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.
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
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.
Volleyball Coach Bowman
Gets 200th Win
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.
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
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
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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