2018-19 Women's Hockey News

  • Panther Profile - Senior Anna Zumwinkle
    August 07, 2019
    Anna Zumwinkle ’20, a rising senior defender on the Panther women’s ice hockey team, is passionate about medicine and volunteering. The neuroscience and economics major from Excelsior, Minnesota, was a member of teams that won back-to-back NESCAC Championships in Kenyon Arena.
  • Marotta, Leidt Garner All-NEHWA Honors
    April 02, 2019
    Two members of the Middlebury College women's hockey players were named 2019 New England Hockey Writers Association's (NEHWA) Division II-III All-Stars. Senior Jenna Marotta (Katy, Texas) and sophomore Madie Leidt (Killingworth, Conn.) were each honored. The duo helped the Panthers earned the second seed in the NESCAC Tournament and advance to the championship game for the fifth-straight season, falling to top-seeded Williams, 3-2. Middlebury finished the 2018-19 campaign with a record of 16-8-3.
  • Marotta Earns Second-Team All-American Accolade
    March 15, 2019
    Middlebury College senior Jenna Marotta (Katy, Texas) has been named to the 2018-19 CCM Hockey/American Hockey Coaches Association (ACHA) All-American Second Team. The fourth-year Panther captain lands on the second team for the second-consecutive year.
  • NESCAC Winter All-Sportsmanship Teams Announced
    March 13, 2019
    The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) 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.
  • NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team Members Honored
    March 12, 2019
    The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) has announced its 2018-19 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 3.50. A transfer student must have completed one year of study at the institution. The following are Middlebury's 124 representatives, the highest among the 11 conference institutions.
  • #7 Williams Ends #10 Middlebury's NESCAC Championship Run
    March 03, 2019
    The Middlebury women’s hockey team saw its run of three-straight NESCAC Championships come to an end, as Williams collected a 3-2 home win over the Panthers on Sunday. Second-seeded Middlebury (16-8-3) has been in the title game for the last five seasons and are the only team in conference history to win three-consecutive crowns. Top-seeded Williams (20-4-3) won its second NESCAC title in program history (2014) and receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
  • #10 Middlebury Beats Hamilton, Headed To NESCAC Title Game
    March 02, 2019
    Second-seeded Middlebury netted the game’s first three goals, as the Panthers posted a 3-1 triumph over third-seeded Hamilton in the NESCAC Semifinals Saturday at Williams. Middlebury (16-7-3) will play for its fourth-straight conference title Sunday at 2:00 p.m. against the top-seeded Ephs. The winner of Sunday's championship contest will receive the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
  • Women's Hockey Plays Hamilton in NESCAC Semifinals
    February 28, 2019
    Middlebury continues its quest toward a fourth-straight NESCAC Women’s Hockey Championship when it plays third-seeded Hamilton in a NESCAC Semifinal on Saturday, March 2 at 4:00 p.m. Top-seeded Williams will host the remaining rounds of the NESCAC Women’s Ice Hockey Championship for the second time in program history. The game between the second-seeded Panthers and the Continentals will be preceded by a match-up between the Ephs and fifth-seeded Amherst at 1:00 p.m. Semifinal winners will square off in the conference final on Sunday, March 3 at 2:00 p.m. with an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament at stake.
  • Two Women’s Hockey Players Honored by the NESCAC
    February 26, 2019
    Two players from the 10th-ranked Middlebury women's hockey team were recognized when the NESCAC announced its postseason honors. Senior Jenna Marotta (Katy, Texas) and sophomore Madie Leidt (Killingworth, Conn.) were both First-Team All-NESCAC selections for the Panthers. Middlebury is currently 15-7-3 heading into this weekend's NESCAC Semifinal matchup against Hamilton at Williams on Saturday.
  • Jackson Named NESCAC Player of the Week
    February 25, 2019
    Middlebury College women’s hockey player Katherine Jackson (Portsmouth, R.I.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week. Jackson figured in all three goals during Middlebury’s stunning comeback victory over Connecticut College in the NESCAC Quarterfinals. She handed out an assist on Middlebury’s goal at 19:23, tied the game with just 16 seconds remaining, and assisted on the game-winning goal in overtime at the 2:23 mark for a 3-2 win.
