Foote Inducted Into N.E. Lax Hall of Fame

January 29, 2004

From N.E. Lacrosse Release:

The New England Lacrosse Hall of Fame recently announced its 2003 Class of Inductees and honored those individuals at a ceremony at the National Heritage Museum in Lexington, MA on January 24th, 2004. The nine person class included Middlebury's women's lacrosse coach Missy Foote.

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Missy is now in her 27th year on the Middlebury athletic staff and her 23rd year as head coach of women's lacrosse. She has led the Panthers to 10 straight appearances in the NCAA semifinals, with National Championships in '97, '99, '01 and '02. Her '99, '01 and '02 teams enjoyed perfect seasons. She has also guided the Panthers to two ECAC championships and has an overall record of 246-64. Foote was the '94, '97, '00, '01 and '02 Division III National Women's Lacrosse New England and National Coach of the Year. She also earned New England honors in '92. 2001 marked Foote's 21st and final year as head coach of the field hockey program at Middlebury. She ended her career with a record of 180-95-12 for a .648 winning percentage. Her 180 wins are more than any other coach in the 33-year history of the program at Middlebury. Her most successful season came in 1998 when she led the team to a 17-1 record and its first NCAA Championship. She has also paced the team to NCAA Tournament appearances in '94 and '96. During her reign, the team has made six ECAC Tournament appearances and captured a pair of ECAC crowns in '93 and '97. She was named the Division III Regional and National Coach of the Year in '94 and '98.  A 1974 Springfield College graduate, Foote coached field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse at Green Mountain Union High School in Chester, Vermont, before joining the Middlebury staff in 1977. She is currently the director of physical education at Middlebury, as well as a member of the NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Committee, Regional Chair of the Lacrosse Committee, and a member of the Tewaaraton Committee.