Trinity's Lori Berger Named As Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA National Scholar Athlete

Trinity's Lori Berger Named As Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA National Scholar Athlete

Hartford, Conn.- Trinity College field hockey goalkeeper Lori Berger (Scottsdale, Ariz.) was honored as the Zag Field Hockey/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III National Scholar Athlete, presented to the 2018 Longstreth/NFHCA Division III All-American honoree who earns the highest cumulative grade-point average through the first semester of the 2018-19 academic year. Berger was also a Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Scholar of Distinction for achieving her cumulative g.p.a. of 3.9 or higher through the 2019 fall semester. She joined eighteen other Bantams on the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA National Academic Squad, while 10 Trinity field hockey players graced the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Fall All-Academic Team. Bantam senior co-captain Chandler Solimine (Pelham, N.Y.), classmate Jenna Behan (West Hartford, Conn.), juniors Cara Bradley (East Lyme, Conn.), Caroline Curtin (Andover, Mass.), Olivia Hoyda (Darien, Conn.), and Nicole Quinlan (Duxbury, Mass.), and sophomores Bailey Cunningham (Cheshire, Conn.), Katherine Devaney (Andover, Mass.), Caroline Fisher (Kennet Square, Pa.), and Julie Roche (Cheshire Conn.) made the NESCAC All-Academic Team and the Zag Field Hockey/ NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad. Berger, senior co-captain Ally Slowe (Medfield, Mass.), junior Jordan Ragland (Westport, Conn.), sophomores Caroline Munn (Garden City, N.Y.), and Sydney Olstein (Lyme, Conn.), and first-years Caelin Flaherty (Upton, Mass.), Ellie Kirkpatrick (Bryn Mawr, Pa.), Elizabeth Provost (Sudbury, Mass.), and Christine Taylor (Westport, Conn.) also represented Trinity field hockey on the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad. The Bantams were additionally recognized as a Zag Field Hockey/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division III National Academic Team, and Hoyda was named to the 2018 NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team. The Bantams, coached by Anne Parmenter (18th season), finished the 2018 season with a 12-5 record and tied with Hamilton College and Bowdoin College for the fourth place with a 6-4 in conference mark. The Bantams reached the NESCAC Semifinals, after beating Hamilton, 2-0, in the quarterfinal round, but fell, 1-0, to Middlebury Panthers in semifinals.

The NFHCA National Academic Team Award recognizes those institutions that achieve a minimum g.p.a of 3.0 during the first semester of the 2018-19 academic year, and the National Academic Squad recognizes those student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher through the first semester of the 2018-19 academic year. To earn NESCAC All-Academic honors, a student-athlete must have reached sophomore academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5.The NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team recognizes student-athletes from each varsity sport who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to sportsmanship. These student-athletes exhibit respect for themselves, teammates, coaches, opponents, and spectators. They display sportsmanship, not only as a participant in their sport, but also as a spectator and in their everyday lives. Through their positive actions and example, these student-athletes inspire others to adhere to the quality of sportsmanship that the NESCAC and the NCAA endorse.

Berger was named to both the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) All-American First Team selection and a Synapse Sports All-American First Team in 2018. She was also a member of the 2018 All-NESCAC First Team and the NFHCA All-New England West Region First Team. She 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, and is currently pursuing a master's degree in the same field. She is the daughter of Iris and David Berger.

Solimine was 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, was chosen as the 2018 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) 2018 Field Hockey Offensive Player of the Year, and graced the All-NESCAC First Team and the NFHCA All-New England West Region First Team. She was 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. All-NESCAC Second Team honoree in 2016 and 2017, Solimine 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) this fall. 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 three-time Zag/NFHCA National Academic honoree as an American Studies major at Trinity. She is the daughter of Annie and Joe Solimine.

Behan, a midfielder, played in four games on defense this fall for the Bantams. Behan is a three-time member both the NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team and the NFHCA National Academic Team, and represented Trinity field hockey on the 2017 NESCAC All-Sportsmanship Team. She is a graduate of William H. Hall High School and is the daughter of Lisa and John Behan.  Bradley, who repeats on both the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA National Academic Team and the NESCAC All-Academic Team, scored one goal on eight shots while playing in eight games at forward this fall. A graduate of East Lyme High School, she is the daughter of Jean and Chase Bradley.  Curtin, who repeats on both the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA National Academic Team and the NESCAC All-Academic Team, totaled 12 points on a goal and a team-high 10 assists (3rd on team) on 13 shots in 17 games and 17 starts in the Trinity midfield. She is a graduate of Andover High School and is the daughter of Tom and Patti Curtin.  Hoyda, who repeats on both the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA National Academic Team and the NESCAC All-Academic Team, played in seven games as a defender and a midfielder this fall. She is a graduate of Darien High School and is the daughter of Christine Stark and Brad Hoyda.  Quinlan, who repeats on both the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA National Academic Team and the NESCAC All-Academic Team, tallied five goals, including two game-winners, and four assists (T3rd on team) for 14 points while starting all 17 games in the midfield. She is a graduate of Duxbury High School and is the daughter of Linda and Bob Quinlan.

Cunningham, who repeats on the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA National Academic Team, played in 14 games and started one, totaling one assist from the Trinity midfield. She is a graduate of Cheshire High School and is daughter to Sandra and William Cunningham.  Devaney, who repeats on the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA National Academic Team, notched two assist while playing in 12 games and starting three in the Trinity midfield. She is a graduate of Andover School and is daughter to Laura and Richard Devaney.  Fisher, who repeats on the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA National Academic Team, registered seven goals (3rd on team) and four assists (T3rd on team) for 18 points (3rd on team) while appearing in all 17 games with one start for the Bantams this fall. She is a graduate of Unionville High School and is daughter to Anne and Champe Fisher.  Roche, who repeats on the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA National Academic Team, appeared in four games for the Bantams in the midfield this fall. She is a graduate of Cheshire High School and daughter to Vera and Rob Roche.
Slowe, a two-time Longstreth/NFHCA Division III All-New England and All-NESCAC player in both 2016 and 2017, was 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. She started all 17 games and played her 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.

Ragland, who repeats on the Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA National Academic Team, notched three goals and two assists for eight points on 44 shots while playing in 16 games with 15 starts this fall. Ragland is a graduate of Staples High School and is the daughter of Kathy and John Ragland.  Munn played in five games with one start in the Trinity backfield this fall. She is a graduate of Garden City High School and the daughter of Susan and Doug Munn.  Olstein played in one in goal this fall. A graduate of Ethel Walker School, Olstein is majoring in political science and Spanish at Trinity. She is the daughter of Linda Morel and Stephen Olstein.  Flaherty had two goals and two assists for six points on 25 shots with one game-winner in 17 games and 15 starts in the midfield this fall. She also plays ice hockey for the Bantams. A graduate of New Hampton School in New Hampshire, she is the daughter of Catherine and John Flaherty.  Kirkpatrick played in four games in as a defender and a midfielder this fall. She also plays lacrosse for the Bantams. She is a graduate of the Agnes Irwin School and is the daughter of Beverly and Jack Kirkpatrick.  Provost played in 16 games with 14 starts in the Trinity backfield this fall. A graduate of St. Mark's School, Provost is majoring in psychology at Trinity. She is the daughter of Allison and David Provost.  Taylor started all 17 games and recorded a team-high three defensive saves as a defender and a midfielder. Taylor also plays lacrosse for the Bantams. A graduate of Staples High School, Taylor is majoring in environmental science at Trinity. She is the daughter of Timothy and Megan Taylor.

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