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Middlebury athletic teams reckon with Whiteness and exclusivity

The Middlebury Pranksters posted this photo supporting Black Lives Matter and requesting donations for organizations such as the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund on their Instagram on June 8.

By Niamh Carty and Brinlea La Barge

July 29, 2020

Sports teams at Middlebury are examining recruiting practices, raising funds in support of Black Lives Matter, and taking action to address Whiteness and exclusion in their groups.

‘A bright future’: Even with shortened first season, men’s lax rookies show strong character

'A bright future': Even with shortened first season, men's lax rookies show strong character

By BLAISE SIEFER

May 7, 2020

For a rookie class like this, three games were more than enough time to build a lasting impression. How?

Middlebury’s athletic records that never were

The 2019 baseball team led the all-time record for strikeouts, walks and stolen bases in a season.

By HATTIE LEFAVOUR

April 30, 2020

The Campus spoke with athletes whose final seasons were cut short — and were on the verge of something great.

NCAA extends athletic eligibility for 2020 spring athletes

By NICK NONNENMACHER

April 30, 2020

In light of the NCAA announcement on March 12 cancelling all remaining winter and spring sports championships due to the evolving Covid-19 health threat, the collegiate sports governing body has extended eligibility for Division III spring sports athletes.

Volleying hope against setbacks: meet Catherine Blayze ’20

Volleying hope against setbacks: meet Catherine Blayze ’20

By NICK NONNENMACHER

April 16, 2020

Spring was going to be exciting this year. Anyone walking around campus could feel it; the warm days were arriving early, election results were headline news and spring sports were getting ready to match the recently completed stellar fall and winter seasons. None were more excited than Catherine B...

Work(out) from home: Middlebury athletes adjust to training during a pandemic

An example of one of the at-home workers college athletes now rely on to stay in shape.

By BRINLEA LA BARGE

April 2, 2020

For college athletes, sheltering in place poses an additional question: how to stay in shape.

Seasons end abruptly due to coronavirus

The NCAA canceled all remaining competitions and winter championships, including the women’s hockey’s NCAA quarterfinal between Middlebury and Endicott College. The game was slated to take place on Saturday, March 14.

By MIGUEL ESPINOSA

April 2, 2020

The NESCAC canceled all competitions, including conference championships, on March 11 to reduce the spread of Covid-19. The presidents of all 11 NESCAC institutions agreed unanimously on the decision.

Field hockey combats human trafficking in India

Field hockey combats human trafficking in India

By Erin Kelly

March 12, 2020

A 17-year-old girl, the oldest of six children, was offered the chance to go to leave her town and make money for herself and her family. She was brought by a male acquaintance to Delhi, where she proceeded to work as a maid for a family. By the time she realized she wasn’t being paid, it was too late...

Frances VanderMeer: Leaving a wake at all levels of competition

Frances VanderMeer: Leaving a wake at all levels of competition

By NIAMH CARTY

March 12, 2020

Senior Frances VanderMeer has had a collegiate athletic career many would dream of.  A captain of the women’s swim team, she has earned All-NESCAC praise, attended NCAAs three out of her four years here and broken her own school record. For VanderMeer, though, swimming is about so much more ...

Women’s Hockey Secures Bid at NCAAs, Revived After NESCAC Woes

By MAX PADILLA

March 12, 2020

Middlebury hosted this year’s NESCAC Women’s Hockey Championship Series, which featured Hamilton, Colby, Amherst and the Panthers themselves. The blue-and-white competed against Hamilton College in the semifinals and won 2-1 on Saturday, March 7. In the finals, Middlebury lost to Amherst by a singular...

Kagan and Bermingham Round Out Middlebury Careers

By MAX PADILLA

March 12, 2020

This week part of the Men’s Squash Team competed in The CSA Individual Championships. Two of Midd’s own were selected to compete: Jack Kagan ’20 and Nick Bermingham ’20. Kagan competed in the Malloy North Division, while Bermingham in the Malloy West Division. Kagan lost out Andrew Lee from Trin...

Men’s lacrosse pulls away against Conn. College, grabs 20–8 victory

Men’s lacrosse pulls away against Conn. College, grabs 20–8 victory

By MIGUEL ESPINOSA

March 12, 2020

“One of the best parts of lacrosse is that it’s a game of runs,” said captain midfielder, Jake Madnick ’20. “You can go up 6–0 on a team, and then all of a sudden, you look up at the scoreboard, and it’s 6–5”.  Winning games, according to Madnick, is about how one reacts to s...

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