 6 Franklin & Marshall in the championship game on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
  • NESCAC Fall All-Sportsmanship Team Announced
    November 21, 2019
    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.
  • Panther Field Hockey Headed to Final Four
    November 19, 2019
    The Middlebury College field hockey team will make its 11th trip to the NCAA final four when it travels to Manheim, Pennsylvania. The championship weekend will take place on Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24 at the Spooky Nook Sports Complex. The Panthers will face Salisbury on Saturday at 2:00 p.m., while Johns Hopkins battles Franklin & Marshall in the other semifinal at 11:00 a.m. The winners will meet in the NCAA Championship game on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are priced at $7 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens each day and will be available at the gate.
  • Field Hockey Wins NCAA Regional
    November 17, 2019
    Middlebury will make its 11th trip to the final four after a 4-1 victory over Kean (19-4) in an NCAA Regional Final on Kohn Field. The two-time defending champions will take on Salisbury in one semifinal on Saturday, November 23, while John Hopkins will face Franklin & Marshall in Manheim, Pennsylvania. The winners will meet on Sunday for the national title. The second-ranked Panthers improve to 19-1 on the season with the win.
  • Field Hockey Advances In NCAA Play
    November 16, 2019
    Middlebury advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament with a 2-1 win over Babson (19-5). The second-ranked Panthers (18-1) will take on Kean, a 3-1 winner over Endicott, at 1:00 p.m on Sunday in a regional final. The win the was 400th of her career for Middlebury head coach Katharine DeLorenzo (400-126-2).
  • Midd Minute - Julia Richards '20
    November 14, 2019
    In this edition of Midd Minute, Julia Richards ‘20 talks about her public speaking experiences. #MiddMinute #GoMidd
  • Field Hockey Players Earn All-NESCAC Honors; Nicholas Player of the Year, George Rookie of the Year, DeLorenzo Coach of the Year
    November 13, 2019
    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.
  • Field Hockey to Host NCAA Regional
    November 11, 2019
    The Middlebury College field hockey team will make its 17th-consecutive and 20th overall appearance in the NCAA Tournament when it hosts a regional on November 16-17 on Kohn Field. First-round games take place on Wednesday with Babson hosting St. Joseph’s (Maine) and Endicott entertaining Wilson. The Panthers will play the Babson/St. Joseph’s (Maine) winner on Saturday, while Kean will battle the Endicott/Wilson winner in the day’s second contest. The victors meet on Sunday with a trip to the final four on the line.
  • Denby Selected NESCAC Player of the Week
    November 11, 2019
    Middlebury College field hockey player Alison Denby (Wilmette, Ill.) has been selected as the NESCAC Player of the Week. The senior defender helped guide the Panthers to their third-straight NESCAC Championship last weekend and seventh overall. Top-seeded Middlebury blanked seventh-seeded Hamilton on Saturday’s semifinal, followed the next day by a 3-2 overtime victory over Tufts. Denby controlled Middlebury’s transition game during the two victories, helping to create the game-tying goal against Tufts. Defensively as the flyer on penalty corners, she and her teammates kept opponents from scoring on a combined 10 opportunities.
  • Last-Second Goal Lifts Top-Seeded Field Hockey To NESCAC Crown
    November 10, 2019
    Middlebury’s Marissa Baker tucked in a loose ball with 3.9 seconds left in overtime, lifting the top-seeded Panthers (17-1) to a 3-2 victory over third-seeded Tufts (14-4) in the NESCAC Championship on Sunday. The title was the third straight for Middlebury and the sixth in the last eight years. The Panthers, who have won 34-straight home games, receive the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament and will wait for their opponent when the field is announced late Sunday evening. Tufts hopes to earn an at-large bid to the tournament.
  • Field Hockey Moves Into NESCAC Finals With 3-0 Win Over Hamilton
    November 09, 2019
    Top-seeded Middlebury broke open a one-goal game with a pair of tallies in the final quarter, as the Panthers topped No. 7 Hamilton 3-0 on Saturday to advance to the NESCAC Championship for the for the ninth-straight season. Middlebury (16-1) moves into the finals on Sunday at noon against third-seeded Tufts, a 1-0 winner over fourth-seeded Williams in the other semifinal. The winner of the championship game earns an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
  • Panthers Continue Quest Toward Third-Straight NESCAC Title
    November 06, 2019
    Two-time NESCAC Champion and top-seeded Middlebury will host the remaining rounds of the NESCAC Field Hockey Championship on Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10 at Kohn Field. The semifinals are set for 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and the championship game will be played at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday. The NESCAC Champion will earn the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship.
  • Top-Seeded Middlebury Tops Trinity in NESCAC Quarterfinals
    November 02, 2019
    Top-seeded Middlebury scored three times in the opening half on its way to a 3-1 triumph over eighth-seeded Trinity (8-8) Saturday in the NESCAC Quarterfinals. The Panthers (15-1) will host the league's championship weekend, facing No. 7 seed Hamilton in the semifinals on Saturday. The other match-up features No. 3 seed Tufts and No. 4 seed Williams.
  • Field Hockey Hosts Trinity in NESCAC Quarterfinal
    October 31, 2019
    Middlebury, the two-time defending NESCAC Champion, is the top seed in the 2019 NESCAC Field Hockey Championship which begins with quarterfinal action on Saturday, November 2 on the campus of the higher seeds. The four quarterfinal winners will square off in the semifinal round on Saturday, November 9 at the highest remaining seed and the championship game is set for Sunday, November 10 at the site of the semifinal matches.
