Tyler Rhoten has been named the 2006 NESCAC Men’s Basketball Player
of the Year and a member of the D3Hoops.com Northeast All-Region First Team.
The Ridgewood, New Jersey, native was also selected, for the second
year in a row, as one of ten finalists for the prestigious Jostens
Trophy as the NCAA Division III Player of the Year. While starting
all 24 games, Rhoten averaged a league-leading 20.7 ppg and also
grabbed 8 rebounds. Trinity’s all-time leading scorer, he maintains
a 3.31 GPA in political science.
Orr Wins ECAC Athlete of the Week for
Men’s Track and Field
The men’s and
women’s indoor track and field teams finished 16th and 14th,
respectively, in the New England Division III Championship Meets at
MIT and Tufts.
Senior Chris Orr
finished first in the pentathlon with a College record 3,461 points
in the men’s championships. Orr leaped 6’0.75" in the high jump and
19’11" in the long jump, finished the 55-meter high hurdles in 8.12
seconds, ran the 1,000 meters in 2:45.43, and heaved the shot put
36’08.80". The Hingham, Massachusetts, native finished 46 points
ahead of the second-place finisher and had the fastest time in the
hurdles, the third-longest long jump, the second-longest shot put,
the third-longest high jump, and the second-fastest 100-meter time
of the 16 pentathletes at the meet.
4x400-meter relay, consisting of senior co-captain Thomas Walsh,
sophomore Matt Anderson, and freshmen Sam Moorhead and Hunter Norte,
came in fourth place with a time of 8:02.47. All five Trinity
athletes earn All-New England honors for their performances and Orr
was selected as the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC)
Division III Athlete of the Week.
White finished first in the 55-meter high hurdles with a time of
8.49 in the women’s championships and junior tri-captain Sarah
Bengston recorded a second place performance of 5’03.75” in the high
jump. White posted the day’s best time of 8.47 in her preliminary
heat, which is the best time of her career and qualifies her
provisionally for the NCAA Division III National Championships. Both
White and Bengston earned All-New England honors for their
Baseball and Women’s Lacrosse
20 in Pre-Season National Polls
The baseball and women’s lacrosse teams are both ranked among the
top 20 teams in their respective 2006 pre-season national polls. The
Bantam baseball squad, which posted a best-ever 35-9 record in 2005
and advanced to the NCAA Division III World Series for the second
time in three years, is ranked No. 14 in the Collegiate Baseball
Newspaper Division III Pre-Season National Poll. The women’s
lacrosse, which was 8-7 in 2005, is ranked No. 16 in the US
Lacrosse Division III Pre-season National Poll and was No. 18 in
the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Association (IWLCA) Pre-Season
The Bantam baseball team, coached by 2004 and 2005 New England Coach
of the Year Bill Decker (16th season), won the 2005 NESCAC East
Division regular season title for the third straight year with a
10-2 division record and lost to Amherst in the league tournament
finals, but captured the NCAA Division III Regional Championship
title with four consecutive wins in that tournament on Cape Cod.
Trinity lost to Wisconsin-Whitewater and Wartburg in the NCAA
Division III National Championship Tournament in Wisconsin. Senior
co-captain RHP Greg Talpey was 7-1 with a 1.98 ERA last spring and
earned All-American honors, while senior co-captain 1B Erik Paisley
batted .385 and earned First Team All-NESCAC recognition. Trinity
begins its season March 18 in Florida.
The women’s lacrosse team, coached by Kara Tierney (8th season),
opened the 2005 season with seven wins in a row and finished the
year ranked No. 16 in the nation. The Bantams, after earning
post-season bids in seven of the last 10 years, opened the season
with a 17-2 win at home against the University of New England.
Junior attacker Lauren Malinowski had three goals and an assist to
lead Trinity past the Noreasters. Senior captains Meredith Murphy,
Katie Neil, Christine Ryan, and Kara Takesuye combined for 27 goals
and 16 assists last season.
Trinity Swimming and Diving
Teams Claim Academic Awards
The men’s and
women’s swimming and diving teams have each been honored by the
College Swimming Coaches Association for their academic achievements
during the 2005 fall semester. Both teams received CSCA All Academic
Team Awards. The Bantam women were designated as “excellent” by the
CSCA for maintaining a 3.20 grade point average this fall and the
Trinity men were designated as “commendable” for posting a 2.93
grade point average as a team.
The Trinity men’s
and women’s swimming and diving squads, both coached by Kristen
Noone (6th season), finished ninth and 11th, respectively, in the
NESCAC Championships. The Bantam men were 1-8 in dual meets, while
the women were 3-6.
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