Hartford, Conn. - With the start of the winter season just around the corner, this year's ninth Bantams of the Week have been named, thanks to their strong performances on the field hockey and football field. Rookie field hockey defender Ellie Tate (Carlisle, Pa.) and the junior football DE Corey Jean-Jacques (Haverhill, Mass.) 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.
Tate assisted on two of three Trinity goals in the team's thrilling 3-2 overtime victory in last weekend's New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Semifinals against Williams. The assists come as the first of her career as Trinity reached the NESCAC Championship game for the first time since 2009. The Bantams received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and host Gwynedd Mercy on Wednesday. Tate has started in all 13 games she has played this fall.
Jean-Jacques led the Bantams with nine tackles (7 solo) and added 1.5 sacks in last weekend's game against the Amherst College Mammoths. The junior has started in every game this fall for a Trinity defense that has held opponents to just 10.8 points per game (7th in nation), and 269.4 total yards per game (21st in nation). Jean-Jacques has 30 tackles on the year including three sacks and five tackles for loss.