Foote Inducted Into Springfield Hall Of Fame

October 13, 2004

10/12/04 - <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Middlebury College women's lacrosse coach Missy Foote will be a part of Springfield College's 32nd class inducted into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, October 16, during the College's Homecoming Weekend festivities.

Foote is now in her 28th year on the Middlebury athletic staff and her 24th year as head coach of women's lacrosse. She has led the Panthers to 11 straight appearances in the NCAA semifinals, with National Championships in '97, '99, '01, '02 and '04. Her '99, '01, '02 and '04 teams enjoyed perfect seasons. She has also guided the Panthers to two ECAC championships, four NESCAC Championships and has an overall record of 275-65-1. 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.

The fall of 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.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />