Washington, DC- The Trinity Washington University softball team earned their first win of the season at Gallaudet versus Sweet Briar on Saturday afternoon. Trinity lost the first game 16-12, but the Tigers came back for a 16-13 victory in game two.
Despite six Tigers registering hits, five players earning RBI’s, and four players earning infield home runs, the Tigers couldn’t pull off the win in game one.
In game two, the Tigers tallied five RBI’s, and six Tigers registered hits. Sophomore Alauna Keaton hit an infield home run in the bottom of the fourth bringing in two runs. Despite being down 11-7 in the bottom of the fifth, the Tigers came alive earning four runs bringing the game to 11-11 tie going into the seventh. Freshman Michelle Craft hit her first home run of the season in the bottom of the seventh to clench the 16-13 win.
The Tigers return to play on Monday with a doubleheader at Wilson, starting at 3:30pm.
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.
Trinity 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.
Swann was one of seven players to make the all-infielder team. Perle was one of 10 players to make the All-Freshman team.
Washington, DC- The Trinity tennis and softball teams went down to Atlanta, Georgia this weekend for the GSAC Championships.
The Tiger tennis team lost their first match against Salem College 5-1. In their second match they faced Wesleylan College and lost 5-2.
The Trinity softball team seeded sixth, played number three seed Finalandia first and lost 8-0 in five innings. Game two, the Tigers defeated Rust College 16-0 in five innings and in game three lost to Wesleyan College 9-0 (F/5).
This tournament concludes both the tennis and softball seasons.