2017 Women's Lacrosse News

  • Foote to Be Inducted Into Inaugural IWLCA Hall of Fame
    September 05, 2017
    Long-time Middlebury women’s lacrosse head coach Missy Foote will be one of six head coaches inducted into the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association’s first Hall of Fame class. The inaugural class will be formally enshrined on Thursday, November 16 during the IWLCA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony during the organization’s annual meetings at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
  • Women’s Lacrosse Program Garners Academic Recognition
    August 04, 2017
    The Middlebury women’s lacrosse team has been selected as a 2017 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Zag Sports Academic Honor Squad. Additionally, five Panthers landed spots on the Division III Academic Honor Roll.
  • Ritter Joins Women's Lacrosse Coaching Staff
    June 16, 2017
    Middlebury College has announced the hiring of Katie Ritter ’15 as the school’s assistant women’s lacrosse coach. Ritter returns to Middlebury where she was a two-time All-American as a player.
  • Perticone Named IWLCA Division III Midfielder of the Year
    June 07, 2017
    Middlebury junior Hollis Perticone (Darien, Conn.) was named the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III Midfielder of the Year at the at the All-American Banquet held at the Hunt Valley Inn in Hunt Valley, Maryland.
  • Keating Named CoSIDA Academic All-American
    June 06, 2017
    Middlebury College women’s lacrosse player Evie Keating (Hanover, N.H.) has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-American At-Large Second Team. Keating is just the 10th student-athlete in school history and the third this academic year to achieve the accolade. She joins Adam Glaser from the men’s soccer team and Matt St. Amour from men’s basketball. The junior helped the sixth-ranked Panthers to a 16-5 record and a spot in the NCAA Quarterfinals. She is a biology major at Middlebury, currently boasting a 3.84 grade point average.
  • Top-Ranked TCNJ Holds Off #8 Middlebury
    May 21, 2017
    The Middlebury women’s lacrosse team saw its run through the NCAA Tournament come to a close, as the Panthers fell 8-4 at top-ranked The College of New Jersey in Sunday’s regional final. Eighth-ranked Middlebury (16-5) was seeking its third-straight trip to the final four and finishes its season at 16-5. The Lions (18-1) atoned for their lone setback of the season when the Panthers won at Lions Stadium in March, moving into the championship weekend.
  • #8 Middlebury Advances With 14-7 Triumph Over #19 Brockport
    May 20, 2017
    Middlebury led from start to finish as the Panthers moved into the NCAA Quarterfinals with a 14-7 victory over #19 The College at Brockport on Saturday in New Jersey. Next up for eighth-ranked Middlebury (16-4) is top-ranked The College of New Jersey (17-1) at 1:00 p.m. in Lions Stadium on Sunday with the winner advancing to the final four. The Lions advanced with a 14-0 shutout against Mount Union in the opening game of the day.
  • Four Women’s Lacrosse Players Selected IWLCA All-Americans
    May 19, 2017
    Four members of the Middlebury women's lacrosse team were honored when the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) announced its All-American teams. Senior Mary O’Connell (Norwell, Mass.) and junior Hollis Perticone (Darien, Conn.) were named to the first team, while senior Delaina Smith (Yardley, Pa.) and sophomore Kate Furber (Manchester, Mass.) round out the Panther recipients with third-team laurels. The quartet is preparing to lead the Panthers when they travel to New Jersey for an NCAA Regional this weekend.
  • Women's Lacrosse Heads to New Jersey for NCAA Regional
    May 17, 2017
    The Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team will travel to New Jersey for an NCAA Regional on May 20-21. The Panthers will face The College at Brockport on Saturday, May 20 at 2:30 p.m., with The College of New Jersey battling Mount Union at 11:30 a.m. The winners meet on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. with a trip to the final four on the line. Tickets are priced at $6 for adults and $3 for students.
  • Keating Selected CoSIDA Academic All-District Honoree
    May 16, 2017
    Middlebury lacrosse player Evie Keating (Hanover, N.H.) has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District 1 Women’s At-Large First Team. The junior has helped the eighth-ranked Panthers to a 15-4 record and the team continues it postseason push this weekend by participating in the regional round of the NCAA Tournament.
  • Late Goal Lifts Middlebury Past Colby in NCAA Second Round
    May 14, 2017
    Middlebury’s Jenna McNicholas scored the game-winner with 21.7 seconds remaining, lifting the eighth-ranked Panthers (15-4) to a 10-9 win over third-ranked Colby in an NCAA second-round game on Kohn Field. Middlebury will face Brockport in an NCAA Regional game, while host The College of New Jersey meets Mount Union in the other half of the bracket. The Mules finish their season with a 16-4 mark.
