Every Monday night for the rest of the high school year, our sports staff will name a Sentinel Athlete of the Week featuring one area athlete who stood out in competition.
This week we select Trinity lacrosse player Brendan Tribeck. Through a 3-0 stretch with the Shamrocks — with wins coming against State College, Bishop McDevitt and Northern — the senior attackman racked up three goals and 13 assists, a grand total of 16 points.
Trinity ended the week third in the Mid-Penn Commonwealth standings (11-5, 7-4) and No. 5 in the District 3 Class 2A power rankings (12 teams qualify).
Q: What are your keys to success as a lacrosse player?
A: Being a student of the game. The position I play (“X”), I act as the quarterback of our offense. I need to know where my teammates are heading before they start to move, so that I can feed the ball to them in the best position to score. I spend a lot of time reviewing film and working with our offensive coaches (Coach Dave Heisey and Coach Miller).
Q: What hobbies do you have outside of your sport?
A: I love golf and spend a lot of time on the golf course when I’m not playing lacrosse. I also follow Penn State sports teams, especially football and lacrosse.
Q: If you could have any job in the world, what would it be and why?
A: I would like to be a professional golfer because the thrill of competing with the best players every week at the top golf courses in the world would be a great way to live.
Q: Who inspires you the most in life?
A: My parents inspire me the most in life. My dad taught me the value of hard work. He spends long hours at work to provide everything for his family. We have been blessed with so much growing up that it’s easy to forget how hard he works so that we never have to worry about things. My mother gave up her own career just to stay at home and raise my sister and I. She volunteers constantly and has taught me the value of serving others before yourself.
Q: If you could add yourself as a character to any movie, who would you be and why?
A: I would be the fourth friend in The Hangover movies who is the voice of reason to the other guys because... why not?