Trinity Field Hockey Coach Anne Parmenter Receives National Award From Coaches Academy

Hartford, Conn. - Trinity College Head Field Hockey Coach Anne Parmenter was a recipient of the Judy Sweet Award at the NCAA Women's Coaching Academy last month in Denver Colo. Judy Sweet's leadership has mentored the WCA into the success story that it is today. She taught through example the power of sharing personal and professional stories can bridge us to the past, present and future. This Award recognizes a member of each academy team who's spirit and willingness to live her story with integrity and perspective for her own and others' personal and professional success and has made an impact on others.  Parmenter received the award along with international soccer coach Safia Abdel Dayem.

Parmenter completed her 13th season as the head field hockey coach at Trinity this fall, guiding the Bantams to an 8-7 record and the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) championship Tournament for the ninth time and the eighth year in a row. She is 112-88 in 13 seasons at Trinity and 210-180-4 in 27 years of coaching field hockey at Connecticut College and with the Bantams. Parmenter ranks 19th in wins among active Division III coaches, and 34th in wins among all-time Division III coaches.

Prior to her arrival at Trinity, Parmenter was the head field hockey coach at Connecticut College for 14 seasons, compiling six ECAC Division III New England Championship appearances. She was also the head women's lacrosse coach at Conn. College from 1991-2001 with a career record of 107-47, nine ECAC Division III New England Championship appearances, ECAC titles in 1994 and 2000, and an NCAA Division III Championship Tournament appearance in 1996. In addition, Parmenter was assistant athletic director at Conn. College. Parmenter has also been an assistant field hockey, lacrosse, and squash coach at Amherst College and an assistant field hockey coach at the University of Massachusetts and Holy Cross.  She took a year off from assisting the Bantam lacrosse team in 2006 to fulfill a lifelong dream of climbing Mount Everest.