Middlebury College men’s basketball player Joey Kizel (Short Hills, N.J.) has been selected as a first-team All-NESCAC honoree. The senior captain helped lead the team to a record of 17-9 this winter and advanced to the NESCAC Tournament semifinals with a home quarterfinal win against Hamilton in Pepin Gym.
Middlebury dropped a thrilling 78-75 contest to Williams in the semifinals of the NESCAC Tournament at Amherst in LeFrak Gymnasium. The third-seeded Panthers fall to 17-9 for the season, while the ninth-ranked and second-seeded Ephs improve to 23-3.
Middlebury will look for its third NESCAC Championship when it continues postseason play on Saturday, March 1st at 4:00 p.m. The Panthers will battle Williams in a semifinal match-up at Amherst in LeFrak Gymnasium. Middlebury (17-8, 6-4 NESCAC), the tournament’s No. 3 seed earned NESCAC titles in 2009 and 2011 and has posted an impressive 12-3 tournament mark over the last five years.
Middlebury students Kyle Finck '14, Sasha Schell '16, and Damon Hathaway '13.5 have released part six of a 10-part series chronicles the 2013-14 men's basketball season. In part six, you'll see that Joey Kizel has never shied away from the biggest names or the biggest games, especially when it comes to fellow All-American Aaron Toomey and the defending national champions, Amherst.
Middlebury saw a comfortable 22-point lead over Hamilton dwindle into a late, one-possession advantage as the host hung on for an 81-77 NESCAC quarterfinal win at Pepin Gym. Middlebury (17-8), the third seed in the conference tourney, will take on second-seeded Williams next Saturday at Amherst. The host school will face Trinity in the other semifinal match-up.