Athletes work hard in order to achieve a level of success that they have set as a goal. But no matter how much work and time they devote to being their best, there are unforeseen situations that can happen that can have an impact on their career.
That is exactly what happened to Trinity Vogt.
“Entering my freshmen year I was super excited to start my high school sports career,” Vogt recalled. “I made the varsity team and was so excited. I had no idea how many obstacles I would have to face in the years to come.
“At the beginning of my freshman year, I broke my thumb and was out for six weeks. In my sophomore year, I injured my knee right before the season started and needed surgery. This was one of the hardest challenges I had to face in high school. Sometimes I wanted to give up and stop pushing myself because I was not the player I was before I had surgery.
“I learned a lot sitting on the bench and supporting my teammates while I healed. I also learned not to take the time on the court for granted. I just wanted to be out there so bad.
“I continued to work hard and never gave up and it’s now my last year of high school basketball and I can definitely say I’m back and better than ever and I learned it is possible to overcome obstacles.”
Trinity is a senior at Chisholm High School. She serves as senior class vice president and she is in the Culinary Arts program at the Autry Technology Center.
Throughout her life and career, Trinity has had a number of people that have made an impact on her, both as an individual and an athlete.
“My parents are my biggest role models,” she said. “They have high expectations for me and they are always pushing me to be my best. They have loved me and encouraged me through all of my years playing different sports.
“I’ve had many coaches and teachers who have impacted my life, but one that has always been there for me and my teammates through my middle school and high school years is coach Amy Barnes. She knows my personality well and always has the right words of encouragement for me. She was there for me when I had surgery and never let me give up. She always pushes me to be better. She has taught me so much on and off the court and will always have a special place in my heart.”
Stepping on the court and wearing the Chisholm uniform is not something that Vogt takes lightly. “Being able to represent my school and get the opportunity to play means so much to me,” she stated. “I have elementary school players who look up to me and always support me at