Hartford, Conn. - As the month of October winds to a close, this year's seventh Bantams of the Week have been named, thanks to their strong performances on the soccer pitch and the water. Sophomore women's soccer midfielder Rhone O'Hara (Woodstock, Conn.) and the men's rowing varsity eight have been named as the Bantams of the Week.
Each week, the Trinity athletics website will spotlight two outstanding student-athletes - one male, one female - as the Bantams of the Week. Student-athletes may be chosen based upon their efforts both on and off the field of competition from the previous week.
O'Hara scored her third goal of the season in last week's game against Connecticut College. O'Hara leads the team this fall with seven points and is tied for the team lead with three goals. The Connecticut native's goal tied the game against the Camels at 1-1 in the 53rd minute on a direct kick from just beyond the half line.
The Bantam varsity-eight crew finished sixth of 31 teams with a time of 14:40.857 in the collegiate eights race at the Head of the Charles Regatta on the Charles River over the weekend. The Bantam boat finished just .007 behind fifth-place Marist, just over 16.5 seconds shy of first-place Virginia, and .057 ahead of seventh-place MIT. Trinity's sixth-place performance was 19 better than its 25th-place finish in the 2016 regatta and its time was the second-fastest of 13 Division III boats in the race. The varsity's time of 14:40.8 is the fastest time ever recorded by a Trinity crew at the Head of the Charles.