Women’s Lacrosse

Lindsay Mullaney '15Photo by David B. Newman

Lindsay Mullaney ’15
Photo by David B. Newman

The Bantam women’s lacrosse team completed another banner season, winning its fifth consecutive NESCAC title and reaching the NCAA Division III Championship Finals for the fourth spring in a row. Starting the year 0-1 with a one-goal loss to Colby, the Bantams won their next 21 games and finished atop the conference standings for the sixth-straight year with a 9-1 league mark. Trinity defeated Williams 11-10, Tufts 8-7 in overtime, and Bowdoin 13-8 to capture the NESCAC crown; the squad went on to down St. Joseph’s (L.I.) 16-6, Pomona-Pitzer 16-2, and The College of New Jersey 10-5 to advance to the NCAA Final Four. Under first-year head coach Katy Dissinger, the Bantams defeated Franklin and Marshall 11-6 in the NCAA Semifinals before falling 17-6 to Cortland State in the championship game. Junior Martha Griffin was named the Synapse Sports Women’s Lacrosse Division III National Midfielder of the Year and to the Synapse Sports and Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division III All-American First Teams. Sophomore Clare Lyne graced both All-American Second Teams, while senior tri-captain Caroline Hayes was named to the IWLCA All-American Second Team and the Synapse Sports All-American Third Team. Junior defender Ashley Stewart was selected as an All-American Third Team member by both organizations. All four Trinity All-Americans also were named to the IWLCA All-Region First Team, along with senior defender Lindsay Mullaney, while sophomore midfielder Karly Simpson was named to the Second Team. Griffin also was honored as the ECAC Division III Offensive Player of the Year and the NESCAC Player of the Year and joined Lyne on the All-ECAC and All-NESCAC First Teams. Senior attacker Molly Cox, Hayes, Mullaney, and Stewart were All-NESCAC Second Team honorees, while Hayes, senior tri-captain attacker Renee Olsen, and Cox played in the IWLCA North-South All-Star Game.

Men’s Lacrosse
Trinity’s men’s lacrosse team, coached by Michael Higgins in his fifth season, finished with a 4-11 record and tied for ninth place in the NESCAC standings with a 2-8 league mark. Senior goaltender Mickey Zaverucha represented Trinity as a United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-American Honorable Mention selection.