Last night Trinity Hall defeated RFH in a battle of Top 10 teams. But that is not the real story. The real story is that, it was a surprise to everyone except the TRINITY HALL team and coaches. They did not need anyone’s validation before or after yesterday win. They have long stopped worrying about what others think or say.
Last season TRINITY HALL had to beg and plead to get ranked in the Shore Top 10. This season they returned everyone from last year’s team that knocked off St. Rose in the SCT. That split a season series with RFH. But yet they were not ranked; forget the state, but not even in the Shore Top 10 by most polls to start the season. The difference this year was TRINITY HALL, didn’t beg the media or bloggers to get ranked. They didn’t plead their case to fans . That’s because they knew, the only thing that matters was winning and Trinity Hall has done lots of that this season.
Today you will read that Trinity Hall had a big win over RFH. In fact some will be surprised. But Trinity Hall has been racking up big wins the past three years. Its just some don’t want to open there eyes to this. Trinity fully expected to win last night. They really don’t care what others think anymore. They know how the game works now. They know there not one of the chosen ones. They don’t flood social media like Tiny Green. They barely have a Twitter page that anyone can find. You can’t even find picture of there team. Trinity doesn’t play the hype game or the please see me game. They realize it’s a waste of time, when your a rising star. When people said there schedule was not strong. They went out and played perhaps one of the best schedules in the Shore. But yet nobody acknowledged this. You won’t be reading or hearing about there schedule anywhere. That’s because TRINITY is not one of the chosen ones.
When Trinity beat Top 20 Shawnee, it didn’t matter. Normally when these magical things happen, there is a big dance, bells and whistles go off. When a up and coming team accomplishes such a feat, most people want to celebrate this. Well Trinity Hall is not one of the chosen ones. They’ll be no celebration or belles or whistles. You know what? These days the Trinity team and coaches really don’t care anymore. They matter to each other and that’s all that matters to them💪😄
NINA EMNACE did not become one of the best players in the state of New Jersey this year. She didn’t become the best defensive guard in the state this year. Nina Emance just wasn’t crowned by the media, bloggers or fans that’s all. This year it’s simply a case of its kind silly not to call her one of the best. That’s just hard for some to say. Just like it’s hard for them to say, if not for Zoe Brooks, she’d be player of the year in the best conference in America. The good news is Nina Emance has long been acknowledged by college coaches. The people who truly matter. She was recruited by P5 schools and High Academic schools. So she choose the best school in the country Harvard. You see Nina Emance understands how the game is played and she doesn’t care what others think and she proved that last night with 29 points.
Teagan Drennan is part of one of the best freshman classes in the state. There will be other freshman like the RBC crew or Jada Lynch that will gather most of the attention. But last summer I told her future Coach, “when it all shakes out don’t be surprised if Teagan is one of the best players in the 2026 class” These days she is making me feel real smart. Last night she had 17 big points. They’ll be no talk of Freshman of The Year or how she is one of the best babies . That’s because Teagan Drennan doesn’t play the hype game. She plays the real game, on the court. Yesterday was not her first time at the rodeo. She and her fellow freshman have been doing this all year. They have been taking turns shinning. It’s just some folks can’t believe TEAGAN and her fellow freshman are doing all this at Trinity Hall.
SIOBHAN STAPLETON just does winning things. Like last night playing lock down defense and controling the boards. Siobhan knows there is no awards, hype and acknowledgement coming her way, outside of her basketball family. That’s just the way it is and that’s fine with her. She knows Trinity and she are not the darlings of the Shore. They are the new kids on the block. They are the kids everyone is afraid of because they don’t care what you think. They don’t have to join your club. She and her teammates are confident in themselves and each other.
Some people, still long for the good ole days of years gone past. You know when Trinity Hall was the local punching bag. The team you called first when scheduling games. For some it’s painful to watch Trinity go from the bottom to the Top so quickly. Trinity didn’t play the game and the politics to get to the top. They know what it’s like to play in the worst showcases for example, now they are the showcase. Now they can call the shots. It’s seems so unfair that a bunch of kids can do so much without the hype machine behind them. TRINITY is breaking the mode
Matt McCarthy is not called a genius. But his resume can stand up to “ANYONE” in high school basketball. He coached at the mecca of Jr College Hoops in Kansas. He coached at the D1 level along side current NBA rock star Denver Head Coach Mike Malone. But he also has found time to build a program from the bottom up. A program which was a laughing stock, a program so many are having a hard time coming to grips with. He has built what is starting to look like the Roman Empire. Talent is now flocking to his program. He has done all this without the help or love for outsiders. He tired to gain respect by doing things based on merit and nobody would acknowledge his team. He tired to educate many but they didn’t want to be educated. When most media, bloggers and fans refuse to acknowledge his team. He stopped worrying about what they thought. He had finally figured it out, there are some who think Trinity is still playing in B NORTH or have players who play basketball for excerise. They haven’t caught on that Trinity Hall players train year round now…have won a SCT POD CHIP… have sent players before Nina Emance to D1 schools,…that they have beat the brand names like ST. ROSE and RFH. That they lost to RBC in overtime last year. It’s hard for many to believe Trinity is now a place that competes with SJV and RBC for the best players. Some folks are just having a hard time with all this. They can’t believe Trinity Hall is ranked in the Top 20 and now one of the Top 4 teams in the Shore. It’s hard for some folks to admit things have changed. TRINITY HALL HAS CHANGED
Friday Manasquan will play Trinity Hall. It will be one of the toughest games Trinity Hall will play. MANASQUAN is rolling, they have played in and won so many big games over the years , they have rock star D1 players and a coach who is one of the best. They have so much tradition. Yet the thing some people are going to have a hard time with on Friday is that
TRINITY HALL has played in and won big games too. Trinity has Rock star D1 players too and a coach, who just may be the best!.. Trinity is building a tradition👀🏆🏀