6/13/05 - It was another amazing year for Middlebury College Athletics. Six NESCAC Championships, two NCAA titles, four NCAA individual championships and 33 All-Americans. All these results help boost Middlebury to a second place ranking in the annual Sports Academy Director' Cup Series, representing excellence in NCAA play. Williams won the cup, followed by Middlebury, Washington (Mo.), Trinity (Tex.) and Wis.-Stevens Point. Other top NESCAC schools included Amherst (9th) and Bowdoin (19th).
The fall season was lengthy, with several teams advancing far into the post-season. The field hockey team took part in the NCAA title game for the second consecutive year, while the women's soccer team advanced to the NCAA sectionals after advancing to the NESCAC Championship game. The women's cross country squad continued its dominance, winning the NESCAC and NCAA Regional Championships before placing second at the NCAA's. The men's soccer team was solid, advancing to the NESCAC title contest.
The winter saw the men's and women's hockey team both win NCAA titles on the same day for the second consecutive year. This year, the men hosted the event in a jam-packed Kenyon Arena, while the women won their title in Elmira. The women's squash team captured the Walker Cup Championship, while the ski teams placed eighth at the NCAA Championships.
The winter also boasted three NCAA individual champions, beginning with Meghan Hughes, who won the NCAA slalom title. Two Panthers won titles at NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. Tessa Truex captured the 1-meter diving championship, while Marika Ross won the 200 fly.
The spring was right on schedule with both lacrosse teams capturing their fifth consecutive NESCAC Championships. The women advanced to the NCAA semi's, while the men played in the title game. The men's tennis team came up one win short of repeating as national champions, after winning the NESCAC title. The women's tennis squad made program history, advancing to the NCAA semifinal round.
The spring saw another NCAA individual champion, as Khristoph Becker won the javelin event at the track & field championships.
Off the field, the "Picking Up Butch" story rose to another level, as the ESPN "SportsCenter" feature earned a pair of Emmy Awards, as well as several other national awards.
Enjoy the summer and look for the fall sports schedules to be posted soon!
5/19/05 - <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Middlebury College recently recognized eight seniors with its annual Athletic Awards at a senior luncheon. The following were recipients of the awards...
5/19/05 - The <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) has announced its 2005 Spring All-Academic Selections. To be honored, a student-athlete must have reached junior academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.35. A transfer student must have completed one year of study at the institution. The following are Middlebury's representatives...
5/2/05 - Post-season play begins for five Middlebury College teams this weekend. The men's and women's lacrosse teams will host the NESCAC Championships this weekend, while the softball team will take part in the NESCAC Tournament at Tufts. Both tennis teams were selected to take part in....
4/19/05 - It doesn't take a person long to think of someone afflicted by cancer. A family member, friend, or neighbor probably has battled the disease at some point. Cancer is the ultimate opponent, it never rests, sleeps or takes a day off. In order to beat the disease people must work even harder because their lives depend on it. On Friday, April 29th the Middlebury College community will work an 18-hour...
4/12/05 - Middlebury College athletic teams will be featured on the seasonal "CBS Sports Presents Championships of the NCAA" program. The show will air on Saturday, April 23rd at 1:00 p.m. on CBS.
Highlights of all NCAA winter championships that were not televised will be aired on the hour-long show. Segments on Middlebury's men's and women's hockey championships will be a part of the special, as well as a piece on Megan Hughes winning the NCAA slalom championship. Highlights from the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships are also expected to be aired.
3/9/05 - The <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) has announced its 2005 Winter All-Academic Selections. To be honored, a student-athlete must have reached junior academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.35. A transfer student must have completed one year of study at the institution.
2/4/05 - Some people have asked where to find game statistics or meet results on the athletics website. The scoreboard on the right-hand column of the page is the key to finding what you want, quickly and easily.
12/20/04 - The holiday break is here as Middlebury's team have headed home for the semester break. Action resumes on New Year's Day as the men's hockey team hosts the Holiday Classic at the Kenyon Arena, with a special visit from the U.S.A. Hockey Under 18 team. The men's basketball team is also in action that weekend as they host Plymouth State on Sunday, January 2nd at 2:00. From all of us here in the Department of Athletics at Middlebury College, we wish you a safe and happy holiday season.
12/14/04 - The Middlebury College athletics program will be the subject of a five-minute feature on National Public Radio (NPR) this Saturday, Dec. 18. The piece will air during a show titled "Only a Game," which is broadcast at different times in various regions in approximately 31 states. Listings are available on the show's Web site at http://www.onlyagame.org/about/stations/. "Only a Game" airs locally on Saturday from 7-8 a.m. on 88.7 FM-WRVT and 107.9-FM-WVPS. Following the broadcast, the feature will be available in the "Current Show" section on the program's Web site at http://www.onlyagame.org/.
11/30/04 - The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) has announced its 2004 Fall All-Academic Selections. The NESCAC all-academic honorees consist of 280 fall sport student-athletes. To be honored, a student-athlete must have reached junior academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.35. A transfer student must have completed one year of study at the institution.
9/3/04 - The fall season is here as Middlebury's athletes have returned to campus. Practices have begun with the women's volleyball team opening the fall season with a match at Potsdam on September 10th. The defending NCAA Championship men's tennis team will be the first team in action at home as they host the Middlebury Invitational on September 11th and 12th. Click on the sport in the right-hand column to get the full schedule for each fall team.