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 State.

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 2001.

“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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