The Middlebury College RFC was created in 1972. Since then they have enjoyed an impressive record of success, first as a D2 team (12 conference championships and twice national champions), and in recent years as a D-1AA team (two straight ECRC titles in 2012-13).
In spring 2015 sevens play, Middlebury's developmental side took on a mixed Albany side. Despite this being the first-ever match for many of the MCRC players, the Panthers pulled out a thrilling 17-15 victory. They would go on to defeat Norwich 20-5, and St. Michael's College 25-20—all before the end of April.
The team's performance on the field lives up to their motto, "It's not who stands before you, but who stands beside you."