Middlebury

June 22, 2009

Middlebury College has finished second in the Learfield Sports Director's Cup race for the second straight season. The Panthers earned their sixth consecutive top-five finish, including four second place finishes. Williams won the cup, they were followed by Middlebury, Amherst in third and Tufts in 10th place to represent NESCAC schools. Points for the cup are awarded based on excellence in NCAA Tournament play.

June 8, 2009

When the Middlebury College men's lacrosse team closed out their season recently (with a loss in the NCAA semifinals), several of the seniors were honored with end-of-the-year awards. Among them was Skyler Hopkins of Easton, Md., who was named All-New England and honorable mention All-American. He was also one of many athletes to adopt Middlebury's greater green mission: He helped convince his team to purchase renewable energy credits through wind power, to offset their carbon footprint.

May 28, 2009

The New England Small College Athletic Conference announced its Spring All-Sportsmanship Team for each spring sport sponsored by the conference. The All-Sportsmanship Team is composed of one student-athlete from each institution for each sport and is selected by the players and coaches from their respective team for their positive contributions to sportsmanship The student-athlete selected must be in good academic standing and a member of the team at the conclusion of the season in order to be eligible for selection.

May 27, 2009

The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) has announced its 2009 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.

May 26, 2009

Middlebury College recently recognized eight seniors with its annual Athletic Awards. The following were recipients of the awards:

A. Bayard Russ '66 Memorial Athletic Award
Honoring, when merited, that senior who is most outstanding in two intercollegiate sports by best exemplifying the excellence of performance, aggressiveness, leadership, tremendous desire and team spirit of A. Bayard Russ '66.
Andrew Matson (Coventry, R.I.) - football/baseball
Taryn Petrelli (Harrison, N.Y.) - field hockey/lacrosse

April 6, 2009

Where do sustainability and athletics meet? Over the last four decades, pro-athletics has taken on a disposable consumer culture. Narcissism rules in sport. Yet now in the face of economic and climate crises, everything must be rethought. Enter the thinkers: on April 7th, Middlebury hosts a panel of people that have examined, combined or worked on behalf of athletics and sustainability. NFL star Dhani Jones, Pro-soccer player Natalie Spilger, and Sports Illustrated Writer, Alex Wolff will answer questions from Middlebury College athletes on sustainability issues. Scholar in residence, Bill McKibben, will introduce the panel.

April 7, 2009 - 6:30PM - BiHall 216.
Sponsored by the Middlebury College Athletic Department and the Environmental Council.

CLICK HERE for a complete release.

March 23, 2009

The New England Small College Athletic Conference announced its Winter All-Sportsmanship Team for each fall sport sponsored by the conference. The All-Sportsmanship Team is composed of one student-athlete from each institution for each sport and is selected by the players and coaches from their respective team for their positive contributions to sportsmanship. The student-athlete selected must be in good academic standing and a member of the team at the conclusion of the season in order to be eligible for selection.

March 23, 2009

The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) has announced its 2009 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.

February 10, 2009

Middlebury recently celebrated "Girls Sports Day" on Sunday, January 25th in The Bubble and Natatorium on campus. Students from Middlebury's swimming, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer and softball teams participated, with 117 local youths involved in the activities. The event took place over a four-hour span from 1:00-5:00 p.m. that afternoon.

December 17, 2008

It's been another solid start to the winter season for Middlebury College Athletic teams. The Panthers have a combined record of 35-18-2 as they enter the semester break.

Middlebury returns to action on December 30th when men's basketball hosts Rensselaer at 7:00 p.m. The women follow with the same opponent on January 2nd at 7:00 p.m.

The men's hockey team hosts the annual Holiday Classic Tournament at the Chip Kenyon Arena on January 3rd and 4th. N.E.C. battles St. Anselm at 1:00 p.m., while Middlebury hosts Curry at 4:00 p.m. The consolation and championship games are slated for January 4th at 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. The women will host Elmira on the 3rd at 7:00 p.m.

From all of us in the Department of Athletics at Middlebury, Happy Holidays.

December 3, 2008

Campus radio 91.1 FM WRMC has announced its winter sports schedule. CLICK HERE to listen.

November 24, 2008

The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) has announced its 2008 Fall 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.

November 21, 2008

The New England Small College Athletic Conference announced its Fall All-Sportsmanship Team for each fall sport sponsored by the conference. The All-Sportsmanship Team is composed of one student-athlete from each institution for each sport and is selected by the players and coaches from their respective team for their positive contributions to sportsmanship. The student-athlete selected must be in good academic standing and a member of the team at the conclusion of the season in order to be eligible for selection.

October 17, 2008

When Middlebury senior Harry Bane talks to a group of school children, he always starts with a picture. After many years of speaking to school groups, he knows that to inspire children you must first capture their imagination.

Click here for the entire story as well as photos and a video interview.

October 31, 2008

Middlebury students are a busy bunch, who often find themselves running around in order to balance schoolwork, activities and, sometimes, impressive side projects outside of their college lives. For Peter Hoffman, a member of the varsity cross country team, this ongoing "race" is more than just a metaphor.

Click here to read the full article and watch the video.

September 6, 2008

As the fall season opens, we want to remind you to subscribe to SportsNotes, the weekly email newsletter of Middlebury Athletics. Each Monday, an email will be sent to you with a recap of the previous week's action, with several helpful links as well.

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