Hartford, Connecticut, December 13, 2016 – Trinity College junior forward Kelcie Finn (Weymouth, Mass.) has been selected as the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III National Player of the Year, as announced on Monday afternoon.
Finn was previously named the Longstreth/NFHCA Division III New England West Region Player of the Year, and also earned the same honor in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). She totaled 27 goals and a school-record 68 points and led the nation in per game averages in both categories, with her 14 assists standing fifth in the country.
Finn also set school records with 138 shots and nine game-winning goals as she helped Trinity to a 13-5 record that included a trip to the second round of the NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship. Finn made the New England West All-Region team for the third time in as many seasons at Trinity and becomes the second straight Division III National Player of the year from a NESCAC College. She is also the first junior to be honored with the award since 2009.
She was also named as the Synapse Sports National Offensive Player of the Week, the NESCAC Player of the Week, and to the NFHCA National Honor Roll once each this autumn, after receiving NESCAC Player of the Week honors twice as a freshman in 2014. Also as a rookie, Finn was a NFHCA All-Regional and All-American selection, a Synapse Sports All-American, the Synapse Sports National Division III Rookie of the Year, the NESCAC Rookie of the Year, and an All-NESCAC First Team honoree, and followed that up with All-NFHCA Regional Second Team and All-NESCAC Second Team recognition while battling injuries in 2015. Finn, who also plays ice hockey for the Bantams, is a graduate of Thayer Academy and is majoring in Classical Studies at Trinity. She is the daughter of Linda and Frank Finn.