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Athletics Highlights from 2018–2019 Reflect Successful Year

June 26, 2019


MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Trying to create a top-10 list of Middlebury’s athletic achievements for 2018–2019 is a difficult task. Fortunately, Director of Athletic Communications Brad Nadeau and Assistant Director Dain McKee were up for the challenge and provided the list below. “The 10 included only begin to hint at the students’ overall success during the year,” said Director of Athletics Erin Quinn, “since a hallmark of Middlebury athletics has become its breadth of strong programs.”

This breadth is reflected in Middlebury’s fourth place finish in the Learfield IMG College Directors' Cup, awarded annually to the nation's best overall collegiate athletics program. “There is no shortage of excellent results outside of the top 10 that contributed to the College’s success, including impressive seasons by our alpine and Nordic ski teams, who earned a thrilling victory in our own Middlebury Winter Carnival,” said Quinn. 

“If we were to compile a similar list of accomplishments that went beyond results,” he added, “it would have to incorporate a wide range of spectacular academic achievements by individuals and teams, as well as a deep and sustained commitment to service in the community.”

            2018–2019 Top-10 Athletic Highlights

4 Comments

I loved reading about the Top-10 Athletic Highlights for 2018-2019. What an unbelievable line-up of championship teams and stand-out athletes. But alas, I could not find anything about the Pranksters, Middlebury's formidable ultimate frisbee squad. Not only were they omitted from the highlights, the women's and men's ultimate teams aren't even on the Midd Athletic's website! As a proud (and embarrassing parent) I had hoped to read about my favorite prankster, who just happened to be named Division III Rookie of the Year and had the honor of being the first freshman ever to make First Team All American. Pity
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those who have yet to discover this sport-of-all-sports! I hope Director of Athletics, Erin Quinn, will rectify this lamentable omission and put ultimate on the roster with the rest of Midd's teams. P.S. Could you send me a Prankster sweatshirt? They ran out before I could snag one... Sincerely, a Prankster Panther Parent
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by Jennifer Bryan (not verified)

What about D3 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS for men’s ultimate frisbee? Congrats to all Middlebury athletes.

by Meg (not verified)

The Pranksters Ultimate Men Won the DIII National Championship and the Women tied for 5th at Nationals. Congratulations to all the Midd teams on their great accomplishments this past year!

by Sarina Tcherepnin (not verified)

When noting the 10 Top Athletic Highlights, I was pleased to see that three of the 10 were T&F and CC ---- more than any other sport listed. Since these three are sports in which I competed while at Middlebury, I am naturally prejudice. Of these three sports listed I believe the "Women's Cross Country Wins the14th NESCAC Crown" is the most impressive. Kudos to Coach Nicole Wilkerson and her team!

by Dixon Hemphill (not verified)

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