12/28/2022 2:49:00 PM
Nine Panthers will represent Middlebury at the upcoming International University Sports Federation (FISU) World University Games in Lake Placid, New York. The 11-day international festival and competition combines high-level sport with education and culture events and is the largest winter multi-sport collegiate athletic event in the world.
- Four current members of the Middlebury alpine ski team will compete in the games. Sophia Tozzi and Nico Richeda will represent the United States, while Mika-Anne Reha will compete for Canada and Michel Macedo will represent Brazil.
- Madie Leidt ’22, who is currently playing hockey professionally for Hokiklub Budapest alongside teammate Alexis Ryan ’22, has been named to the US women’s ice hockey team.
- Middlebury College will also be represented by current student Ting Cui ‘25.5 who is participating in figure skating. Cui utilizes Chip Kenyon ’85 Arena for training on campus.
- Hamilton’s head women’s ice hockey coach Emily McNamara ’07 will serve as an assistant coach for the USA women’s ice hockey squad.
- Current coaches Jack Ceglarski and Bill Beaney will represent Team USA on the men’s ice hockey side. Ceglarski will serve as an assistant coach, while Beaney is the team’s general manager. For the first time in the history of the games, the men’s squad is made up of only NCAA Division III athletes.
The games will run from January 11-22, 2023. A full calendar can be found here.