Hartford, Conn. - Trinity College Head Women's Soccer Coach Rachael Sushner, hired last month and slated to begin her tenure at Trinity this week, was profiled last week on the Bantam Spotlight Podcast with Mike Gualtieri. Sushner comes to Hartford from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, where she led the Oles to a 27-21-4 record over the last three seasons. Sushner is a graduate of Skidmore College, where she earned a bachelor's degree in business and sociology and was a captain and highly-decorated player for the nationally-ranked Thoroughbreds. An all-conference and all-regional honoree three times each, Sushner went on to play professionally with the Adirondack Lynx and the Boston Breakers of the Women's Professional Soccer League (WPSL) and in Canada for the London Gryphons.
Started in 1980, the Trinity women's soccer program has achieved considerable success in its relatively short history with 17 post-season appearances and New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship bids in five of the last six autumns. The Bantams qualified for their first NCAA Tournament and defeated Elizabethtown, 2-1, in 2013. In 2016, Trinity played in the NESCAC Championship game and advanced on penalty kicks (0-0) against WPI to reach its second NCAA Second Round in four seasons. The Bantams posted a 5-7-3 record and finished tied with Connecticut College for ninth place in the NESCAC with a 2-6-2 league mark last fall.
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