This recognition is sponsored by Bergey’s Buick GMC. Athletes are chosen based on nomination of coaches, and the recipient must be a positive presence on the ice and a credit to the game. Consideration also is given to the student-athlete’s standing in the school and community.
Trevor Larson is a three-year varsity veteran with Central Bucks East. A key defenseman for the Patriots, Larson also plays club ice hockey and has been a member of the Midget 18A Ice Dogs for the last six seasons. He is a certified Level 3 USA Hockey official with three years of experience. Off the ice, Larson is an excellent student and is a two-year member of the National Honor Society. He is a member of Athletes Helping Athletes at East and is actively involved with the Patriot Players at East where he serves as Master Carpenter. Next year, Larson will attend Purdue University’s College of Engineering where he will major in electrical engineering.
Note from the coach:
“I’ve been with the program for three years, and he’s been one of the few kids I’ve had for three years,” said coach Steve Ahrens. “It’s kind of cool when you see the changes in some of these individuals. He’s definitely one of the players I’ve seen the most change in. He was kind of a quiet, timid kid three years ago, and he’s really worked on his game, and he’s a leader in the locker room now.
“When Trevor was a 10th grader the first year I was with the program, he didn’t get too much ice time. It wasn’t so much that he couldn’t play – it’s just that we had so much talent that year, and he just didn’t get much ice time that year. He’d always ask every game – ‘What can I do? What can I do to improve and get more ice time?’ He plays travel ice hockey, and the biggest thing he does now is every time he’s on the ice he gives 100 percent. He hustles, he really does play all-out, which as coaches we love to see.
“He’s super polite and so respectful. He’s extremely intelligent as well. He has committed to Purdue, which I hear has one of the best engineering programs in the nation. It’s pretty exciting. It’s nice to have guys like that on our team who are succeeding off the ice as well.”
Best memory playing high school hockey: “My favorite moment in high school hockey occurred when I caught up to a player on a breakaway and took the puck from him before he could get a shot off.”
Part of the game I enjoy most: I’ve always enjoyed the intensity and speed of hockey.
How did you get involved in hockey? I started skating in Minnesota on a frozen lake in our backyard. Soon after, I joined a kindergarten league and I’ve been playing ever since.
My role model is: Alan Turing.
Music on iPod: Heavy Metal
Favorite food: Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
Favorite class: Engineering.
Future plans: I’ll be attending Purdue University’s College of Engineering, and I plan to pursue a career as an Electrical Engineer.
Four people I’d invite to a dinner party: Benedict Cumberbatch, Bill Gates, Stan lee, and Ronald Reagan.