By Giuliana Allegrotti
New Trier coach Teri Rodgers walked out of the locker room, her eyes still red from crying. New Trier had just lost the regional championship to Maine West. Their season was over.
“You couldn’t have been around a better group,” Rodgers said through her sniffles. “I’ve been doing this for 19 years. This was a special group.”
The Trevians finished their 2016-17 season with 17-11 losses (4-5 in conference play). But to look at just their wins and losses is an incomplete story.
New Trier was a team defined by their chemistry and dedication. When they struggled early in the year, going 2-4 over two weeks in December, they didn’t splinter. They stuck together, rode it out, and relished in a good amount of success.
The season is over now, but Ed Gjertsen, whose daughter Katherine was a senior guard on the team, documented many of the key moments behind the long lens of his camera.
Relive some of the Trevs’ best, funniest, and most heartbreaking moments of their season.