THIS WEEK: The No. 15-ranked Trinity College field hockey team came away with two big wins last week to improve to 8-2 on the year and 5-2 in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). The Bantams defeated Wesleyan, 4-0, before coming away from Maine with a 2-1 victory over No. 5-ranked Bowdoin College. This week, Trinity hosts Springfield on Tuesday before back-to-back conference games over homecoming weekend - versus top-ranked Middlebury on Saturday and versus No. 3-ranked Tufts on Sunday.
- Trinity leads the NESCAC and ranks third in the nation in GAA (0.50). The Bantams had recorded six-straight shutouts on the year before allowing just a single goal to the No. 5-ranked Polar Bears on Saturday. The Bantams also are second in the conference with 26 assists which equates to 2.60 assists per game, good for 12th-best in the country.
- Senior co-captain Chandler Solimine leads the squad and ranks fourth in the conference with 25 points on nine goals (T5th in NESCAC) and seven assists (T4th in NESCAC). Solimine recently became the sixth player in Trinity history to score 100 career points with her seven-point effort against Bates two weeks ago. She added two goals and an assist in the Bantams' victories last week.
- Junior Caroline Curtin is tied for fourth in the NESCAC with seven assists. She is tied for 14th on the nation averaging 0.78 assists per game. Sophomore Kendall Brown is tied for ninth in the conference with seven goals this fall.
- Senior goaltender Lori Berger ranks third in the nation in GAA (0.50) after posting another shutout last week. She is second in the country in save percentage (.902) and has seven shutouts so far this fall. Berger is just one shutouts shy of the program's individual season record mark of eight.
- Sophomore Caroline Fisher scored twice last week for the Bantams. Fisher scored the fourth goal of the game in a 4-0 victory versus Wesleyan before knocking in the game-winner in Trinity's victory at Bowdoin on Saturday. Fisher scored with just 6:58 remaining in the second half against the Polar Bears.
- Trinity moved up from No. 17 to No. 15 in the country, in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) rankings this week. Undefeated Middlebury remains No. 1 in the country while Tufts checks in at No. 3.