  • #2 Middlebury Caps Regular Season With 2-1 Win Over #7 Williams
    October 29, 2019
    Second-ranked Middlebury (14-1, 9-1) closed out the regular season with a victory, beating No. 7 Williams (12-3, 7-3) by a score of 2-1 Tuesday night on Kohn Field. Both teams will host NESCAC Quarterfinal games on Saturday at 12:00 p.m. The final seedings will be determined following the Tufts vs. Bowdoin game Wednesday night. A Bowdoin win gives Middlebury the #1 seed, while a Jumbo victory gives Tufts the top spot.
  • #6 Tufts Halts #1 Middlebury’s 20-Game Win Streak
    October 26, 2019
    Top-ranked Middlebury saw its 20-game winning streak come to an end, as No. 6 Tufts (12-2, 8-1) scored the game’s only goal in the third quarter for a 1-0 NESCAC victory on Saturday in Massachusetts. The contest was a rematch of last year’s national championship game, which the Panthers won 2-0. Middlebury (13-1, 8-1) caps the regular season on Tuesday, hosting No. 7 Williams at 6:30 p.m.
  • George Selected NESCAC Player of the Week
    October 21, 2019
    Middlebury College field hockey forward Katie George (North Kingstown, R.I.) has been selected as the NESCAC Player of the Week. The first-year player scored to give the Panthers a 1-0 lead in an eventual 3-2 overtime win Saturday over Trinity. She also tallied the game winner the next day during a 2-1 victory over St. John Fisher. George leads the Panthers and ranks third in the conference with nine goals, while the forward's 21 points put her in a fourth-place tie among league peers.
  • Field Hockey Downs St. John Fisher as DeLorenzo Wins 300th
    October 20, 2019
    Middlebury outshot St. John Fisher 23-4, emerging with a 2-1 victory over the Cardinals (11-4) on Kohn Field. The win was the 300th at Middlebury for head coach Katharine DeLorenzo, who owns a mark of 300-61 at the school. The top-ranked Panthers (13-0) return to action at #6 Tufts Saturday in a key NESCAC match-up. The Cardinals will visit Elmira on Wednesday.
  • Top-Ranked Middlebury Slips Past Trinity In Overtime
    October 19, 2019
    Middlebury’s Erin Nicholas converted a penalty stroke with 2:03 remaining in overtime, lifting the top-ranked Panthers to a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over Trinity on Saturday. Middlebury (12-0, 8-0) is right back in action on Sunday hosting St. John Fisher at 1:00 p.m., while the Bantams (6-7, 1-7) entertain Wesleyan next Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
  • #1 Panthers Down #17 Colby, 4-1
    October 12, 2019
    Top-ranked Middlebury scored twice in each half, as the Panthers collected a 4-1 NESCAC victory over #17 Colby on Saturday. Middlebury (11-0, 7-0) is home again next Saturday for an 11:00 a.m. conference matchup with Trinity, while the Mules (7-3, 4-3) travel to St. Joseph’s (Maine) on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Top-Ranked Middlebury Edges #14 Bates, 1-0
    October 05, 2019
    Top-ranked Middlebury remained the lone undefeated team in the NESCAC, securing a 1-0 road win Saturday at #14 Bates (5-3, 2-3). The Panthers (10-0, 6-0) return home next Saturday for a conference tilt with Colby at 12:00 p.m.
  • Field Hockey Improves to 9-0
    September 29, 2019
    The top-ranked Middlebury field hockey team improved its record to 9-0 with a 2-1 road win at Amherst (5-4, 1-4) on Sunday afternoon. The Panthers return to action next Saturday with a NESCAC contest at Bates.
  • No. 1 Field Hockey Defeats Conn. College in NESCAC Play
    September 28, 2019
    Top-ranked Middlebury scored two goals in three separate quarters Saturday on its way to a 6-1 NESCAC win over Connecticut College (2-5, 0-4) on Kohn Field. The triumph increases their home winning streak to 27-straight games. The Panthers return to action Sunday when they travel to Amherst for a 12:00 p.m. contest, while the Camels play at 12th-ranked Williams at the same time.
  • Midd Minute - Hannah Sullivan '22
    September 26, 2019
    In this edition of Midd Minute, Hannah Sullivan ’22 discusses why she chose a small school environment. #MiddMinute #GoMidd
  • Middlebury Blanks Skidmore
    September 24, 2019
    Top-ranked Middlebury improved to 7-0 on the season with a 3-0 win over Skidmore (3-5) Tuesday night on Kohn Field. The shutout is the fifth of the season for the Panthers, who improve their home winning streak to 26 games. Middlebury returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Connecticut College at 11:00 a.m., while the Thoroughbreds open Liberty League play when they travel to St. Lawrence the same day.
  • Panthers Collect 25th-Straight Home Victory
    September 21, 2019
    Middlebury remained perfect on the season, recording a 5-1 home NESCAC victory Saturday over Hamilton. The win extended the team’s overall winning streak to 13 games, while bumping its home-winning streak to 25 contests dating back to the 2017 season. The top-ranked Panthers (6-0, 3-0) return to the field on Tuesday, hosting Skidmore at 6:30 p.m., while the Continentals (2-3, 1-2) head to William Smith for a 7:00 p.m. start on Wednesday.
  • Harlan Selected NFHCA National Defensive Player of the Week
    September 18, 2019
    Middlebury College field hockey goalkeeper Grace Harlan (Groton, Mass.) has been named the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III Defensive Player of the Week. The accolade comes days after the Panther sophomore was selected as the NESCAC Player of the Week. Harlan posted a pair of shutouts in goal last week as Middlebury downed No. 9 Bowdoin 1-0 and blanked 18th-ranked Babson 2-0. After making two saves in the NESCAC road win against the Polar Bears, Harlan turned aside a career-high five shots in the team’s win over the Beavers. She has allowed just one goal in 300 minutes of action for the Panthers.
Load More