Middlebury

April 18, 2014

Maintaining a strict routine and using meditation to cope with stress are two of Middlebury graduate Steven Hauschka’s keys to becoming a successful placekicker in the National Football League. In addition to his talent and his sheer determination to play in the NFL (he was cut by five teams), the 28-year-old neuroscience major told a full house in the McCullough Social Space...

March 31, 2014

Seattle Seahawks’ kicker and Super Bowl Champion Steven Hauschka will visit his alma mater on April 17-18, 2014. The ’07 Middlebury graduate will be doing events both on and off campus over the two-day period. Hauschka will speak and be interviewed by Sports Illustrated senior writer Alex Wolff during a presentation on Thursday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the McCullough Social Space on campus. A public event will take place on Friday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium at Middlebury Union High School with donations benefiting “Project Graduation”. 

March 17, 2014

Former Middlebury College kicker Steven Hauschka ’07 has agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks worth $9.15 million with $3.35 million guaranteed. Hauschka originally signed with Seattle in Sept. of 2011 after he was released by the Denver Broncos. He is now one of the top-10 highest-paid kickers in the NFL.

March 11, 2014

Middlebury football student-athlete McCallum Foote (Newton, Mass.) has been named one of just 29 fall male student-athletes from around the nation in all three divisions to be awarded a National Collegiate Athletic Association Postgraduate Scholarship.

February 27, 2014

The Middlebury College football staff will host a pair of one-day football camps in July. The first will be Sunday, July 20 and the second on Friday, July 25.  More information about the camps can be found HERE.

February 2, 2014

Former Middlebury College kicker Steven Hauschka ’07 contributed a game-high 11 points to help lead the Seattle Seahawks to a 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The kicker became Middlebury's first team sport world champion since 1910 graduate Ray Fisher was a part of the Cincinnati Reds World Series team in 1919.

January 29, 2014

Super Bowl Media Day is an event that needs to be experienced to be believed. Hundreds of sports journalists, television personalities, and camera crews swarm, first to the tables topped with pastries, then to the players entering the arena. Out comes Richard Sherman, sardonically taking pictures of the media members flashing him with strobes; out comes quarterback Russell Wilson, all 5’10 and ¾’’ of him calm...

December 17, 2013

Former Middlebury College kicker Steven Hauschka ‘07 is having an outstanding season for the Seattle Seahawks and needs your help to earn his first pro bowl bid! Hauschka is currently 30-31 in his field goal attempts this season, with a long of 53 yards and two-game winners in overtime. 

December 12, 2013

Three members of the Middlebury College football team were honored when nationally-acclaimed D3football.com announced its four all-region teams. Senior quarterback McCallum Foote (Newton, Mass.) and senior offensive lineman Jack Allard (Natick, Mass.) were named to the first team, while senior tight end William Sadik-Khan (Chappaqua, N.Y.) was a third-team honoree. The threesome helped lead the team to a 7-1 mark in ’13, earning a share of the NESCAC Championship.

December 11, 2013

Middlebury College football quarterback McCallum Foote (Newton, Mass.) has been named one of four finalist for the 2013 Gagliardi Trophy given to the most outstanding football player in NCAA Division III by Jostens and the J-Club of Saint John's University of Minnesota. The Gagliardi Trophy, given annually since 1993, recognizes excellence in athletics, academics and community service. 

December 10, 2013

Former Panther football coach Mickey Heinecken will receive the George C. Carens Award for contributions to the game of football from the New England Football Writers. The All-New England team and several others will be honored at the annual banquet on Thursday, December 12, at the Montvale Plaza, in Stoneham, Mass. 

December 3, 2013

Middlebury College tight end William Sadik-Khan (Chappaqua, N.Y.) has been named District I First-Team Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). He is just the fourth player in school history to earn the award, joining Paul Righi (Men’s Basketball in ’82), John Humphrey (Men’s Basketball in ’88) and Andrew Harris (Men’s Basketball in ’08). 

November 22, 2013

Four members of the Middlebury College football team have been named District I First-Team Academic All-Americans by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Seniors McCallum Foote (Newton, Mass.), William Sadik-Khan (Chappaqua, N.Y.) and Matthew Crimmins (Mendham, N.J.), along with junior Michael Dola (Arlington, Va.) were honored.

November 26, 2013

Middlebury College football quarterback McCallum Foote (Newton, Mass.) has been named one of 10 finalist for the 2013 Gagliardi Trophy given to the most outstanding football player in NCAA DivisionIIIby Jostens and the J-Club of Saint John's University of Minnesota. 

October 31, 2013

D3football.com has named junior Matthew Benedict (Eden, N.Y.) to its national team of the week. The safety made 19 total tackles as Middlebury defeated Trinity for the third time in the last four meetings in Vermont. Benedict made 10 solo stops, including one tackle for lost yardage. 

November 19, 2013

Nine members of the Middlebury College football team were honored when the league announced its all-conference teams. Senior McCallum Foote (Newton, Mass.) was named the NESCAC Offensive Player of the Year for the second straight season, while head coach Bob Ritter earned Coach of the Year honors for the second time. 

November 12, 2013

Middlebury College quarterback McCallum Foote (Newton, Mass.) has been named the NESCAC Offensive Player of the Week. The senior set a new Middlebury and NESCAC record with seven touchdown passes as the Panthers clinched a share of the NESCAC title with a 52-10 win at Tufts. 