  • #10 Middlebury Finishes Strong, Tops Conn. College in Overtime
    February 23, 2019
    Fueled by a furious finish at the end of regulation that saw Middlebury score twice in the final 37 seconds, the Panthers went on to a post a 3-2 overtime victory over Connecticut College on Saturday in the NESCAC Quarterfinals. Middlebury’s Madie Leidt popped in the game winner at 2:23 of overtime, sending the second-seeded Panthers (15-7-3) to the conference semifinal round for the 17th time in 18 years. The seventh-seeded Camels finished their season at 10-11-3. The final two rounds of the NESCAC Tournament will be held next weekend at top-seeded Williams.
  • Women's Hockey Set to Host Conn. College in NESCAC Quarters
    February 19, 2019
    Middlebury captured the second seed for the upcoming 2019 NESCAC Women's Ice Hockey Championship and will host No. 7 seed Connecticut College on Saturday, February 23 at 3:00 p.m. Winners of the last three conference titles, the Panthers will be looking for their 11th league crown. Williams is the No. 1 seed in the NESCAC Women's Ice Hockey Championship. The Ephs grabbed the top seed for the first time in program history with two victories over Middlebury on the final weekend of the regular season. The NESCAC Quarterfinals will be played on Saturday, February 23 on the campus of the higher seeds. The semifinals and final will be held on the campus of the highest remaining seed and are set for March 2-3.
  • No. 3 Plattsburgh State Defeats No. 10 Panthers, 3-1
    February 19, 2019
    Middlebury wrapped up the regular season, suffering a 3-1 setback at third-ranked Plattsburgh State (23-2-0) on Tuesday. The 10th-ranked Panthers (14-7-3) open the NESCAC Tournament at home on Saturday, hosting Connecticut College in a quarterfinal contest at 3:00 p.m.
  • #8 Middlebury Drops OT Contest To #10 Williams
    February 16, 2019
    Avery Dunn scored 1:54 into overtime, lifting #10 Williams (17-4-3, 10-4-2) to a 2-1 win over Middlebury (14-6-3, 9-5-2) in the regular season finale for both teams. With the two-game sweep, the Ephs have clinched the top seed for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament. The Panthers are the #2 seed and will host #7 Connecticut College next Saturday in a quarterfinal contest. Middlebury returns to action on Tuesday with a game at Plattsburgh State.
  • #8 Middlebury Clipped by #10 Williams, 2-1
    February 15, 2019
    Williams's Bri Laycock scored midway through the third period, lifting the Ephs to a 2-1 decision over host Middlebury on Friday in a key NESCAC contest. Williams and the Panthers are tied for first place with the teams closing out the regular season tomorrow night in Massachusetts, capping their two-game series. A Middlebury win would earn the eighth-ranked Panthers (14-5-3, 9-4-2) the top seed in the upcoming conference tournament, while the 10th-ranked Ephs (16-4-3, 9-4-2) can win or tie to secure first place.
  • Panthers Edged by Colby, 1-0
    February 09, 2019
    Colby’s Sadie Kuhn scored the game’s only goal late in the first period and goalie Cierra San Roman stopped all 27 shots she faced, as the Mules upended Middlebury 1-0 on Saturday. The eighth-ranked Panthers (14-4-3, 9-3-2) play at third-ranked Plattsburgh State on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., while the Mules (11-8-3, 8-8-0) entertain Connecticut College Friday at 7:00 p.m.
  • No. 8 Middlebury Erupts for Six Goals in Win Over Colby
    February 08, 2019
    Middlebury scored a season high six goals, as the Panthers claimed the opening game of their two-game series with Colby with a 6-2 victory on Friday. Eighth-ranked Middlebury (14-3-3, 9-2-2) and the Mules (10-8-3, 7-8-0) return to the ice on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. 
  • Women's Hockey Blanks Norwich
    February 05, 2019
    Katarina Shuchuk scored twice and Lin Han made 34 saves, as #8 Middlebury (13-3-3) downed #7 Norwich 3-0 on Tuesday night in Kenyon Arena. The Panthers return to action on Friday when they host Colby at 7:00 p.m., while the Cadets (16-5-2) will visit UMass.-Boston at the same time.
  • No. 6 Middlebury Upended By Wesleyan, 1-0
    February 02, 2019
    Wesleyan’s Sarah Goss scored the game’s only goal in the second period, as the Cardinals held off Middlebury 1-0 on Saturday for the NESCAC victory. The win was the first in the series history for Wesleyan (6-12-1, 3-8-1) with the Panthers possessing a 59-1-4 mark since the initial meeting in the 1978-79 season. Sixth-ranked Middlebury (12-3-3, 8-2-2) returns to the ice Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., hosting eighth-ranked Norwich.
