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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...

Field hockey captures third consecutive national championship title

The field hockey team embraces Marissa Baker '20 after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime during the NESCAC championship against Tufts on November 10. The Panthers have now won their fifth national title in program history.


November 24, 2019

Snow fell on the turf throughout the morning, but the Middlebury field hockey team was not kept away as it captured its third consecutive national championship — its fourth in five years. This was the second-ranked Panthers' fifth NCAA Division III championship win, having previously captured the title in 1998, 2015, 2017 and 2018. ...

Photos of the Week

March 14, 2019

After winning its second consecutive NCAA Division III championship back in November 2018, members of the field hockey team received their championship rings. Head coach Katharine DeLorenzo (top right) and her staff were voted the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III National...

Nari Shakti: Women Power

Middlebury field hockey coaches and alums high-five a group of young players before a scrimmage in Ranchi.


February 14, 2019

When the U.S. Department of State was looking for a field hockey delegation to lead a sports envoy program in Jharkhand, India, there was an overwhelming need in the region for strong female role models. Through a serendipitous connection from Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Ba...

Field Hockey Flies to Final Four

Field hockey is poised to secure an NCAA title for the second consecutive year. Here the team celebrates after its NCAA Regional Championship win on Sunday, Nov. 11.


November 15, 2018

After racking up a total of 13 goals in two massive wins, field hockey hits the road for Spooky Nook in Manheim, Pennsylvania, for the NCAA Championship weekend. On Saturday, Middlebury easily defeated Keene State by a whopping score of 8-0, scoring four goals in each half. The Panthers dominated throughout...

Field Hockey Crowned NESCAC Champions

Marissa Baker ’20 jumps with joy after teammate Emma Johns ’20 scores game-winning goal.


November 8, 2018

The Middlebury field hockey team was out to win this weekend, defeating both Trinity and Tufts to win the NESCAC Championship for the second year in a row. This is the sixth title in program history and the fifth in the last seven years.  On Saturday, the Panthers knocked Trinity out of the s...

Field Hockey Defeats Tufts for Second Consecutive NESCAC Championship

Marissa Baker '20 celebrates after teammate Emma Johns '20 scores the only goal of the game against Tufts.


November 4, 2018

After a three hour rain delay against Trinity during the NESCAC semifinals on November 3, the field hockey team won its second consecutive NESCAC championship and seventh in program history, defeating Tufts 1-0 at home. The top seed in the NESCAC tournament, the Panthers will receive an automatic b...

Dancing in the Rain, Field Hockey Crushes Colby 5-2

Meg Fearey ’21 scores a goal during the match against Colby off a pass from teammate Erin Nicholas ’21.


November 1, 2018

After a decisive victory on Saturday, the field hockey team advances to the NESCAC semifinals, where they take on fifth-ranked Trinity at home.  Middlebury got off to a great start against Colby, scoring three goals in the first half. Less than four minutes into the game, senior Grace Jennin...

Field Hockey Clinches #1 NESCAC Seed Before Surprising Loss Against Williams

Erin Nicholas ’21 faces a Bates defender during Homecoming Weekend. Nicholas was responsible for scoring both of the team’s two goals during Tuesday’s match against Williams.


October 25, 2018

With a 3-0 win over Bates on Saturday, Middlebury field hockey clinched the top seed heading into NESCACs next weekend, giving them home-field advantage for the tournament. Sophomore Isabel Chandler scored the first goal of the game, when after just 46 seconds of play she tipped in a hard shot by Ma...

Field Hockey Cuts it Close in Win Over Jumbos

Marissa Baker ’20 rushes down the field to score her second goal of the season on Saturday, Oct. 6 against Tufts.


October 11, 2018

With family and friends cheering it on, the Middlebury field hockey team extended its streak to 10–0 on Saturday, beating the Tufts Jumbos 2–1 in overtime. The Panthers took the lead after just four minutes of play, when junior Marissa Baker scored as part of a penalty corner. Tufts managed to...

Field Hockey Continues 9-0 Streak (But You Already Knew That)

Molly Freeman ’19 fights for the ball from a Babson player on Sept. 23. Freeman scored the first goal against Skidmore on Sept. 26.


October 4, 2018

  The Panthers added two wins to their record this week, putting them at 9-0 for the season.  On Wednesday, Sept. 26, Middlebury travelled to Saratoga Springs, N.Y. to face the Skidmore Thoroughbreds on their home turf. Skidmore was the first to strike, capitalizing on a penalty corner to score the only goal of the f...

The Weather App Was Right: Field Hockey Heating Up

Julia Richards ’20 tracks down the ball against Bowdoin during the game on Sept. 22.


September 27, 2018

The temperatures may be cooling off, but the Panthers are heating up. A huge weekend saw Bowdoin and Babson fall to our team, the top-ranked in the nation, with scores of 4-2 and 2-1 respectively.  Anticipation was high going into Saturday’s game against decades-long rival Bowdoin, but Middlebury remained collected, not...

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