2004 Softball News

  • Five Softball Players Honored
    May 07, 2004
    Five members of the Middlebury College softball team were named to the All-NESCAC team today. Seniors Christina Freyer (Denver, Colo.) and Michaela George (Ross, Calif.) were named to the first-team, along with junior Megan McCarthy (Winter Springs, Fla.). Earning second-team honors were junior Lauren Guza (LaCanada, Calif.) and sophomore Kathryn Hurd (Fairfield, Conn.). The five helped lead the Panthers to a school-record 24 wins this season, along with a trip to the NESCAC Championship game.
  • Softball Team Falls In NESCAC Title Game
    May 01, 2004
    The amazing season for the women's softball team came to an end on Saturday as they fell 2-0 to Williams in the NESCAC Championship game. The team broke several records this year, including most wins in a season with 24. The seniors have come a long way after struggling though a 4-17 mark during their rookie season.
  • Panther Softball Squad Sweeps Norwich
    April 28, 2004
    Middlebury swept two from Norwich in its final regular season games of '04. The Panthers took game one 8-5 before winning the second game 4-3 in eight innings. Michaela George, Lauren Battaglia and Colleen Sullivan each had two hits apiece to lead the Panthers in the first game. Christine Freyer drove in a pair, while Kathryn Hurd scored three runs. Lauren Bowe earned the win, allowing three earned runs.
  • Softball Team Prepares For NESCAC Tourney
    April 27, 2004
    For the second-consecutive year, the Middlebury College softball team will take part in the NESCAC Tournament. The Panthers will take on Bowdoin at Williams on Friday, in a three-day double-elimination tournament.
  • Softball Team Headed To NESCAC Tournament
    April 24, 2004
    With a two-game sweep of Hamilton, the Panther softball team has advanced to the NESCAC Tournament. They finished the regular season with a 7-1 NESCAC West record, leaving them in a first place tie with Williams. Unfortunately for Middlebury, the Ephs win the tie-breaker and will host the tournament next weekend. The Panthers will take on Bowdoin next Friday at 5:00 p.m., while Williams meets Tufts in the early game at 2:00 p.m.
  • Middlebury Takes Two At Skidmore, Sets School Record For Wins
    April 22, 2004
    Middlebury set a school record for wins and improved to 18-6 on the season as they took a pair on the road at Skidmore. In game one, the Panthers broke open a 1-0 game with seven runs in the seventh inning to earn an 8-0 win. Jennifer Williams threw six shutout innings, allowing just three hits. Megan McCarthy struck out the side in the seventh. Ellen Sargent was 1-3 in the game with a two-run double, while Christina Freyer and Victoria Glowacky also had doubles. (box)
  • Softball Team Sweeps Lyndon State
    April 20, 2004
    The Panther softball team improved to 16-6 on the season as they took two from Lyndon State on the road. An RBI single by Jennifer Williams in the seventh inning of game one gave Middlebury the 1-0 win. Williams also earned the win as the team's pitcher, tossing the two-hit shutout with nine strikeouts.
  • Softball Team Sweeps Bates
    April 18, 2004
    Middlebury swept two from Bates on Sunday, in a pair games against a NESCAC East opponent. In game one at Bates, the Panthers came from a 3-0 deficit to pick up an 11-3 win.
  • Softball Team Splits With Castleton
    April 15, 2004
    Middlebury picked up an 8-6 win in game one before Castleton battled back to earn a split with a 5-4 win in the second game. The Panthers banged out a dozen in hits in game one as Lily Hamburger went 1-3 with a two-run double, while Michaela George was 2-4 with and RBI single and double. Jennifer Williams earned the win, while Lauren Bowe picked up the save.
  • Softball Team To Run Clinic
    April 13, 2004
    The Middlebury College softball team will be running a youth clinic for kids ages 10-16. The clinic will take place on Sunday, April 25th from 2-4:00 p.m. at the Orwell Field on Route 22A at the Orwell four corners. Hitting, pitching, fielding and base running will be covered by members of the Middlebury coaching staff as well as team members. There is no charge for the clinic and everyone is encouraged to attend.