November 9, 2013

Middlebury won its third NESCAC Championship after 52-10 road win at Tufts on Saturday afternoon. Wesleyan and Amherst will share the title with the Panthers, as all three teams finished with identical 7-1 marks. The Panthers won the title outright in ’07, sharing it with Amherst and Colby in ’00. Quarterback McCallum Foote set a new Middlebury and NESCAC record in the game with seven touchdown passes.

November 7, 2013

D3football.com has named senior William Sadik-Khan (Chappaqua, N.Y.) to its national team of the week. The tight end had three touchdown catches (13, 24, 22) and 124 yards receiving on eight receptions in a 40-13 win over Hamilton.

November 6, 2013

Middlebury College quarterback McCallum Foote (Newton, Mass.) has been awarded the “Gold Helmet”, 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. This marks the third time he has been honored, once in each of his three seasons at Middlebury.

November 2, 2013

Middlebury scored touchdowns on five straight first half possessions, on its way to a 40-13 win over Hamilton (0-7) on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium. The Panthers (6-1) have won 15 of their last 17 games, including eight straight at home. The game also marked the 34th meeting of the “Rocking Chair Classic”, with Middlebury retaining the chair for the 18th straight year (26-8 overall). 

October 26, 2013

Middlebury rookie Nate Leedy intercepted a pass in the end zone on the final play of the game, preserving a 27-24 win for the Panthers (5-1) over previously unbeaten Trinity (5-1) on homecoming. Middlebury had taken the lead on its previous possession with just 1:12 remaining. The loss snaps a 14-game winning streak for the Bantams, leaving them along with Middlebury and Amherst in a three-way tie for second place in the league, behind 6-0 Wesleyan. 

October 28, 2013

Middlebury College football players Matthew Benedict and Matthew Minno have both earned NESCAC Player of the Week honors. Benedict earned defensive honors, while Minno shared the offensive honors. The duo helped lead the Panthers to a 27-24 win over previously undefeated Trinity, improving their record to 5-1 on the year. 

October 24, 2013

D3football.com has named Mike Dola to its national team of the week after a strong performance punting in a 28-17 win at Bates. Dola averaged 47 yards per punt on seven attempts. Additionally, he was 4-4 on PAT’s and had a tackle on one of his kickoffs.

October 19, 2013

Middlebury quarterback McCallum Foote threw for 305 yards and two touchdowns, and scrambled for a key third-down conversion to keep the Panthers' final scoring drive alive in the fourth quarter, in a 28-17 victory at Bates on Saturday at Garcelon Field. 

October 21, 2013

Middlebury College quarterback McCallum Foote (Newton, Mass.) has been named the NESCAC Offensive Player of the Week. The senior completed 35-56 passes for 305 yards in a 28-17 road win at Bates. He threw a pair of touchdown passes in the game, leading the team on a 72-yard drive late in the third quarter to put his team ahead for good at 21-17. 

October 12, 2013

Joey Zelkowitz scored on an eight-yard run with 4:03 remaining, giving Middlebury (3-1) a 21-14 victory over Williams (0-4) on Youngman Field at Alumni Stadium. The Panthers have now won 12 of their last 14 games and six straight at home. The Ephs have opened at 0-4 for the first time in 65 years (’47).

October 14, 2013

Middlebury College football players Joey Zelkowitz (Westport, Conn.) and Will Bain (Dover, Mass.) have both earned NESCAC honors. Zelkowitz was named the league’s Offensive Player of the Week, while Bain earned Defensive Player of the Week honors. The duo helped lead the team to a 21-14 win over Williams on Saturday, improving to 3-1 on the season. 

October 5, 2013

Amherst scored 28 points on five Middlebury turnovers as the Jeffs (3-0) picked up a 37-16 win over the Panthers (2-1) on Pratt Field. The Panthers had won 11 of their last 12 outings dating back to the 2011 season.

October 2, 2013

Former Middlebury College kicker Steven Hauschka '07 stayed perfect on the season, but none of last week’s kicks was bigger than the final one. His 45-yard field goal with 3:19 left in overtime helped the Seahawks to a come-from-behind win at Houston, and earned him NFC special teams player of the week honors. He’s a clean 8-8 this year, and hasn’t missed from inside 50 yards since the 2011 season.

September 28, 2013

Middlebury scored on its first three possessions of the fourth quarter, pulling away from Colby on its way to a 27-10 victory in the team’s home opener. The Panthers have now won 11 of their last 12 games as well as their last six home contests. Middlebury improves to 2-0 on the season and will visit Amherst next Saturday, while the Mules fall to 1-1 and will visit Wesleyan next week.

September 26, 2013

McCallum Foote reached a long-sought milestone this summer that had only a tangential connection to his skills as a record-setting quarterback for the Middlebury College football team. It took 20 years, a dedicated diet and countless hours in the weight room, but Foote now officially weighs more than 200 pounds.

September 21, 2013

McCallum Foote threw for 362 yards and three touchdowns to lead Middlebury to a 27-5 win at Bowdoin in both teams’ season-opener Saturday at Whittier Field. The victory is the first for the Panthers at Bowdoin since ‘01, although there were just two games during that time.

September 9, 2013

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.

August 26, 2013

Middlebury College quarterback McCallum Foote has earned a plethora of pre-season honors. After piling up numerous accolades following a strong 7-1 campaign in 2012, the senior already attracted national attention, being named first-team pre-season All-American quarterback by five media outlets.