Solimine's NCAA Woman Of The Year Nomination Highlights Trinity Field Hockey Post-Season Awards List

Solimine's NCAA Woman Of The Year Nomination Highlights Trinity Field Hockey Post-Season Awards List

Hartford, Conn. - Trinity College senior co-captain forward Chandler Solimine (Pelham, N.Y.) was named as one of seven nominees by the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award.  Solimine and senior goalkeeper Lori Berger (Scottsdale, Ariz.) were each named to both the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-American First Team and the Synapse Sports 2018 Field Hockey All-American First Team, while Solimine was also chosen as the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) 2018 Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Year,.  Solimine and Berger both graced the 2018 All-NESCAC First Team and the NFHCA All-New England West Region First Team, while Solimine and fellow senior co-captain Ally Slowe (Medfield, Mass.) were selected for and played in the 2018 Victory Sports Tours/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III Senior Game, which took place in conjunction with the NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship in Pennsylvania. 

The Bantams, coached by Anne Parmenter (17th season), finished the 2018 season with a 12-5 record and tied with Bowdoin and Hamilton for fourth place in the NESCAC with a 6-4 league mark.  The Bantams won at Hamilton, 2-0, in the NESCAC Quarterfinals before falling, 1-0, at Middlebury in the semifinals of the conference tournament.  Solimine makes her third appearance on the All-NESCAC and All-New England team, while Berger repeats on the all-league team and moves up to the All-New England First Team after earning second team honors a year ago. Both players close out their careers with All-American honors for the first time.Solimine's honor gives Trinity a third-consecutive NESCAC player of the year in a row, after two-straight NESCAC Player of the Year awards by Kelcie Finn '18.  

Solimine, an All-NESCAC Second Team honoree the last two autumns, led the Bantams in scoring with 32 points (4th in NESCAC) on a team-high 12 goals (5th in NESCAC) and eight assists (8th in NESCAC).  She also led the team in in shots with 119 and game-winning goals with five, playing in all 17 games in her third year as a starter.  In her fine career, Solimine totaled 45 goals (T5th all-time at Trinity) and 27 assists for 117 points (4th all-time at Trinity) on 271 shots with 14 game-winning tallies (T2nd all-time at Trinity) in 72 games (61 starts).  A graduate of Pelham Memorial High School, Solimine is a four-time NESCAC All-Academic (once in ice hockey) honoree and a two-time Zag/NFHCA National Academic honoree as an American Studies major at Trinity.  She is the daughter of Annie and Joe Solimine.

Berger started every game in the Trinity cage since joining the team in her third year on campus in 2016. She topped the NESCAC rankings with an .878 save percentage (3rd in nation) and allowed just nine goals to finish second in the league with a Trinity-record 0.53 GAA (8th in nation).  Berger made 65 saves and posted a 12-5 record with a Trinity-record 10 shutouts in in 1,182 minutes of play in 2018.  She completed her three-year field hockey career with 311 saves (8th all-time at Trinity) for a .783 save percentage and 86 goals allowed for a 1.53 GAA with a 39-17 won-loss record (4th all-time at Trinity in wins) and 17 shutouts (4th all-time at Trinity) in 56 games and 3,930 minutes.  A graduate of Lawrence Academy in Massachusetts, Berger collected Zag/NFHCA National Academic honors in 2017 as a neuroscience major at Trinity.  She is the daughter of Iris and David Berger.

Slowe, a two-time Longstreth/NFHCA Division III All-New England and All-NESCAC player in both 2016 and 2017, started all 17 games and playedher usual role as the leader of Trinity's defense. She also finished with seven points on a pair of goals and three assists.  Slowe completed her fine career with 11 goals and 12 assists for 34 points on 32 shots with one game-winning tally, and she started all 72 of Trinity's field hockey games over the last four seasons.  A psychology major and a graduate of the Noble & Greenough School, she is the daughter of Susan and Daniel Slowe.

NCAA Woman of the Year release

NESCAC Woman of the Year release

Longstreth/NFHCA All-American information

Synapse Sports All-American information

All-NESCAC information

All-NFHCA information

NFHCA Senior Game information