2019 Women's Lacrosse News

  • Four Panthers Garner All-American Honors
    June 11, 2019
    Four members of Middlebury’s NCAA Championship squad were cited by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) when the organization announced its All-American teams. Senior Emma McDonagh (Reading, Mass.), along with sophomores Addy Mitchell (Medfield, Mass.) and Erin Nicholas (Scarsdale, N.Y.) earned first-team recognition, while rookie Jane Earley (North Falmouth, Mass.) landed a spot on the second team.
  • NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team Members Recognized
    May 30, 2019
    The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) has announced its 2019 Spring 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 132 representatives, the second-highest total in the conference.
  • NESCAC Spring All-Sportsmanship Team Announced
    May 28, 2019
    The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) announced its Spring All-Sportsmanship Team for each spring 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. 
  • #3 Panthers Hold Off #7 Salisbury For Seventh NCAA Championship
    May 26, 2019
    Third-ranked Middlebury (22-1) raced out to an 8-2 lead before holding off a second-half push by #7 Salisbury, capturing the program’s seventh NCAA Championship and second in the last four years with a 14-9 victory on Sunday in Ashland, Virginia. The national title is the 37th in team sports for Middlebury College since 1994 and the second during this academic year. The Panthers swept both games from Salisbury (20-4) this season and finished the spring with a perfect 16-0 record against ranked teams.
  • #3 Middlebury Doubles Up #8 Wesleyan 16-8 In NCAA Semifinals
    May 25, 2019
    Middlebury advanced to the NCAA Championship game for the third time in the last four seasons, as the third-ranked Panthers doubled up eighth-ranked Wesleyan (17-4) 16-8 Saturday in the national semifinals in Ashland, Virginia. The Panthers (21-1), who extended their winning streak to 21-straight games, will play for the program's seventh championship on Sunday at 2:00 p.m., taking on seventh-ranked Salisbury, a 14-11 winner over fourth-ranked Tufts.
  • Eight Women's Lacrosse Players Earn Regional Honors
    May 20, 2019
    Eight members of the Middlebury College women's lacrosse team were honored when the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) announced its All-Pilgrim Region teams. Senior Emma McDonagh (Reading, Mass.), junior Julia Keith (North Andover, Mass.), sophomores Addy Mitchell (Medfield, Mass.), Erin Nicholas (Scarsdale, N.Y.) and Emma White (Dover, Mass.) and rookie Jane Earley (North Falmouth, Mass.) were named to the first team, while senior Alex White (Dover, Mass.) and junior Emily Barnard (Wayland, Mass.) earned spots on the second team. The Panthers (20-1) continue play this weekend in Ashland, Virginia, facing Wesleyan in the NCAA Semifinals on May 25.
  • Women's Lacrosse Returns To Final Four
    May 20, 2019
    The Middlebury College women's lacrosse team heads to the NCAA final four for the third time in the last four years, as the third-ranked Panthers (20-1) take on eighth-ranked Wesleyan (17-3) at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 25 in Ashland, Virginia. The other contest on Day Field features fourth-ranked Tufts against seventh-ranked Salisbury. The winners of Saturday’s games will battle Sunday at 2:00 p.m. for the national championship.
  • #3 Middlebury Beats #5 Franklin & Marshall, Headed to NCAA Semifinals
    May 19, 2019
    Middlebury earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament semifinals for the third time in the last four years, as the third-ranked Panthers dispatched of fifth-ranked Franklin & Marshall 16-4 Sunday on Kohn Field. The hosts, who extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 20, advance to the semifinals on May 25 in Ashland, Virginia. The Diplomats finish their season with a 17-5 record.
  • #3 Middlebury Tops Bowdoin to Advance to NCAA Quarterfinals
    May 18, 2019
    Third-ranked Middlebury earned a spot in the NCAA Quarterfinals for the fifth-straight season, as the hosts pulled away from Bowdoin for an 18-9 triumph Saturday on Kohn Field. The Panthers (19-1) extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 19 games and held an opponent to single-digits in goals for the 15th-consecutive contest. Middlebury will face #5 Franklin & Marshall, a 19-7 winner of Illinois Wesleyan, on Sunday at 12:00 p.m. with a spot in the final four on the line, while the Polar Bears cap their season at 10-8.
  • Women's Lacrosse to Host NCAA Regional
    May 15, 2019
    The Middlebury College women's lacrosse team will host an NCAA Regional on Kohn Field on May 18-19. In Saturday’s first game at 11:30 a.m., third-ranked Middlebury (18-1) faces #14 Bowdoin (10-7), while #5 Franklin & Marshall (16-4) and Illinois Wesleyan (18-2) play at 2:30 p.m. The winner of Saturday’s two games will play Sunday at 1:00 p.m. with a trip to the final four on the line. Tickets are priced at $6 for adults and $3 for students.
  • Middlebury Advances To NCAA Regional With 22-3 Win
    May 12, 2019
    Third-ranked Middlebury received goals from 10 different players, as the Panthers advanced to the NCAA Regionals with a 22-3 triumph over Johnson & Wales on Sunday. The Panthers (18-1), who extended their winning streak to 18-straight games, will face NESCAC opponent Bowdoin next weekend, with Middlebury expected to serve as the host. The Wildcats capped their successful season at 17-5.
