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Women’s Tennis Loses to Williams Again, But Will Host NCAA Regional

May 9, 2018

“To be perfectly honest, given the talent on both teams, I think the match could have gone either way,” said Christina Puccinelli ’19 after the women’s tennis team’s 5–4 loss to Williams back...

Women’s Tennis Enters Nescacs on 8-Game Winning Streak

May 3, 2018

The women’s tennis team continued to roll in their last match of the regular season, when they defeated No. 8 Amherst 6–3 on Saturday, April 28, for their eighth straight victory. Now they turn to...

Women’s Tennis Knocks of No. 8 Amherst, Eyes Potential Williams Rematch

May 3, 2018

The women’s tennis team continued to roll in their last match of the regular season, when they defeated No. 8 Amherst 6–3 on Saturday, April 28 for their eighth straight victory. Now they turn to the...

Women’s Tennis Showcases Depth with Three Wins in Connecticut

Women’s Tennis Showcases Depth with Three Wins in Connecticut

April 25, 2018

The women’s tennis team extended its winning streak to five matches by winning all three in a successful trip to Connecticut from Friday to Sunday, April 20 to 22. No. 4 Middlebury knocked off DI opponent...

Women’s Tennis Impose Their Will on Home Courts

April 18, 2018

After six consecutive road matches, the women’s tennis team returned to the warm confines of Nelson Recreation Center, where they dealt 8–1 defeats to two ranked opponents, No. 14 Bowdoin on Saturday,...

Christina Puccinelli ’19 paired with Heather Boehm ’20 to get one of Middlebury’s four wins on Saturday.

Women’s Tennis Tumbles Against Purple Cows

April 11, 2018

In a battle of Nescac heavyweights, the No. 2 Williams women’s tennis team delivered the first two punches and outlasted No. 5 Middlebury 5–4 on Saturday, April 7, in a match reminiscent of the two...

Women’s Tennis, Boehm Confident after 4–1 Spring Trip

April 4, 2018

The women’s tennis team entered its spring break trip with a 3–0 record after dominating its first three opponents, defeating Tufts 6–3, Colby 9–0, and St. Lawrence 9–0. After continuing its...

Women’s Lax Learns Valuable Lesson in Loss to TCNJ

April 4, 2018

Last season, the women’s lacrosse team’s season ended with an 8–4 loss in the NCAA regional final to The College of New Jersey. So when the Panthers faced the Lions on Tuesday, March 27, they sought...

Skylar Schossberger ’20 lines up her backhand on Saturday, when she won all three of her matches, two in doubles with Katie Hughes ’20 and one in singles. Head coach Rachel Kahan looks on, as she begins her career as coach of Middlebury. She became Mike Morgan’s assistant coach in 2016, then took over as interim coach last summer when Morgan left for Pomona Pitzer. Kahan was named head coach earlier this month, four days before the spring season started.

Panthers Win Every Set on Saturday

March 21, 2018

The No. 4 women’s tennis team opened its 2018 home season on Saturday, March 17, and protected the Nelson Recreation Center courts by shutting out both Colby and St. Lawrence 9–0. Every player on the...

Sun Goes Down On Daly’s Time Directing Panthers

March 14, 2018

With six seconds remaining, Matt Folger ’18 grabbed an offensive rebound, dribbled to the three-point arc, and launched a three that bounced off the back of the rim, ending the men’s basketball team’s...

Pair of Jacks Keep Final Four Hopes in Cards for Panthers

Pair of Jacks Keep Final Four Hopes in Cards for Panthers

March 7, 2018

The men’s basketball team entered the NCAA tournament on a three-game losing streak, desperately needing to regain the form it had earlier in the season. In each of the Panthers’ two games last weekend,...

Men’s Basketball Earns NCAA Bid, Readies for Regionals

Men’s Basketball Earns NCAA Bid, Readies for Regionals

February 28, 2018

The NCAA DIII men’s basketball committee chose Middlebury as one of 21 at-large teams to play in the 2018 championship this past Monday, Feb. 26. Despite facing a whopping 10 ranked opponents this...

Men’s Basketball Misses Oppotunity to Wrap Up Nescac, Will Head to Wesleyan for Quarterfinal

February 14, 2018

The men’s basketball team’s 10-game winning streak was snapped last Friday, Feb. 9, when the Panthers fell to Hamilton 102–83, in Clinton, New York. In a crucial game for Nescac seeding the next...

Cavs GM Altman ’05 Tries to Save Sinking Ship

February 9, 2018

“We were really worried that what was going on on the floor and sort of our culture in the building that we were marching a slow death and we didn’t want to be a part of that,” said Koby Altman ’05,...

With their 70–66 victory last Saturday, Jan. 20, over Williams, the men’s basketball team has moved into the top spot in the Nescac standings.

