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Wednesday, Jun 7, 2023


The Setonian

Ultimate frisbee competes in first ever fall season

Middlebury’s ultimate frisbee team — known as the Pranksters — are recognized for their national acclaim and vibrantly-colored outfits. This fall, the Pranksters are competing in the first ever fall collegiate frisbee season, which makes up for the lost season of spring 2021.

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Seven questions with Raffi Barsamian ’21.5, men’s soccer

Raffi Barsamian ’21.5, from Sherborn, Mass., is in his final semester on the men’s varsity soccer team. In this installment of “Seven Questions,” Barsamian reveals his pregame ritual, what he would tell his younger self and the strategies he uses for balancing school and sports.


Sahana Raman ’25 qualifies for ITA Cup in Georgia

With her teammates, coaches and parents all supporting her from the sidelines, Sahana Raman ’25 was the last person standing in one of the most prestigious New England tennis tournaments. But the reality of her great accomplishment did not hit her until weeks later. On Sunday, Oct. 3, Raman won the ...


Seven questions for Zander Kessler ’22.5, men’s cross country

Zander Kessler ’22.5, from Concord, Mass., is a senior Feb on the men’s cross country team. In this installment of “Seven Questions,” Kessler reveals his favorite part about being on the cross country team, his favorite memory from the season so far and one thing that people don’t realize ...


Women’s volleyball off to historic start

After opening their season with 14 straight wins, women’s volleyball (15-1-0) has secured their spot in the history books. The team has compiled their best start to a season in program history, sitting tied for first in the NESCAC with a 0.938 win percentage. Volleyball started their season with ...


When in Rome, give it a swing

  After success in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) New England Championship, three Middlebury men’s tennis players are headed to Rome, Georgia on Oct. 14 to represent the Panthers in the ITA Cup.  At the ITA regional tournament, Aidan Harris ’23 and Noah Laber ’24 won the ...


Women’s club rugby relishes return to competition

In light of the abundance of talent on the team, it may come as a surprise that no one on the women's rugby club (MCWRC) team played rugby before joining the squad. A significant portion of credit is owed to the team’s legendary coach, K.O. Onufry. One of the founding members of Boston’s Beantown ...


Seven questions for Jack Pistorious ’21.5, men’s football

Jack Pistorius ’21.5, from Park Ridge, Illinois, is a senior on the men’s football team. In this installment of “seven questions,” Pistorius recalls how he ended up at Middlebury, his favorite memory to date with the football team and what he would tell his freshman self. JL: Why did you choose ...


Field hockey extends home win streak to 40

There must be something special about Kohn Field, home of the Middlebury field hockey team, for it is there that the Panthers have won 40 straight games.    This miraculous home win streak dates back to Sept. 27, 2017, when the Panthers bounced back from a 2–3 loss against Hamilton (one of ...


Men’s cross country dominates at Aldrich Invitational

  Men’s cross country continued its perfect start to the season last weekend, sweeping St. Michael’s College, Clarkson University, and Norwich University en route to a home win at the Aldrich Invitational. Every Middlebury participant placed in the top 20 out of a field of 58. Team captain ...


Seven questions for Eliza King Freedman ’23, women’s squash

Eliza King Freedman ’23 is a junior on the women’s squash team from Sharon, Connecticut. In this installment of “seven questions,” Freedman details some of her favorite memories with the squash team, whom she looks up to on the roster, and how she conceptualizes being a student-athlete at Middlebury. ...


Maggie Wise named NESCAC Player of the week

Maggie Wise ’22 has helped lead the Middlebury volleyball team (8–0) to its strongest start in program history — and she was named NESCAC Player of the Week in the process. In the team’s 5–0 opening week, Wise hit .417, averaging 3.8 kills per set. After a home opener straight-set sweep over ...


Be boulder: Updated climbing wall to open this month

Months after sport climbing debuted at the Tokyo Olympics, the current climbing wall section at the south end of the Nelson Recreation Center is expected to be revamped. Parts of the floor will be changed from padded surface to rigid surface in order to install an additional freestanding wall unit next ...


Siefer’s Scoop podcast returns for second season

Hello Middlebury sports fans! I’m pleased to announce that, for the second consecutive year, I’ll be hosting the Siefer’s Scoop podcast for The Campus.    I began this podcast series last academic year, when I interviewed a different varsity athlete each week. I asked athletes about their ...


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 ...