  • Women's Lacrosse To Host NCAA Games
    May 06, 2019
    The Middlebury College women's lacrosse team will make its 25th NCAA Tournament appearance when it hosts games on May 11-12 on Kohn Field. In the opening first-round contest, Johnson & Wales will battle Morrisville State on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. The winner of Saturday's matchup will play Middlebury on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are priced at $6 for adults and $3 for students.
  • Earley Deemed NESCAC Player of the Week
    May 06, 2019
    Middlebury College women's lacrosse player Jane Earley (North Falmouth, Mass.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week for the second time this season. She had a hand in eight of 10 goals for Middlebury, as the Panthers captured their 10th NESCAC Championship with a 10-9 victory over Tufts. Four of her goals came in the second half, including the game-tying tally with 5:08 remaining, as the Panthers rallied from a three-goal deficit to earn the win.
  • #3 Women’s Lacrosse Rallies Past #5 Tufts For 10th NESCAC Title
    May 05, 2019
    Middlebury scored the game’s final two goals, as the Panthers won their 10th NESCAC Championship on Sunday with a 10-9 triumph over Tufts on Kohn Field. With the victory, the top-seeded Panthers improve to 17-1, while the second-seeded Jumbos fall to 16-2 with both losses coming against Middlebury. The third-ranked Panthers, which pushed their winning streak to 17-straight games, earned the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament, while #5 Tufts will hope for an at-large invitation when the field is announced on Sunday night.
  • Women’s Lacrosse Beats Amherst To Advance In NESCAC Tournament
    May 04, 2019
    Third-ranked Middlebury extended its winning streak to 16 games, as the Panthers advanced to the NESCAC Championship contest with an 11-5 victory over 11th-ranked Amherst on Saturday. Middlebury (16-1), the top seed and host of the tournament, will take on Tufts, an 11-8 winner over Wesleyan, in the title game Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Amherst fell to 12-5 with the loss and will hope for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.
  • Four Women’s Lacrosse Players Earn NESCAC Honors; Livesay Tabbed NESCAC Co-Coach of the Year
    May 02, 2019
    Four members of the Middlebury College women's lacrosse team were honored when the NESCAC announced its all-conference teams. Senior Emma McDonagh (Reading, Mass.) along with sophomores Addy Mitchell (Medfield, Mass.) and Erin Nicholas (Scarsdale, N.Y.) each earned first-team honors, while rookie Jane Earley (North Falmouth, Mass.) was named to the second team. Middlebury head coach Kate Livesay was also selected as the NESCAC Co-Coach of the Year. The Panthers are preparing to vie for the program's fourth NESCAC Championship in the last five years and 10th overall when they host the league's semifinals and finals this weekend on Kohn Field.
  • Middlebury to Host NESCAC Championship Weekend
    May 02, 2019
    Defending NESCAC Champion Middlebury will host the semifinals and final of the 2019 NESCAC Women's Lacrosse Championship. The top four seeds advanced out of the quarterfinals for the second time in three years. The top-seeded Panthers will face No. 4 Amherst in the first semifinal at 12:00 p.m., while No. 2 Tufts takes on No. 3 Wesleyan at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 4. The winners will square off in the NESCAC Championship game on Sunday, May 5 at 1:00 p.m.
  • No. 3 Panthers Beat 23rd-Ranked Bates In NESCAC Quarters; Livesay Wins 200th
    April 27, 2019
    Middlebury scored the game’s first 15 goals during its NESCAC Quarterfinal contest on Saturday, as the top-seeded Panthers eased past eighth-seeded Bates (8-8) by a 15-2 score. With the triumph, Panther head coach Kate Livesay earned her 200th career win. Livesay, who is in her fourth season at Middlebury, improved her career mark to 200-36 and 73-10 with the Panthers. Third-ranked Middlebury (15-1) has won 15-straight games and will host next weekend’s semifinals, taking on fourth-seeded Amherst Saturday at 12:00 p.m. Second-seeded Tufts and third-seeded Wesleyan will meet in the other semifinal at 3:00 p.m. The winners will battle on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in the NESCAC Championship game.
  • Top-Seeded Middlebury Hosts Bates for NESCAC Quarterfinal
    April 25, 2019
    Defending champion Middlebury is the top seed in the NESCAC Women’s Lacrosse Championship for the third year in a row and 11th time overall. The Panthers clinched the No. 1 seed with a victory over Williams in the regular season finale. The NESCAC Championship gets underway on Saturday, April 27 with quarterfinal games on the campus of the higher seeds. The semifinals and final will be played on the campus of the highest remaining seed on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5.
  • Third-Ranked Panthers Win 14th-Straight Game
    April 24, 2019
    Middlebury wrapped up its regular season with an 18-9 win over Williams (7-8, 3-7) Wednesday night on Kohn Field. The third-ranked Panthers (14-1, 9-1) clinch the top seed for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament and will host eighth-seeded Bates in a quarterfinal game on Saturday at noon. The Bobcats handed Middlebury its only loss of the season, 11-10 in overtime, in the season opener on March 2.
