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Wednesday, Feb 8, 2023



A Coincidence of Time and Place: How I almost met Lionel Messi

The strength of the bond between Lionel Messi and FC Barcelona cannot be overstated. He joined the team when he was just 13, and has led the club to the pinnacle of domestic and international soccer. When he recently became a free agent on July 1, it scarcely made the news. It was his complete intention ...


Fall sports: Season previews

With the academic year underway at Middlebury, fall sports are back in full swing — and in typical fashion, the Panther squads carry high expectations this season. Here are previews for each of the 11 fall varsity sports teams competing this season.    Women’s golf season preview by Josh ...


Siefer’s Scoop Podcast: A year in review

This academic year, I hosted my first ever podcast: Siefer’s Scoop. I began recording episodes in September — having absolutely no idea what I was doing — and just wrapped up my last episode this week, still with no clue what I’m doing.The idea behind the podcast was to explore the unique athletic ...


Season in Review: Women’s softball

Women’s softball (6–10) finished fourth in the NESCAC West Division this spring, marked by a season of ups and downs. After winning their first game, the Panthers went on to lose five games straight, followed by a three-game win streak. The same pattern continued, as the Panthers then  lost their ...


Season in Review: Women’s tennis

Despite a rookie-heavy roster this season, women’s tennis (4–3) exceeded expectations and finished second in the NESCAC West Division. Four of seven rostered players — including All-NESCAC singles players Amy Delman ’24 and Gena Huang ’24 —  were freshmen this spring, as most sophomores ...


Season in Review: Women’s track and field

Women’s track and field traveled to Williams College this weekend to compete in their last team meet of the season. This was their first non-dual meet of the season, with four other NESCAC schools competing. Middlebury captured first place in five of the twenty-one events. Although no Panther came ...


Season in Review: Men’s golf

The competitive sports season may have now come to an end, but the sweet taste of victory remains fresh for men’s golf. Despite many obstacles — ranging from a reduced number of players on campus to an abbreviated season — the Panthers staged an impressive come-from-behind win in the NESCAC championship ...


Season in review: Men’s track and field

Men’s track and field ended their season on a high note as they traveled to Williams College this weekend, competing against several colleges including Tufts, Amherst and Williams.  While the event wasn’t scored, it didn’t stop Middlebury from showing out: Quinlan McGaugh ’22 placed second ...


Season in Review: Men's baseball

Men’s baseball (2–6) finished in fifth place in the NESCAC’s West Division this spring, with both of their victories won in the final inning.  Despite the team’s slow start, the underclassmen-heavy roster — composed of four sophomores and eleven freshmen — made significant progress this ...


Season in Review: Women’s golf

Women’s golf wrapped up its season last weekend at home against Hamilton. While this year was nowhere near normal, the team was happy to have a chance to compete in five matches this spring. Coach Bill Mandigo expressed this gratefulness in an interview with The Campus. “The fact that we were ...


Review: Women's softball

Women’s softball (6–10) battled Hamilton (6–7) twice at home this weekend, marking their last two contests of the season.


Review: Women's golf

On Saturday, women's golf concluded its season at the Ralph Myhre Golf Course in Middlebury. Only individual scores were recorded in the match against Hamilton, although the Panthers still managed an impressive showing. Katie Murphy ’23 led the way for the Panthers, finishing in second place with ...