  • Women's Lacrosse Cruises Past Plymouth in NCAA First Round
    May 13, 2017
    Middlebury had little trouble with Plymouth State, as the eighth-ranked Panthers (14-4) picked up a 13-1 victory in an NCAA first-round contest on Kohn Field. The home team advances to Sunday’s second round, where it will meet third-ranked Colby (15-3) at 1:00 p.m. Plymouth State ends its season with a record of 11-4.
  • Six Panthers Players Earn All-Region Honors
    May 12, 2017
    Six members of the Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team were honored when the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) announced its All-Pilgrim Region teams. Seniors Mary O’Connell (Norwell, Mass.) and Delaina Smith (Yardley, Pa.), juniors Hollis Perticone (Darien, Conn.) and Evie Keating (Hanover, N.H.), along with sophomore Kate Furber (Manchester, Mass.) each were named to the first team, while sophomore Emma McDonagh (Reading, Mass.) landed a spot on the second team.
  • Women's Lacrosse Set to Host NCAA Tournament Games
    May 07, 2017
    The Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team will make its 23rd NCAA Tournament appearance when it hosts games on May 13-14 on Kohn Field. The reigning NCAA Champions will play Plymouth State in a first-round game on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. The winner of Saturday’s opening-round matchup will play Colby on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are priced at $6 for adults and $3 for students.
  • Colby Edges Middlebury in NESCAC Semifinals
    May 06, 2017
    Colby’s Sasha Fritts scored with 2:18 left in the second half during Saturday’s NESCAC Semifinal, propelling fourth-seeded Colby into Sunday’s championship game with a 10-9 victory over top-seeded Middlebury on Kohn Field. The fifth-ranked Mules (14-3) will take on the winner of the second semifinal between second-seeded Trinity and third-seeded Hamilton in the title game Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Sixth-ranked Middlebury falls to 13-4 with the loss and will hope for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.
  • Five Women’s Lacrosse Players Earn NESCAC Honors; Perticone Named Player of the Year
    May 04, 2017
    Five members of the Middlebury College women’s lacrosse team were honored when the NESCAC announced its all-conference team. Seniors Mary O’Connell (Norwell, Mass.) and Delaina Smith (Yardley, Pa.) along with junior Hollis Perticone (Darien, Conn.) all earned first-team honors, while junior Evie Keating (Hanover, N.H.) and sophomore Kate Furber (Manchester, Mass.) were named to the second team. Perticone was also selected as the NESCAC Player of the Year, becoming the sixth player in the program’s history to garner the honor and the first since Kim Walker in 2007. The Panthers are preparing to vie for the program’s second-straight NESCAC Championship and ninth overall when they host the league’s semifinals and finals this weekend on Kohn Field.
  • O’Connell Named IWLCA Division III Offensive Player of the Week
    May 04, 2017
    Middlebury College women’s lacrosse attack Mary O’Connell (Norwell, Mass.) has been named the IWLCA Fast Break Division III Offensive Player of the Week. The accolade comes days after the Panther senior was selected as the NESCAC Player of the Week. The fourth-year Panther scored six goals and added an assist in a pair of wins last week. After a four-goal, one-assist effort in a victory over Williams, O’Connell scored twice in the NESCAC Quarterfinal win over Amherst. She also won three draws, picked up four ground balls on the week and added a caused turnover. O’Connell is currently second in the league in assists (22) and fourth in points (55).
  • Middlebury Set to Host NESCAC Championship Weekend
    May 03, 2017
    Middlebury is set to host the 2017 NESCAC Women's Lacrosse Championship, as the semifinals and final will be held at Kohn Field for the seventh time in tournament history. All top four seeds moved on to the semifinals which begin on Saturday, May 6 at 12:00 p.m. with the top-seeded and defending champion Panthers battling fourth-seeded Colby. Second-seeded Hamilton and third-seeded Trinity will take to the field at 2:30 p.m. for a spot in the championship game on Sunday, May 7 at 1:00 p.m. All three games will be webcasted by the Northeast Sports Network (NSN) at nsnsports.net/conferences/NESCAC.
  • O'Connell Earns NESCAC Player of the Week Honors
    May 01, 2017
    Middlebury College women’s lacrosse player Mary O’Connell (Norwell, Mass.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week. The senior attack scored six goals and added an assist in a pair of wins last week for the Panthers. After a four-goal, one-assist effort in a victory over Williams, O’Connell scored twice in the NESCAC Quarterfinal win over Amherst. She also won three draws, picked up four ground balls on the week and added a caused turnover. O’Connell is currently second in the league in assists (22) and fourth in points (55).
  • Women's Lax Holds Off Amherst - Advances to NESCAC Semifinals
    April 29, 2017
    Middlebury held off a late charge by Amherst (6-9) for an 8-7 win in a NESCAC Quarterfinal game played on Kohn Field. The Panthers (13-3) will host next weekend’s semifinals, taking on Colby Saturday at 12:00 p.m. Trinity and Hamilton will meet in the other semifinal at 2:30 p.m. The winners will battle on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in the NESCAC Championship game.
