Panther Softball Recognized by NFCA for Classroom Work

Panther Softball Recognized by NFCA for Classroom Work

LIST OF NFCA DIVISION III ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMS
LIST OF NFCA ALL-AMERICA SCHOLAR-ATHLETES

The Middlebury softball team was honored by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) for its overall work in the classroom during the 2018-19 academic year. Seven Panthers also earned All-America Scholar-Athlete laurels for their individual work from the organization. As a team in the classroom, Middlebury recorded a 3.47 cumulative grade point average last year.

To qualify for the individual accolade, a player must maintain a grade point average of 3.50 or greater through the spring season. Earning the recognition for the Panthers were recent graduates Ally Doll, Irene Margiotta and Liza Tarr, junior Caroline Thacker, along with sophomores Emily Lieb, Sophia Marlino and Sara Tobias.

On the field, the Panthers ended the season with a 12-19 record and participated in the NESCAC Tournament. The team drew 104 walks, the second-highest single-season total in program history, along with hitting 17 home runs, the third-highest mark. Middlebury posted a .323 batting average and 55 doubles. Senior Melanie Mandell was also selected as the program's first NESCAC Player of the Year.