Middlebury alpine skier Yina Moe-Lange recently competed in her first World Cup GS in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Representing Denmark, Moe-Lange had a solid first run but was unable to make the top 30 cut for the second run. Middlebury assistant alpine coach Abby Copeland was on hand, also earning her first World Cup coaching experience. Moe-Lange is taking the semester off at Middlebury while training and racing for Denmark, with hopes of qualifying for the 2013 Sochi Olympics.
Middlebury College alpine skier David Donaldson (Toronto, Ont.) has been named the Men’s Collegiate Alpine Skier of the Year by Ski Racing Magazine, the largest industry publication for ski racing. Donaldson had an amazing NCAA season for the Panthers, capping it off with All-American honors.
Former Middlebury skier and two-time U.S. Olympian Andrew Johnson has been named the new head coach of the nordic ski program at Middlebury College. Johnson comes to Middlebury from the University of Vermont, where he served as an assistant coach for the past three years, helping the Catamounts to the 2012 NCAA title.
Middlebury College alpine skier David Donaldson (Toronto, Ont.) capped off the most impressive winter of competition for an Eastern collegiate skier by placing second in the Audi Coupe Nor-Am Cup giant slalom standings. As a result of his dominant performance this season, the senior earned himself a starting spot in every giant slalom race next winter on the most prestigious circuit of alpine ski racing, the FIS World Cup.
Four Middlebury College skiers earned All-American honors with their recent performances at the 2013 NCAA Championships. Junior Ben Lustgarten (Burlington, Vt.) earned the honor twice on the nordic side, while senior David Donaldson (Toronto, Ont.), junior Hig Roberts (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) and sophomore Mary Sackbauer (Vail, Colo.) represented the alpine team.