Over frustration with the Department of Sport, a manager and the captain of the team have resigned, citing broken promises over funding and facilities.
The win, secured in a nail-biting finish, moves the team into second place going forward in Division 1A of the Ulster Bank League.
Will Heseltine on bonding with people from all over the world in Dublin through sport, and the challenges that come with watching hockey in a different timezone.
A rebranding of Trinity’s sporting image, improved facilities and a new wave of sports scholarships are likely to inspire many to get involved.
Despite coming close at stages of the match, Trinity failed to make headway against UCD in College Park yesterday.
Improving year-on-year, the team is expected to excell this year, but the inclusive atmosphere that comes with non-players in the club remains central to its ambitions.
After finishing last year as club captain, Stead prepares for a record-breaking eight years in the club.
Ahead of Saturday's face-off between Georgia Tech and Boston College in the Aviva, Front Square is filled with cheerleaders and branded merchandise.
While the score ended at 0-46 in favour of the large and dominant NYPD, the match against the American team shows progression for the Trinity club.
With scholarships worth up to €9,500, will provide “support to aspiring and current elite athletes and world-class performers”.