Monarchs Reach New Heights This Winter Season | Monarch Media

This past year of athletics at Trinity Hall will be one for the history books. Trinity Hall teams across every winter sport worked hard to achieve great heights in athletics with several determined athletes recognized for their outstanding contributions.

The swim team had one of the most successful seasons in history. Coached by Brian Retterer, the team won Shore Conference Championships and Monmouth Counties, advancing to the state finals against Immaculate Heart. Two key figures in the team’s success were Maxine Camillone ‘25 and Mia Smith ‘25, as both were high-point winners at Monmouth Counties. While they were both key players in advancing so far, they were also very different in their events and specialties. During Monmouth Counties, Camillone placed first in the 500 and 200 freestyle, while Smith also placed first in the 100 back and 200 IM. Together with Jillian Basile ‘24 and Parker Gmelich ‘24, they placed first in the 200 Medley Relay.
Next up was Shore Conference, with Camillone winning the 200 freestyle and the 200 Medley Relay with Basile, Gmelich, and Smith yet again. During her 500 at Shore Conference, she became the fourth fastest swimmer in the 500 in Trinity Hall history. Having battled with Mount Saint Mary’s and Our Lady of Mercy in the first two rounds of the state tournament, the Trinity Hall swim team moved on to the state finals against Immaculate Heart. This year, the swim team exceeded expectations, set new school records, finished #8 in the state and went farther than they originally thought possible.

The Monarchs on the ice hockey team impressed the community with their outstanding performances this season. Trinity Hall ice hockey is the only all girls’ team at the shore and has proven to be a dynamic force on the ice. The team finished with an impressive record of 11-8-2, setting the record for most wins in a season for the team. Katie Cisar ‘26 had an incredible achievement of earning 1,000 saves, a remarkable statistic as she is only a sophomore. Cisar also set multiple new school records in goals: saves (628), save percentage (.949) and shutouts (6). Cisar and her teammate Sienna DeAngelis ‘27 were second-team all-state and first-team Cohen Conference. Lindsey Covert ‘24 was the second team in the Cohen Conference, with Maddie Walker ‘24 and Bridie Fitzgerald ‘25 as honorable mentions. Cisar earned Devils Player of the Month. The team's future looks bright, with enormous talent arising among the underclassmen.
The Trinity Hall basketball team had a standout season, marked by remarkable individual and collective achievements. The Monarchs, headed by standout player Nina Emnace ‘24, garnered recognition with various team awards. Emance also became the top scorer in Trinity Hall history after scoring 1,229 points back in January. when she crossed the 1,229 point threshold. Emnace was also named MVP at the Winter Classic Tournament, Hoop Group Defensive Player of the Year, Asbury Park Press First Team, All Shore Conference, A-North Divisional Player of the Year, and Shore Conference Senior All Star. Siobhan Stapleton ‘24 was named A-North All Division, Second Team and a Shore Conference Senior All Star, representing Trinity Hall in the All Star game. Grace Feeney ‘26 was selected by the Shore Coaches Association to the A-North All Division, First Team. Lily Riggi ‘25 and Whitney Hobson were also selected by the Shore Coaches Association to the A-North All Division, Second Team.
Securing a coveted spot in the state tournament and making it to the semifinal game of the Shore Conference tournament for the first time in Trinity Hall history was a true testament to their hard work and dedication on the court. The team played tough competition this year, but ended with a winning record of 17-9 and 3-0 in their Shore Conference North A Division. As the team graduates three seniors this year, the underclassmen showed tremendous potential, setting a precedent for future success.

This year was filled with many individual and team accomplishments. From setting records to making postseason tournaments to continued teamwork and dedication shown by all, the Monarchs left it all out there this season. As the spring season starts, the Monarchs are sure to continue the tradition of excellence in athletics!

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