Sports

Football Streak Continues as Trinity Rolls Over Hamilton

Sophomore QB/RB Chandler Barnard scored on touchdown runs of 55, 50, and five yards in his only three carries of the game to lead the Bantams to a 58-0 win over the visiting Hamilton College Continentals in NESCAC football action at Jessee/Miller Field. Trinity improves to 3-0 with its 25th consecutive victory, the longest streak in New England Division III history, the longest current streak in all of Division III, and the second longest current streak in all of college football behind the University of Southern California’s 26-game winning streak.

Trinity dominated play, opening up a 27-0 lead by the end of the first quarter and out gaining Hamilton, 440-57. The Bantams held the Continentals to just two first downs, four pass completions for 12 yards, and an average of 1.1 yards per play. Hamilton committed seven turnovers in the game with two lost fumbles and five interceptions, including picks by Trinity junior S Michael Soules and senior captain ILB Avon Morgan that were returned for touchdowns. The Bantams also scored on a 33-yard touchdown run by junior RB Jordan Quinones, a 94-yard kickoff return by junior Carlos Baz, a two-yard touchdown plunge by freshman RB Lemi Joyner, and a 22-yard field goal by junior Brett Sheridan.

Barnard totaled 110 yard rushing and caught two passes for 19 yards, while Quinones added 54 rushing yards on seven carries, and Joyner gained a career-high 46 yards to go with his first career score. Trinity senior QB Bill Schweitzer completed eight of 14 passes for 103 yards and freshman TE Andrew McDowell caught two passes for 80 yards. Senior captain DE Michael Blair paced the Trinity defense with six tackles and a sack, while freshman S Ross Pietrantonio added four tackles, a forced fumble, and an interception.

  Jen Bowman

Volleyball Coach Bowman Gets 200th Win

Head Volleyball Coach Jen Bowman recorded her 200th career victory as Trinity blanked Bates College 3-0 during a NESCAC match at Connecticut College. The Bantams, 10-8 overall and 4-2 in the conference, dropped a tough 3-2 decision to Colby College the same afternoon. Throughout her career at Trinity, Bates, and Frostburg State, Bowman has compiled a 200-68 record for a .746 winning percentage and two NCAA tournament appearances. 

Sophomore Emily Moore had 42 assists in the Bates match, while classmate Erika Heinecken finished with nine kills and sophomore Kathleen Lenz tallied nine digs. First-year student Nicole Cahill and senior tri-captain Lucy Hollis each made 11 kills against Colby, while Heinecken recorded 15 kills and Lenz registered 23 digs.

Finlay Named Lacrosse Coach

  Jim Finlay

The College has announced that Jim Finlay, a longtime assistant coach at Brown University, will take over as head coach of the men’s lacrosse team. Finlay replaces Brian Silcott, who resigned in August after four seasons. The Bantam men’s lacrosse squad posted a 3-9 record last spring and a 1-8 mark in the NESCAC. Trinity qualified for the NESCAC Championship Tournament in 2001 and 2004 and has reached the post-season in five of the last 10 years.

Finlay earned a bachelor’s degree in history and classical studies from Gettysburg College in 1992, where he was a three-year letter winner in lacrosse on teams that posted a 33-9 overall mark and captured two Middle Atlantic Conference championships. Considered one of the outstanding young defensive coaches and recruiters in the nation, Finlay went on to earn a master’s degree in physical education from Springfield College in 1997. 

“We are excited to have Coach Finlay, one of the top assistant coaches in collegiate lacrosse, as our new head coach at Trinity,” says Trinity Athletic Director Richard Hazelton. “He has coached with several of the game’s top coaches for 12 years, and is more than ready and capable of guiding the Trinity men’s lacrosse program to an elite level.”

Bantams Swim for Cancer Research

 
 

Head Coach Kristen Noone (r) with members
of the swimming and diving team.

Over the summer, several members of the College’s swimming and diving team participated in a one-mile ocean swim at Nantasket Beach in Massachusetts for Swim Across America, an organization dedicated to supporting cancer research and support.  The Trinity team was the top team-fundraiser for the event, raising $11,500. Junior Michael Lenihan organized the Bantams’ participation and personally raised over half of the total amount raised by the team. The team hopes to make this an annual event and have even more participants next year.

The Swim Across America 2005 Boston Swims brochure notes that, “SAA was founded in 1987 and is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for cancer research, prevention, and treatment through high-profile swimming related events. With the help of hundreds of volunteers nationwide and past and current Olympians, SAA is helping to find a cure for cancer through athleticism, community outreach, and direct service.”

 

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