Men’s Basketball Climbs Atop Nescac

January 24, 2018

At the end of December and beginning of January, the men’s basketball team (14–3) seemed a little bit lost, losing three out of five games after starting the season 6–0. But two wins last weekend,...

Jack Daly ’18 and the Panthers celebrate in their 82­­­­­–76 win over Bates on Friday, Jan. 12.

Men’s Basketball Sweeps at Pepin

January 17, 2018

The men’s basketball season can be split into three phases. The first ended with the team’s 91–76 win over previously undefeated No. 16 Skidmore on Friday, Dec. 8. Its second phase occurred over...

Balanced Effort Leads Men’s Basketball Past Plattsburgh St.

December 6, 2017

In their only game of the week, men’s basketball ran past Plattsburgh State 92–68 on Tuesday, Dec. 5. The Panthers, who climbed up to second in the national poll, moved to 5–0, entering their matchup...

Women’s Basketball Starts 4–0

November 29, 2017

The women’s basketball team hit the road for its first four games of the season and won all four, taking two wins at the Emerson Tip-Off Classic on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18 and 19, then defeating...

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Men’s Basketball Wins Middlebury Tournament

November 29, 2017

The eighth-ranked men’s basketball team swept its first four games of the season for the first time in four years, highlighted by winning its own tournament the weekend before Thanksgiving before winning...

Men’s Basketball Sets Eyes on Three-peat, Salem

November 15, 2017

The men’s basketball team’s goals entering the season are clear. First, the Panthers want to secure home-court advantage for the Nescac playoffs by finishing first in the regular season standings....

From Midd to Cleveland, Koby Altman ’05 Rises to GM of Cavs

November 8, 2017

On a late August day in the middle of the NBA offseason, the news broke that the Cleveland Cavaliers were trading Kyrie Irving, their second-leading scorer and four-time all-star who requested a trade...

Men’s Tennis Faces DI Teams

October 11, 2017

The men’s tennis team faced a big challenge last weekend, Friday to Sunday, Oct. 6 to 8, as it competed against exclusively Division I teams in the Farnsworth Invitational at Princeton. The doubles pair...

Cuba, Blazye Lead Tennis

October 4, 2017

The men’s and women’s tennis teams competed in the biggest tournament of the fall season, the ITA Regional Championships on Friday to Sunday, Sept. 29 to Oct. 1. The men’s team hosted the tournament,...

The Middlebury Quidditch team will play host to the Middlebury Classic Quidditch Tournament. Over a dozen teams from the area with ascend onto Battell Beach this Saturday, Oct. 7. Additionally, several commons teams will take part and, yes, there will be a potion demonstration courtesy of the American Chemical Society.

Quidditch Team to Host Tournament

October 4, 2017

Andrew Plotch ’18 stopped at The Campus’ table at the club fair two weeks ago, but he was not there to sign up. Instead, brimming with excitement, he handed this reporter a poster for the Quidditch...

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Van der Geest and Men’s Tennis Learn Where They Stand

September 27, 2017

The men’s tennis team demonstrated its dominance at the top of the lineup as well as its impressive depth by taking three of the six flights at its own invitational on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23 and...

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Women’s tennis looks forward to Next chance with Williams

September 20, 2017

In Nescac and NCAA women’s tennis, the road runs through Williamstown, Massachusetts. The Ephs have won five of the last seven Nescac championships and eight of the last 10 national championships. The...

Tennis Teams Dominate Wesleyan

March 23, 2016

The Middlebury and Wesleyan women’s tennis teams may have only been separated by one spot in the ITA national rankings when they met in the Nelson Recreational Center on Saturday, March 19, but no. 7...

Panther Tennis Squads Unbeaten after Opening Weekend

Panther Tennis Squads Unbeaten after Opening Weekend

March 16, 2016

By some miracle, the men’s and women’s tennis teams played outdoors on the first weekend of the spring season, a rarity in Vermont,  and they dominated. Both teams shut out Bates and Hamilton 9-0...

Men’s Hockey Falls to Amherst in NESCAC Semis in Nine Seniors’ Last Game

March 9, 2016

They always say it’s hard to beat a team three times in one season. The men’s hockey team discovered that on Saturday. After defeating defending NESCAC champion Amherst twice in the regular season,...

Men’s Hockey Continues its Playoff Run

March 2, 2016

The third time was the charm for the Middlebury men’s hockey team against Hamilton. After tying the Continentals in their first two matchups of the season, Jake Charles ’16 scored the...

Men’s Hockey Fights to No. 5 NESCAC Seed

February 24, 2016

The Middlebury men’s hockey team did not lose this weekend at Kenyon Arena, tying Hamilton 1-1 and defeating Amherst 3-1 on Feb. 20-21. Despite the tie result, the team finished one point below Hamilton...

