Eight senior football players added one more academic accolade to their respective careers, earning recognition by the National Football Foundation (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society. Defensive linemen Andrew Ackerman and James Tilson join offensive linemen Harris Huguenard, Daniel Lungo, and Ling Zhou as recipients of the award, while a pair of linebackers, Andrew Donnelly and John Wiet along with defensive back Andrew Singley round out the eight winners.
The Middlebury College football staff will host a pair of one-day football camps in July. The first will be Sunday, July 21 and the second on Friday, July 26. More information, including required forms, can be found on the CAMP BROCHURE. To access the online sign-up form, CLICK HERE.
Prior to these camp dates, the Panther coaching staff is holding a one-day Open House on Sunday, June 30th. For more information, contact coach Shem Bloom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ryan Moores, an All-NESCAC performer as well as a D3Football.com first-team All-American will travel to Atlanta later this week for a three-day rookie mini-camp try-out with the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League.
Middlebury offensive coordinator Joe Early has been named the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Assistant Coach of the Year. The Assistant Coach of the Year Award honors assistant coaches who excel in community service, commitment to the student-athlete, on-field coaching success, and AFCA professional organization involvement. Early was a finalist for the award a year ago.
Post-season awards continue for the football team as a pair of Panthers were honored as All-Americans by D3Football.com. Senior offensive tackle Ryan Moores earned first team accolades, while senior tight end Billy Chapman earned the honor after being an honorable mention choice a year ago.
Middlebury College quarterback McCallum Foote (Newton, Mass.) has earned a share of the Joe Zabilski Award which recognizes New England’s top players in Divisions II and III. The award is given by the Gridiron Club of Boston with Foote sharing the offensive honors with Framingham State running back Melikke Van Alstyne.
Four members of the Middlebury College football team were honored when nationally-acclaimed D3football.com announced its four all-region teams. Junior quarterback McCallum Foote (Newton, Mass.) was named the East Region Offensive Player of the Year along with first-team accolades as quarterback. Joining Foote on the first-team were senior tight end Billy Chapman (Greenwich, Conn.), a two-time all-east pick, and senior offensive lineman Ryan Moores (Manchester, Mass.), a second-team selection last season. Senior wide receiver Zach Driscoll (Concord, Mass.) capped the foursome with second-team honors. The group helped the Panthers to a 7-1 NESCAC mark.
Middlebury College football player Billy Chapman (Greenwich, Conn.) has been named a first-team All-American by the AFCA (American Football Coaches Association). The senior tight end did not disappoint this season, setting career-bests with 61 receptions, 693 yards and eight touchdowns.
Three members of the Middlebury College football team were honored when the 2012 New England Football Writers Division II/III All-New England team was announced. Senior wide receiver Zach Driscoll (Concord, Mass.), senior tight end Billy Chapman (Greenwich, Conn.) and junior quarterback McCallum Foote (Newton, Mass.) were all honored. The group helped the Panthers to a 7-1 record this season on the gridiron.
Ryan Moores has one more football game to play. The three-time All-NESCAC offensive lineman will be putting on his Panther helmet one last time as a participant in the 2012 D3 Senior Classic. The game will be played on Friday, December 7, 2012 in Salem, Virginia.
Middlebury College quarterback McCallum Foote (Newton, Mass.) is among the 10 finalists for the 2012 Gagliardi Trophy awarded to Division III football’s top student-athlete. This season, the winner will be announced in Salem, with four finalists present for the ceremony. After screening the nominations, the SJU J-Club Board of Directors narrowed the field to 10 finalists.
Six members of the Middlebury College football team were honored when the NESCAC announced its all-league teams. Junior quarterback McCallum Foote (Newton, Mass.) was named the NESCAC Offensive Player of the Year, while first-year linebacker Tim Patricia (Los Angeles, Calif.) was named the NESCAC Rookie of the Year. Joining Foote on the first-team were senior wide receiver Zach Driscoll (Concord, Mass.), senior tight end Billy Chapman (New Canaan, Conn.) and senior offensive lineman Ryan Moores (Manchester, Mass.). Joining Patricia as a second-team selection on defense was senior defensive lineman Jimmy Tilson (Basking Ridge, N.J.). The group helped the Panthers to a second place finish in the NESCAC, ending with a 7-1 mark.
Middlebury College football players Matthew Crimmins (Mendham, N.J.), James Tilson (Basking Ridge, N.J.) and Ling Zhou (Cranbury, N.J.) have been named District I First-Team Academic All-Americans by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America). The three helped the Panthers to a second place finish in the NESCAC, ending with a 7-1 mark.
Middlebury finished the season in sole possession of second place in the NESCAC with a 7-1 mark after a 35-13 victory over Tufts on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium. The Panthers earn their best finish since the ’07 squad finished at 7-1 en route to the NESCAC title. The Jumbos suffer their second straight winless season, finishing at 0-8 with a 23-game losing streak.
Middlebury College football player McCallum Foote (Newton, Mass.) has been named the NESCAC Football Offensive Player of the Week for the third time this season. He was also this week's winner of the prestigious "Gold Helmet" award, given weekly to the top New England performer in Division II/III. The award is given by the New England Football Writers’ Gridiron Club of Greater Boston.
Tight end Billy Chapman earned a spot on this week's D3Football.com national team of the week. Chapman caught eight passes for 94 yards including the opening score during a 50-21 win over Hamilton in the rivalry Rocking Chair game on Saturday.
