Trinity's Solimine Named NESCAC Field Hockey Offensive Player Of The Year, Joins Berger On All-League Squad

Trinity's Solimine Named NESCAC Field Hockey Offensive Player Of The Year, Joins Berger On All-League Squad

Hartford, Conn. - Trinity College senior co-captain forward Chandler Solimine (Pelham, N.Y.) was chosen as the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) 2018 Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Year, and joined senior goalkeeper Lori Berger (Scottsdale, Ariz.) on the All-NESCAC First Team.  Solimine makes her third appearance on the All-NESCAC squad, while Berger repeats on the all-league team.  The Bantams, coached by Anne Parmenter (17th season), finished the 2018 season with a 12-5 record and finished tied with Bowdoin and Hamilton for fourth place in the NESCAC with a 6-4 league mark.  The Bantams won at Hamilton, 2-0, in the NESCAC Quarterfinals before falling, 1-0, at Middlebury in the semifinals of the conference tournament.  Solimine's honor gives Trinity a third-consecutive NESCAC player of the year in a row, after two-straight NESCAC Player of the Year awards by Kelcie Finn '18.  

Solimine, an All-NESCAC Second Team honoree the last two autumns, led the Bantams in scoring with 32 points (4th in NESCAC) on 12 a team-high 12 goals (5th in NESCAC) and eight assists (8th in NESCAC).  She scored also led the team in in shots with 119 and game-winning goals with five, playing in all 17 games in her third year as a starter.  In her fine career, Solimine totaled 45 goals (T5th all-time at Trinity) and 27 assists for 117 points (4th all-time at Trinity) on 271 shots with 14 game-winning tallies (T2nd all-time at Trinity) in 72 games (61 starts).  A graduate of Pelham Memorial High School, Solimine is a three-time NESCAC All-Academic (once in ice hockey) and a two-time Zag/NFHCA National Academic honoree as an American Studies major at Trinity.  She is the daughter of Annie and Joe Solimine.

Berger started every game in the Trinity cage since joining the team in her second year on campus in 2016. She topped the NESCAC rankings with an .878 save percentage (3rd in nation) and allowed just nine goals to finish second in the league with a Trinity-record 0.53 GAA (8th in nation).  Berger made 65 saves and posted a 12-5 record and Trinity-record 10 shutouts in in 1,182 minutes of play in 2018.  She completed her three-year field hockey career with 311 saves (8th all-time at Trinity) for a .783 save percentage and 86 goals allowed for a 1.53 GAA with a 39-17 won-loss record (4th all-time at Trinity in wins) and 17 shutouts (4th all-time at Trinity) in 56 games and 3,930 minutes.  A graduate of Lawrence Academy in Massachusetts, Berger collected Zag/NFHCA National Academic honors in 2017 as a neuroscience major at Trinity.  She is the daughter of Iris and David Berger.

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