Middlebury College football quarterback McCallum Foote (Newton, Mass.) has been named one of four finalist for the 2013 Gagliardi Trophy given to the most outstanding football player in NCAA Division III by Jostens and the J-Club of Saint John's University of Minnesota. The Gagliardi Trophy, given annually since 1993, recognizes excellence in athletics, academics and community service.
Middlebury College alpine skier and team captain Hig Roberts (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) has been chosen to compete for the U.S. Alpine Ski Team in the World University Games in Trentino, Italy. Roberts, who is one of six members of the U.S. National University Team, is scheduled to compete in the slalom, giant slalom and Super G events in the Val di Fassa on December 15th, 17th and 19th.
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.