The Panthers have appeared in NCAA tournaments 16 times, including trips in 2017, 2018, and 2019. The program has won three NESCAC titles, having appeared in two of the last three NESCAC final matches, and an NCAA National Championship in 2007.
In addition to outstanding team accomplishments on the field, the Middlebury soccer program also boasts a tremendous record of developing players, including three NESCAC Players of the Year, four NESCAC Rookies of the Year, over 90 All-New England Players, and 38 All-Americans.
Middlebury Men’s Soccer has also established itself at the top of country academically. The team has posted back to back GPAs of 3.63, and was acknowledged as the top team GPA in all divisions of college soccer in 2018. Middlebury Soccer players have been awarded Academic All American status seventeen times, including in four honorees in the past four seasons. The panthers have had the most All NESCAC Academic honorees for the past four seasons and has had the highest team GPA in the NESCAC each year since Alex Elias took over the program.
Being a Middlebury soccer player is about much more than wins or accolades. Players who have the privilege of being a part of the Panther soccer family become ambassadors for the program both during and after their Middlebury tenure, and have an unmatched record of giving back to the game. The Middlebury soccer coaching legacy can be seen throughout the nation at the college, high school and club level. True to Middlebury’s institutional mission of cultivating ethical leaders committed to informed citizenship and service on the local, national, and international level, the men’s soccer alumni have fully embraced the responsibility of service post-graduation. In the past decade alone, Middlebury soccer has produced over a dozen players who have given years of service to non-profit organizations, such as Grassroot Soccer, Peace Corps, and Teach For America. These volunteers committed themselves to serving underprivileged populations worldwide.
This culture of engaged citizenship, athletic and academic achievement, and a passion for the game is actively cultivated. It is a value of which the Middlebury soccer alumni, current players, and coaching staff are extremely proud. The program seeks to consciously recruit young men who desire this type of community and leadership.