Trinity Field Hockey Players Earn All-NESCAC And All-Regional Honors

Sophie Doering, Kelcie Finn, Anne Parmenter receive honors

Hadley, Mass., November 17, 2014 – After leading her team to a highly successful fall campaign, Trinity College Field Hockey Head Coach Anne Parmenter (14th season) was named the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Coach of the Year as announced by the league office Wednesday afternoon. Parmenter wasn't the only major award winner for the Bantams as first-year forward Kelcie Finn (Weymouth, Mass.) was tabbed the league's rookie of the year and senior co-captain Sophie Doering (Darien, Conn.) was honored as the conference defensive player of the year.

The Bantams finished the 2014 season with a 13-4 record and advanced to the NESCAC Semifinals before falling to eventual conference champion Middlebury, 3-1. The 13 wins marked the highest win total for Trinity since the 2009 campaign in which they finished 15-2. The NESCAC Final Four appearance was the first for the Bantams since 2011 and the victory over Williams in the quarterfinals was the first post-season win for the team since 2011.

Besides the major award winners, the Bantams placed junior goalkeeper Sophie Fitzpatrick (Duxbury, Mass.) on both the all-conference first team and the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) New England West All-Regional First Team alongside Finn and Doering, while senior midfielder Catherine Read (Skillman, N.J.) was named Second Team All-NESCAC.

NESCACFH.jpgParmenter's squad improved its win-loss record from 8-7 a year ago to 13-4 this year thanks to strong offensive play of Finn and stalwart backline anchored by Doering. She earned the league's coach of the year distinction for the first time in her career at Trinity after leading them to an impressive 8-2 mark in conference, the team's best record in conference play since 2009, and the No. 3 seed in the NESCAC Championship Tournament. She is also the first Trinity field hockey coach to earn the award.

Finn joins former Bantam standout Sarah Duncan '14 as the only student-athletes in program history to earn NESCAC Rookie of the Year honors. She leads the conference and set a single-season program record with 62 points and is tied for the league best in assists with 10 while ranking second in goals with 27. Her 27 tallies are the second most in a single season in Trinity history and she also set a new program record with seven game-winning goals this year. The first-year sensation also recorded three or more goals in a game six times and was twice named the conference player of the week this fall. She is the daughter of Linda and Frank Finn.

Doering capped her outstanding career by adding a team-best three defensive saves to her resume to go along with 19 points on five goals and nine assists. The nine helpers are one off the league best total achieved by four players. She ends her career by being named to the all-conference team for the second straight season. She is majoring in English literature and is the daughter of Amy and Peter Doering.

Fitzpatrick had a breakout season in the cage for the Bantams, ranking second in the conference with .841 save percentage and making 90 saves en route to a 13-win campaign. She had a 1.03 goals-against average this fall and recorded a quartet of shutouts. Fitzpatrick was named the NESCAC Player of the Week on October 6, after making 14 saves in a 1-0 shutout victory at previously-unbeaten and nationally-ranked Bowdoin. In 2014, she made 10 or more saves in a game four times. Fitzpatrick is majoring in political science.

In her final season with the Bantams, Catherine Read graced the all-conference list for the first time in her career. This fall, she registered one defensive save and two assists for the Bantams. Throughout her undergraduate career, she has been a fixture on the NESCAC All-Academic team and the NFHCA Academic squad. Read has made the Dean's list during her time at Trinity and is majoring in public policy and law. She is the daughter of Stephen Read and Elizabeth Clemente.

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