Robinson, DeVito Named United Soccer Coaches All-Americans

(L-R): Clare Robinson and Janie DeVito.
(L-R): Clare Robinson and Janie DeVito.


Two members of the Middlebury College women's soccer team were honored when the United Soccer Coaches organization announced its All-American squads. Senior Clare Robinson (Davidson, N.C.) was a second-team selection as a midfielder, while classmate Janie DeVito (Rumson, N.J.) landed a spot on the third team. The third-ranked Panthers enter this weekend's NCAA Final Four in Greensboro, North Carolina with a program single-season best 18 wins and an 18-1-3 record.

Robinson, a First-Team All-New England Region selection and All-NESCAC recipient this fall, is a defensive midfielder and a two-year starter for the Panthers. She has three points this season on a goal, the game-winning tally against Trinity, to go along with an assist. In her career, she is a constant presence in the Middlebury midfield who has played in 58 matches with 40 starts.

DeVito, also a first-team all-region and all-conference honoree, is a reliable four-year starter on the Panther defense. The captain has helped anchor a unit with 12 shutouts and has allowed just 10 goals entering this weekend's play. The 12 shutouts are tied for the most in a single season with the 2000 team. Middlebury ranks atop the NESCAC and 14th nationally yielding just 0.42 goals per match. The Panthers haven't given up more than one goal in any contest this season. She has been a part of a program that has posted 52-15-10 record (.740) over her four years.