Trinity Field Hockey Players, Team Receive Academic Awards
Hartford, Conn. - Trinity College field hockey senior tri-captain Gina Dinallo (West Hartford, Conn.) and sophomores Julia Rivera (Silver Spring, Md.) and Lyndsey Shepard (Hamilton, Mass.) were each named to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Fall All-Academic Team. The Bantams were also selected as a Gladiator by SGI/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) National Academic Team, and Dinallo, Rivera, Shepard, junior Lauren Slattery (Westford, Mass.), and first-years Sophie Doering (Darien, Conn.), Dana Engle (Providence, R.I.), Schuyler Giordano (Bedminster, N.J.), and Catherine Read (Skillman, N.J.) each graced the Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA National Academic Squad.
Each NESCAC All-Academic honoree 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. The National Academic Team Award recognizes those institutions that achieve a minimum g.p.a of 3.0 during the first semester of the 2011-12 academic year. The National Academic Squad recognizes those student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative g.p.a. of 3.30 or higher through the first semester of the 2011-12 academic year.
Trinity, coached by Anne Parmenter (11th Season), finished the 2011 season with an 11-5 overall record and finished in fifth place in the NESCAC with a 6-4 league mark. Trinity qualified for its seventh NESCAC Championship Tournament and its fourth in a row, and won, 2-1, in overtime at Tufts to advance to its fourth consecutive NESCAC Semifinals. The Bantams lost at eventual champion Bowdoin, 2-0, in the semifinal game.