2019 Women's Lacrosse News

  • 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.
  • First-Half Surge Leads Panthers Past Polar Bears
    March 23, 2019
    Trailing 8-3, Middlebury scored the final nine goals of the first half, coming away with a 21-18 win at #18 Bowdoin (2-4, 1-3) on Saturday afternoon. The sixth-ranked Panthers (4-1, 3-1) return to action on Monday at #5 Salisbury.
  • Panthers Earn Tight NESCAC Road Win at Wesleyan
    March 16, 2019
    Middlebury earned a hard-fought 8-7 road win at #12 Wesleyan (4-1, 2-1) Saturday afternoon on Smith Field. The sixth-ranked Panthers (3-1, 2-1) return to action next Saturday when they visit Bowdoin.
  • #6 Panthers Handle Connecticut College, 16-3
    March 09, 2019
    Middlebury scored the game’s first nine goals and didn’t look back, as the Panthers posted a 16-3 NESCAC home victory over Connecticut College on Saturday. Sixth-ranked Middlebury (2-1, 1-1) continues conference play next Saturday with a road contest at Wesleyan at 12:00 p.m., while the Camels (1-2, 0-2) head to the United States Merchant Marine Academy on Tuesday for a 7:30 p.m. contest.
  • Women's Lacrosse Cruises Past Springfield
    March 08, 2019
    Nine different players scored for Middlebury, as the sixth-ranked Panthers (1-1) cruised to a 16-1 win over Springfield (3-2) Friday afternoon on Kohn Field. Middlebury returns to action on Saturday when it hosts Connecticut College at noon, while the Pride visit Trinity next Wednesday.
  • No. 2 Middlebury Falls In Overtime to Bates in Season Opener
    March 02, 2019
    Second-ranked Middlebury held a 10-7 lead with 6:02 remaining in the contest, but visiting Bates tallied three times before the end of regulation and 1:53 into overtime for an 11-10 NESCAC victory on Saturday. The Panthers (0-1, 0-1) return to action next Saturday when they host Connecticut College at 12:00 p.m., while the Bobcats (3-0, 1-0) travel to Babson on Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.
  • Keep Up to Date With Your Favorite Panther Teams
    February 28, 2019
    Keep up with your favorite Panther teams this spring by joining our EMAIL LISTS. The Northeast Sports Network (NSN) will webcast well over 100 Middlebury home games as well as several away contests this year. New for 2018-19, you can watch the game via OTT (over-the-top) apps on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV and Roku devices. You can also download the "NESCAC Network" app from your mobile phone.
  • 2019 Women's Lacrosse Season Preview
    February 26, 2019
    The Middlebury women’s lacrosse team looks primed for a deep postseason run this spring following a spot in the NCAA Championship game a year ago. Last season, the squad posted a 20-3 record, including an 11-game winning streak leading up to the national final. Winners of a NESCAC-best nine conference championships including the 2018 campaign, Middlebury is ranked second in the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) preseason national poll.
  • Midd Minute - Emily Barnard '20
    February 21, 2019
    Emily Barnard ’20 talks about how influential her grandfather has been in her life. #MiddMinute #GoMidd
  • Midd Minute - Julia Keith '20
    In this edition of Midd Minute, Julia Keith ‘20 discusses her special relationship with her brother. #MiddMinute #GoMidd