The Trinity fall sports
teams began play last weekend
The Bantam field hockey team, coached by Anne Parmenter, downed
Amherst, 5-3, for its first win against the Lord Jeffs since 1998.
Senior Jessica Baker scored two goals to lead Trinity.
Bantam sophomore Kristina Miner and senior captain Christina Kane
finished second and third, respectively, as the Trinity women's cross
country team, coached by George Suitor, opened the season with a
third-place finish in the Connecticut College Invitational.
Trinity names two new coaches
The College has hired Jen Bowman as its head women’s volleyball coach.
Bowman, the 2003 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC)
Coach of the Year, comes to Trinity after compiling a 177-50 record in
six years as the head volleyball coach at Frostburg State College and
Bates College. Bowman replaces Angela Mills, who resigned for personal
reasons after three seasons.
“We are extremely pleased and excited to bring in a coach with such an
impressive history of success throughout her coaching career,” says
Director of Athletics Richard Hazelton. “Jen Bowman has a proven track
record at this level, and her energy and intensity will be a
tremendous asset to our volleyball program."
Bowman posted a 105-41 mark from 2000-2003 at NESCAC rival Bates,
including 31-9 mark and an appearance in the NCAA Division III
Championship Regional Finals in her first season. Last fall, Bowman
led Bates to a 26-9 record while guiding the Bobcats to the NESCAC
Championship Finals. Bowman was 72-9 in two seasons at Frostburg
The Trinity volleyball team qualified for the NESCAC Championship
Tournament twice in three years under Mills, although the Bantams
failed to qualify for the league tourney for the first time last fall
with a 7-22 overall mark. Mills posted a 34-54 mark in three seasons
as head coach, after becoming Trinity’s third coach in three years in
“Coach Mills did a great job as head coach at Trinity, and recruited a
number of skilled and talented players over the past three years,”
notes Hazelton. “We have a fine, young group of talented
student-athletes in our volleyball program, brought here largely
through the efforts of Angela Mills, and we wish her all the best in
her future endeavors."
Marina Traub has been hired as the interim head women’s rowing coach.
Traub, most recently the interim associate head crew coach and novice
crew coach at the University of Wisconsin, comes to Trinity after
successful coaching and competing stints at the NCAA Division I level.
The Trinity women’s varsity eight recorded a 5-4 record, before
winning its first New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC)
Championship title which automatically qualified them for the
program’s second consecutive NCAA Division III Championship Regatta.
Trinity finished fifth in the New England Division III Championships,
seventh in the ECAC National Invitational Regatta, and sixth in the
NCAA Championships in Sacramento. The Bantams also won their first New
England Championship title and earned their first bid to the NCAA
Division III Championships in 2003.
This past spring, Traub helped guide the first and second varsity
crews at Wisconsin to a second-place finish in the Big Ten Conference
and the school’s first bid to the NCAA Division III National
Championships since 1999. The novice women’s rowing coach at Wisconsin
from 2002 through last spring, Traub also coached the first and second
novice eights to numerous league and regional championship titles in
three seasons. She served as the assistant varsity coach at the
University of California-Berkeley in the 2001-02 season, helping the
varsity four and the third varsity eight each capture conference
titles while helping the varsity place third in the NCAA
Championships. Traub began her coaching career in 2000-01 as the men’s
novice rowing coach at Loyola College in Baltimore.
“We are very enthusiastic about hiring Marina Traub as our women’s
crew coach. She brings a tremendous amount of energy to an already
successful program, and the rowers are extremely excited to compete
for her,” says Hazelton. “Coach Traub has rowed and coached at some of
the top Division I crew programs in the nation and her experience will
be an asset to our crews and our department.”
A 2000 graduate of the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree
in government, Traub rowed varsity all four years and helped the squad
finish among the top four at the NCAA Championships each season.
Originally from Torrington, Conn., Traub is an alumna of the Kent
School in Connecticut. She replaces Lyllah Martin who coached the
Bantams for four seasons and served as head coach for one year.
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