Middlebury Announces Class of 2017 For Its Hall of Fame

Middlebury Announces Class of 2017 For Its Hall of Fame

Middlebury College today announced its 2017 class of inductees into the Middlebury Athletics Hall of Fame. The fourth class to be inaugurated, this year’s group includes graduates from five different decades, from as early as 1963 and as recent as 2002. The group combined to play nine different sports at the College. One honoree is being recognized for his service as a coach and administrator.

The induction ceremony and dinner will be held on Saturday, November 4.

Fred Beams ’66
Fred Beams, a member of the Class of 1966, was a standout lacrosse and football player at Middlebury. A 1966 lacrosse All-American, he earned All-New England honors three times for the Panthers, leading the team to a 10-0-2 record during his junior season. Beams was the school’s all-time leader in goals and assists at the time of his graduation.

On the gridiron, Beams led the team in rushing as a junior and senior, twice earning All-Vermont honors. He was also a member of ECAC All-East College Division squad his junior year.

Julia Bergofsky McPhee ’02
Julia Bergofsky McPhee, a member of the Class of 2002, won NCAA Championships at Middlebury in both field hockey and lacrosse. As a lacrosse player, Bergofsky was a two-time All-American who was named the IWLCA Player of the Year in 2002 and the Midfielder of the Year in 2001. Her teams earned a combined 65-2 record with three undefeated seasons and three NCAA Championships.

In field hockey, her team won the program’s first NCAA Championship (1998) with a 17-1 mark. She appeared in 61 of 63 games during her career, earning All-New England honors as a senior.

Dates Fryberger ’63 
Dates Fryberger, a member of the Class of 1963, was a two-time All-American hockey player at Middlebury. He led the nation in goals as a junior with 56, the third-most scored in a single season in NCAA history. The following season, Fryberger scored 43 goals to finish with 160 in his career – second at the time in collegiate hockey history. The two-time All-ECAC selection earned 237 career points as a Panther.

Fryberger was a member of the 1964 U.S. Olympic hockey team, playing in all seven of the team’s games in Innsbruck, Austria, scoring twice in a win over Germany.

Jennifer Hefner Carbone ’97
Jennifer Hefner Carbone, a member of the Class of 1997, was a three-sport standout at Middlebury. On the ice, her teams earned back-to-back ECAC Championships with her garnering ECAC Player of the Year honors each season. She graduated as the team’s all-time leader in goals (91), assists (125) and points (216).

On the soccer field, Hefner helped lead the team to the ECAC Tournament on two occasions. She graduated owning school records for goals (29), assists (18), and points (76).

Hefner also played two years of lacrosse, where her teams went 26-6 with two trips to the final four.

G. Thomas Lawson
Tom Lawson spent 30 years as a coach and an administrator at Middlebury and was instrumental in the advancement of women’s athletics. His soccer teams earned a 48-26-8 mark in eight years, including a 9-0-1 team in 1972 and an 11-1 squad in 1973. Following the 1972 season, he was named the New England Coach of the Year. Lawson also won more than 100 games as the men’s basketball coach.

Lawson spent 20 years as Middlebury’s director of athletics, adding seven women’s sports as well as new facilities for 11 varsity teams.

Mike Noonan ’83
Mike Noonan, a member of the Class of 1983, was a two-time All-American as a defender for the men’s soccer team. His teams made two ECAC Tournament appearances, with a combined 17-6-4 mark. He served as a team captain his senior year, anchoring one of the region’s top defenses.

Following his playing days, Noonan coached at Wheaton and UNH before taking over the reins at Brown for 15 years. His teams won 160 games, eight Ivy League titles and made 10 NCAA Tournament appearances. He has served as the head coach at Clemson since 2010, guiding the squad to the NCAA Championship match in 2015.

Jed Raymond ’00
Jed Raymond, a member of the Class of 2000, was key to the men’s lacrosse program’s rise to national prominence. The defender was a three-time first-team All-American selection and was twice named the National Defensive Player of the Year. After the 1999 season, he earned National Player of the Year honors from College Lacrosse U.S.A.

During his four seasons, the team rose from ECAC Champions in 1997 to NCAA Champions in 2000. In addition to his national honors, Raymond was named the NESCAC, New England, and ECAC Player of the Year as a senior. He also received Scholar All-American honors.

The Middlebury Athletics Hall of Fame is located in the Peterson Family Athletics Complex. The Hall of Fame inducted its first class in January 2014, in conjunction with the opening of Virtue Field House. The Hall of Fame will induct up to 10 individuals a year. To be eligible, former student-athletes who are nominated for consideration must be at least 10 years removed from their final year of collegiate competition. Coaches, administrators and staff must have served with distinction and be a minimum of five years removed from their employment with the College in order to receive consideration. Pre- and post-Middlebury accomplishments can factor into a nominee’s candidacy as long as the accomplishments fall within the sphere of athletic achievement, and bear some connection to the nominee’s athletic career at Middlebury.

Nominations are now being accepted for the Class of 2018, which will be inducted in November of 2018. For information about the Middlebury Athletics Hall of Fame, including complete biographies of the inaugural class and a link to the nomination form, please visit: http://athletics.middlebury.edu/traditions/halloffame.