The 2017 Panthers opened with three straight wins, but a loss to Hamilton started a 1-2 slide that put Midd at 4-2 six games into the season. From there, the Panthers rattled off nine straight wins, including four by shutout and two over NCAA-bound teams. The top seed in the NESCAC tournament, Midd outscored their opponents 14-3 over the three games to capture the title and enter the NCAA tournament as the number three seed. In the tourney, a pair of 5-0 wins at home moved the Panthers to the semifinals. An overtime win over Franklin & Marshall in the semis put Midd in the finals, where they defeated top seed Messiah 4-0 to claim the championship. Grace Jennings, Lauren Schweppe, and Annie Leonard all earned All-American honors.
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