In the middle of the pitch, the Panthers turn to senior Henry Wilhelm, along with juniors Raffi Barsamian and Tanner Hellickson and sophomore Brendan Barry. Wilhelm ranked third on the team with 10 points on five goals last season, posting the lone tallies in NESCAC home wins against Amherst and Wesleyan. Barsamian had a goal, the decisive score at Mount St. Mary’s, to go along with two assists last fall. Hellickson will return to action after missing the final half of last season due to injury. Barry appeared in the final 12 matches in 2018, highlighted by a three-point output in the victory at Utica. He also had a goal at Maine-Farmington and assisted on the game-winning score at Trinity.
Along the backline of the Middlebury formation, senior captain Aidan Robinson and classmate Davis Oudet, as well as junior Jacob LaBranche and sophomore Michael McFarlane look to anchor the defense. Robinson, a Second-Team All-NESCAC selection as a junior, has started each of the last 39 matches spanning three seasons in a Panther uniform. He stepped forward last fall to tally his first three career goals, highlighted by a game-winner at Trinity. Oudet saw action in 13 matches and had the game-winning tally in a NESCAC road win at Hamilton.