Trinity Field Hockey Players And Squad Receive Numerous Academic Honors

Trinity Field Hockey Players And Squad Receive Numerous Academic Honors

Hartford, Conn. - The Trinity College field hockey team received a Zag Field Hockey/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) National Academic Team award for achieving a minimum g.p.a of 3.0 during the first semester of the 2016-17 academic year., while three Bantams were honored as ZAG Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III Scholars of Distinction, 13 different Bantams were named to Zag Field Hockey/(NFHCA) Division III National Academic Squad, and six were named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Fall All-Academic Team.  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.

Trinity first-years Caroline Curtin (Andover, Mass.), Olivia Hoyda (Darien, Conn.), and Nicole Quinlan (Duxbury, Mass) each achieved a cumulative g.p.a. of 3.90 or greater through the first semester of the 2016-17 academic year to collect Scholar of Distinction recognition.  Bantam senior tri-captains Sydney Doolittle (Millford, Conn.), Mia Olsen (Granby, Conn.), and Mackenzie Taskey (Bethesda, Md.), junior Cara Daly (Hamilton, Mass.), sophomores Jenna Behan (West Hartford,Conn.), Chandler Solimine (Pelham, N.Y.), Madison Thomas (Norwalk, Conn.) and first-years Cara Bradley (East Lyme, Conn.), Curtin,  Hoyda, Emily Notman (Wellesley Hills, Mass.), Sydney Pagliocco (Amherst, N.H.), and Quinlan (Duxbury, Mass.) each represented Trinity on the NFHCA National Academic Squad. Behan, Daly, Doolittle, Solimine, Taskey, and Thomas additionally represented Trinity field hockey on the NESCAC All-Academic Team.

The NFHCA National Academic Team Award recognizes those institutions that achieve a minimum g.p.a of 3.0 during the first semester of the 2016-17 academic year, and the National Academic Squad recognizes those student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher through the first semester of the 2016-17 academic year. To earn NESCAC All-Academic honors, a student-athlete must have reached sophomore academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.35. A transfer student must have completed one year of study at the institution. 

Curtin, a midfielder, is a graduate of Andover High School and is the daughter of Tom and Patti Curtin.  Hoyda recorded one assist and one defensive save in 16 games, including 13 starts, in the Bantam midfield this fall.  She is a graduate of Darien High School and is the daughter of Christine Stark and Brad Hoyda.  Quinlan notched two goals and four assists for eight points on 10 shots while playing in and starting 17 games in the Trinity midfielder.  She is a graduate of Duxbury High School and is the daughter of Linda and Bob Quinlan.

Doolittle, a four-year starter as a forward and a midfielder for the Bantams, had three goals and one assist for seven points on 20 shots while starting all 18 games this fall.  In her career, Doolittle totaled 10 goals and four assists for 24 points on 73 shots and two game-winning goals in 66 games (T3rd all-time at Trinity) and 62 starts.  Doolittle is a three-time, NESCAC All-Academic selection and has made the NFHCA National Academic Team twice.  A graduate of Hamden Hall Country Day School, Doolittle is majoring in mechanical engineering at Trinity. She is the daughter of Ann and John Doolittle.

Olsen, a three-year starter in the Trinity midfield, notched four assists and took seven shots while starting all 18 games this fall.  In her career, Olsen scored once and assisted on 16 more goals for 18 points on 22 shots, while recording one defensive save in 62 games and 51 starts.  A graduate of Granby Memorial High School, Olsen is majoring in sociology at Trinity.  She is the daughter of Helen and Bob Olsen.

Taskey started all 18 games and took two shots as a midfielder and a defender for the Bantams this fall, and finished with three shots in 32 games with 21 starts in her Trinity career.  Taskey is a three-time, NESCAC All-Academic selection and has made the NFHCA National Academic Team twice.  A graduate of Stone Ridge High School, Taskey is majoring in economics at Trinity. She is the daughter of Sharon Taskey and Todd Taskey.

Daly scored one goal for two points on two shots while appearing in four games this fall.  She is a two-time member of both the NESCAC All-Academic Team and the NFHCA National Academic Squad.  A graduate of Phillips Academy, Daly is majoring in economics and urban studies at Trinity. She is the daughter of Kathy and Pat Daly.

Behan, a midfielder, is a graduate of William H. Hall High School and is the daughter of Lisa and John Behan.  Solimine, a NFHCA All-New England West Regional First Team and an All-NESCAC Second Team selection this fall,  finished second on the team in all offensive categories with 16 goals and eight assists for 40 points on 63 shots with three game-winning goal while starting all 18 games at forward.  A graduate of Pelham Memorial High School, Solimine also play ice hockey for the Bantams.  She is the daughter of Annie and Joe Solimine. Thomas had two goals and one assist for five points on four shots while appearing in six games at forward for the Bantams this fall.  A graduate of Greenwich Academy, Thomas is majoring in film studies at Trinity.  She is the daughter of Kris and Bret Thomas.Bradley took five shots and played in six games this fall as a Bantam forward.  A graduate of East Lyme High School, she is the daughter of Jean and Chase Bradley.  Notman played in two games as a forward for Trinity this fall.  She is a graduate of Noble & Greenough School and is the daughter of Pam and Donald Notman.Pagliocco, a defender, is a graduate of the Groton School in Massachusetts.  She is the daughter of Jamie and Jamie Pagliocco.

NESCAC All-Academic information

Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA National Scholars of Distinction information 

Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA National Academic Squad information 

Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Academic Team information