SAGE NAMES SAMANTHA TRIMBLETT 2018-2019 CO-FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Albany, NY— The Sage Colleges recently honored several student-athletes in conjunction with their annual athletic award banquet. Among the many awards handed out, Sage selected senior women's soccer player Samantha Trimblett (Monroe, NY/Monroe-Woodbury) as the Co-Female Athlete of the Year.
Among the many honors bestowed to Trimblett this past season, she was also named to the United Soccer Coaches have released the 2018 NCAA Division III Regional Teams as a member of the 2018 All-East Regional Third Team. A 2018 Empire 8 Women's Soccer First Team All-Star, Trimblett was also saluted as a 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District ® Women's Soccer First Team honoree after also earning the same award in 2017 as a junior.
An accomplished student-athlete, Trimblett graduated in May with her degree as a graphic and media design major at Sage. With her selection to the Empire 8 All-Star Team, she is the first Gator women's soccer player to earn a spot on the Empire 8 First Team in women's soccer. She was also honored with her second straight citation as a Sage Athletic Honor Society inductee at the 2019 banquet.
Trimblett set the career record for assists at Sage and finished her stellar career having been the Gators' leading scorer in all four of her seasons on the team. She closed her career with 22 points on nine goals with four assists and two game-winning goals in 2018. She had one of the best careers of any Gator in women's soccer history having guided the Gators to post-season appearances in three of her four years on the team.
She closed her time in a Sage uniform as the all-time career leader in assists at Sage with 24 and finishes with 114 career points, ranking second all-time in Sage women's soccer annals. She tallied 45 career goals, which is third best at Sage.
Trimblett earned Empire 8 Player of the Week honors in the fall of 2017 to become the first Gator honored with the weekly player citation as the Gators were new to the Empire 8 last fall. As a junior, she was also recognized by the Empire 8 with a selection to the Empire 8 Second Team.
She was also honored in late October as the Empire 8 Offensive Player of the Week after a 2-0 week for Sage with her adding four goals and a hat trick in the team's win over Houghton and helped the Sage team collect the No. 4 seed in the Empire 8 Tournament.
Sage capped the 2018 campaign with their first appearance in the Empire 8 tournament after garnering the No. 4 seed. The Gators posted a record of 10-7-2 on the season with a record of 4-3-1 in the Empire 8.