McCallum Foote threw five touchdown passes and ran for another as Middlebury defeated Hamilton 50-21 in a NESCAC game at Hamilton's windy and cold Steuben Field on Nov. 3. The showdown between the two programs was the 33rd playing of the "Old Rocking Chair Classic," which Middlebury won for the 17th straight year. The Panthers lead the Classic, 25-8, and own a 40-15 advantage in the all-time series. The 50 points are the most by Middlebury since the Panthers routed Hamilton 55-31 at home in 2003.
In a battle between the NESCAC’s only unbeaten teams, Trinity emerged with a 45-7 win on Saturday at Jessee/Miller Field. The Panthers (5-1) entered the game ranked third in New England, while the Bantams (6-0) owned the top spot. The win for Trinity improved its nation-best home winning streak to 46 games.
Five members of Middlebury's offensive line were named to this week's D3football.com Team of the Week. The quintet spearheaded another 500-yard day for the Panther offense. Blake Shapskinsky, Harris Huguenard, Ben Green, Ling Zhou and Ryan Moores kept Bates' aggressive defense at bay en route to a 38-23 victory on Saturday.
Middlebury improved to 5-0 for the first time since ’92 with a 38-23 win over Bates (2-3) on homecoming at Alumni Stadium. The Panthers and their opponent next week Trinity, are the only remaining unbeaten teams in the NESCAC. Middlebury wide receiver Zach Driscoll became the school’s all-time receptions leader in the game with 143, surpassing A.J. Husband who pulled down 138 catches from ’95-’98). He finished the game with 15 catches for 203 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Middlebury College football player McCallum Foote (Newton, Mass.) has been named the NESCAC Football Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season. The junior threw five touchdown passes in the Panthers’ 38-23 victory over Bates on Saturday. The junior completed 36-50 passes for 436 yards, as Middlebury improved to 5-0 for the first time since 1992.
D3Football.com named Zach Driscoll to their weekly Team of the Week. The senior receiver racked up 12 receptions for a career-high 250 yards with three touchdowns in the Panthers’ 30-13 win at Williams. Besides leading the NESCAC in receptions/game (9.75) and receiving yards/game (144.5), he sits second and third, respectively, in those categories in all of Division III.
The Middlebury College football team recently welcomed its newest teammate when it drafted Delshon Norwood, a Pittsford, Vermont native, through Team IMPACT (Inspire, Motivate, Play Against Challenges, Together) in a ceremony at the College. On Monday, October 8, Delshon and his mother were on campus for a “signing day”, where he became an official member of the Middlebury College football team.
Middlebury College football player Zach Driscoll (Concord, Mass.) has been named the NESCAC Football Offensive Player of the Week for the second time in the last three weeks. The senior receiver Driscoll racked up 12 receptions for a career-high 250 yards with three touchdowns in the Panthers’ 30-13 win at Williams on Saturday.
The Middlebury football team improved to 4-0 for the first time since ’92 with a 30-13 road win at Williams (1-3). Zach Driscoll came up six yards shy of the school record (256, Tom Cleaver vs. Bates in ‘04), hauling down 250 yards worth of receptions on 12 catches with three touchdowns.
Billy Chapman has been tabbed as the tight end on this week’s D3football.com Team of the Week. Chapman set a career-high with 12 catches in a 24-3 victory over Amherst on Saturday. He ended the day with 110 yards receiving, and two touchdown grabs.
Middlebury moved to 3-0 for the first time since ’07 with a 24-3 win over Amherst (2-1) on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium. The Panthers join Trinity and Wesleyan as the only undefeated teams in NESCAC play through three games. The Middlebury defense held the powerful Amherst offense to just 249 yards, as they entered the contest with an average of 439.5 yards/game.
Middlebury College football player Tim Patricia (Los Angeles, Calif.) has been named the NESCAC Football Defensive Player of the Week. The rookie racked up 12 tackles to help the Panthers to a 24-3 victory over Amherst on Saturday. The linebacker also added a late interception to seal things for the hosts, who handed the Lord Jeffs their first loss since the final game of the 2010 season. As a team, Middlebury held Amherst 190 yards below its season average on the offensive side.
Middlebury College football player Zach Driscoll (Concord, Mass.) has been named the NESCAC Football Offensive Player of the Week. Driscoll caught four touchdown passes to lead Middlebury to a 42-13 triumph at Colby on Saturday. His four touchdown receptions tied the school record. The senior finished the day with 11 receptions for 128 yards for the Panthers, who moved to 2-0 on the year.
Zach Driscoll caught four touchdown passes and McCallum Foote threw for five touchdown passes for the second consecutive week as Middlebury scored 28 unanswered points in the second half on the way to a 42-13 road win at Colby College at Harold Alfond Stadium. The four touchdown receptions for Driscoll tied the school record.
Middlebury offensive lineman Ryan Moores was recently featured in a column on D3Football.com. The 6-6, 315 pound senior is a two-time All-NESCAC selection who has been contacted by NFL teams.
The Middlebury offense amassed 416 yards of offense, pulling away from Bowdoin to earn a 42-18 win in the season-opener for both squads. The Panthers return to action next week at Colby, while Bowdoin will host Amherst in its home-opener.
Middlebury College football player McCallum Foote (Newton, Mass.) has been named the NESCAC Football Offensive Player of the Week. Foote threw five touchdown passes to lead Middlebury to a 42-18 win over Bowdoin on Saturday. The junior completed 26 of 44 passes for 285 yards and did not throw an interception.
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.
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.