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Tigers Earn GSAC Honors

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Washington, DC- The GSAC announced the fall sport award winners last Saturday night.  The Tigers took home a total of 10 awards at the banquet.

Soccer players Asya Tucker and Abla Alodjinou received All-Conference honors.  Raissa Audrey Tseumie took home All-Freshman honors.  Tucker and Teresita Hernandez-Arriola were awarded All-Academic Honors, and Ismanuela Denis won the Sportsmanship Award.

For volleyball, Ameyna Saunders-Jackson was voted onto the All-Freshman team.  Seniors Brittany Wilkerson and Shelby Swann received All-Academic honors.  Swann also took home the Sportsmanship Award.

2014 GSAC Women’s Soccer All-Conference Team

Ciara Micacchione of Agnes Scott
Maddie Shaul of Agnes Scott
Helene Somda of Agnes Scott
Erica Sandoval of Finlandia
Nicole Cyr of Maine-Presque Isle
Bethany Heald of Maine-Presque Isle
Sam Nadeau of Maine-Presque Isle
Jasmine Leonard-Fortes of Mills
Kaycie Simpson of Mills
Sybil Lynch of Pine Manor
Maria Vaughan of Pine Manor
Tarryn Johnson of Salem
Morgan Canepa of Salem
Sawyer Ferguson of Salem
Heather Huffman of Salem
Nataly Mojica of Salem
Abla Alodjinou of Trinity Washington
Aysa Tucker of Trinity Washington
Mylee Connor of Wesleyan
Leah McLeod of Wesleyan
Taylor Poole of Wesleyan
Abby Stephens of Wesleyan

2014 GSAC Women’s Soccer All-Freshman Team

Rachel Dodson of Agnes Scott
Morgan Hoel of Agnes Scott
Taylor Bowen of Finlandia
Allison Lopez of Maine-Presque Isle
Sam Nadeau of Maine-Presque-Isle
Sarah Orsette of Pine Manor
Brooke Bukas of Salem
Tarryn Johnson of Salem
Sydney Preist of Salem
Raissa Tseumie of Trinity Washington
Katie Tanner of Wesleyan of Wesleyan

2014 GSAC Women’s Soccer All-Academic Team

Agnes Scott: Sydney Holstad, Maddie Shaul, Ivy McIntyre, Stacia Pereira, Catherine Pratt, Helene Somda
Finlandia: Erin Elsner, Siera Hasche, Brock Nelsen, Sommer O’Shaughnessy
Maine-Presque Isle: Nicole Cyr, Chelsea Lynds-Beaulieu, Bethany Heald
Mills: Julia Ceniceros, Cassandra Colton, Jazmine Leonard-Fortes, Allison Ng, Ariahna Sanchez, Kaycie Simpson, Kay Singh, Sarah Villa
Pine Manor: Sybil Lynch
Salem: Sawyer Ferguson, Summer Rich, Stephanie Verdi, Nataly Mojica, Meghan Menard, Sierra Hutchins, Jacqueline Hogg
Trinity: Asya Tucker, Teresita Hernandez-Arriola
Wesleyan: Mary Grace Alley, Mylee Connor, Sydney Davis, Anna Hernandez, Christina Mayfield, Paula O’Hare, Rebecca Otwell, Alyssa Rivero

2014 GSAC Women’s Soccer All-Sportsmanship Winners

Agnes Scott: Staci Pereira
Finlandia: Taylor Bowen
Maine-Presque Isle: Morgan Roy
Mills: Jazmine Leonard-Fortes
Pine Manor: Sarah Orsette
Salem: Elizabeth Smetana
Trinity: Ismanuela Denis
Wesleyan: Sydney Davis

2014 GSAC Volleyball All-Conference Team

Lauren Aikens of Agnes Scott
Shakira Dodson of Agnes Scott
Shelli Sherman of Agnes Scott
Augustine Brutus of Finlandia
Shannon Brown of Maine, Presque-Isle
Destiny Mann of Pine Manor
Ashley Whiteshield of Pine Manor
Zykeya Henderson of Salem
Hillary McPhatter of Salem
Roslyn Nixon of Salem
Taylor Rhodes of Salem
Kylie Taffer of Salem
Diamond Hudson of Wesleyan
Chermaine Johnson of Wesleyan

2014 GSAC Volleyball All-Freshman Team

Bonnie Derks of Agnes Scott
Emma Nelson of Finlandia
Ashley Whiteshield of Pine Manor
Bernisha Master of Salem
Kylie Taffer of Salem
Ameyna Saunders-Jackson of Trinity
Myra Sanchez of Wesleyan

2014 GSAC Volleyball All-Acdemic Award Winners

Agnes Scott: Shelli Sherman, Kayleigh McCrary, Briana Vannoy
Finlandia: Katelyn Anderson, Lynette Hokenson
Maine-Presque Isle: Shannon Brown, Morgan Swan, Katie Patenaude, Molly Lindsey
Mills: Emma Baumeister, Julia Harencar
Pine Manor: Phalogne Pierre, Susan Le
Salem: Brandy Bednorz, Roslyn Nixon, Taylor Rhodes
Trinity: Brittany Wilkerson, Shelby Swann
Wesleyan: Hannah Finch, Chermaine Johnson, Myra Sanchez

