Sports

Sophomore Michael Lenihan won three events in a meet at Wesleyan and three more in a tri-meet against Connecticut College and Wheaton to earn ECAC Division III Swimmer of the Week honors. Lenihan set new Trinity records in the 100-yard breaststroke (59.75) and the 400-yard individual medley (4:18.86) in the tri-meet.

Women's basketball senior guard Jessica Baker and sophomore forward Leigh Melanson were each named to the All-Tournament Team in the Great Bahamas Goombay Shootout, which took place in Nassau in January. Melanson had 24 points in the first round as the Bantams knocked off Ramapo College, 69-60, and Baker scored 23 points in a 58-50 loss to Marian College in the finals.

Women's ice hockey junior goalie Courtney Bergh recorded her first career shutout, and Trinity's first-ever NESCAC shutout in the seven-year existence of the team, in a 1-0 win over Colby that also snapped the Bantams' 28-game winless streak in the league. Bergh stopped 53 shots the next day in a loss to nationally-ranked Bowdoin to earn NESCAC Player of the Week honors.

Men's basketball senior co-captain guard John Halas and senior center Craig Coupe became the 21st and 22nd Trinity players to reach the 1,000-point plateau. Halas scored his 1,000th in a win against Coast Guard on January 10 and Coupe did the same in the next game during a win at Clark on January 13.

The men's ice hockey team sits atop the NESCAC standings at 7-1, and has jumped to No. 8 in the United States College Hockey Online Division III National Poll. The Bantams are 11-1 overall this season and host No. 7 Norwich on Friday, January 22. Junior Cameron Finch leads the Bantams in scoring with 10 goals and nine assists and senior Doug Kisielius is one of the top goaltenders in the nation.

The men's squash team is nearing another milestone this week as Head Coach Paul Assaiante approaches his 500th career victory. Assaiante has compiled 499 wins as an intercollegiate men's squash and tennis coach at Army, Williams, and Trinity. Assaiante has a career record of 498-197 in the two sports, including a 169-10 mark in squash at Trinity and a 96-32 record in tennis. Assaiante can win his 500th match in the racquets when the No. 1-ranked and six-time defending national champion Bantams host Penn on Saturday, January 22.

 

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