2016-17 Women's Basketball News

  • Panthers Earn Spot on WBCA Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll
    August 02, 2017
    The Middlebury women’s basketball team landed a spot on the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll for the 2016-17 season. The Panthers finished the academic year with a team grade point average of 3.549, the 14th-highest GPA out of 434 Division III programs.
  • NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team Members Honored
    March 09, 2017
    The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) has announced its 2016-17 Winter All-Academic Selections. To be honored, a student-athlete must have reached sophomore academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.40. A transfer student must have completed one year of study at the institution. The following are Middlebury's 128 representatives, the highest among the 11 conference institutions.
  • NESCAC Winter All-Sportsmanship Teams Announced
    March 08, 2017
    The New England Small College Athletic Conference announced its Winter All-Sportsmanship Team for each winter 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.
  • Women's Basketball Falls in NESCAC Quarterfinals
    February 18, 2017
    Fifth-seeded Colby knocked off fourth-seeded Middlebury 48-39 in a NESCAC Quarterfinal game on Saturday afternoon in Pepin Gym. The Mules (13-11) advance to next weekend’s semifinals where they will visit Amherst to take on the host school. Tufts and Bowdoin will meet in the other semifinal game. The Panthers see their record fall to 17-8 with the loss.
  • Panther Profile - Junior Sabrina Weeks
    February 15, 2017
    Sabrina Weeks is always looking for new ways to stay ahead of the curve, whether in the classroom or on the court. After a frustrating injury, the junior guard has gradually worked herself back into the rotation for the surging women’s basketball team.
  • Panthers Utilize Big Third Quarter in Win Over Plattsburgh State
    February 14, 2017
    Middlebury outscored host Plattsburgh State by a 22-7 count during the third quarter on Tuesday evening, holding off a late Cardinal comeback attempt en route to a 59-54 victory in the regular-season finale. The Panthers (17-7) return to the court on Saturday when they host Colby in a NESCAC Quarterfinal matchup at 4:00 p.m. Middlebury’s 17 victories are the most since the 2001-02 team earned 22 (22-5).
  • Women’s Basketball Hosts Colby in NESCAC Quarters/Ticket Info
    February 13, 2017
    Middlebury starts its run toward the NESCAC Women's Basketball Championship when it hosts Colby in a NESCAC Quarterfinal game on Saturday, February 18 at 4:00 p.m. Tickets for Saturday's quarterfinal are priced at $5 for adults and $2 for students and senior citizens and are good for both the men's and women's games. Please CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door starting at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. The winner advances to the semifinal round next weekend at the highest remaining seed and the champion earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
  • Middlebury Nets 65-59 Road Victory at Trinity
    February 11, 2017
    Middlebury closed the game on a 10-4 run, breaking a 55-55 tie as the Panthers earned a 65-59 road win at Trinity (12-10, 3-7) on Saturday in the NESCAC regular-season finale. Middlebury (16-7, 6-4) caps the regular season on Tuesday with a non-conference road contest at Plattsburgh State at 7:30 p.m., before hosting a conference quarterfinal match-up next weekend as the fourth seed.
  • Big Second Quarter Lifts #1 Amherst Over Middlebury
    February 10, 2017
    Middlebury hung with top-ranked Amherst in Friday’s first quarter, but the Purple & White outscored the Panthers 24-2 in the second quarter en route to a 67-33 NESCAC victory in LeFrak Gymnasium. Despite the loss, Middlebury earned the right to host a NESCAC Quarterfinal game next weekend as the fourth seed. The Panthers (15-7, 5-4) return to the court on Saturday when they travel to Trinity at 3:00 p.m.
  • Big Second Quarter Lifts #23 Bowdoin Over Women’s Basketball
    February 04, 2017
    Middlebury hung with visiting Bowdoin during the first quarter, but the 23rd-ranked Polar Bears outscored the Panthers 32-11 in the second, en route to an 82-52 victory on Saturday in Pepin Gymnasium. The Panthers (15-6, 5-3) return to the court on Friday when they travel to #2 Amherst for a 7:00 p.m. start, while Bowdoin (17-3, 6-2) plays at Husson on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Middlebury Pulls Away in Overtime During Win Over Colby
    February 03, 2017
    Colby battled back from a nine-point deficit with 3:08 remaining in the fourth quarter to force overtime, but Middlebury outscored the Mules by a 17-2 count in the extra session for a 64-49 NESCAC victory on Friday. The Panthers (15-5, 5-2) return to the court on Saturday when they host #23 Bowdoin at 3:00 p.m., while Colby (10-10, 2-5) plays at Hamilton at the same time.