2014 GSAC Volleyball All-Sportsmanship Award Winners

Agnes Scott: Destiny Dawkins
Finlandia: Kellie Maddox
Maine-Presque Isle: Abby Jewett
Mills: Brittany Docherty
Pine Manor: Susan Le
Salem: Chanice Williams
Trinity: Shelby Swann
Wesleyan: Hannah Finch

Edited: November 11th, 2014

Tigers Crush Sentinels 5-0 in Think Pink Game

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Washington, DC- The Trinity soccer team dominated their Think Pink game yesterday afternoon.  The Tigers beat Patrick Henry 5-0.  This marks the second win of the season for the Tigers.

Freshman Brenda Alonso led the Tigers posting two goals, one assist, and four shots.  Freshman Raissa Audrey Tseumie and senior Asya Tucker also had impressive games.  Tseumie tallied one goal, one assist, and four shots.  Tucker posted one goal, one assist, and eight shots.  Sophomore Abla Alodjinou added a goal for the Tigers.

Trinity started the game strong scoring their first goal within the first minute of the game.   Patrick Henry held the Tigers to just one goal for the first half.  The Tigers played a solid second half adding four more goals.

Trinity held Patrick Henry to just one shot for the game.  The Tigers tallied a total of 28 shots.

Trinity will return to action Sunday, October 26th.  The kickoff is set for 4:30pm at Trinity.

Edited: October 25th, 2014

Trinity Student-Athletes Participate in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

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Washington, DC-   The student-athletes rose early Sunday morning to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.  The Tiger Athletics team raised $500 for the cause.

Many of the student-athletes have been impacted by breast cancer in some way or another.  Freshman Brenda Alonso, from the soccer team stated “it was very inspiring to see so many people from so many different walks of life all joining together for a great cause.”

The Tigers will be hosting two breast cancer awareness games this October.  Volleyball will be dedicating their October 18th game, and soccer their October 24th game.

Edited: October 6th, 2014

Women’s Soccer Earns First Win of the Season

Washington, DC-  The Trinity women’s soccer defeated Valley Forge Christian College yesterday afternoon 2-1.  The game marks the first win for the program since 2011.

Senior Asya Tucker and Freshman Jennifer Ramirez each score a goal for the Trinity.  Freshman Raissa Tseumie earned in assist for the Tigers.

The Tigers started the game slow.  The team conceded a goal in the first minute of the game.  Trinity woke up in the 18th minute posting nine shots for the rest of the half.

Six minutes into the second half the Tigers earned their first goal.  With an assist from Tseumie, Tucker blasted a shot from 35 yards out into the upper left corner.  The Tigers second goal came in the 73rd minute.

Trinity will return to action Saturday, October 4th when they host Valley Forge Christian College.  The game is set to kick-off at 1pm.

Edited: September 30th, 2014

Student Athlete of the Week

ablaTrinity sophomore Abla Alodjinou, native of Gaithersburg, MD via Togo Africa, is a Trinity duel athlete (soccer and softball).  Abla is studying Criminal Justice in hopes of becoming a lawyer or to work with the CSI as a detective.

 

Q: Who is your favorite super hero? Why?

A: Superman! He can fly.  He is cute, and he SAVES THE WORLD!!!

Q: What is you class your favorite class at Trinity?

A: My favorite class is Criminal Justice 101.  I want to be a lawyer, and the topics that we cover in class are so interesting and intriguing.  Everything I learn in this class is fresh and new. It inspires me to try and make a difference by applying it to my everyday life.

Q: Who would you consider a mentor?

A: My friends Izzy, Paige, Kyla, and Keesha have been my mentors. When I first got here these guys took me under their wing and taught me that what you put in is what you get.  PLUS, those guys have made my college experience amazing.

Q: What is your favorite midnight snack?

A: (In a high pitch voice) I LOOOOOOOOOVVVVEE PEANUT M&M’s!

Q: What is your favorite part about being a Trinity student-athlete?

A: I would have to say stepping out on the field, playing my heart out. Knowing team is my family and that they have my back.  The amazing support from the fans is also great.

Q: Who has been the biggest influence in your life?

A: My twin brother Koami.  He is my other half; we pretty much do everything together.  He is the one person I can truly depend on to pick me up when I am down.  He knows me the best!

Q: What is your dream job?

A: My dream job is to be a professional soccer player!  If that doesn’t work out, a detective with CSI or a Lawyer.

Q: What is something you enjoy doing in your leisure-time?

A: I like to study, sleep, party and hang out with my friends.

Edited: September 23rd, 2014

Soccer Loses Heartbreaker in Double Overtime

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Washington, DC- The Trinity soccer team fought hard in tonight’s game against Mary Baldwin.  Unfortunately, the team was defeated 1-0 by a goal in double overtime.

