Hartford, Conn. - Trinity College junior forward Kelcie Finn (Weymouth, Mass.) has been selected as the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III National Player of the Year and as the Synapse Sports Division III Field Hockey National Offensive Player of the Year. Finn was also the 2016 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Field Hockey Player of the Year and to the Synapse Sports All-American First Team, the Longstreth/NFHCA Division III All-American First Team, the All-NESCAC First Team and the Longstreth/NFHCA Division III All-New England West Regional First Team. Bantam sophomore forward Chandler Solimine (Pelham, N.Y.) graced the NFHCA All-Regional First Team and the All-NESCAC Second Team, while sophomore D/M Allison Slowe (Medfield, Mass.) was an All-NESCAC and an NFHCA All-Regional Second Team honoree.
Coached by Anne Parmenter (16th Season), Trinity went 13-5 in 2016 and finished tied for third with Hamilton and Middlebury in the NESCAC with a 7-3 league mark. The Bantams lost, 4-2, against Williams in the NESCAC Quarterfinals, but rebounded to down Cabrini, 7-5, in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament after receiving an at-large bid. Trinity traveled to Maryland for the NCAA Regionals at Salisbury, but lost, 2-1, against Ursinus in the NCAA Second Round.
Finn, the first Bantam to receive the NESCAC Field Hockey Player of the Year award, led the nation with 27 goals (3.78 per game) and a College-record 68 points (3.78 per game), and was fifth nationally and first in the NESCAC with 14 assists (0.78 per game) on a College-record 138 shots with a College-record nine game-winners and two markers on penalty strokes while starting all 18 games this fall. She was named as the Synapse Sports National Offensive Player of the Week, the NESCAC Player of the Week, and to the NFHCA National Honor Roll once each this autumn, after receiving NESCAC Player of the Week honors twice as a freshman in 2014. Also a rookie, Finn was a NFHCA All-Regional and All-American selection, a Synapse Sports All-American, the Synapse Sports National Division III Rookie of the Year, the NESCAC Rookie of the Year, and an All-NESCAC First Team honoree, and followed that up with All-NFHCA Regional Second Team and All-NESCAC Second Team recognition while battling injuries in 2015. Finn, who also plays ice hockey for the Bantams, is a graduate of Thayer Academy and is majoring in Classical Studies at Trinity. She is the daughter of Linda and Frank Finn.
Slowe, a two-year starter who can play both midfield and defense, had seven goals and six assists for 20 points this fall, finishing third on the team in all three categories. She took 13 shots and scored one game-winning goal while starting all 18 games. Slowe, who has also played ice hockey for the Bantams, is a graduate of the Noble & Greenough School. She is the daughter of Susan and Daniel Slowe. Solimine finished second on the team in goals with 16, assists with eight, and scoring with 40 points on 53 shots with three game-winners while starting every game. Solimine, who also played ice hockey for the Bantams, is a graduate of Pelham Memorial High School. She is the daughter of Annie and Joe Solimine.
NFHCA Player of the Year information