  • No. 6 Middlebury Edges Wesleyan
    February 01, 2019
    Middlebury’s Madie Leidt scored at the 5:19 mark of the third period on Friday evening, lifting the Panthers to a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over host Wesleyan. Sixth-ranked Middlebury (12-2-3, 8-1-2) and the Cardinals (5-12-1, 2-8-1) wrap up the two-game weekend set on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.
  • Late Goals Spark #8 Panthers Past Hamilton
    January 26, 2019
    Middlebury’s Katherine Jackson scored with 35.1 seconds remaining for a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over visiting Hamilton on Saturday.  Eighth-ranked Middlebury (11-2-3, 7-1-2) returns to action Friday at 7:00 p.m. with a road contest at Wesleyan, while the Continentals (10-6-2, 4-4-2) are at Bowdoin the same day.   
  • Middlebury Takes Game One From Hamilton
    January 25, 2019
    Middlebury scored once in each of the first two periods and added a pair of empty-netters for a 4-1 victory over Hamilton (10-5-2, 4-3-2) on Friday night in Kenyon Arena. The eighth-ranked Panthers (10-2-3, 6-1-2) and Continentals will meet again on Saturday with a 3:00 p.m. face-off.
  • OT Goal Lifts Bowdoin Past Middlebury
    January 19, 2019
    Miranda Bell scored with 32 seconds remaining in overtime to lift Bowdoin (2-13-1, 1-7-0) to a 3-2 victory over #7 Middlebury (9-1-3, 5-0-2) in Watson Arena. The Panthers return to action on Friday night when they host Hamilton at 7:00 p.m.
  • Two-Goal Third Period Leads No. 7 Women’s Hockey Past Bowdoin
    January 18, 2019
    Middlebury scored two goals in the third period en route to a 3-1 victory against Bowdoin on Friday in Watson Arena. The seventh-ranked Panthers (9-1-3, 5-0-2) and the Polar Bears (1-13-1, 0-7-0) conclude their two-game NESCAC series in Maine on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
  • Special Teams Power #7 Panthers Past UMass Boston
    January 12, 2019
    Middlebury netted three power-play goals and killed off three shorthanded situations, as the Panthers collected a 4-0 shutout over UMass Boston Saturday in Kenyon Arena. Seventh-ranked Middlebury (8-1-3) returns to NESCAC action Friday for a two-game set at Bowdoin, while the Beacons (6-8-2) remain on the road Tuesday with a 7:00 p.m. contest at Colby.
  • #7 Middlebury Shuts Out Visiting Endicott, 3-0
    January 11, 2019
    Middlebury scored once in each period, pushing its unbeaten streak to seven games (5-0-2) with a 3-0 home shutout over Endicott on Friday. The seventh-ranked Panthers (7-1-3) host UMass Boston Saturday at 3:00 p.m., while the Gulls (8-3-3) are home Monday at 6:15 p.m. against Norwich.
  • Panther Women's Hockey to Offer Summer Camp (Camp is Full)
    January 09, 2019
    The Middlebury women's hockey team will offer a summer camp from August 11-13, 2019 in Chip Kenyon '85 Arena. The event spans three days and is designed for the college-bound and varsity hockey player.
  • Panthers Edge SUNY Potsdam, 2-1
    January 08, 2019
    Middlebury netted the first two goals of the game, on its way to a 2-1 road victory Tuesday at SUNY Potsdam (4-8-2). The seventh-ranked Panthers (6-1-3) return home Friday for a 4:00 p.m. faceoff against Endicott.
  • Leidt’s Hat Trick Lifts Middlebury Past Amherst
    January 05, 2019
    Middlebury’s Madie Leidt recorded a hat trick and goalie Anna Goldstein stopped all 24 shots she faced, as the Panthers earned a 3-0 NESCAC home victory over Amherst on Saturday. Sixth-ranked Middlebury (5-1-3, 4-0-2) returns to the ice Tuesday with a 4:30 p.m. start at Potsdam, while the Mammoths (4-5-2, 1-3-2) are idle until Saturday’s home tilt with Bowdoin at 7:30 p.m.
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