Sophomore Eboni Hibbert and Senior Aysa Tucker led the Tigers in today’s match.  Hibbert stopped 8 shots and Tucker posted 5 shots.  Freshmen Jenny Ramirez and Brenda Alonso added two shots each for the young team. Trinity posted a total of 11 shots with five on goal.

The team went head to head with Mary Baldwin in this heartbreaker.  In the last five minutes of double overtime, an unassisted shot by Santamaria from 35 yards out, pushed the Squirrels past the Tigers.

Trinity soccer will return to action Tuesday, September 16th playing Christendom at Trinity.  The game is set to kickoff at 5pm.

Edited: September 12th, 2014

Tigers Drop to Gallaudet in Season Opener

Washington, DC-  The Trinity University women’s soccer team suffered a 2-1 loss at the hands of Gallaudet University on Friday, Aug. 29th in Washington, DC.

Despite only getting off two shots, Trinity managed to slip one by Gallaudet keeper Jennifer Livengood. Senior Asya Tucker scored the only goal for the Tigers.  Tucker ripped the shot to the upper left corner from 30 yards out.  Sophomore keeper Eboni Hibbert earned five saves for the Tigers.

The Bison posted 13 corner kicks and 7 shots on goal.  Megan Calik tallied 3 shots on goal, putting one in the back of the net.  Sofia Lindevall had two shots on goal and earned 2 assists.

The Tigers return to action Tuesday, September 2nd against Washington Adventist University, scheduled to kickoff at 6:00pm.

Edited: August 29th, 2014

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Edited: July 31st, 2014

Meet Student Athlete Ismanuela Denis

DSC_1871A native of Brooklyn, NY, Ismanuela “Izzy” Denis, is a junior soccer player at Trinity. Izzy is a Sociology major with a minor in Political Science.

1. What is something that has had a grave impact on your life?

I would have to say growing up in my neighborhood.  There’s a lot of crime and poverty in my neighborhood, and not many people have the opportunity to “get out”.  I was determined from a young age to rise above my circumstances, and leave my neighborhood to broaden my perspective on life.

2.  What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I don’t have much free time between my internship, work, classes, and athletics, so the majority of it goes to sleeping and hanging out with my friends.  I really love to sleep!

3.  If you could have any super power, what would it be?

I would like to be able to read minds.  If I could read minds I would know exactly what everyone else what thinking, it would give me a leg up on everybody else.

4.  What do you find most challenging about being a student-athlete?

It’s very important to have good time management.  When you become an upperclassman and get into your major classes, are working, playing sports, and have an internship, you need to make sure you can balance all of your activities and keep your grades up.

5.  What home-cooked meal do you miss the most when you are away at school?

I miss my mother’s diriak djon djon ( Haitian black rice ) and plantains.  Every time I eat diriak djon djon, it reminds me of home.

6.  What was your first impression of Trinity?

Everyone was very welcoming, helpful, and made me feel at home.  Things in DC however were slightly different than New York, I was used to more of a “busy” environment.

7.  What is your favorite class you have ever taken here at Trinity?

Professor Rivers English 105.  When I came to Trinity I had a lot of trouble with my writing structure.  Professor Rivers helped me become a better writer; she still assists me today and challenges me to do better everyday.

 

Edited: January 6th, 2014

Meet Student Athlete Asya Tucker

photo[1]A native of Heidelberg, Germany, Asya Tucker, is a junior soccer player at Trinity.  Asya is a Chemistry major with a 3.65 GPA who is interested in going to dental school and being in the Air Force. 

1. What would you say is one of the major differences between living in Heidelberg, Germany and living in Washington, D.C.

Everything (with a chuckle)! For one, the culture is very different.  Here, everything is based on convenience with no sense of punctuality, where in Germany, things are convenient, yet punctual as well.  Second is the speed limit, driving in the states is incredibly slow and there is way too much traffic. There is NO speed limit in Germany, very hard to get used to driving here!

2.  If you had one million dollars, what would you do with it?

I would save a lot of it (yes, I’m frugal). I would also use it to travel the world, see different cultures, and spoil my family.

3.  What is your most annoying habit?

I worry a lot, and when I worry, I bite my nails!!

4.  What do you find most challenging about being a student-athlete?

It is difficult to get all of my work done, but I have found that time management is the key for me.  At Trinity, as long as I have communication with my teachers and get my work done, they work with me.

5.  What was your first impression of Trinity Washington University?

It was GREAT!!  I played on a Junior College soccer team; we were beating Trinity but the team fought the whole way through the game.  The fans in the stands were cheering the whole time and I could just sense the school unity.   Now that I have transferred here, I am glad to be on the inside looking out.

6.  What is your favorite piece of clothing?

My hand woven, Istanbulian, wool socks.   I got them as a gift from a friend who traveled to Istanbul.

7.  What is your favorite class you have ever taken here at Trinity?

Would have to be Religion and Science: Crisis, Conflict, and the Transformation of Cultures, taught by Dr. Mary Lynn Rampolla.  It was such an amazing and interesting subject, a great class, taught by a great professor.

Edited: December 16th, 2013