  • Amherst Visits Top-Seeded Middlebury for NESCAC Quarterfinal
    April 27, 2017
    Middlebury has garnered the top seed in the upcoming NESCAC Women’s Lacrosse Championship and will hold home-field advantage throughout the tournament for the seventh time in program history. The defending conference champions start their chase for a ninth conference crown when quarterfinal round action gets underway on Saturday, April 29. Hamilton, Trinity and Colby have also earned the right to host quarterfinal round contests. The highest remaining seed following this weekend will host both semifinals and the championship game on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7.
  • #7 Middlebury Cruises to Victory in Regular-Season Finale
    April 26, 2017
    Seventh-ranked Middlebury scored the first six goals of Wednesday’s NESCAC contest on Kohn Field, cruising to an 18-5 victory over Williams (4-10, 1-9) in the regular-season finale for both teams. Middlebury (12-3, 8-2) will host Amherst in a NESCAC Quarterfinal game on Saturday at 12:00 p.m.
  • #10 Colby Rallies Past #4 Middlebury, 9-6
    April 22, 2017
    Middlebury held a slim one-goal lead early in the second half, but Colby netted the final five goals of the contest as the Mules collected a 9-6 victory over the Panthers on Saturday in Maine. Fourth-ranked Middlebury (11-3, 7-2) finishes the regular season on Wednesday, hosting Williams for a 5:30 p.m. game, while #10 Colby (11-3, 7-2) entertains Bates at 5:00 p.m. on the same day.
  • Panthers End Non-Conference Schedule With Win at Union
    April 18, 2017
    Middlebury concluded the non-conference portion of its schedule with an 18-10 road win Tuesday evening on Union’s Frank Bailey Field. The visitors scored five of the game’s first six goals, and opened the second stanza with four-consecutive tallies in the victory. The fourth-ranked Panthers (11-2), winners of five-straight contests, return to action on Saturday with a key NESCAC match-up at 10th-ranked Colby.
  • #5 Middlebury Downs #6 Trinity in 2OT
    April 15, 2017
    Middlebury’s Hollis Perticone scored with 2:37 left in double overtime as the fifth-ranked Panthers edged #6 Trinity 10-9 on Saturday, gaining the inside track as the top seed for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament. The victory put Middlebury at 7-1 in the conference and 10-2 overall, while the loss was the first in NESCAC play for the Bantams (7-1) as they fell to 11-2. The Panthers play their final non-conference game of the season on Tuesday, visiting Union at 5:30 p.m.
  • Women's Lacrosse Earns NESCAC Victory Over Bates
    April 08, 2017
    Middlebury scored the game’s first five goals on its way to a 15-7 win over Bates (6-6, 1-6) on Kohn Field. The fourth-ranked Panthers (9-2, 6-1) return to action next Saturday with a key NESCAC match-up at sixth-ranked Trinity. The Bobcats return to play on Tuesday when they host Tufts.
  • Furber Selected IWLCA Division III Defensive Player of the Week
    April 06, 2017
    Middlebury College women’s lacrosse goalie Kate Furber (Manchester, Mass.) has been named the IWLCA Fast Break Division III Defensive Player of the Week. The accolade comes days after the Panther sophomore goalie was selected as the NESCAC Player of the Week. Furber boasted a 5.31 goals against average and a .628 save percentage, making a total of 27 saves in a 2-1 week. She made a career-high 13 saves in a NESCAC win over #19 Amherst on Saturday and was credited with 10 stops in a victory over second-ranked The College of New Jersey. Her .536 save percentage and 6.60 goals against average both rank third in the NESCAC, while her 59 saves are fourth.
  • #4 Middlebury Holds Off #15 Hamilton, 13-11
    April 05, 2017
    Fourth-ranked Middlebury fought off a late surge by #15 Hamilton as the Panthers netted a key 13-11 NESCAC road win on Wednesday. Middlebury (7-2, 4-1) continues NESCAC play on Saturday, hosting Bates at 12:00 p.m.
  • Furber Named NESCAC Player of the Week
    April 03, 2017
    Middlebury College women’s lacrosse goalie Kate Furber (Manchester, Mass.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week. The sophomore boasted a 5.31 goals against average and a .628 save percentage, making a total of 27 saves in a 2-1 week. She made a career-high 13 saves in a NESCAC win over #19 Amherst on Saturday and was credited with 10 stops in a victory over second-ranked The College of New Jersey. Her .565 save percentage ranks second in the NESCAC, while her 5.94 goals against average and 52 saves are both third.
  • Middlebury Downs NESCAC Foe Amherst
    April 01, 2017
    Middlebury scored the game’s first four goals and never looked back, as the fifth-ranked Panthers (7-2, 4-1) defeated #19 Amherst 13-3 Saturday on Kohn Field. Middlebury returns to action on Wednesday at #17 Hamilton, while the Purple & White (4-4, 1-3) visit Wesleyan on the same day.
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