  • Women's Basketball Drops Home Game to Keene State
    January 31, 2017
    Middlebury struggled from the floor as the Panthers (14-5) suffered a 59-37 loss to Keene State (13-7) in Pepin Gym. The Panthers return to action when they host Colby on Friday night at 7:00 p.m., while the Owls visit Southern Maine on Saturday.
  • Middlebury Drops NESCAC Road Game at Hamilton
    January 28, 2017
    The Middlebury women’s basketball team saw its four-game winning streak come to an end, falling 68-62 at Hamilton (9-9, 2-4) on Saturday afternoon. The Panthers 14-4, 4-2) return to action on Tuesday when they host Keene State at 5:30 p.m.
  • Middlebury Erases 17-Point Deficit to Beat Castleton, 60-49
    January 25, 2017
    Middlebury scored the game’s final 18 points as the Panthers overcame a 17-point deficit in the second half on their way to a 60-49 road victory Wednesday at Castleton (9-8). Middlebury trailed 37-20 midway through the third quarter and finished the game by outscoring the Spartans 40-12. The Panthers (14-3) return to NESCAC play on Saturday, traveling to Hamilton for a 3:00 p.m. tip-off.
  • Hot Shooting Performance Propels Middlebury Past Williams
    January 22, 2017
    Middlebury knocked down a program single-game record 14 three-pointers (14-24, 58.3 percent) on Sunday en route to an 85-57 NESCAC victory over Williams in Pepin Gymnasium. The Panthers (13-3, 4-1) return to the court on Wednesday for a 7:00 p.m. contest at Castleton, while Williams (12-6, 2-4) hosts Amherst at the same time.
  • Middlebury Defense Stifles SUNY Potsdam
    January 17, 2017
    The Middlebury defense forced 21 turnovers and blocked 15 shots en route to a 72-36 win over SUNY Potsdam (2-11) in Pepin Gym. The Panthers (12-3) are off until Sunday when they host Williams in a NESCAC contest at 2:00 p.m., while the Bears will visit Geneseo on Friday.
  • Third-Quarter Run Propels Middlebury to NESCAC Win Over Bates
    January 14, 2017
    A 15-0 run spanning 5:03 of the third quarter lifted Middlebury to a 66-46 NESCAC victory on Saturday afternoon over Bates in Pepin Gymnasium. Middlebury (11-3, 3-1 continues its season-long four-game homestand on Tuesday when it hosts SUNY Potsdam at 5:00 p.m., while Bates (5-10, 2-2) travels to Connecticut College on Friday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Second-Quarter Run Lifts #1 Tufts Past Middlebury
    January 13, 2017
    Middlebury hung with top-ranked Tufts in the first quarter, but an 11-0 second-quarter run for the Jumbos propelled the visitors to a 54-38 NESCAC victory on Friday evening in Pepin Gymnasium. Middlebury (10-3, 2-1) returns to the court on Saturday when it hosts Bates at 3:00 p.m., while Tufts (14-0, 3-0) takes on Hamilton at the same time.
  • Kaufman Named NESCAC Player of the Week
    January 09, 2017
    Middlebury College guard Sarah Kaufman (Boulder, Colo.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week. Kaufman tied the Middlebury school record with seven three-pointers in a win over Wesleyan and followed that up with a buzzer-beater basket to beat Connecticut College. She averaged 21.5 points per game in the two wins, while shooting 57.1 percent (16-28) from the floor and 56.3 percent (9-16) from three-point range. The league’s weekly award is Kaufman’s second this season, also earning the accolade on November 21.
  • Kaufman's Buzzer Beater Sinks Conn. College
    January 07, 2017
    One day after tying the school mark with seven made three-point field goals, Sarah Kaufman sank a floater from 14 feet away at the buzzer to lift Middlebury (10-2, 2-0) to a 58-56 win at Connecticut College (10-3, 1-1) in Luce Field House. The Panthers return to action on Friday when they host top-ranked Tufts at 7:00 p.m.
