Former Panther football coach Mickey Heinecken will receive the George C. Carens Award for contributions to the game of football from the New England Football Writers. The All-New England team and several others will be honored at the annual banquet on Thursday, December 12, at the Montvale Plaza, in Stoneham, Mass.
Middlebury College women’s soccer players Julia Favorito (Winchester, Mass.) and Elizabeth Foody (Ottawa, Ont.) have earned All-American honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). The duo helped lead the team to its most successful season in school history, advancing to the final four with a school record 17 wins to go along with a pair of losses and two ties.
The Middlebury women’s squash team got off to a great start in its new facility, picking up three victories over the weekend. The 17th-ranked Panthers opened play on Saturday with a 9-0 victory over #23 Colby. Later in the day, Middlebury earned a 7-2 win over #19 Bowdoin. Sunday’s opponent was more of a challenge as the Panthers edged #24 St. Lawrence, 5-4.
The Middlebury men’s squash team hosted three matches at home over the weekend, earning a 2-1 mark. The 18th-ranked Panthers cruised to a 9-0 win over #26 Colby, before having little trouble with #21 Bowdoin in an 8-1 win. The competition stiffened on Sunday, as Middlebury fell 9-0 to fourth-ranked St. Lawrence.
Matt St. Amour scored a career-high 27 points to lead Middlebury past Skidmore 89-84 on the road. The Panthers (6-2) built a comfortable lead late in the game before the Thoroughbreds made it a one-possession game in the final seconds. A Panther dunk by Jack Roberts with eight seconds left gave Middlebury some needed breathing room to secure the win.