Well rounded both as an athlete and a student, Brent Trela has been able to make his mark anywhere that he has involved himself throughout his three-plus years at Trenton High School. Currently the No. 1 singles player on the varsity tennis team, Trela was named team MVP last season and has continued his success into this year, holding a solid personal record and anchoring a team that will be looking to make noise in this year’s state tournament.
An MVP on the varsity golf team last year as well, Trela’s most impressive accomplishment during his career as a Trojan might be outside of the realm of sports altogether; through his first nine trimesters at Trenton, Trela has been able to uphold a 3.82 grade-point average even with his commitment to excellence on the court and on the course. As of now he does not plan on continuing either of his athletic careers beyond his days at Trenton, but he is currently eyeing Lawrence Technological University, Wayne State University, Grand Valley State University and Oakland University as potential options for his academic pursuits. He currently is undecided in terms of his major as well, but the field of engineering — and bioengineering specifically — is one that has appealed to him. Wherever he ends up after his graduation his parents, Chris and Lisa, will be there to cheer him on. — Brian Rzeppa