Hartford, Conn. - The Trinity College field hockey and women's lacrosse teams have announced the hiring of Eliizabeth Morrison as an assistant coach for both programs for the upcoming 2018-19 season. The field hockey squad, led by Head Coach Anne Parmenter (18th season), reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament in their second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance last fall, finishing with a 14-7 overall record. The women's lacrosse team, under the guidance of Head Coach Katy Dissinger (4th season), finished the year with a 13-7 overall record and also advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament for the seventh consecutive spring.
Morrison joins the Bantam coaching staff after a finishing a successful four-year career as a student-athlete at The College of New Jersey in 2018. Morrison was a four-time Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-American First Team, All-Region First Team and All-Conference First Team women's lacrosse player at TCNJ and started in every game during her four years. She was also named the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Defender of the Year in 2016 and 2018, the National Defender of the Year in 2016 and was named to the Tewaaraton Award watch list in 2018. A two-time Academic All-American honoree and senior captain, Morrison set program records in ground balls, caused turnovers and draw controls.
On the field hockey field, Morrison scored 40 career goals to go along with 22 assists, and was the team's points leader in 2017. She was a two-time All-Region First Team and All-Conference player and was named the 2017 NJAC Attacker of the Year as well as a Second Team All-American. She was also the founder and head coach of the Stonington Girls Lacrosse Clinic where she created a non-profit lacrosse clinic for players out of Stonington, Connecticut. Morrison earned her bachelor's degree in biology with a minor in psychology, and will pursue her master's degree at Trinity as a graduate assistant. She has additional experience working at TCNJ's Zebrafish Lab as a student researcher and at Miriam Hospital in Providence, R.I. as a research intern.