Erica Quinones '16. Photo by David Newman

Erica Quinones ’16. Photo by David Newman

The Bantam softball team finished the 2016 season with an 18–14 overall record and tied Bowdoin and Colby for second place in the NESCAC East with a 6–6 mark in the division. The Bantams qualified for the NESCAC Championship Tournament for the ninth time and the first season since 2011 but lost at Williams 10–2 and against Amherst at Williams 4–3 in the postseason. Trinity Head Coach Caitlin Hitchcock, in her 14th season, was honored by her peers as NESCAC Softball Coach of the Year, while first-year Courtney Erickson was named to the All-NESCAC First Team and senior co-captain Erica Quinones earned All-NESCAC Second Team honors.