Men’s Hockey Looks To Rebound From Losing Streak, Secure Spot In Playoff

February 18, 2016

ntering its last weekend of the regular season, the Middlebury men’s hockey team still has a chance to earn a home game in the NESCAC playoffs, but those chances are much slimmer after a tough six game...

Men’s Hockey Sees Mixed Results in Maine

January 27, 2016

The men’s hockey team defeated Colby 4-2 on Friday, Jan. 22, starting last weekend’s trip to Maine on a high note, before falling 2-1 to Bowdoin the next. The Panthers hold steady in fourth place in...

Missed Opportunities Cost Men’s Hockey

January 20, 2016

The men’s hockey team remained in the top four of the NESCAC after going 2-4-2 since leaving for Winter break. The Panthers’ record stayed even in the conference with a 1-1-2 record over that time,...

Middlebury couldn’t seal the deal against Bowdoin, ending the game in a 4-4 tie.

Men’s Hockey Opens Season with Mixed Results

December 2, 2015

The Middlebury men’s hockey team opened its new season, and the Neil Sinclair coaching era, by defeating Colby 4-0 and tying Bowdoin 4-4 on Nov. 21 and 22. The following weekend, Nov. 27-28, the Panthers...

Men’s Soccer Undone By Penalties against Cardinals

Men’s Soccer Undone By Penalties against Cardinals

November 11, 2015

Leading up to the matchup between Middlebury and Wesleyan in the semifinal, Head Coach Dave Saward predicted that it would be a very even contest. He was correct, and after no score in regulation and two...

Men’s Soccer Earns Championship Weekend on Home Turf

Men’s Soccer Earns Championship Weekend on Home Turf

November 4, 2015

The Middlebury men’s soccer team advanced to the NESCAC tournament semifinals on Saturday, Oct. 31 by stomping Trinity 5-0. Adam Glaser ’17 continued his record-breaking season by setting the program’s...

Field Hockey Muscles Past Trinity

Field Hockey Muscles Past Trinity

October 21, 2015

The women’s field hockey team continued their winning streak at home last weekend with wins over NESCAC opponent Trinity on Saturday, Oct. 17 (6-0), and non-conference challenger Husson University on...

Noah Farrell Claims Middlebury’s First ITA/USTA DIII National Title

October 21, 2015

Noah Farrell ’18 won the Division III singles national title at the 2015 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships on Saturday, Oct. 17 in Sumter, South Carolina. With the win, Farrell became...

Men’s Soccer Fights For Comback Victory

Men’s Soccer Fights For Comback Victory

October 21, 2015

After coming back to defeat Wesleyan 2-1 the week before, the Middlebury men’s soccer team had a similar performance on Saturday, Oct. 17, shocking Trinity 2-1 behind Kirk Horton’s ’17 two goals,...

Men’s Soccer Falls to Tufts; Bounces Back at Wesleyan

October 14, 2015

The Middlebury men’s soccer team split its crucial weekend on the road, falling to Tufts 1-0 on Saturday, Oct. 10 before coming from behind to sneak past Wesleyan 2-1 on Sunday, Oct. 11. “At our current...

(Campus/Michael Bornstein)

Glaser Leads Men’s Soccer to Win

October 7, 2015

The Middlebury men’s soccer team consistently outplayed Colby at home on Saturday, Oct. 3 en route to a 3-0 win. Adam Glaser ’17 sparked the Panther offense, setting up his fifth goal of the season...

Women’s Golf Competes at Mount Holyoke

September 30, 2015

The women’s golf team traveled south on I-91 last weekend, Sept. 26-27, to The Orchards Golf Club in South Hadley, Massachusetts for Mount Holyoke’s fall invitational. The Panthers finished third in...

Men’s Soccer Ties Bowdoin in Two OT

September 30, 2015

The Middlebury men’s soccer team fought Bowdoin to a draw on Saturday, Sept. 26 in Brunswick, Maine as neither the Panthers nor the Polar Bears could muster up a goal in 110 minutes of action. Then the...

Volleyball Frustrated in Four Sets by Polar Bears

September 23, 2015

Despite a strong effort by the ladies of Middlebury volleyball in their first home game of the season, an efficient Bowdoin squad ultimately proved too much this past Friday as the Polar Bears wore down...

Men’s Soccer Downed by Early Amherst Goal

Men’s Soccer Downed by Early Amherst Goal

September 23, 2015

The Middlebury men’s soccer team suffered a tough 1-0 loss at the hands of Amherst last weekend. After breezing through a 10-0 victory against Green Mountain College last Tuesday, Sept. 15, the Panthers...

