No 'i' in Trewyn: Whippets senior eyes team goals
WHITEWATER--There aren’t many individual records left for Brooke Trewyn to break.
The Whitewater High senior holds nearly every girls basketball record at the school, and the few she doesn’t own she’s likely to break before the end of the season.
Yet for every record she holds, Trewyn would trade them all away for a trip to the state tournament.
Whitewater has never advanced to state, but with the all-everything Trewyn leading the way, this could be the season the Whippets finally punch their ticket.
“I feel like in past years, I had higher individual goals than team goals,” Trewyn said. “But this year, because there is so much versatility on our team and so many players can do things where I don’t have to do everything, that I’ve really set the bar high for the team.
“The individual goals don’t really matter to me now. It’s all about the team coming together to hopefully win not only a conference title but get a chance to play at state. We want so badly to be the first team to play at state.”
Whitewater struggled out of the gate due to a couple of injuries but has rattled off three straight wins to improve to 4-2.
The 5-foot-10 Trewyn is a four-year starter for coach Judy Harms. She averaged 12.6 points per game her freshman year, 16.4 her sophomore year, 20.7 as a junior and is averaging 12.6 this season as part of the Whippets’ balanced attack.
Harms said Trewyn is irreplaceable.
“She’s hands down the best player I have ever coached, but more importantly, she’s a really smart player,” Harms said. “She’s broken nearly every record, but the biggest thing we need out of her right now is her leadership, and she’s providing that.
“Brooke doesn’t need to score in double figures every game this season for us to be successful. She just needs to play her role so we can play together as a team. She makes everyone around her that much better when she doesn’t have to do everything for us.”
Trewyn has played with the Wisconsin Academy AAU team the past several summers and is being heavily recruited by a number of Division I and Division II schools. She has already been offered a scholarship by Northern Michigan, but Auburn, Ohio, New Hampshire, Northern Illinois, Northern Kentucky and Michigan Tech have also expressed interest.
“I’m just kind of weighing my options right now,” Trewyn said of her collegiate choice. “I kind of want to see how the season goes and what else comes along.
“And I still have the option of staying home and playing at (UW) Whitewater. I’m not really worried about it. All I really care about right now is the team.”
Trewyn broke Kristi Pease’s school scoring record of 1,230 points last season and has 100 points in six games this year. She set the single-game scoring record last season with 37 against Milton and scored 20 or more points in 13 games.
By the time the season ends, Trewyn will tack on the career assists and 3-point baskets made school records.
A trip to state, however, is what Trewyn hopes people remember most about her storied career.