The Middlebury College Football team recently hosted a youth clinic on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium. Over 140 kids from Addison County in grades 4-8 attended the event with the Panther team and coaching staff. Participants worked their way through several teaching stations, played games, while learning new skills.
Billy Chapman was recently chosen by d3football.com as a first-team tight end on the website’s national preseason All-American team. Chapman had a prolific season in 2011, leading the NESCAC with 57 receptions. He was second in the conference with 635 yards receiving, while his five touchdown catches were two off the NESCAC pace in 2011.
Former Panther kicker Steven Haschka sits down with Tony Ventrella to talk about his road to a career in football and the mentality needed as an NFL kicker.
Ken LeStrange received the Collegiate Scholar-Athlete Award from the Vermont Chapter of the National Football Foundation at the organization’s annual banquet. LeStrange, a captain and three-year starter on the offensive line, was a key component during the most prolific three-year offensive production in Middlebury history.
A scout representing the National Football League's Washington Redskins and BLESTO Scouting visited Middlebury College on Saturday, April 7 to interview and evaluate junior offensive lineman Ryan Moores (Gloucester, Mass.). The offensive tackle was timed in the 40 yard dash, measured, and evaluated on film and on paper.
Two Middlebury College football players have earned All-East honors from D3Football.com. Junior tight end Billy Chapman (Greenwich, Conn.) was named to the first-team, while junior offensive lineman Ryan Moores (Manchester, Mass.) earned second-team honors.
Middlebury College football players Chris Dola (Arlington, Va.) and Matt Wassel (Rumson, N.J.) have been named District I First-Team Academic All-Americans by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America). The pair helped the Panthers win three of their last four games to finish at 4-4 in ’11.
Middlebury College assistant football coach Joe Early was named one of three finalists for the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Assistant Coach of the Year honor. Each year, staff representatives from NCAA and NAIA football-playing schools are asked to nominate an assistant for consideration.
Middlebury College football player Billy Chapman (Greenwich, Conn.) has been named a New England Football Writers Division II/III All-Star. The junior tight end helped the Panthers win three of their last four games to finish at 4-4 in ’11.
Five members of the Middlebury College football team were honored when the All-NESCAC teams were announced. Junior tight end Billy Chapman (Greenwich, Conn.) and sophomore quarterback McCallum Foote (Newton, Mass.) earned first-team honors, while senior Nick Resor (Westwood, Mass.) and juniors Remi Ashkar (Glen Rock, N.J.) and Ryan Moores (Manchester, Mass.) earned second-team honors.
Middlebury College football player Remi Ashkar (Glen Rock, N.J.) has been named the NESCAC Offensive Player of the Week. The junior scored two touchdowns on the ground, both in the fourth quarter, as the Panthers rallied from a 10-0 deficit after three quarters at Tufts to win 19-17. Ashkar ran for 105 yards on 23 carries (4.57 per carry) with a long of 15 yards and also caught eight passes for 23 yards in the game.
Middlebury junior running back Remi Ashkar scored from two yards out on fourth down with two seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to give the Panthers a dramatic 19-17 come-from-behind victory at Tufts in a NESCAC finale on Saturday at Ellis Oval/Zimman Field.
Middlebury quarterback MacCallum Foote threw for four touchdown passes, while Zach Roeder had a huge game defensively as the Panthers (3-4) earned a 40-21 win over Hamilton (2-5) in the “Rocking Chair Classic”. The Panthers lead the all-time series 39-15, holding a 24-8 advantage during games with the chair on the line.
Trinity scored 35 first half points on its way to a 42-7 win over Middlebury to spoil the Panthers’ homecoming weekend. The Bantams (6-0) rushed for 197 yards and returned two interceptions for touchdowns on their way to victory. The Panthers (2-4) were playing without the nation’s leading passer McCallum Foote, who was sitting out with an injury.
Billy Chapman has been tabbed as the tight end on this week’s D3football.com Team of the Week. This is the second time this season he earned a spot on the team. Chapman set a career-high with 11 catches in a 49-43 victory over Bates on Saturday. He ended the day with 122 yards receiving, a touchdown and a key two-point conversion that tied the game early in the fourth quarter.
Middlebury College quarterback McCallum Foote (Newton, Mass.) has received the New England Football Writers’ Gridiron Club of Greater Boston Gold Helmet Award. The announcement came Wednesday at the weekly luncheon at Harvard's Dillon Field House. Foote is the first player this season from the NESCAC to win the weekly honor.
Middlebury College football player McCallum Foote (Newton, Mass.) has been named the NESCAC offensive player of the week for the second time this season. The sophomore rookie tossed five touchdowns in a 49-43 victory at Bates on Saturday. He threw touchdown passes to three different receivers with his longest scoring strike going for 32 yards.
McCallum Foote hit Nick Resor for a 10-yard touchdown pass with 12 seconds left to push Middlebury to a 49-43 win over Bates at Garcelon Field on Saturday, ending a game in which the teams combined for 991 yards of offense -- 537 for Bates, 454 for Middlebury. It is the highest-scoring game in the 117-year history of Bates football.
Middlebury student-athletes, returning early to campus for pre-season practices, are pitching in to help Vermonters hammered by last week's flooding.
Middlebury College football player McCallum Foote (Newton, Mass.) has been named the NESCAC offensive player of the week. The sophomore led the Panthers to a 41-15 win over Colby on Saturday afternoon, tossing four touchdowns and compiling 391 yards through the air.
Williams gained 280 yards on the ground with five rushing touchdowns on its way to a 48-28 win at Middlebury (1-3). The Panthers gained 556 yards of total offense (6.3/play) on the afternoon, but struggled to maintain the Eph offense, which gained 494 yards on 67 plays (7.4/play). Middlebury returns to action next Saturday at Bates, while Williams (2-2) will host Tufts.
Amherst forced five turnovers and got four rushing touchdowns from Eric Bunker during a 48-28 win over Middlebury Saturday afternoon on Pratt Field. Amherst intercepted three passes and recovered two Middlebury fumbles, with two of those turnovers leading directly to touchdowns.
Billy Chapman has been selected as the tight end on this week’s D3football.com Team of the Week. Chapman set personal game-highs with 10 catches and 139 yards, while hauling in a touchdown in a 41-15 win against Colby.
The Middlebury offense racked up 553 yards of total offense on its way to a 41-15 win over Colby (0-2) in the team’s home-opener. The Panthers (1-1) saw rookie quarterback McCallum Foote finish the day 28 of 44 for 380 yards with four touchdown passes. Middlebury returns to action next Saturday at Amherst, while Colby visits Wesleyan.
Matt Coyne scored on a draw play running to the right from nine yards out with 1:57 left in the contest to lift homestanding Wesleyan past Middlebury in the season-opener for both squads, 16-15. Middlebury led 15-7 entering the final period, but a 34-yard field goal by Sebastian Aguirre with 13:04 to go in the game cut the margin to 15-10.
Middlebury College football player Zach Driscoll (Concord, Mass.) has been name the NESCAC Special Teams Player of the Week. In his first game as the Panthers’ full-time punter, Driscoll booted eight balls for an average of 34.6 yards during Saturday’s 16-15 setback at Wesleyan. He finished the day with a long of 49 yards and placed four kicks inside the Cardinals’ 20-yard line.