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Miguel Espinosa

Miguel Espinosa, Senior Sports Editor

Miguel Espinosa '20 is the senior sports editor.
He has served as a sports editor since his sophomore year. Prior, Espinosa was a features editor.
Espinosa is pursuing a degree in Computer Science.  This past summer, Espinosa interned for a financial software company, where he built an internal web application and delivered implementation architecture. Previously, Espinosa worked for a digital health startup performing market analysis.
While he loves to code, Espinosa believes in the power of writing to communicate complex ideas. He also likes to golf.
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Notes from the desk: On a world without sports

Notes from the desk: On a world without sports

April 16, 2020
Our senior sports editor writes about a world without sports.
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.

Seasons end abruptly due to coronavirus

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

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

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,...

Men’s swimming and diving finishes 8th at NESCACs

Men’s swimming and diving finishes 8th at NESCACs

February 27, 2020

In sports, proximity breeds rivalry. Such a dynamic does not exclude itself from the NESCAC; Williams and Middlebury sit two hours apart from each other on Route 9.  The men’s swimming and diving...

Women’s swimming and diving takes fifth  as NESCAC hosts

Women’s swimming and diving takes fifth as NESCAC hosts

February 20, 2020

Sometimes, competition is fiercest with whom you’re most familiar. Eleven women’s swimming and diving squads from around the NESCAC converged at the Middlebury Natatorium from Feb. 13-16 for the conference...

Swimming and diving gets hot this winter

February 13, 2020

Although the chilly Vermont winter freezes water into lifeless ice, such rules don’t apply to the Middlebury Natatorium; the swimming pool, rather, teems with heated competition. The natatorium was especially...

Climbing the ladder: Nick Bermingham ’20 goes from walk-on to top spot

Climbing the ladder: Nick Bermingham ’20 goes from walk-on to top spot

January 23, 2020
Nick Birmingham '20 joined the Middlebury Men's Squash team as a walk-on, but has eventually moved up to now become a top player on the team.
Swim and Dive fall to Bates before posting two big home wins

Swim and Dive fall to Bates before posting two big home wins

January 23, 2020

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were synchronized in their last three performances, with both acquiring wins against Union College and Clarkson University on Saturday, Jan. 18, and...

Celebrating the magic of competition, Middlebury Quidditch hosts fall classic

Celebrating the magic of competition, Middlebury Quidditch hosts fall classic

October 10, 2019
The annual Middlebury Quidditch Festival occurred this past Friday October 5 on Battel Beach.
High school participants in the Women in Tennis Together workshop watch as varsity women’s tennis battles Wesleyan.

College Hosts Second Annual Women in Tennis Together Workshop

April 11, 2019

While the length of tennis games are confined to sets and matches, its benefits last over the course of a lifetime. On Saturday, April 6, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) hosted an on-campus,...

Men’s Golf Ends Season on Par

November 1, 2018

Men’s golf ended its fall season on a high note, when it finished in third place among 23 teams at the New England Intercollegiate Golf Association Championship (NEIGA). The tournament took place from...

Lubomir Cuba ’19 returns the ball during the tournament at Middlebury from Sept. 28–30.

Men’s Tennis Battles Unfamiliar Competition

October 11, 2018

After coming short of victory in the prior weekend’s ITA Regional Championships, men’s tennis readjusted their focus and travelled south to Princeton, N.J. for the Farnsworth Invitational. The...

Reid Buzby ’19 swings at the NESCAC Fall Qualifier, Sept. 29-30.

Men’s Golf Wins Qualifier

October 4, 2018

The men’s golf team travelled south to Middlefield, CT to compete in the NESCAC Fall Qualifier hosted by Wesleyan University. The tournament took place at the Lyman Orchards Golf Club, a top-rated...

Men’s Tennis Misses the Ace

October 4, 2018

Middlebury College hosted the 2018 ITA Division III Men’s New England Regional Tennis Championship from Sept. 28 to 30. The Proctor Tennis courts, busy from Friday 9:00 a.m to Sunday 1:00 p.m, saw 20...

Men’s Golf Improves Every Round

September 27, 2018

The men’s golf team travelled south down Route 7 last weekend for the Williams Fall Invitational, hosted by NESCAC rival, Williams College.  The tournament took place at the scenic Taconic Golf Club,...

Men’s Tennis Competes at Home

September 20, 2018

Both the Proctor and Nelson tennis courts were busy on Saturday, Sept. 15 and Sunday, Sept. 16. The Middlebury Invitational, hosted by men’s tennis, brought together Division III teams located...

Men’s Golf Hosts 36th Duke Nelson Invitational

September 20, 2018

The Ralph Myhre Golf Course at Middlebury was buzzing with activity for the 36th Duke Nelson Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 15 and Sunday, Sept. 16. The invitational was hosted by the men’s...

Philippe Morin ’19 swings in a match last spring. Morin is one of the captains this year and is expecting a successful season.

Men’s Golf Preview: The Boys are Back in Town

September 13, 2018

To begin the fall season, the men’s golf team will defend its own turf on September 15 and 16 as they host the Duke Nelson Invitational at the Ralph Myhre Golf Course in Middlebury. Other colleges competing...

After NCAA Win, Men’s Tennis Returns Strong

September 13, 2018

The men’s tennis team will begin the fall season as the reigning NCAA DIII Men’s Tennis Champions. On May 23, the team defeated NESCAC rival Bowdoin College to secure the program’s third national...

