4/1/04 - <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Middlebury College women's hockey coach Bill Mandigo has been voted by his peers as the Division III Women's Hockey National Coach the Year. After losing two of his top four scorers from last season, he led Middlebury to a 24-4 record this season and its first NCAA and third national championship. Mandigo, who also received this honor in 2001, just completed his 16th year at Middlebury where he has achieved a record of 278-81-10. Those numbers make him the winningest coach in the history of NCAA Division III women's ice hockey.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
3/20/04 - Middlebury won its first NCAA Championship with a 2-1 win over Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Kenyon Arena. The "national title" is the third for Middlebury after capturing the AWCHA (American Women's College Hockey Alliance) National Championships in '00 and '01, before the NCAA sponsored its inaugural tournament in '02. This marks the 20th national championship for <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Middlebury College since '95, including the men's title won earlier tonight.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /> (box)
3/19/04 - Kate Kogut made 27 saves to lead Middlebury to a 2-1 win over <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Plattsburgh in the semifinals of the NCAA Championship. The Panthers will face Wisconsin-Stevens Point, a 4-1 winner over Manhattanville, in the national title game on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Plattsburgh will meet Manhattanville in the third-place game at 3:30 p.m. (box)<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
3/19/04 - Three members of the <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Middlebury College women's hockey team were named to AHCA (American Hockey Coaches Association) All-American team today. First-year player Shannon Tarrant (Brookfield, Conn.) earned first-team honors, while junior Lorna Gifis (Princeton, N.J.) and sophomore Emily Quizon (Chino Hills, Calif.) were both named to the second team. The threesome have helped lead Middlebury to a 22-4 record as they host the final four on March 19-20th.
3/18/04 - The Middlebury College women's ice hockey team will host the NCAA Division III Women's Hockey final four this weekend at the Kenyon Arena. This will be the Panthers first appearance in the NCAA semifinals, after being eliminated from the NCAA Tourney in the first-round for the past two seasons. Middlebury did win the '00 and '01 AWCHA (American Women's College Hockey Alliance) National Championship, prior to the NCAA taking over the national tournament in '02.
3/8/04 - The Middlebury College women's ice hockey team will make its third straight NCAA Tournament appearance (third year of the tournament) this weekend when they host Elmira in an NCAA Quarterfinal. The game will take place on Friday, March 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the Kenyon Arena.
3/7/04 - BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College Women's Ice Hockey Team defeated the Middlebury College Panthers 4-1 to take the NESCAC title on Sunday. With her second straight hat-trick, Meghan Gillis broke the record for goals in the NESCAC Tournament with six. This is Bowdoin's second NESCAC title in the last three years and gives the Polar Bears an automatic spot to the NCAA Tournament, while Middlebury's future in the tournament rests on an at-large bid when pairings are announced on Sunday evening.(box)<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
3/6/04 - BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Middlebury College Women's Hockey Team defeated the Williams College Ephs 5-1 in the NESCAC Tournament Semifinals on Saturday afternoon. The victory gives Middlebury a berth in the NESCAC Championship game. The Panthers will take on the Bowdoin College in the title contest on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. The Ephs finish their season with a 15-10-1 record. <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /> (box)
3/2/04 - Four members of the Middlebury College women's hockey team were named to the conference's first-team today. Junior Lorna Gifis (Princeton, N.J.), sophomores Emily Quizon (Chino Hills, Calif.) and Kate Kogut (Springfield, Mass.), along with first-year player Shannon Tarrant (Brookfield, Conn.) were all honored.
2/28/04 - Second-ranked Middlebury had little trouble with Connecticut College as they out shot the Camels 55-5 en route to a 6-0 win in a NESCAC Tournament first-round match-up. The Panthers will take on Williams in the semifinals at Bowdoin next Saturday (3/6) at 4:00 p.m. The host school meets Hamilton in the other semifinal at 1:00, with the title game slated for Sunday at 1:00 p.m. (box)
2/23/04 - Middlebury College women's hockey player Lorna Gifis (Princeton, N.J.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week. <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
Gifis scored two goals and assisted on another as #2 Middlebury topped #7 Williams, 3-2. The win was the 13th straight for Middlebury against Division III opponents. The junior now leads the team and is second in the NESCAC with 41 points on the season.
