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Coach Kristen Noone (r) and members of the swimming and diving teams helped out recently at a local Habitat for Humanity house.

 
     

 

   

Men’s Ice Hockey Gives Coach 400th Win

The men’s ice hockey team opened the season in style, routing Southern Maine, 7-2, to give Head Coach John Dunham his 400th career victory. One of only three active Division III coaches to achieve that feat, Dunham has a 30-plus year career record of 406-286-25. The Bantams have won their first seven games of the 2004-05 season for their best start since 1986-87, when Trinity jumped out to a 21-0 start and finished 24-1 as the ECAC Champions. Trinity is in first place in the NESCAC with a 4-0 record and defeated state and league rivals Wesleyan and Connecticut College to win the Charles Luce Championship title in New London over Thanksgiving break. Currently ranked 12th in the nation, the Bantams are led by All-American senior goalie Doug Kisielius, high-scoring senior forwards Joseph Ori and Ryan Stevens, and junior All-NESCAC defenseman Brendan Timmins.

Priore Wins Three Different Coach of the Year Awards

Head Football Coach Chuck Priore has been named the 2004 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Football Coach of the Year, the New England Football Writers’ Association New England Division II/III Coach of the Year, and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division III Regional Coach of the Year.

After finishing the 2004 season with a perfect 8-0 record and winning the league title for the third year in a row, the Bantams have won 22 consecutive games dating back to the second game of the 2002 campaign—the longest winning streak in all of NCAA Division III football. Trinity dominated the league this fall, winning all of its games by 18 points or more and leading the league in almost every statistical category on offense and defense.

Priore took over the reins of the football program immediately following the 1999 season after eight seasons as the offensive line coach and offensive coordinator at the University of Pennsylvania. He has compiled a 31-9 record in five seasons.

Priore was recognized as the New England Coach of the Year at the annual New England Football Writers’ banquet in early December, and will be recognized by his peers at the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Coach of the Year Dinner on January 11, 2005 in Louisville, Kentucky. The AFCA will also announce its National Coach of the Year recipients for each division at its national convention in Louisville. The AFCA National Coach of the Year winners each earn a $1,000 grant from the AFCA to assist in the education and development of full-time assistant coaches, and will be invited to coach in the Hula Bowl All-Star Football Classic in Maui on January 22.

Football’s Goldstein Selected to Play in Aztec Bowl

Trinity College senior safety Aaron Goldstein was selected to play in the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Aztec Bowl. The Aztec Bowl features a team of 44 NCAA Division III Senior All-Stars against the Mexican National Team in the traditional, season-ending game of the Mexican college football season.

Goldstein has been named to the Football Gazette NCAA Division III All-East First Team, the New England Division II/III All-Star Team (chosen by the New England Football Writers’ Association), the All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) First Team, and the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year this season. Several post-season awards remain to be announced, including two All-American teams.

Selected to the 2003 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) All-Northeast Second Team, the two-time all-league player had 50 hits (20 solo), three tackles for losses, three pass breakups, a forced fumble, and a fumble return for a 40-yard touchdown at free safety this season for the Bantams. During his outstanding career, Goldstein recorded 145 tackles (65 solo), 14 pass breakups, six interceptions (with a 41-yard return for a touchdown), and two fumble recoveries.

Goldstein is also a two-time letter winner in baseball and a 2002-03 letter winner in basketball for the Bantams. A graduate of Edina High School in Minnesota, Goldstein maintains a 3.0 GPA in economics at Trinity.

 

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