  • Earley Selected NESCAC Player of the Week  
    April 22, 2019
    Middlebury College women’s lacrosse player Jane Earley (North Falmouth, Mass.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week. The rookie midfielder scored four goals and had one ground ball during the third-ranked Panthers’ 10-9 victory over No. 5 Tufts in the team’s lone contest of the week. She scored the final two goals of the first half to put Middlebury up 5-4, before netting the game-winner with 2:29 remaining.
  • Earley’s Goal Leads Third-Ranked Panthers Past No. 5 Tufts
    April 20, 2019
    Middlebury's Jane Earley scored with 2:29 left in Saturday's contest with fifth-ranked Tufts (13-1, 8-1), lifting the Panthers to a narrow 10-9 win on a wet Kohn Field. Third-ranked Middlebury (13-1, 8-1) runs its winning streak to 13 and moves into a tie with the Jumbos for the top spot in the NESCAC standings. The Panthers can clinch the top seed in the upcoming NESCAC Tournament with a win over Williams or a Tufts loss to No. 14 Bowdoin on Wednesday.
  • #3 Panthers Beat #24 Hamilton As Win Streak Reaches 12
    April 14, 2019
    Middlebury extended its winning streak to a dozen with a 13-9 road NESCAC victory at #24 Hamilton (5-7, 2-7) on Sunday, marking the eighth time this season the team has topped a ranked opponent. The third-ranked Panthers (12-1, 7-1) return home Saturday to face another ranked foe on Saturday, hosting sixth-ranked and undefeated Tufts at 2:00 p.m.
  • #3 Middlebury Pulls Away From #12 Trinity, 14-8
    April 13, 2019
    Middlebury used a five-goal run over a span of more than 17 minutes, breaking open a close game for a 14-8 triumph at #12 Trinity (8-4, 4-4) on Saturday. The third-ranked Panthers (11-1, 6-1) have won 11-straight games and are a perfect 7-0 against ranked opponents this spring. Middlebury returns to NESCAC play Sunday at 1:00 p.m. with a road game at #24 Hamilton.
  • #3 Middlebury Extends Win Streak To Double Digits
    April 10, 2019
    Middlebury extended its winning streak to double figures, as the Panthers coasted past visiting Plymouth State 19-4 on Wednesday for their 10th-straight victory. Third-ranked Middlebury (10-1) returns to NESCAC play Saturday at 11:00 a.m. with a road contest at #12 Trinity, while PSU (4-5) is home the same day at 11:30 a.m. against UMass Dartmouth.
  • Panthers Cruise Past #11 Colby on the Road
    April 06, 2019
    Middlebury scored the game’s first eight goals and never looked back, on its way to a 14-5 win at #11 Colby (7-4, 3-4) on Saturday afternoon. The third-ranked Panthers (9-1, 5-1) return to action on Wednesday when they host Plymouth State at 4:30 p.m.
  • Middlebury Handles MIT, 20-2
    April 04, 2019
    Middlebury scored the first 13 goals, as the Panthers extended their winning streak to eight-straight games with a 20-2 triumph over visiting Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Thursday. Both teams play road games at noon on Saturday, with third-ranked Middlebury (8-1) heading to Colby for a NESCAC contest, while the Engineers (4-6) are at Wellesley.
  • Women’s Lacrosse Earns Third Win of the Week
    March 30, 2019
    A three-goal burst in the second half propelled fifth-ranked Middlebury (7-1, 4-1) to an 11-9 NESCAC win over #13 Amherst (6-2, 2-2) on Kohn Field. The win wraps up a week where the Panthers defeated #4 Salisbury and #8 York before Saturday’s victory. Middlebury returns to action on Thursday when it hosts MIT at 5:00 p.m.
  • Fifth-Ranked Middlebury Edges No. 8 York (Pa.)
    March 27, 2019
    Playing its third nationally-ranked opponent in five days, Middlebury’s Casey O’Neill scored with 4:27 left and Julia Keith had a career-high 11 saves, lifting the Panthers to a 7-6 road win at No. 8 York (Pa.). Wednesday’s contest was a rematch of an NCAA Quarterfinal match-up last spring which Middlebury won, 11-10. The fifth-ranked Panthers face another ranked opponent on Saturday when it hosts No. 13 Amherst in NESCAC play at 2:00 p.m.
  • #5 Middlebury Pulls Away From #4 Salisbury, 11-6
    March 25, 2019
    In a top-five showdown of nationally-ranked programs, Middlebury scored the first four goals of the second half en route to an 11-6 road victory at fourth-ranked Salisbury (7-2) on Monday. The win by the fifth-ranked Panthers (5-1) brought an end to the Sea Gulls' 20-game home winning streak dating back to the 2017 season. Middlebury faces another ranked opponent Wednesday at 4:30 p.m., playing at #8 York (Pa.) in a rematch of a NCAA Quarterfinal match-up last spring.
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