Women's Lacrosse Set To Host NCAA Regional

May 10, 2006

The Middlebury College women's lacrosse team will make its 13th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance when they host one of four, four-team Regionals this weekend on Kohn Field. The Panthers will meet Union at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 13th, while Bowdoin will take on Colby at 2:30 p.m. The winners meet in the NCAA Regional Final on Sunday, May 14th at 1:00 p.m.

Middlebury earned its way into the tournament with an automatic bid after a 14-8 win over Bowdoin in the NESCAC Championship game. The Panthers have now hosted and won all six NESCAC Championship Tournaments.

The Panthers are 30-7 in NCAA play since they first qualified for the tourney in '94. Their .811 NCAA winning percentage is higher than all but one team (TCNJ) in the history of Division III lacrosse. Middlebury has also amassed an amazing 120-6 record over their last seven seasons.

Middlebury had advanced to the NCAA title game four of the last five years, winning NCAA titles in '97, '97, '01, '02 and '04. Head coach Missy Foote is in her 25th season at the helm of the program, sporting a career record of 299-69-1. Her .810 winning percentage is second all-time among her peers.

Middlebury enters the contest on a 12-game winning streak, dating back to an 8-6 loss to Salisbury in Florida on March 22. The team averages almost 16 goals/game this season, while allowing just 7.7

Michele Bergofsky leads a balanced scoring attack with 27 goals and 30 assists for 57 points on the season. Elizabeth Renehan (39-10-49), Schuyler Winstead (25-21-46), Kim Walker (31-13-44) and Alison Perencevich (40-2-42) round out the leading scorers. Walker leads the team with 36 groundballs and 51 draw controls on the season. In goal, Blair Bowie has a 7.89 GAA and a .530 save percentage.

2006 NCAA Division III Women's Lacrosse Regional
Saturday, May 13th - Kohn Field
Middlebury vs. Union/E. Conn - 11:30 a.m.
Bowdoin vs. Colby/Plymouth St. - 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 14th - Kohn Field
Regional Final - 1:00 p.m.