Women's Soccer At Middlebury
The Middlebury women's soccer team ranks among the top teams in New England and the nation, as it plays one of the strongest schedules in the region.
The team has enjoyed great success over the past 20 seasons, with 18 post-season appearances. The team has appeared in all 13 NESCAC Tournaments, capturing titles in '00 and '06. The Panthers have also taken part in seven NCAA and three ECAC Tournaments. In '04, the Panthers lost just one game, advancing to the NESCAC Championship as well as the NCAA Sectionals. In '08, '09 and '11, Middlebury returned to the NCAA's, advancing to the round of 16.
Middlebury has produced several All-NESCAC and All-American players over the past 11 years, including NESCAC Player of the Year Brittany Cronin in '04.
Middlebury's varsity squad carries approximately 24 players, plus an 18-20 player "B" team. Practice is held daily except Sunday, and a varsity player is expected to attend practice unless she has an academic conflict. Combining two-hour practice sessions with preparation and post-activity time, each student is likely to be committed to a total of about three hours a day. Middlebury also fields a B team for the development of promising young players. The B team plays a seven match schedule against such teams as Dartmouth and Williams. Each year, the B team supplies players for the varsity squad.
For the soccer player looking for a challenging academic experience combined with a quality soccer program, Middlebury is an excellent choice.