Kelly Bevere has been named the new softball coach at Middlebury College. She replaces two-year head coach Angie Totaro, who earned a 35-19 mark with a trip to the 2005 NESCAC Tournament.
"Kelly Bevere has been a valued assistant coach in our athletic department," said Erin Quinn, who will assume his new position as Middlebury College director of athletics on July 1. "We are fortunate that she will be our softball coach and will continue in her role with basketball as well. She has been a committed and passionate member of the Middlebury College community as a student-athlete, assistant coach and as an Assistant Dean. She will bring these same qualities to the softball job and we look forward to having her continue to build on the past successes of this program."
Middlebury College softball player Lauren Battaglia (Framingham, Mass.) has been named to the All-NESCAC second-team for the second consecutive season. The senior helped lead the Panthers to a 15-9 record, coming up just short of a NESCAC Tournament bid due to a tie-breaker.
Middlebury had little trouble at Skidmore as they handed the Thoroughbreds 16-0 and 13-0 in a pair of non-league road games in Saratoga, N.Y. Unfortunately for the Panthers, Amherst swept Hamilton, eliminating Middlebury from post-season contention.
Middlebury dropped a pair of key NESCAC West games at Williams, suffering 5-0 and 4-0 losses in a doubleheader. The Panthers move to 13-9 overall and finish NESCAC play with a 5-3 record. NESCAC play wraps up next weekend for the rest of the league, with the tournament taking place from May 5th-7th.
Middlebury cruised to a pair of road wins as they blasted Green Mountain 25-0 and 13-0 in a pair non-league games. In game one, Jennifer Williams was perfect, striking out 11 of 15 batters in a game shortened to five innings. She also went 4-5 at the plate with three runs scored and five RBI, including a homer.
Middlebury improved to 5-1 in NESCAC West play as they took a pair of 5-4 games from visiting Wesleyan. The Panthers move to 11-7 overall, while Wesleyan falls to 5-18, 0-6 in NESCAC play.
Middlebury took both games from visiting Castleton State 13-0 and 12-4 today as both game were shortened to five and six innings respectively due to score differential. The Panthers improved their record to 9-7 and will return to NESCAC West action when they host Wesleyan on Saturday for a two-game series starting at 11:00 a.m. Castleton falls to 12-6 on the year.
Middlebury opened up its home and NESCAC season with a two-game sweep of Hamilton. The Panthers picked up a 12-6 win in game one before taking the second contest, 5-2. Middlebury returns to action on April 6th when they host Norwich at 3:00 p.m.
The Panther softball team went 4-6 overall on its annual spring break trip to Ft. Myers, Florida. Middlebury dropped its first four games, before bouncing back to win four of six to end the trip.
The whole thing could have been a complete waste of time. But Middlebury College junior Susan Miranowski made sure it wasn't.
Having landed in the heart of South Africa in the summer of 2005 - far from her hometown of St. Paul, Minnesota - Susan discovered that the internship opportunity she had come for wasn't exactly what she expected.