Women’s Lacrosse

Karly Simpson

The Trinity College women’s lacrosse team, coached by Katy Dissinger in her third season, posted a 17–5 overall record and finished tied with Colby, Hamilton, and Middlebury for first place in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) with an 8–2 record in the league. The Bantams qualified for the NESCAC Championship Tournament for the 13th time and the 11th year in a row, downing Tufts 19–10 in the opening round and Hamilton 12–3 in the semifinals at Middlebury before falling in the league finals against Colby at Middlebury 13–9. Trinity was selected for the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament for the 13th time and the eighth consecutive spring, downing Babson 16–5, Franklin & Marshall 13–12, and York (Pennsylvania) 10–5 to reach the NCAA Final Four for the sixth consecutive spring before falling 8–4 against eventual champion Gettysburg in the semifinals at Roanoke College’s Kerr Stadium. 

Clare Lyne

Bantam senior tri-captain attacker Clare Lyne was named as the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) National Division III Attacker of the Year and joined Bantam junior goalkeeper Zoe Ferguson and junior defender Clara Nowlan on the IWLCA Division III All-American Teams. Lyne was named to the IWLCA All-American First Team, while Ferguson and Nowlan each graced the Second Team. The trio also joined Bantam junior attacker Kiley Coffey on the IWLCA Division III All-Berkshire Region First Team, while senior tri-captain midfielder Karly Simpson and junior attacker Abby McInerney graced the IWLCA All-Berkshire Region Second Team. Lyne, Nowlan, and Ferguson also were named to the All-NESCAC First Team.