Junior basketball transfer Trinity Golder is making the most of her move to Sandpoint


Lauren Sfeir

Trinitry Golder quickly dribbles to the basket while avoiding an opposing player

Brooke Holten, Web Staff

Dedicated to both school and sports at the same time? Most students would say that is unlikely because of the time, effort, and dedication that being part of a sports team requires, but Trinity Golder is doing just that.

Golder moved to Sandpoint due to both the academic and athletic opportunities for both herself and family.

Although she enjoys playing basketball, making the team was not one of Golder’s top priorities.

“I tried not to think about it, I just wanted to play the game and be myself,” Golder said.

Golder credits much of her success to her parents who have been impactful in her life.

“I love my parents dearly, and without their love and support I would not be who I am and where I am today,” Golder said.

On the basketball team, Golder is averaging 16 points, five rebounds, three steals and two assists per game.

Golder scored a season-high of 25 points at Lakeland battling for the paddle.

Golder rounded out the game with seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks making it one of her best all-around games of the season.

When Sandpoint played Golder’s former team, Bonners Ferry, she did not know what to expect and could not mentally prepare herself for the game.

“The best part was the support and unity from my new team,” Golder said. “I am truly grateful for the opportunities I have and I appreciate the support I have received from Sandpoint.”

Golder’s teammates are also thankful that Golder made the transition to Sandpoint. Golder’s dedication and hard work do not go unnoticed.

“She’s done really well adapting to the team and she has become one of our go-to shooters,” sophomore teammate Grace Hicks said.

Golder has been playing basketball for as long as she can remember, but middle school was when she officially started playing on a team.

She remembers always having a ball around her while growing up. When summer rolls around and it is off season for basketball, Golder bikes and hikes during the day and often has a small fire, listens to music, and stargazes with friends on summer nights- some of her favorite things to do.

While she plans on playing basketball in college, Golder is also planning on becoming a concept artist and a creative writer for video games as her career.

She likes the idea of being able to put her imagination on a piece of paper and truly values both imagination and creativity.

No matter what Golder chooses to do, she knows that she will be successful at it.