2/21/04 - Second-ranked Middlebury picked up a 3-2 win over #7 Williams in the regular season finale for both teams. The Panthers end the regular season in a first place tie with Bowdoin, with both teams sporting 15-1 records with losses to each other in league play. With all other tie-breakers equal, Bowdoin won the coin toss, drew a first-round bye, and will host the NESCAC Semifinals and Championship on March 6th and 7th. The #2 Panthers will host a first-round game next Saturday against #7 Connecticut College at 3:30 p.m. (box)
2/14/04 - Emily Quizon scored with just 52 seconds remaining to lift Middlebury to a huge 3-2 road win at Bowdoin. If both teams win their final game(s) of the season next weekend, the top seed and host for the NESCAC Tournament will be decided by a coin toss since all other tie-breakers will be equal. (box)
2/7/04 - Middlebury out shot Trinity 65-12 on its way to an 8-0 win over the Bantams. Allison Liati had two goals in the game, Emily McNamara added a goal and an assist, while Molly Turco dished out three assists. Kate Kogut made nine saves in goal for the shutout. (box)
2/6/04 - Eight different players scored for Middlebury as they thumped Wesleyan 9-0 for the second time this season. Lorna Gifis tallied two goals in the game to lead the goal scorers. Emily McNamara and Emily Quizon had three assists apiece as Kati Madouros made seven saves in goal for the shutout. (box)
2/3/04 - Fourth-ranked Middlebury topped third-ranked Plattsburgh 3-2 for the second time in two weeks. The Panthers trailed 1-0 before scoring three unanswered goals to take a 3-1 lead midway through the third period. The Cardinals added one goal midway through the third, but that's as close as they'd come. Hannah Delong, Lorna Gifis and Emily McNamara had goals for Middlebury, while Kati Madouros made 22 saves in goal. (box)
2/2/04 - Middlebury College women's hockey player Emily Quizon (Chino Hills, Calif.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week.
1/31/04 - Emily Quizon notched a hat-trick as Middlebury blanked Amherst, 7-0. Lorna Gifis had a goal and two assists on the day, while Abby Kurtz-Phelan and Shannon Tarrant added a goal and an assist each. Kati Madouros made 10 saves in goal as Middlebury out shot Amherst, 38-10. (box)
1/30/04 - Emily McNamara scored two goals, while five other Panthers had solo goals as Middlebury thumped Connecticut College, 7-0. Emily Quizon and Lorna Gifis had three assists apiece in the win, while Kate Kogut made nine saves in goal. (box)
1/27/04 - Lorna Gifis scored a pair of goals to lift the Panthers to a 6-2 win at Williams. Four other players scored solo goals in the game, while Abby Kurtz-Phelan added two assists in the contest. Kate Kogut made 16 saves in goal for the win. (box)
1/23/04 - Clarkson scored three third period goals on its way to a 6-2 win over Middlebury. Alison Graddock and Lorna Gifis scored Middlebury's goals as they lead 2-1 at the 8:21 mark of the second period. Kati Madouros made 15 saves in goal. (box)
1/21/04 - Fourth-ranked Middlebury scored three unanswered goals in the third period to knock off top-ranked Plattsburgh, 3-2. The Panthers hand the Cardinals their first loss of the season, while out-shooting their opponent, 20-12 on the night. (box)
1/17-18/04 - Fourteen different players recorded a point or more as Middlebury won game one of a two-game set at Hamilton, 8-2. Much the same in game two as 13 different players earned a point as the Panthers picked up a 9-1 win. The Panthers outshot the Continentals 86-22 over the two games. (box1) - (box2)