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Trinity Sports Champions Honored By Professional Baseball Teams This Spring

Trinity Sports Champions Honored By Professional Baseball Teams This Spring

Hartford, Conn. - The Trinity College men's squash team, which won the College Squash Association (CSA) national crown for the 16th time in February with a 5-4 victory at Harvard, was honored by the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park prior to the Red Sox/Tampa Bay Rays game on Friday, April 14, while the Hartford Yard Goats minor league baseball squad recognized Trinity's four New England Small College Athletic Conference champions, football, men's ice hockey, men's squash, and women's squash, on April 20 before its game against the Harrisburg Senators. Trinity Head Men's Squash Coach Paul Assaiante threw out one of the first pitches prior to the Red Sox game on April 14, while Trinity Head Football Coach Jeff Devanney, Head Men's Ice Hockey Coach Matt Greason, men's squash senior captain Affeeq Ismail, and women's squash senior captain Anna Kimberley each threw out ceremonial first pitches at the Yard Goats' game.


In men's squash, Trinity completed another historic season in 2016-17, finishing with a 19-1 record, winning its 11th NESCAC title, and capturing the CSA Potter Trophy title for the 16th time in 19 years.  The Bantams defeated Pennsylvania, 8-1, and St. Lawrence, 7-2, in the Potter Trophy Quarterfinals and Semifinals, respectively, before downing Harvard, 5-4, at the Murr Center on Harvard's campus in the CSA Finals.

The Trinity College football team finished the 2016 season with a perfect 8-0 record and won the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) title outright for the third time in the last nine years after a 45-21 win at Wesleyan in the season finale. Devanney was honored as the NESCAC Coach of the Year.

The Trinity men's ice hockey team finished the season with a  21-7-3 overall record and finished third in the NESCAC with an 11-5-2 league mark.  The Bantams won their their second consecutive NESCAC title with a 5-4 victory in overtime at Hamilton on March 5, and qualified for the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament for the third year in a row.  Trinity downed Plattsburgh State, 4-1, in the opening round, edged Endicott, 2-1, in double overtime in quarterfinals to reach the NCAA Division III Frozen Four in Utica, N.Y. for the second time in three seasons. Trinity defeated St. Norbert, 3-2, in the semifinal round, before falling, 4-1, to Norwich in the finals to finish as the NCAA Division III National Runner-Up.

Trinity women's squash, coached by Wendy Bartlett (33rd Season), finished the 2016-17 season with a 16-3 record and placed third in the College Squash Association (CSA) National Team Championships (Howe Cup) with a 7-2 victory against Princeton in the third-place match.  The Bantams also captured their 11th consecutive New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship crown with 9-0 victories over Colby (8-1), Bates, and Williams (9-0) in the league tournament.