RECRUIT SIGNS ON AT TRINITY
Coach Tim Walker had to look
no farther than his own backyard to continue building Trinity's men's basketball
team when Kyle Vroegh signed a letter of intent to attend the College next
year. Vroegh is a senior at Chicago Christian High School in Palos Heights.
"We've made a point of recruiting
students with good character who can get it done in the classroom and on
the court," men's coach Tim Walker said. "Kyle fits that mold, and we're
excited to have him become a part of our program."
Vroegh, a 6-foot-3-inch forward,
helped the Knights win a regional championship in the Illinois state playoffs
this season by averaging 10 points and nearly eight rebounds per game.
His high school coach, Ross Douma, warns that statistics do not tell the
whole story about the player the Trolls have recruited.
"Kyle has a great ability
to make his teammates better," Douma said. "His work ethic is second to
none, and he has an innate ability to understand the intricacies of the
game. We may replace his points and rebounds, but we can't replace his
leadership. I'm glad he chose to stay close to home."
Vroegh is eager to join the
Trolls' young team that he says "is going to be very good." He has ambitions
of pursuing a career in business and pointed to the College's business
program as a key factor in his decision to attend Trinity.
"I've done some research,
and it's a good fit for me," said the honor roll student, who has a 3.1
grade-point average. "Being close to Chicago, it should provide job opportunities
for me when I graduate."