Trinity's Julia Pitino Named CoSIDA Women's Soccer Academic All-American

Trinity's Julia Pitino Named CoSIDA Women's Soccer Academic All-American

Hartford, Conn. - Trinity College senior goalie Julia Pitino (Littleton, Mass.) has been named to the 2017 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-American Women's Soccer Second Team. She was previously named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team earlier this fall for the second consecutive season. CoSIDA Academic All-Americans are recognized as the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Pitino also joined senior tri-captains Sarah Connors (Winnetka, Ill.) and Maddie Snyder (Montclair, N.J.), seniors Alexa Barbaresi (Newport Beach, Calif.), Tori Dunn (Washington, D.C.), Jillian Ramsay (Glastonbury, Conn.), and Annabel Stanley (Armonk, N.Y.) and sophomores Kelly Lucas (Ludlow, Mass.) and Tricia Pollock (Beverly, Mass.) on the 2017 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Fall All-Academic Team.

Trinity, coached by Michael Smith (21st Season), finished the 2017 campaign with a 7-7-2 record and was fifth in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) with a 5-4-1 record in the league. The Bantams qualified for the NESCAC Championship Tournament for the 12th time and the fifth year in a row, falling 1-0, at Tufts in the quarterfinal round.

The Trinity College fall athletic teams placed 54 student-athletes on the NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team. To earn All-NESCAC, an individual must have reached sophomore academic standing and be in good standing on their team with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.40. A transfer student must have completed one year of study at the institution. Of the 763 student-athletes named to the team, 251 were honored for the second time in their career, while 131 were recognized for the third time. In addition, 78 members of the group garnered both All-Academic and All-NESCAC accolades this fall, led by 15 student-athletes from Middlebury. A total of 42 individuals were named to both the All-Sportsmanship and All-Academic Teams.

Pitino started 12 games and totaled 1,144 minutes in the Bantam goal this fall, notching 50 saves for a .833 save percentage and allowing 10 goals for a 0.79 GAA with five shutouts. An All-NESCAC First Team honoree in 2016, Pitino totaled 155 saves for a .852 save percentage and allowed just 27 goals for a 0.79 GAA (tied for second all-time at Trinity) with a 16-10-6 record and 16 shutouts (3rd all-time at Trinity) in 33 games (32 starts) and 3,068 minutes for her Bantam career. She also set a Trinity record for shutouts in a season with 11 in 2016. A graduate of Littleton High School, Pitino has been a NESCAC All-Academic selection three times as a biology major at Trinity. She is the daughter of Terry Walsh and Sam Pitino.

Connors, a four-year starter and a three-time NESCAC All-Academic selection, started all 16 games on the Trinity back line in 2017. She finished her fine career with two goals and five assists for nine points in 65 games and 64 starts. A graduate of New Trier High School, Connors is majoring in psychology with a minor in writing, rhetoric, and media arts at Trinity. She is the daughter of Bonnie and Jim Connors.

Barbaresi, a three-year starter, notched one assist while starting 14 games on the Trinity back line in 2017. She finished her fine career with two goals and three assists for seven points in 61 games and 53 starts. A graduate of St. Margaret's Episcopal High School, Barbaresi is majoring in American Studies at Trinity. She is the daughter of Kathleen and Peter Barbaresi.

Dunn, a three-time NESCAC All-Academic selection, appeared in 14 games in the Trinity midfield in 2017, and finished her collegiate career with two goals and one assist for five points in 56 games and one start. A graduate of Sidwell Friends School, Dunn is majoring in International Studies at Trinity. She is the daughter of Melina Formisano and Jay Dunn.

Ramsay, a three-time NESCAC All-Academic honoree, played in seven games and started one at forward for the Bantams in 2017. She had one assist in 20 career games and one start at multiple position in her career, and represented Trinity women's soccer on the NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team in 2016. A graduate of Glastonbury High School, Ramsay is majoring in psychology at Trinity. She is the daughter of Karen and Scott Ramsay.

Snyder, a three-time NESCAC All-Academic honoree, played in 11 games and started one at midfield for the Bantams in 2017. She had one goal and one assist in 37 career games and five starts in her career. A graduate of Montclair High School, Snyder is majoring in psychology with a minor in writing, rhetoric, and media studies. She is the daughter of Michelle and Matthew Snyder.

Stanley, a three-time NESCAC All-Academic honoree, appeared in three games for the Bantams as a back in 2017. She played in 30 games and started one in her career, and represented Trinity women's soccer on the NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team in 2015. A graduate of Byram Hills High School, Stanley is majoring in psychology at Trinity. She is the daughter of Bonni and William Stanley.

Lucas, a two-year starter, started all 16 games in the Bantam backfield in 2017. A graduate of the Northfield-Mount Hermon School, Lucas is majoring in biology at Trinity. She is the daughter of Celia and Carlos Lucas.

Pollock led the Bantams this fall with eight points on four goals, including three game-winning markers (T4th in NESCAC), in her second season as a starter, and earned All-NESCAC Second Team honors. She also finished second on the team in shots while starting all 15 games. Pollock is a graduate of Bishop Fenwick High School, and is the daughter of Sharon Redfield and James Pollock.

NESCAC All-Academic information

CoSIDA Academic All-American information

CoSIDA Academic All-District information