Monarchs Winter Sports Season Highlights

As the winter sports season concluded at the beginning of March, student-athletes, coaches and their families gathered in the Commons at Trinity Hall for the Winter Sports Award Ceremony, a night of celebration for the winter sports teams. The coaches had the opportunity to congratulate the student-athletes and shared the team’s successes from the season, while students received their varsity letters and pins. 
The winter sports teams have worked hard on the court, in the pool, on the ice and on the track throughout the season. Here are highlights from each winter sports team: 
Starting the season as a top 20 team (#17) for the first time in program history, Trinity Hall varsity basketball rose to new heights as a team. In a highly competitive conference, the Monarchs held their own, finishing with an overall record of 22-6 and an undefeated record of 8-0 for the A North division. The standout season for the Monarchs came with many team accomplishments including being division champions, making it to the quarterfinals of the NJSIAA state tournament, making it to the quarterfinals of the Shore Conference tournament and finishing the season ranked #5 in the Shore Conference. In addition, Nina Emnace ‘24 reached the milestone of 1,000 career points as only the second basketball player in school history to do so. 
JV Basketball
The JV basketball team had a powerful performance this year with a 10-4 record on the season. The team was essentially brand new, with only one returning player from last year. From early practices through the end of the season, the team showed what collaboration and teamwork can produce on the court. Student-athletes focused on their skill development and team work, and showed tremendous growth throughout the whole season.
Ice Hockey 
As founding members of the new Librera division, Trinity Hall varsity ice hockey brought the Monarch spirit, teamwork and perseverance on the ice this season, finishing with an overall record of 7-10-2. During the regular season, every player recorded either a goal or an assist with both goalies recording wins and a shutout each, with a few players setting new school records for goals, assists and points. As they approached postseason play, the Monarchs competed against the top three teams in the state. The Monarchs made it to the quarterfinals of the NJSIAA state tournament and finished the season as the #5 ranked team in the state of New Jersey. 
Indoor Track
Trinity Hall’s indoor track team had a strong season, as they set new school records in both individual and relay events. In the 14 meets that the Monarchs competed in this winter – at The Armory in New York City, Ocean Breeze in Staten Island and the Toms River Bubble – all 30 runners on the team contributed to the accomplishments and overall success of the season. The team displayed their talent in a wide variety of events this season, especially in the distance medley relay. The four-person distance medley relay team was consistently strong at each competition and was a standout race for Trinity Hall throughout the season. 
Trinity Hall’s varsity swim team found great success in the pool this season. With an overall record of 8-2, with the 2 losses being to the #1 and #2 ranked teams in the state, the success of the Monarchs came from the whole team as every swimmer scored points in at least one meet this season. As individuals and on relays, the team broke many school records, with 28 individual swims making Trinity Hall’s top 10 all-time list, and the semifinal meet against Immaculate Heart setting the record for the highest-scoring team in Trinity Hall history. The accomplishments of the team include being undefeated in Shore Conference dual meets, placing second at Monmouth County Championships, reaching the semifinals in the NJSIAA state tournament, finishing as the #16 ranked team in the state and being named Shore Conference Champions for only the second time in school history. 
Congratulations to the winter sports teams on another great season! 

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