Bradley Closes Trinity Field Hockey Career With Over 100 Points, Williams Receives Blanket
Hartford, Conn., June 29, 2010 – The Trinity field hockey squad, coached by Anne Parmenter (10th season), posted a 9-7 overall record in 2010 and finished tied with Wesleyan for fifth place in the NESCAC with a 5-4 mark. The Bantams qualified for the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship Tournament for the sixth time and the fifth year in a row, defeating Middlebury on the road, 3-2, in the quarterfinals before falling at Tufts, 3-0, in the semifinals.
The Bantams recovered from a 3-4 start to the season, stringing together five-game winning streak, before closing the regular campaign with road losses at nationally-ranked Bowdoin and Amherst. Trinity outscored their opponents 18-3 in that stretch, which included a 2-1 upset of top-ranked Tufts thanks to a pair of goals by senior co-captain midfielder Robyn Williams (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe) and 13 stops in goal by junior Gina Dinallo (West Hartford, Conn.). Williams and junior back Payson Sword (Princeton, N.J.) scored second-half goals in the playoff win at No. 12-ranked Middlebury, which vaulted the Bantams into their third straight NESCAC Semifinals and gave Trinity its first road win against the Panthers of the millennium. Five of Trinity’s 2010 losses were by a single goal with three overtime defeats.
Williams and Sword were each selected to the 2010 Longstreth/NFHCA Division III All-American Second Team, and the Longstreth/(NFHCA) Division III All-New England West Region First Team, while first-year defender Sarah Duncan (Dedham, Mass.) was named as the NESCAC Rookie of the Year and to the womensfieldhockey.com National All-Rookie Team. Williams also graced the All-NESCAC First Team, while Sword and Duncan each graced the All-NESCAC Second Team, and Dinallo was the lone Bantam on the NFHCA All-New England West Second Team. Williams and Sword were named NESCAC Player of the Week once in 2010, while Williams was also the womensfieldhockey.com National Player of the Week once, and Sword received the team’s MVP award. Dinallo received the Applebee Award for her unparalleled dedication to the team.
Williams and Dinallo were also selected to the NESCAC All-Academic Team, and the pair joined senior Brady Keeshan (Greenwich, Conn.), juniors Molly Foye (Beverly, Mass.), and Jennifer Waddington (Granby, Conn.), sophomore Lauren Slattery (Westford, Mass.), and first-years Tanya Nongera (Harare, Zimbabwe), Julia Rivera (Silver Spring, Md.), and Lyndsey Shepard (Hamilton, Mass.) on the NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad. Freshman goalkeeper Anne Marie Scalambrino (Chicago, Ill.) was selected to represent Trinity field hockey on the NESCAC Fall All-Sportsmanship Team. Trinity also graced the NFHCA National Academic Team Honorable Mention List for maintaining a team g.p.a. of 3.0 or better.
Senior co-captain forward Christy Bradley (Wellesley, Mass.), Williams, and Keeshan completed their collegiate careers for the Bantams in 2010 having helped Trinity compile a 46-22 record with four straight post-seasons, NCAA Quarterfinals appearances in 2008 and 2009, and the team’s first-ever appearance in the NESCAC Finals in 2009. Bradley finishes her fine career just one game shy of the Trinity record with 66 and is just the fifth Bantam field hockey player to eclipse 100 points in her four seasons. She ranks third all-time at the College in assists with 27 to go with 39 goals, giving her 107 points to tie her for fourth on Trinity’s all-time scoring list. Bradley was a two-time, All-New England West selection, a 2009 All-NESCAC First Teamer, and a member of the 2007 womensfieldhockey.com National All-Rookie Team. Williams, a three-time All-NESCAC and All-American selection and the 2009 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Defensive Player of the Year, received a Blanket Award from the College in the spring for having earned nine varsity letters in her collegiate career. She played squash and tennis as a freshman, field hockey, squash, and tennis in her sophomore year, before concentrating on field hockey and squash the last two years.