  • Kaufman Ties Single-Game Three-Point Record in NESCAC-Opening Win
    January 06, 2017
    Sarah Kaufman tied a single-game program record with seven made three-point field goals, leading Middlebury to a 76-62 victory at Wesleyan on Friday in the NESCAC opener for both teams. The Panthers (9-2, 1-0) remain on the road Saturday with a 1:00 p.m. tipoff at Connecticut College, while the Cardinals (5-6, 0-1) entertain Hamilton at 3:00 p.m.
  • Impending Winter Storm Forces Time Change to Saturday's Game
    January 06, 2017
    Due to an impending winter storm along the east coast, the Middlebury women's basketball NESCAC game time on Saturday at Connecticut College has been moved up two hours. Originally scheduled to start 3:00 p.m., the matchup between the Panthers and Camels will now begin at 1:00 p.m.
  • Middlebury Falls on the Road to Smith
    January 03, 2017
    The Middlebury women's basketball team saw a five-game winning streak snapped, suffering a 64-48 non-conference road loss at Smith (8-3) on Tuesday. The host Pioneers outscored the Panthers (8-2) by a 17-4 tally in the decisive second quarter. Middlebury returns to action when it opens NESCAC play on the road Friday at Wesleyan starting at 7:00 p.m.
  • Late Run Propels Middlebury to Naismith Classic Title
    December 31, 2016
    Middlebury outscored Roger Williams by a 16-5 count over the final 5:07 on its way to a 52-47 victory over the Hawks (5-4) to capture the Hampton Inn West Springfield/Naismith Classic hosted by Springfield. The Panthers (8-1) recorded their fifth-straight win and return to action on Tuesday when travel to Smith for a 4:00 p.m. contest.
  • Last-Second Shot Lifts Women's Basketball Past Springfield
    December 30, 2016
    Sarah Kaufman hit an off-balanced three as time expired, leading Middlebury to a 60-57 win over Springfield (5-4) at the Naismith Classic. The Panthers (7-1) advance to Saturday’s Championship Game at 6:30 p.m. against the winner Roger Williams.
  • Middlebury Rallies Past Skidmore in Closing Seconds
    December 10, 2016
    Middlebury's Catherine Harrison scored with 17.3 seconds remaining to break a 47-47 score as the Panthers went on for a 52-47 victory over Skidmore Saturday in Pepin Gymnasium. Middlebury improves to 6-1 on the season and is idle until December 30 when it faces Springfield at the Hampton Inn West Springfield/Naismith Classic, while the Thoroughbreds (3-5) host Vassar the same day.
  • Big Fourth Quarter Lifts Middlebury Past Clarkson
    December 07, 2016
    Middlebury opened the fourth quarter on a 10-0 run to pull away from Clarkson (4-4), earning a 54-40 win over the Golden Knights in Pepin Gym. The Panthers improve to 5-1 on the season and will host Skidmore on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Clarkson returns to action at the same time when it visits Houghton.
  • Second-Quarter Run Lifts Panther Women Past Colby-Sawyer
    December 06, 2016
    Middlebury utilized an 18-5 run during the second quarter en route to a 65-44 victory Tuesday evening over visiting Colby-Sawyer in Pepin Gymnasium. The Panthers (4-1) return to the court Wednesday when they host Clarkson at 6:00 p.m., while the Chargers see their four-game winning streak snapped and will entertain Husson on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Women's Basketball Falls in Tight Game at Rensselaer
    December 01, 2016
    Middlebury dropped its first game of the year, falling by a score of 50-47 on the road at Rensselaer (RPI) on Thursday evening. The Engineers snapped a three-game losing streak and improve to 4-4, while the Panthers (3-1) saw their three-game winning streak come to an end. Middlebury returns to action on Tuesday when it hosts Colby-Sawyer in a non-league game at 7:00 p.m.
  • Big Second Half Lifts Panthers Past Johnson State in Home Opener
    November 22, 2016
    Middlebury opened the second half with a 13-0 run, outscoring visiting Johnson State by a 44-22 count in the final two quarters, en route to a 62-34 victory in its home-opening contest Tuesday evening in Pepin Gymnasium. The Panthers (3-0) have a break from action for the Thanksgiving holiday before returning to the court on Thursday, December 1 with a 6:00 p.m. contest at Rensselaer, while the Badgers travel to New England College on December 3.
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