2019 Men's Soccer News

  • Potter Named CoSIDA Academic All-American
    December 03, 2019
    Middlebury College men’s soccer player Ben Potter (Evanston, Ill.) has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-American Team. He becomes just the second athlete in Middlebury history to be a two-time honoree, joining Dan Pierce ’16 (2014, 2015 Football).
  • Robinson, Grady Garner All-Region Honors
    December 03, 2019
    Two members of the Middlebury College men’s soccer team were honored when the United Soccer Coaches organization announced its All-New England Region teams. Senior Aidan Robinson (Gloucester, Mass.) and rookie Ryan Grady (Deerfield, Ill.) each picked up second-team honors. The duo helped lead the team to a 9-3-8 mark, a spot in the NESCAC Tournament title match and an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.
  • 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.
  • Three Panthers to Play in New England Senior All-Star Game
    November 27, 2019
    Three members of the Middlebury men's soccer team will take part in the New England Intercollegiate Soccer League (NEISL) Senior All-Star Game on December 1 at 1:00 p.m. The game will take place at Gordon Field on the campus of Brandeis University. Seniors Ben Potter (Chicago, Ill), Drew Goulart (Weston, Mass.) and Aidan Robinson (Gloucester, Mass.) will represent the Panthers. The trio helped lead the team to a 9-3-8 record, a spot in the NESCAC Championship match and the 13th NCAA Tournament appearance in program history.
  • 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.
  • Panthers Play to Scoreless Draw in NCAA Play With Rensselaer; Edged 5-3 in Penalty Kicks
    November 17, 2019
    The Middlebury men’s soccer team (9-3-8) battled with No. 12 Rensselaer to a scoreless draw for 110 minutes of NCAA Tournament action Sunday at ECAV Stadium. With one team needing to advance in postseason play, the Engineers (15-2-4) moved on by winning penalty kicks by a 5-3 tally.
  • Men's Soccer Blanks Johnson & Wales In NCAA Play
    November 16, 2019
    The Middlebury men’s soccer team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after a 2-0 win over Johnson & Wales (17-3-2) in a match played at Rensselaer. The Panthers (9-3-7) will take on the hosts, 4-0 winners over Eastern Nazarene, on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. in the regional final. The loss snapped a 17-game unbeaten streak for the Wildcats.
  • Four Men’s Soccer Players Earn All-NESCAC Accolades; Grady Tabbed Rookie of the Year
    November 14, 2019
    Four members of the Middlebury College men’s soccer team were honored when the NESCAC announced its postseason squads on Thursday afternoon. Seniors Henry Wilhelm (Shaker Heights, Ohio) and Aidan Robinson (Gloucester, Mass.), along with sophomore Michael McFarlane (Suffield, Conn.) and rookie Ryan Grady (Deerfield, Ill.) were each named to the league’s second team. Grady took home Rookie of the Year honors.
  • Panther Profile - Senior Henry Wilhelm
    November 12, 2019
    Henry Wilhelm ’20 is a senior midfielder on the Panther men’s soccer team. The English and American Literatures major from Shaker Heights, Ohio, is a devoted member of Community Friends, Middlebury’s mentoring program between college students and local school children.
  • Men’s Soccer Receives NCAA At-Large Bid
    November 11, 2019
    The Middlebury College men’s soccer team will make its 13th NCAA Tournament appearance and third straight when it travels to Rensselaer for an NCAA Regional on November 16-17. The Panthers will face Johnson & Wales (R.I.) in one match-up at 3:30 p.m., while the host school will entertain Eastern Nazarene at 1:00 p.m. The winners will meet in a Regional Final on Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
  • Middlebury Edged By No. 5 Tufts in NESCAC Championship
    November 10, 2019
    Fifth-ranked Tufts scored with 2:10 left in the second half, en route to a 2-1 victory over Middlebury on Sunday in the NESCAC Men’s Soccer Championship. The second-seeded Jumbos (13-2-2) receive the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, awaiting their opponent when the field is announced on Monday afternoon. The sixth-seeded Panthers (8-3-7), who advanced to the league’s title match for the 10th time, will hope to garner an at-large bid.
