CONGRATULATIONS TO THE RECIPIENTS OF THE TRENT TEAMMATE AWARD & SCHOLARSHIP
McKenna Walsh - McKenna has played tennis,basketbal and lacrosse all 4 years at HHS and has been a beacon of light to us all. She is one of the funniest young ladies with a sharp wit and tasteful humor. She is instrumental in making sure all the underclassmen feel included and worthy. She is dedicated to her teammates and coaches and treats everyone with the utmost respect.
Sean Vetter - Sean exemplifies and encompasses many of the qualities this scholarship represents. Sean himself dealt with some off the field issues this past season and was primed going into the season to be the starting goalie. However he eventually lost the starting position to a freshman. However Sean never got discouraged . He came to every game and practice with a positive attitude and continued to work extremely hard despite the tough circumstances. Other than Wade the freshmen goalie's mom Sean was his biggest fan. He cheered Wade and celebrated not only his successes on the field but relished in his new found leadership role.
Mia Ciancio and her family - Congratulations Mia!
Jimmy Callahan with Coach Decina - Congratulations Jimmy!
WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA?
During Trent’s senior year, he was voted Most Valuable Player by his teammates and was selected by the coaching staff to receive an annual Team Leadership award. While on the field performance is important, this award seeks to identify individuals who are recognized as leaders and outstanding teammates. The characteristics and behaviors that Trent’s Teammate Award should be considered on can be summarized in the following areas as suggested by his coaching staff:
1. Humor - He was one of the funniest guys the coaching staff and team was around. While always working hard, he kept the atmosphere light and made sure his teammates kept the game in perspective and to enjoy their time together.
2. Commitment to the team. Trent did everything for the team. He learned to face off out of the team's need when they didn’t have anyone else. He played in the midfield on both offense and defense, which is unusual in today’s game of specialization. He hardly ever came off the field because the team was so shorthanded and he gave them the best chance to win. He never complained and always sought to do what the team needed.
And perhaps most importantly,
3. Inclusion - Most of the stories that former teammates said about Trent following his death were about Inclusion. He would invite younger players to team dinners and events. Often the upperclassmen look down on the younger players or exclude them. Trent did just the opposite. He set a standard that the coaching staff saw carry over for years. There wasn't an upper class vs. a younger class. It was one group, one team that did everything together. He gave rides home, included them in team dinners, told them to come to varsity practices or training even though the younger players were unsure if they fit in. “Trent had a tremendous impact on many players and the program and I hope that these characteristics are carried on by future players” (quote by Trent’s Coach Dan Greenspun).