Three Alumni Win NESCAC Title with Middlebury Women’s Hockey


Madie Leidt ’17, Selia Coady ’21, and Elinor Keehn ’21 helped the Middlebury women’s ice hockey team win the New England Small College Athletic Conference title on Sunday, March 6, with a 2-0 victory over Amherst College in the championship game. 

The championship was the Middlebury program’s 11th NESCAC title.

Leidt, recently named the NESCAC Player of the Year, had an assist in the game. Congratulations also go out to Emma Flynn ’18, a member of the Amherst team, on a hard-fought battle. 

After the game the four alumnae got together to catch up and call head coach Liz Leyden. “It’s so much fun to watch former players compete against one another at such a high level” said Liz, “and it shows the deep ties that are formed on the ice here at Loomis as well as the history of great hockey players that come through our program.”

The conference title and the team’s undefeated season earned Middlebury the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Women’s Division III Ice Hockey Championship tournament. The Panthers will take on Endicott College on Saturday, March 12, at 3 p.m. in the tournament’s opening round.