Sarah Raunecker
Sarah Raunecker
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 802.443.5613
Alma Mater: Middlebury '92
Years at Middlebury: 25

Raunecker enters her 25th season as women's volleyball coach after serving as assistant coach in the team's inaugural season in 1994. She has an impressive record of 434-233 over 24 years with five NESCAC Championships and five trips to the NCAA Tournament.

Raunecker led the team to three-straight NCAA Regionals in 2010, 2011 and 2012. The Panthers won the NESCAC Championship in 2010, advancing to the finals the following year. In 2011, Middlebury recorded a pair of NCAA Tournament wins, advancing to the regional final. The 2012 season saw the team take home its fourth NESCAC Championship, advancing to the NCAA Tournament. In 2016, the Panthers captured their fifth conference crown before falling in five sets during their NCAA Tournament opening-round match.

She has three times been honored as the NESCAC Coach of the Year, taking home the honors in 1997, 2000 and 2010.

In the 1997 season, she led the team to a program-record 26 wins, winning its first NESCAC Championship. The Panthers earned their second-consecutive league title the following year, making their first NCAA Tournament appearance.

Raunecker graduated from Middlebury College in 1992 with a degree in environmental biology. While at Middlebury, she played on the women's varsity basketball team, serving as the team's captain her senior year. During her final season, Raunecker led the program to the ECAC Championship and was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player. She also ranks second in the Middlebury College record for free throw percentage in a season and is sixth for a career in that category.