  • Men's Soccer Advances to NESCAC Title Match With 1-0 Win Over Amherst
    November 09, 2019
    Middlebury advanced to the NESCAC Championship match for the 10th time, as the sixth-seeded Panthers (8-2-7) knocked off top-seeded and top-ranked Amherst (14-1-2) 1-0 on Saturday afternoon. Middlebury will take part in the championship match on Sunday against the winner of the Williams/Tufts game played later today.
  • Middlebury Plays Top-Seeded Amherst in NESCAC Semifinals
    November 07, 2019
    Sixth-seeded Middlebury looks for its first conference championship since 2010 when it takes on top-seeded Amherst on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. on Hitchcock Field. The Mammoths will host the remaining rounds of the NESCAC Men’s Soccer Championship with the semifinals set for 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. 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 Men’s Soccer Championship.
  • Potter, Spiridellis Selected CoSIDA Academic All-District
    November 07, 2019
    Middlebury College men’s soccer players Ben Potter (Chicago, Ill.) and Jack Spiridellis (Mamaroneck, N.Y.) have been named College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) District II First-Team Academic All-District selections by the organization. The pair will help lead sixth-seeded Middlebury into the semifinals of the NESCAC Tournament on Saturday, when it faces top-seeded Amherst with an 11:00 a.m. start.
  • Men’s Soccer Advances Past #14 Connecticut College on PKs
    November 02, 2019
    After 110 minutes of scoreless soccer at 14th-ranked and third-seeded Connecticut College (10-3-3), the sixth-seeded Panthers (7-2-7) won the penalty-kick portion of the NESCAC Quarterfinals 4-3 and moved into next weekend's championship round. Middlebury will face top-seeded and host Amherst on Saturday.
  • Men's Soccer Travels to Conn. College for NESCAC Quarters
    October 31, 2019
    Sixth-seeded Middlebury begins the quest for its fourth NESCAC Men's Soccer Championship when it travels to third-seeded Connecticut College on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. for a quarterfinal matchup. Amherst has earned the top seed in the championship which is set to begin 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.
  • Men’s Soccer Ties Williams, Sets Program Record for Draws
    October 29, 2019
    Middlebury battled with NESCAC foe Williams for 110 minutes Tuesday, earning a 1-1 draw with the Ephs in the regular-season finale for both teams. The win secured the sixth seed in the NESCAC Tournament for Middlebury (7-2-6, 3-2-5) and a road game in the quarterfinals on Saturday against third-seeded Connecticut College at 12:30 p.m. Williams (7-3-5, 5-2-3) have clinched the No. 4 seed in the tournament and will played fifth-seeded Bates. With the draw, the Panthers set a program record for ties in a season, surpassing the 2014 team with five.
  • Panther Men Drop OT Contest at #7 Tufts
    October 26, 2019
    Joe Braun converted a corner kick from Travis Van Brewer eight minutes into Saturday’s overtime, giving #7 Tufts (10-2-2, 6-1-2) a 2-1 victory over Middlebury on Bello Field. The Panthers (7-2-5, 3-2-4) return to action on Tuesday when they host Williams in the regular-season finale at 2:30 p.m.
  • Midd Minute - Brandon Reid '21
    October 24, 2019
    In this edition of Midd Minute, Brandon Reid ’21 discusses his clay shooting prowess. #MiddMinute #GoMidd
  • Men’s Soccer Blanks Visiting Trinity, 3-0
    October 19, 2019
    Middlebury scored once in the opening half and tacked on two more in the second, collecting a 3-0 NESCAC home triumph over Trinity on Saturday. The Panthers (7-1-5, 3-1-4) return to action next Saturday with a 2:30 p.m. match at 12th-ranked Tufts, while the Bantams (1-11-0, 0-8-0) remain on the road with a contest Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. against Western Connecticut. 
  • Middlebury and WPI Battle To Scoreless Draw
    October 15, 2019
    Middlebury and Worcester Polytechnic Institute battled through 110 minutes of soccer, but finished in a scoreless draw Tuesday on South Street Field. The Panthers (6-1-5) return to NESCAC play on Saturday with a 1:00 p.m. match against Trinity, while the Engineers (7-2-4) host Coast Guard on the same day at noon.
