Nine members of the Middlebury College softball team earned academic honors when the NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) announced its scholar athletes. Each honoree must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher through the spring season. Earning the honor for the Panthers were Nellie Wood, Alyson Downing, Geena Constantin, Kelsey Chisholm, Emily Burbridge, Alex Scibetta, Megan Margel, Ashley Higgins and Kimber Sable.
The softball program reached remarkable new heights during the 2011 season, as the 30-8 Panthers broke numerous records and garnered several post-season awards. The team broke or tied 25 program records, en route to school-firsts by winning a NESCAC title and making an NCAA post-season appearance.
Middlebury College softball players Geena Constantin (Pelham, N.H.) and Jessica Poracky (Ramsey, N.J.) have been named to the NFCA All-Region team. The pair helped lead the Panthers to their best season in school history, earning a 30-8 record with its first NESCAC Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance.
The fourth-seeded St. John Fisher Cardinals (30-13-1) hit back-to-back home runs in the top of the 14th inning on their way to eliminating the third-seeded Middlebury Panthers (30-8) with a 9-5 win Saturday in the NCAA Division III Softball Regional at Ithaca College. The Panthers end their record-breaking season with a record of 30-8.
The third-seeded Middlebury Panthers (30-7) eliminated the seventh-seeded Centenary [N.J.] Cyclones (29-13) from the NCAA Division III Softball Regional at Ithaca College, posting a 9-1 win on Friday. The Panthers, who collected the program’s first NCAA playoff win, advance to play Saturday at 10 a.m. against St. John Fisher.
The sixth-seeded Keuka Storm (21-3-1) shut out the third-seeded Middlebury Panthers (29-7) Thursday in an NCAA Division III Softball regional game played at Ithaca College. The Panthers will meet the loser of the Ithaca-Centenary game Friday at noon in an elimination game.
The Middlebury College softball team placed three players on the first-team and two on the second when the NESCAC announced its all-league team. Senior Geena Constantin (Pelham, N.H.) was named the NESCAC Pitcher of the Year, while Kelly Bevere was selected as the NESCAC Coach of the Year.
Middlebury College softball players Megan Margel (Ridgewood, N.J.) and Elizabeth Morris (Kenilworth, Ill.) have swept the NESCAC weekly honors. The duo helped lead Middlebury to its first NESCAC Championship with a 3-0 mark over the weekend, improving on its school-best 29-6 mark. The Panthers will make their inaugural NCAA Tournament appearance this weekend in an NCAA Regional at Ithaca.
The Middlebury College softball team will makes its first NCAA Tournament appearance this week when they travel to Ithaca, N.Y. to take part in an NCAA Regional from May 12-15, hosted by Ithaca College. The Panthers earned an automatic bid into the tournament, winning their first NESCAC Championship.
Middlebury College sophomore Jess Poracky drove a two-run double to deep right field in the first inning and Panther pitchers Geena Constantin and Elizabeth Morris made it stand for a 2-1 victory over Trinity College in game two of the NESCAC Softball Championship at Tufts University's Spicer Field on Friday afternoon.
Middlebury came from down 4-0 to earn its first NESCAC Championship with a 7-4 win at Tufts on Sunday afternoon at Spicer Field. The Panthers will make their inaugural NCAA Tournament appearance when the selections are announced on Monday. Middlebury wins its school-record 29th game against just six losses.
The Middlebury College softball team advanced to the championship round of the 2011 NESCAC Championship with a 2-0 victory over the Jumbos of Tufts University on Sunday morning at Spicer Field. Middlebury will take on the winner of Tufts-Trinity at 12:30 pm Sunday.
The NESCAC Softball Tournament has been suspended due to weather. The Middlebury/Tufts game will resume at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday morning with games 5-7 to follow 30 minutes apart.
The Middlebury softball team will make its first NESCAC Tournament appearance since 2005 when they travel to Tufts for the 2011 NESCAC Softball Championship at Spicer Field in Medford, Mass. The three-day, double elimination tournament begins on Friday, May 6 with Middlebury, the West Division's top seed, battling Trinity at 5:00 p.m.
Middlebury wrapped up its regular season by splitting a pair of games at Union on Tuesday. The host school earned a 3-2 walk-off win in game one, before the Panthers battled back to earn a 6-4 win in the nightcap.
Middlebury (25-5) split a doubleheader with Skidmore (11-17) on Wednesday, winning the first game of the twin-bill 2-0, before falling in extra innings 3-1 in the nightcap. The game one victory extended the Panthers school-best winning streak to 17, while setting a Middlebury record for wins in a season.
Middlebury College softball players Ali McAnaney (Northbrook, Ill.) and Jessica Poracky (Ramsey, N.J.) have swept the NESCAC Player of the Week awards. The duo helped lead the team to a 5-0 week, including a sweep of Amherst to finish 11-1 in NESCAC West play, clinching the top seed.
