Spencer Durland, Trinity College

Spencer Durland, a psychology major from Rochester, New York, was the starting goalkeeper on the Trinity College men’s soccer team. This year, Durland was presented with The Robert R. Bartlett Award, given annually to the male student who has combined excellence in athletics and devotion to community and/or campus service. This fall, the co-captain finished fifth in the NESCAC in save percentage, stopping 81 percent of his opponent’s shots, and was selected to the NESCAC All-Academic team.

Durland has served as the web site manager, build coordinator and President of the Habitat for Humanity, spending two of his spring breaks in New Orleans lending a hand in the aftermath of the Hurricane Katrina tragedy. He has been a coach at the ESF Summer Camp, and works with a group that deals with abused and neglected children. Durland has also given his time to the Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford. He now travels to South Africa where he will serve as a volunteer teacher.