  • #20 Men’s Soccer Finishes in 1-1 Draw with Colby
    October 12, 2019
    Middlebury and Colby each scored in the opening half, as the two teams finished in a 1-1 double-overtime tie in a NESCAC contest on Saturday. The No. 20 Panthers (6-1-4, 2-1-4) return to action on Tuesday, hosting Worcester Polytechnic Institute at 1:30 p.m., while the Mules (5-4-3, 1-4-2) entertain Amherst next Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
  • No. 15 Men's Soccer Eases Past Maine Maritime
    October 06, 2019
    Middlebury (6-1-3) got back to its winning ways on Sunday, posting a 5-1 road victory at Maine Maritime Academy (6-3-1) on Ritchie Field. The 15th-ranked Panthers return to action at home Saturday against Colby starting at 12:00 p.m.
  • Bates Edges No. 15 Middlebury in Hedley Reynolds Cup Match
    October 05, 2019
    Bates (6-2-1, 2-2-1) scored at the 36:56 mark of the opening half Saturday and held off a second-half charge from visiting Middlebury for a 1-0 NESCAC victory over the 15th-ranked Panthers (5-1-3, 2-1-3). Middlebury, who sees a 12-match road unbeaten streak come to an end (8-0-4) and was also one of Division III’s last remaining unbeaten teams, returns to action on Sunday with a road contest at Maine Maritime starting at 2:00 p.m.
  • Men’s Soccer Earns United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award
    October 04, 2019
    The Middlebury men’s soccer team has been honored for its work in the classroom with the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award. During the 2018-19 academic year, the Panthers posted a cumulative team grade point average of 3.63, tying UNC-Wilmington for the sixth-best GPA across the three NCAA divisions. 
  • Panthers Earn 1-1 Draw With No. 2 Amherst
    September 29, 2019
    The Middlebury men’s soccer battled with second-ranked Amherst on Sunday for 110 minutes, earning a 1-1 NESCAC draw with the Mammoths (6-0-2, 3-0-2). Middlebury (5-0-3, 2-0-3), who is 8-0-4 in its last 12 road matches, returns to action on Saturday with a road contest at Bates starting at 2:00 p.m.
  • Middlebury Edges #11 Connecticut College 2-1 In Overtime
    September 28, 2019
    Middlebury’s Liam Sloan converted a penalty kick with 6:25 remaining in overtime, lifting the Panthers to a 2-1 home NESCAC triumph over #11 Connecticut College. Middlebury (5-0-2, 2-0-2) faces another ranked opponent on Sunday at No. 2 Amherst at 2:30 p.m., while the Camels (5-1-1, 2-1-1) take on Williams at 2:00 p.m.
  • Offensive Output Propels Men’s Soccer Past Castleton
    September 22, 2019
    Middlebury tallied a season-best seven goals on Sunday, including three in a span of 13:19 during the first half, en route to a 7-1 non-conference victory over Castleton on South Street Field. The Panthers (4-0-2) return to action Saturday when they host Connecticut College at 12:00 p.m., while the Spartans (2-6-0) travel to Southern Maine at the same time.
  • Potter’s Goal Leads Middlebury to Win Over Hamilton
    September 21, 2019
    Middlebury’s Ben Potter scored with 31:59 left in regulation, leading the Panthers (3-0-2, 1-0-2) to a 1-0 NESCAC win over Hamilton Saturday on South Street Field. Middlebury, which remains the country’s lone team to surrender a goal (490 minutes), returns to action Sunday when it hosts Castleton at 1:30 p.m., while the Continentals (1-4-0, 0-3-0) travel to SUNY Oneonta on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.
  • Men's Soccer Records Fourth-Straight Shutout
    September 17, 2019
    The Middlebury men’s soccer team remained the country’s only team that has not allowed a goal (400 minutes), as the Panthers (2-0-2) downed Mount Saint Mary 1-0 on South Street Field. Middlebury returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Hamilton at noon, while the Knights (3-4) are at Rutgers-Newark on Monday.
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