Hartford, Conn - The Trinity College field hockey team, led by Head Coach Anne Parmenter (19th season), ended their 2019 season with an 8-8 record and finished eighth overall in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) with a mark of 3-7 in the league.
The Bantams were 4-3 in September, winning all their non-conference games but losing all three games against opposing NESCAC teams during the stretch. In October, the Bantams were 4-4, beating Connecticut College. 2-1, Springfield 5-0, Wesleyan, 6-1, and Amherst, 2-1. Trinity qualified for the NESCAC Quarterfinals but fell to Middlebury, 3-1, in the opening round.
Junior forward Kendall Brown (Rowayton, Conn.) had an outstanding season as the Bantam scoring leader, finishing second in the NESCAC in goals and scoring with 13 goals to go with five assists for 31 points. Senior tri-captain Caroline Curtin (Andover, Mass.) also was a scoring leader for the Bantams, finishing was fifth in the NESCAC in scoring with 23 points on nine goals (6th in NESCAC) and five assists. Bantam sophomore Caelin Flaherty (Upton, Mass.) tied for fifth in the league with seven assists and added six goals for 19 points.
Senior tri-captain’s Jordan Ragland (Westport, Conn.) and Nicole Quinlan (Duxbury, Mass.) were also potent offensively, as each had four goals and three assists and 11 points. First-year goalkeeper Emma Cropper appeared in 14 games with a save percentage of .701 and a GAA of 1.62.
Brown netted the Trinity goal in the playoff game at Middlebury with 20 seconds left before halfttime to cut the Bantam deficit to 3-1. Cropper kept the Panthers off the board the rest of the way but the Trinity offense could not score again.
Senior Callyn Cass (Summit, N.J.) representing Trinity field hockey on the NESCAC All-Sportsmanship team. Curtin, Quinlan, fellow seniors Cara Bradley (East Lyme, Conn.) and Olivia Hoyda (Darien, Conn.), Quinlan and sophomore Elizabeth Provost (Sudbury, Mass.) all represented the NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team.
Curtin finished her fine career with 13 goals and 21 assist for 47 points, while Ragland had nine goals and five assists and 23 points, and Quinlan closed her collegiate days with 13 goals and 21 assists for 47 points. Trinity's six seniors completed their four years with a team record of 47-24 with four-straight post-seasons, two NCAA Tournament appearances, and an NCAA Quarterfinals appearance in 2017.