Under new coach Ben Kost, the Trinity Varsity Soccer had a fantastic season. The Falcons were part of a section that had three top ten WPIAL teams. They finished 3rd overall in the section with a big win over Serra Catholic late in the season. Trinity’s efforts paid off with an 11 and 5 record, and a place in the playoffs for the second consecutive year.
The team was led by three senior captains: Josh Cole, Julian Harris, and J.W. Lee. Senior Clarke Merritt was a valuable addition to the team this year as goalie. Four students new to Trinity also joined: senior Sean Newell, sophomore Renee Martin, freshman Nate Schneider, and freshman Brett White.
A total of 54 goals were scored this season, with Ben Blackburn leading at 16 goals, followed by Creed Broxie with 11 goals. Travis Allabon led the team with 7 assists, while also contributing 7 goals of his own. Hayden VerHill helped to anchor things in the midfield along with Creed Broxie, an All-Section Selection player. The two of them selflessly did a lot of the hard work that helped Trinity to maintain possession of the ball throughout the season. Our defense was anchored by another All-Section Selection Julian Harris and newcomer Sean Newell. Freshman Mitchell McGuire was crucial to our defense and started every game this season.
Middle School Soccer
Congratulations to the Middle School Soccer team, runners-up in the Southwestern Christian Athletic League! They lost (1-2) in the championship game on October 24 against Beaver County Christian School but overall had an amazing season, coming in second in our division!
On October 26, Zach Gould medaled at the WPIAL High School Cross Country Championships with an impressive 8th place finish in the Class-A Race. Zack represented Trinity at the State Cross-Country Meet in Hershey coming in 25th, becoming the second runner in Trinity’s history to medal at States.
Varsity Girls Volleyball
The Trinity Christian Lady Falcons Varsity Volleyball team had a great season, making it to the playoffs for the first time in seven years! Although they lost the first round of playoffs to Frazier High School, it took five games and two hours of playing to determine the winner. Congratulations to Elizabeth Handley, Amanda Schmidt, Liana Lavrinc, Victoria Musselman, Renee Narushoff and Maddie Agate for receiving WPIAL recognition and advancing to the 2017 Class 1A Section 4 All-Stars! Additional congratulations to senior Amanda Schmidt who was chosen for the third team of the 2017 WPIAL Class 1A All-Stars.
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Middle School Girls Volleyball
The Middle School Girls’ Volleyball season ended with a 3-5 record in the Southwest Christian Athletic Conference. Although middle school volleyball is typically for grades 7-8, this year’s team was comprised of nine 6th and 7th-graders. “The girls improved consistently throughout the season,” stated Coach Paula Wilson. “They were a young team but held their own against the competition.”