Monday, February 6, 2023

Sophia Trombetta named Independence Athlete of the Week

Freshman Sophia Trombetta was named Independence Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sept. 29. Trombetta led the Blue Devils to the district tournament in their first year of competition.

Trombetta placed fourth in the Division DII district tournament at Tam O’Shanter Golf Course. Her score of 82 was one spot away from qualifying for the state tournament.

During the season, Trombetta placed no worse than third in the five 18-hole in which she competed.

She finished the season with a 9-hole average of 41.4 and an 18-hole average of 81.8 in just her second year of playing the sport.

She already has qualified for the US Kids World Championships and the Optimist National championships.

The Sophia Trombetta File:

Class: Freshman
Age: 14
Sport: Girls Golf
Family: Parents: Tim & Margie; Brother: Anthony; Sisters: Mallory & Isabel
Favorite Food: Pasta & Steak
Favorite Hobby: Basketball, Golf & Softball
Favorite Athletes: Michael Brantley & Kevin Love
Favorite Film: Hunger Games
Favorite TV Show: Chicago Fire, Criminal Minds, Scorpion
Favorite Sports Teams: Indians, Steelers, Cavaliers
Best Advice: Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard

Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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