When the preseason rankings came out, Trinity was nowhere to be found. Now that the Class AAA Section 2 final standings our out, the Hillers are easy to find, they are right up top. Trinity has completed a worst to first transition going from 2-8 and last place a year ago to 11-1 and first place this season.
“We were quietly confident,” coach Mike Marino said. “The preseason stuff came out and we were kind of lost in that shuffle. We knew the only way we were going to make things happen is if we believed in ourselves.”
They believed in themselves and they made things happen, winning 11 of 12 section games to wrap up the section crown. Trinity’s only section setback was in the second to last section game of the season, a 4-3 loss at South Fayette. The Hillers are section champs because they found ways to win close games, edging Montour 8-7, West Allegheny 9-7, South Fayette 4-2 and Moon 3-0. Trinity wraps up its regular season on Tuesday with a non-section game at defending WPIAL Class AAAA champion Canon-McMillan.