Ally Slowe Caps Off Stellar Field Hockey Career At Trinity With Senior Game This Weekend

Hartford, Conn. - With the fall season coming to an end, many student-athletes are hanging up their uniforms for the season. The Trinity College field hockey team enjoyed a stellar 2018 campaign, finishing 12-5 and reaching the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Semifinals. A team is only as strong as its defense and a key component to the Bantam back line for the last four seasons has been senior captain, Ally Slowe (Medfield, Mass.). The perennial starter for her entire career, Slowe has not only been a brick wall for opposing offenses, but has also helped the Bantams put goals up on the scoreboard.

Trinity allowed just nine goals and yielded a meager 8.4 shots per game this autumn, while Slowe contributed 11 goals and 12 assists offensively over her four seasons to give her 34 career points as a Bantam. In recognition of Slowe's fine career and senior campaign, the two-time All-NESCAC and NFHCA Division III All-Regional honoree will join fellow senior co-captain Chandler Solimine in theĀ 2018 Victory Sports Tours/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III Senior Game this weekend in Pennsylvana.

Slowe, who started off her high school career at Tabor Academy but transferred to the Noble & Greenough to live closer to home and to attend school with her sister, Molly, was a two-sport star in field hockey and ice hockey. She grew up in a competitive family that includes Molly, an ice hockey player at Boston College, and another sister, Kate, who plays field hockey at Bentley University. The seasonal transition from one sport to the other could be difficult at times. A left-handed ice hockey player, Slowe played one year at Trinity on both on the turf and the ice before choosing the right-handed field hockey stick as her weapon of choice for the last three years.

Slowe has always been a force to be reckoned with on the field, but was not always the most vocal. Her election as one of Trinity's two field hockey captains required an adjustment that she made seamlessly. Anne Parmenter, Trinity's Hall of Fame head coach, once found Slowe to be a quiet assassin, but this year she was often the first one to speak up in team meetings. Slowe had definitely grown comfortable voicing her opinions on and off the field.

Off the field, Slowe is a sociology major with an interest in marketing and sales. She is hoping to stay in Boston after college. Slowe interned over the summer at Team IMPACT in Quincy, setting the groundwork and pushing hard for her Bantam squad to be matched with a Team IMPACT Child. The Bantams were matched up with a 10-year-old girl who is paralyzed from the waist down, and hope to welcome her to the squad soon.

The Victory Sports Tours/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III Senior Game is set to take place in conjunction with the NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship in Manheim, Pennsylvania. The game is currently set for 5 p.m. EST on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the Spooky Nook Sports Complex, and can be seen live on the NFHCA Facebook page.

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