With a doubleheader sweep of Plymouth State on Monday, Middlebury tied the school record for wins in a season with 24. The pair of Panther squads met under wet conditions as Middlebury took game one 3-2 in eight innings, while shutting out Plymouth State 3-0 in the nightcap. With the two wins, Middlebury (24-4) extends its school-record winning streak to 16 games, as Plymouth State falls to 15-14.
Middlebury clinched the top spot in the NESCAC West, securing a place in the upcoming conference tournament, with a two-game sweep (3-2, 5-0) over Amherst in a doubleheader played at home. The Panthers (21-4, 10-1) extend their school-record winning streak to 13 games and earn the school’s fourth 20-win season.
Middlebury completed its first three-game sweep of Amherst, topping the Jeffs (13-14, 5-4) 8-0 in six innings in game three of the series on Saturday. The Panthers improve to 22-4, finishing NESCAC West play with an 11-1 mark. Middlebury has six games remaining on its regular season schedule, before taking the road for the NESCAC Tourney May 6-8.
Middlebury earned its 10th and 11th shutouts of the season as the Panthers cruised to 8-0 and 19-0 wins over Lyndon State (5-13). Middlebury has shutout three straight opponents and six of its last seven, improving to 19-4 on the year. Jessa Hoffman doubled in game two, setting the new Middlebury single-season record with 11.
Middlebury College softball player Jessa Hoffman (Golden, Colo.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week. The sophomore Hoffman hit .526 (10-for-19) and slugged .947 as she belted five doubles and a home run during the Panthers’ 5-0 week.
Four Middlebury pitchers combined to pitch a pair of shutouts and the Panther offense pounded out 29 hits to sweep Castleton State College 7-0 and 6-0 in nonconference softball action Wednesday afternoon. With the sweep Middlebury improves to 14-4, while Castleton falls to 9-15.
Middlebury College scored 30 runs on 27 hits as the Panthers swept a NESCAC West Division softball doubleheader from Hamilton College at Hamilton's Ferguson Fields on April 16. Middlebury (17-4 overall, 8-1 NESCAC West) won the first game 14-2, and shut out the Continentals 16-0 in the second game.
Geena Constantin drove in four runs and pitched four no-hit innings to lead Middlebury College to a 6-0 win against Hamilton College in a New England Small College Athletic Conference West Division softball game at Hamilton's Ferguson Fields on April 15.
Middlebury rallied in the night-cap 3-2 in eight innings topping visiting Rensselaer (RPI), who took a 5-4 win in the opener, for a split of the twin-bill on Wednesday.
Middlebury swept Williams in a double-header on Saturday, 13-2 and 5-1, improving to a NESCAC West leading 5-1 record and 12-4 overall. With the 5-0 win on Friday, Middlebury earned its first three-game series sweep over the Ephs (8-8, 0-3). Middlebury’s Megan Margel went 2-6 on the day, becoming the school’s all-time hit leader with 143. She surpasses Lauren Guza ’05, who earned 142 hits from ’02-05.
Middlebury blanked Williams 5-0 in game one of a three-game NESCAC West series on Friday evening. The Panthers improve to 10-4 overall and 3-1 in NESCAC West play, while the Ephs, idle since March 31, drop their conference opener and are 8-6 on the season. The teams resume their series, playing a double-header slated for noon at Middlebury.
Middlebury College softball player Geena Constantin (Pelham, N.H.) has been named the NESCAC Pitcher of the Week. Constantin went 3-1 over the Panthers’ spring break trip, recording an ERA of 0.47 and holding opposing batters to a .228 average over 15.0 IP.
The Panther softball team returned from Florida with a solid 7-2 record. The season began with a 9-0 blanking of McHenry, behind a one-hit shutout performance from rookie hurler Alexa Lesenskyj (Robbinsville, N.J.), who went all five innings. Senior Nellie Wood (Hampden, Maine) went 2-2 with a triple, and two RBI, while sophomore Jessica Poracky (Ramsey, N.J.) drove in three and had a homer.
Wesleyan topped Middlebury 8-0 in five innings in softball action on Sunday afternoon to avoid the series sweep. The Panthers (9-3 overall and 2-1 in NESCAC West) took two games on Saturday over the Cardinals, to ensure the series victory.
In the opening NESCAC West series for both teams, Middlebury swept a double-header at Wesleyan, winning the first game by a 2-1 score before earning a five-inning, 8-0 victory in the nightcap. Middlebury improved to 9-2 on the season with the wins, while Wesleyan fell to 6-11.
After 38 days of indoor practice. the Middlebury College Softball team has opened its season with a spring break trip to Clermont, Florida. The Panthers will play 11 games, before returning to New England to battle Wesleyan in a NESCAC West series in Connecticut. Check out the schedule/results page to keep track of their progress.