Senior forward Tyler Rhoten has been named the 2006 NESCAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Year and a member of the 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.

The men’s 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.

Sophomore Amanda 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 performances.

Trinity Baseball and Women’s Lacrosse
Among Top 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 National Rankings. 

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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