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Video: For the Love of the Sport

December 31, 2017


MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – During her 38-year career at Middlebury, former coach Missy Foote led her teams to six NCAA titles—five in lacrosse and one in field hockey. In November, 2017, the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Association inducted Foote into their Hall of Fame. Middlebury created this short retrospective video in honor of Foote's induction—an opportunity to celebrate and share the remarkable legacy of a legendary Panther coach.

Foote served as the head women's lacrosse coach from 1978 through 2015, amassing a 422-114-1 record for the Panthers. That win total currently ranks second among all head coaches in Division III history. Her teams won the NCAA Division III championship five times (1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004), qualified for the NCAA tournament 21 times, and advanced to the semifinal round in 14-consecutive years and on 17 occasions overall.

Foote coached more than 35 first-team All-Americans, including 11 national position players of the year. She was named the conference's Coach of the Year eight times during her tenure, taking home IWLCA National Coach of the Year honors five times (1994, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002). Foote is also a member of the US Lacrosse National Hall of Fame's 2012 induction class.