  • Softball Team Sweeps Wesleyan, Lead The NESCAC
    April 10, 2004
    Middlebury swept a pair from Wesleyan in its home openers today by scores of 3-0 and 4-2. The Panthers are now alone in the first place in the NESCAC West standings with a 5-2 record, and an 11-5 mark overall.
  • Softball Team Sweeps Green Mountain
    April 06, 2004
    The Middlebury softball team swept a pair of games at Green Mountain by scores of 7-0 and 7-2. In game one, Lauren Bowe earned the four-hit shutout, while Kathryn Hurd drove in three runs. Lauren Guza and Lily Hamburger each had a pair of hits in the win. Jennifer Williams was the winner in game two, allowing one earned run over seven innings. Michaela George was 2-3 with four RBI in the contest, while Lauren Guza also had a pair of hits.
  • McCarthy Named NESCAC Player Of The Week
    April 05, 2004
    Middlebury College softball player Megan McCarthy (Winter Springs, Fla.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week.
  • Softball Team Splits At Williams
    April 03, 2004
    The Middlebury College softball team earned a solid weekend split on the road as they defeated Williams 1-0 in 11 innings, before dropping game two, 4-1.
  • Softball Team Goes 4-4 In Florida, Sweeps Amherst
    March 27, 2004
    The Middlebury College softball team went 4-4 in Fort Myers, Florida before sweeping a pair of NESCAC games from Amherst on their return trip north.
  • Ski Team Finishes 7th At NCAA's
    March 12, 2004
    3/13/04 - The Panther ski teams finished seventh overall at the NCAA Championships in Donner Summit, California. <?xml:namespace prefix =
  • Ski Teams Win Eastern Championship
    February 28, 2004
    2/28/04 - The Middlebury College ski teams have broken the nation's longest conference winning streak by capturing the EISA (Eastern Intercollegiate Skiing Association) Championship, which also doubles as the Middlebury Carnival. Vermont had won the carnival for the previous 28 years before Middlebury took over the reins in '04. This marks the end of the carnival season for Middlebury, with the Panthers capturing five of the ski eastern carnivals this season. They return to action on March 10-13 at the NCAA Championships hosted by the University of Nevada-Reno.  (results)
  • Ski Teams Lead After Day One
    February 27, 2004
    2/27/04 - The Middlebury College ski teams are in first place after day one of the Middlebury Carnival at the Rikert Ski Touring Center and the Middlebury College Snow Bowl. Action continues tomorrow with nordic races at 10:00 and 11:15, and continuous alpine action from 9:30 until approximately 3:00 p.m.
  • Order Of Events Set For Middlebury Carnival
    February 24, 2004
    2/24/04 - The order of events is set for the upcoming Middlebury College Winter Carnival this Friday and Saturday, February 27th and 28th. The Eastern Ski Championships will be hosted at the Rikert Ski Touring Center and the Middlebury College Snow Bowl.
  • Ski Teams Win Again
    February 21, 2004
    2/21/04 - For the fourth time in five weeks the Middlebury College nordic and alpine ski teams have combined to win a carnival. This time is was the Williams Carnival as the Panthers (663), topped Vermont (646), Dartmouth (615) and UNH (520). (results) 
  • Ski Teams Place Third At Dartmouth
    February 14, 2004
    2/14/04 - Middlebury saw its carnival win streak come to an end as Dartmouth won it's own carnival for the second straight season. The Big Green had 777 points, followed by Vermont with 729 and Middlebury with 713. .(results)
  • Ski Team Knocks Off Vermont, Wins Third Straight Carnival
    February 07, 2004
    2/7/04 - The Middlebury College nordic and alpine ski teams continued their sensational seasons as they captured the University of Vermont Carnival. The win marked the first time the Catamounts have lost on their own mountain in the 31-year history of their carnival.(results)
  • Ski Team Makes History With Carnival Win
    January 24, 2004
    1/24/04 - The Middlebury College nordic and alpine ski teams did something no other teams have done in school history. The teams combined to win the school's first-ever carnival race since the EISA has been combining team scores in 1983. The feat came at Sugarloaf USA, this year's site for the Colby Carnival. (results)