Giguere Goes Out with Strong Round

May 3, 2018

On April 28, two members of the men’s golf team traveled south to the Indian Hills Country Club in Connecticut for the 2018 Nescac Championship. The women’s squad headed to the Taconic Country Club...

Giguere Goes Out Hot and Women’s Golf Wraps Season

May 3, 2018

On April 28, two members of the men’s golf team traveled south to the Indian Hills Country Club in Connecticut for the 2018 Nescac Championship. The women’s squad, meanwhile, headed to the Taconic...

Giguere Captures Individual Tourney at Williams, Women’s Team Turns in Balanced Effort at Amherst

Giguere Captures Individual Tourney at Williams, Women’s Team Turns in Balanced Effort at Amherst

April 25, 2018

On Saturday, April 21, the men’s golf team traveled down Route 7 to compete in the Williams Spring Invitational, held at the Taconic Golf Club. The women’s team, meanwhile, headed to the Jack Leaman...

Inclement Weather Limits Men’s and Women’s Golf

April 18, 2018

Both the men’s and women’s golf teams opened their spring seasons last weekend, April 14 to 15. Over the course of two days, the men’s team competed at the Westport Hampton Inn Invitational, which...

Golf Looks Forward to Quick Spring Season

April 11, 2018

The men’s and women’s golf teams spring seasons start this coming weekend, when both teams leave Vermont for their first tournaments. On Friday, April 13th, the Men’s team will travel to Dartmouth,...

Mark Orten, Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life.

What Matters to You and Why? This Week’s Friday Reflection

February 21, 2018

On Friday, February 19, members of the Middlebury community gathered at the Mitchell Green Lounge to attend the first Reflection Friday series of the semester. The Reflection Friday Series is a program...

Derk Sauer, CEO and founder of the Moscow Times.

Founder of Moscow Times Discusses Media in Russia

January 24, 2018

On the evening of Thursday, January 18, students and faculty gathered at the Robert A. Jones Conference Room to hear the talk “Russian Media Today,” delivered by Derk Sauer, CEO and founder of the...

Cathy N. Davidson is the author of “The New Education.”

Cathy Davidson Speaks About Modern University System

January 17, 2018

On the evening of Wed., Jan. 10, members of the College community gathered at Dana Auditorium to hear the talk, “The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World...

Chief of the Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe Don Stevens came and spoke about the modern challenges indigenous peoples face in Vermont on Monday Nov, 27. He was invited by the Spanish class “Images of America” (pictured above) as part of their final project.

Abenaki Chief Lectures on Contemporary Native Life in Vermont

December 6, 2017

Don Stevens, Chief of the Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe, delivered a lecture at the Robert A. Jones Conference Room on Monday, Nov. 27. His talk focused on “contemporary life as a person of indigenous heritage”...

Lecture “Free Expression and the Global Expansion of Judicial Power”

Guest Delivers Free Expression Lecture

November 15, 2017

Students and faculty gathered at the Robert A. Jones ‘59 Conference Room on Thursday Nov. 9 to attend the lecture, “Free Expression and the Global Expansion of Judicial Power”. The lecture was delivered...

Students Compete in Inter-Commons Olympics

Students Compete in Inter-Commons Olympics

November 8, 2017

The Inter-Commons Fall Olympics were held at Battell Beach on Saturday, November 4, taking place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event hosted sports such as flag football, dodgeball, and bubble soccer, and...

Speakers Give Talk on Tumultuous History of U.S.–Cuba Relations

October 18, 2017

Guests Lee Schlenker and Marcel Lueiro Reyes delivered the talk “Grassroots Solidarity in an Age of Hostility: Building Alternative Relationships Between the U.S. and Cuba” at the Axinn Center on Tuesday...

The Open Door Clinic in Middlebury offers free healthcare services to community members who are un- or underinsured. A volunteer training session 
for the clinic was held on Saturday, Oct. 7.

Open Door Clinic Holds Volunteer Training Session

October 11, 2017

Staff-members of the Open Door Clinic (ODC) arrived at the Axinn Center to train students to become future volunteers and interpreters on Saturday, Oct. 7. The ODC, according to its mission, “provides...

Students can spend their $25 credit on any of the multiple dining options on campus, including Crossroads Cafe (pictured above).

College Offers Students $25 Credit for On-Campus Dining Options

September 20, 2017

Considerable dining changes came this year. Dan Detora, the college’s food service director, highlighted menu changes and renovations in on campus food venues including Wilson Cafe, Rehearsals Cafe and...

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Walking Meditation Labyrinth to Be Installed at ‘The Knoll’

September 14, 2017

A new walking meditation labyrinth will be installed between Sept. 14 and Sept. 16 at The Knoll, also known as The Farm or Organic Garden. This project is a collaboration between the Scott Center for...

Calling All Investigators

September 14, 2017

Welcome back to college. As the school year ramps up, we would like to share with you an upcoming project we are really excited about. One of our many goals this year is to write long-term, in-depth pieces...

J Street U Screens “5 Broken Cameras”

May 10, 2017

Students and faculty gathered to watch the documentary “5 Broken Cameras” in Bicentennial Hall on the evening of May 4. “5 Broken Cameras” covers the conflict between Israel and Palestine from...

Journalist Discusses the History of Making Sake

Journalist Discusses the History of Making Sake

April 21, 2017

Last Thursday, journalist Nancy Matsumoto visited the College to lecture about sake, how it’s produced and its role within Japanese culture. The lecture, hosted by the Japanese club and MiddUncorked,...

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