2017 Senior Athletes committed to playing in college:
Kate Cawley – Soccer – Hiram College in OH
Sheahen Dowling - Basketball - Florida Gulf Coast University in FL
Emma Hayes – Basketball – Misericordia University in PA
Sinead Molloy – Basketball – North Park University in IL
Natalie Rosinski – Volleyball – Ava Maria University in FL
Maria Trevino – Lacrosse – Benedictine University in IL
Carly Uhlir – Volleyball – Kenyon College in OH
2016-2017 Blazer Sports Roundup:
The Cross-Country program made school history this season with its first ever IHSA Regional Championship! Last fall, the team took 6th place in the competitive GCAC Conference with 3 Blazers receiving the GCAC all-Conference Award: Hailey Hansen ‘18 (25th place), Emma Creviston ‘18 (22nd place), and Bridget O’Bryan ‘19 (5th place). After winning IHSA Regionals, the team advanced from IHSA Sectionals and then to the IHSA State Meet. The Cross-Country Blazers finished in 23rd place overall at State, which is their highest finish!
The Golf team increased their number of practices to three days per week and a total number of matches to 14 this season. Their dedication and hard work paid off! The team finished in 3rd place at IHSA Regionals and advanced as a team to IHSA Sectionals where they finished in 10th place. The Varsity Golf team was led by Abby Freel ‘18 with a 5th place overall finish at IHSA Regionals.
The Swim team had another fun season and took 8th place out of 15 teams at the IHSA Sectional Meet! The team set two new school relay records in the 200 Medley Relay consisting of Emily Peoples ‘19, Kayli Sayatovic ‘18, Gabby Magnus ‘17 and Valerie Vega ‘19 with a time of 2:08.28, and the 200 Free Relay consisting of Kate Perschke ‘17, Gabby Magnus ‘17, Fiona Kearns ‘18 and Olivia Blasi ‘17 with a time of 1:57.25! Each and every swimmer on the team achieved a personal record this season. The motto of the season was to “swim fast and have fun” coached by Cristina Francisco ‘11 who kept the team motivated all season long even with 6am practices.
The Tennis team had a rebuilding season lead by new coach David Stewart. Coach Stewart shared his professional tennis knowledge and skills to our team. Overall the varsity tennis team finished with 5 wins and 8 losses, but improved each and every day.
The Volleyball program was led by returning head Coach Ken Uhlir who finished his third season. The team finished with an improved record of 20 wins and 18 losses, and an IHSA Regional Championship! The following athletes received the GCAC All-Conference award: Sarah Whiteside ‘18 and Carly Uhlir ‘17. Sarah Whiteside also received a college scholarship from the Positive Coaching Alliance. Carly Uhlir was also named the Chicago Tribune Athlete of the Month (November), Chicago Tribune Athlete of the Year, and to the Chicago Tribune Scholar-Athlete Team.
The Basketball Program was lead by the three senior captains who are all committed to play college basketball next year!
After their 2016 3rd place finish at State, the team quickly rebuilt with two starting freshmen, Dayjah Chmielewski and Zyerra Stafford, this season and finished with 20 wins and 10 losses. The team finished in 2nd place in the GCAC Tournament with all-conference awards going to Alexandria Fanning ‘18, Lauren Lee ‘18, and Zyerra Stafford ‘20. The team also won the York Thanksgiving Tournament and the Grant Holiday Christmas Tournament. The future is bright for our basketball program!
The JV and Varsity Bowling Teams had a great season with two new coaches, Victor Parra and Hana Steil. Varsity finished in 5th place overall in the GCAC Conference, while JV took 3rd place. Alyssa Arzuaga ‘18 received the GCAC All-Conference award. Varsity finished their season with a 10th place finish in the IHSA Regional Tournament.
The Trinity Dance Team officially changed their name from Team Trinity to the Trinity Dance Team. Led by teacher and coach Rachel Mroz, the team finished their third season as a sport. The program practices and performs from August through May. They perform at all school assemblies and at many halftimes for volleyball, basketball and soccer games. The dance team incorporates many dance styles and techniques including Poms.
Coach Johann Gonzalez took over the Track & Field program this season with the goal of not having any team member quit. With a solid team of 35 girls, they all held pride in being part of the Trinity Track & Field team. The Blazers worked hard and had a lot of fun. At the GCAC Conference Meet, Varsity finished in 8th place and JV took 9th place. With only 3 seniors graduating, the team is young with plenty of potential. The Track & Field team will continue to stay in the GCAC Red-Division for next season.
The JV and Varsity Lacrosse program finished its fourth year here at Trinity. The 7 girls who started the program graduated. The highlight for the season was their senior day at the priory field vs. Fenwick when the team wore orange and honored classmate Ana Victoria ‘20. Overall, their record was not impressive, but the team improved each day. The team had a lot of spirit and dedication for playing all away games. New Head Coach Tracy Bonaccorsi has the lacrosse knowledge and potential to continue to build our lacrosse program. The Athletic Department continues to look for a home lacrosse field.
The JV and Varsity Soccer teams had a strong rebuilding year. Their wins and losses do not show the progress they made as a program or the success they achieved. But playing in the toughest GCAC red-division conference, it required these girls to show leadership and resilience, which they did gracefully. The varsity soccer team was awarded the GCAC sportsmanship award for our conference! Shannon McGuire ‘17 received the GCAC All-Conference award.
The Varsity Softball Team had a very productive year and came up one run short of winning an IHSA Regional Championship this season. The team had the unusual occurrence of calling upon 7 freshmen to contribute this season, and although the end of the season did not meet the coaches or players goals, the team has much young talent to build upon. Next season should be just as exciting, as these young players mature into seasoned athletes. Jules Morini ‘18 and Gabby Buikema ‘18 received the GCAC All-Conference award.