Noah Smith-Trondle is committed

Hajra Munir and Liam Garth

Noah Smith-Trondle is one of the three SENIORS of the Boys Volleyball team having a great season so far. They beat St. Xavier this year and this was the first time they had beaten them in program history.

“Because we beat St. X last Monday, I think our future for the team is very bright. My goal after that win was to make the state tournament and hopefully win the championship,” Smith-Trondle said. 

Smith-Trondle is a setter for the team and is going to continue playing in college, where he has committed to Thomas More University

“Playing for a new team can be a bit overwhelming but I am super excited for the new people I’ll meet and new experiences,” Smith-Trondle said.

Smith-Trondle is excited to be joining Thomas More in the fall because of its program but also because of its convenience. 

“I knew if I played volleyball in college my parents and friends would want to watch so picking a place close to home while still playing at a high level was super important to me,” Smith-Trondle said. 

He is very excited to finish off his senior year and play in college, but the team still has a long season left with 15 games remaining. Smith-Trondle is not only excited to finish the season strong, but also for the future of the boys volleyball team at walnut.

“I am trying to lead the team on a bright path. We have a few younger players on our team, so building their confidence on the court is big for me. I’m also trying to show the team that anything is possible if we work hard towards our goal,” Smith-Trondle said. 

The young players see Smith-Trondle as a constant leader on and off the court which helps with the team’s skill as well as their overall morale. 

“He’s very cool and calm under pressure and has a lot of experience on the big stage which helps our whole team out a lot,” teammate Barret Wade, 24’ said. 

Smith-Trondle is excited to see what his senior season will look like and has high hopes for his very last season as an Eagle. 

“Last year we went undefeated in conference play and I’m hoping to keep that going this year. I am very confident we can win the conference.”