Middlebury

Foote To Be Inducted Into National Lacrosse Hall of Fame

May 30, 2012

Middlebury College women’s lacrosse coach Missy Foote has been named to the class of 2012 for the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. This year’s eight-person class will be officially inducted in a ceremony Saturday, Oct. 20, at The Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley, Maryland. Joining her in the class of 2012 are: Jen Adams, Roy Colsey, Brian Dougherty, Kelly Amonte Hiller, Jesse Hubbard, Tim Nelson, and Cindy Timchal.

Foote is in her 35th year on the Middlebury athletic staff and recently completed her 31st season as head coach of the women’s lacrosse program. She has a career record of 376-101-1, boasting a winning percentage of nearly 80 percent. She has guided Middlebury to the NCAA Division III national championship five times (1997, 1999, 2001, 2002 and 2004) and has recorded four perfect seasons. Under her guidance, Middlebury has recorded seven conference championships and made 14 straight trips to the NCAA national semifinals from 1994-2007. She has been recognized as the IWLCA National Coach of the Year five times. Foote also served as an assistant coach with the U.S. Women’s Developmental Team from 2005-09, and a member of the NCAA Division III Women’s Lacrosse Committee from 2003-06.

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 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.

Foote also serves as the Senior Woman Administrator and Associate Athletic Director at Middlebury.

The National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, a program of US Lacrosse, was established in 1957 to honor men and women who by their deeds as players, coaches, officials and/or contributors, and by the example of their lives, personify the great contribution of lacrosse to our way of life. More than 350 lacrosse greats are honored in the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, which is located with the Lacrosse Museum at US Lacrosse Headquarters in Baltimore.