Men’s Soccer Tops Conn. in Opening Minutes

Men’s Soccer Tops Conn. in Opening Minutes

September 17, 2015

The Middlebury men’s soccer team opened its season with two 1-0 wins over Norwich and Connecticut College, giving the team its first 2-0 start since the 2010 season. On Wednesday, Sept. 9, the Panthers...

Dismal Season Comes to an End for Panther Baseball

May 6, 2015

The Middlebury baseball team capped off this season with a 1-5 week, slugging its way past Skidmore before falling to Plymouth State and twice each to Bowdoin and Tufts. The Panthers end the season with...

Panther Baseball Drops Pair of Games at Trinity

April 29, 2015

The Middlebury baseball team won twice and lost twice last week , defeating St. Michael’s and St. Joseph 7-2 and 4-2 respectively before falling to Trinity in a doubleheader 4-2 and 8-0 on Saturday,...

Wesleyan Sweeps Panther Baseball Team

April 22, 2015

The Middlebury baseball team couldn’t slow down a streaking Wesleyan team, which has won 11 of its last 12 contests, and was swept 8-5, 4-2, and 18-1 on April 17-18. The three home losses bring the Panthers...

After opening the season 0-12, the Middlebury baseball team finally turned the corner this weekend, pulling in an 11-5 victory over Hamilton on Saturday, April 11. The Panthers went on to drop the series with a pair of losses to close out the weekend.

Baseball Picks Up First Win, Drops Series

April 15, 2015

The Middlebury baseball team finally got off the schneid this weekend, defeating Hamilton 11-5 on Saturday, April 11 before losing the final two games of its home-opening series, 10-8 and 5-1. In the...

0-12 Start Weighs On Midd Baseball

April 8, 2015

The Middlebury baseball team’s struggles continued again this weekend as Amherst swept the Panthers in a three game series on Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4 by scores of 22-2, 18-2 and 20-10....

For the first time since 2006, the men’s basketball team failed to qualify for the NESCAC tournament. The team finished 4-6 in conference and lost a tiebreaker to Colby. (Campus/OHara)

Men’s Hoops Tops Lord Jeffs in Season Finale

February 18, 2015

The Middlebury men’s basketball team finished its season this weekend by splitting its two home games and failing to qualify for the NESCAC championships. On Friday, Feb. 13, the Panthers fell to Trinity...

In a complete reversal of last week’s disappointment, Jake Brown ’17 and the men’s basketball team got back into the NESCAC hunt with wins over Wesleyan and Connecticut College. (The Campus/Michael OHara)

Men’s Hoops Earns Two Conference Wins

January 21, 2015

Middlebury (13-2, 2-2) has now rattled off four straight wins, including two in-conference over Wesleyan and Conn. College. For much of the first half on the road at Castleton St. on Tuesday, Jan. 13,...

Panther Men Drop a Pair of NESCAC Games

January 19, 2015

After defeating Plattsburgh State 63-53 on Jan. 6, the Middlebury men’s basketball team suffered its first two defeats of the season to Bates and Tufts and fell to 0-2 in the NESCAC this week on its...

Mens Basketball Stays Perfect

Men’s Basketball Stays Perfect

December 3, 2014

The Middlebury men’s basketball team was able to stay unbeaten on the season, defeating Rensselaer 87-78 in its home opener on Sunday Nov. 30 to advance to 5-0 on the season. After a week of rest, the...

Men’s Basketball Preview

December 3, 2014

2013-14 record: 17-9 Captains: Dean Brierley ’15 & Hunter Merryman ’15 At first glance, it is easy to assume that this is a rebuilding year for the Middlebury men’s basketball team since it...

Men’s Hoops Opens Season with Two Wins

November 19, 2014

The Middlebury men’s basketball team began its season as well as it could have by winning the Ramada Roundball Invitational this past weekend, Nov. 15-16. On Saturday, the Panthers routed Mitchell College...

Women’s Tennis Takes on Regional Competition

October 22, 2014

The women’s tennis team capped its fall season off at the New England Women’s Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament in Mount Holyoke this past weekend, Oct. 17-19. All three Panther duos recorded at least...

Women’s Tennis Plays Trio of Matches at Home

October 8, 2014

The women’s tennis team fared well this weekend, Oct. 3-5, in a series of dual matches against Williams, Case Western Reserve and Army while hosting the Middlebury Invitational on Friday-Sunday, Oct....

Mixed Results for Men’s and Women’s Tennis, Both at Home and on the Road

Mixed Results for Men’s and Women’s Tennis, Both at Home and on the Road

October 1, 2014

Both the Middlebury men’s and women’s tennis teams showed that they can compete with the best players and teams in New England at the 2014 ITA/USTA New England Regional Championships this past weekend,...

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