Middlebury Places Tenth In Directors' Cup Standings

June 4, 2014

Middlebury College finished 10th in the 2013-14 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup race. The Panthers had earned 10-straight top-five finishes, winning its first cup in 2011-12. Williams won its second-straight and 17th overall title with 1,225 points, followed by Wisconsin-Whitewater (1,134), Johns Hopkins (977) and Washington-St. Louis (924). Middlebury finished with 752 points, fourth among NESCAC schools, as Amherst was fifth (914) and Tufts placed seventh (799).

The women’s soccer team highlighted the fall season, advancing to the final four for the first time in school history. The Panthers captured the NESCAC Championship and earned a school-record 17 wins. The women’s cross country team turned in an impressive seventh-place finish at the NCAA Championship, while the men placed a school-best seventh overall. The field hockey team also advanced into the NCAA Tournament, falling in the regional finals.

The winter saw the ski team turn in a 12th-place finish at the NCAAs, while athletes from men’s and women’s swimming, along with women’s indoor track earned points for the Panthers.

The men’s tennis team advanced to the final four in the spring, finishing with an overall record of 21-5. The women’s squad took part in the NCAA Regional Finals, while the women’s lacrosse team also competed in regional play. The men’s golf team returned to the NCAAs as well, placing 19th overall.

To view complete standings and learn about the scoring structure, visit the NACDA website.

Recent Finishes
2004-05           2nd
2005-06           3rd
2006-07           2nd
2007-08           5th
2008-09           2nd
2009-10           4th
2010-11           2nd
2011-12           1st
2012-13           3rd
2013-14           10th