Surrounded by friends, family, and coaches, Chelsea footballs all-conference defensive end Trevor Kingsley announced Monday his commitment to continue his education and football career at Trine University. Trine, formerly known as Tri-State University, is a private non-profit post-secondary institution located in Angola, Indiana.
Trevor visited many colleges and had several offers for football but after visiting Trine he knew that was the place for him. “Trine made me feel so welcome I quickly bonded with some players there and I instantly fell in love with the area around campus,” Trevor stated. “Also, the academic side of it all felt right for me.”
Trevor was a big part of the Chelsea Bulldogs defense that helped the team got to the Division 3 state championships in 2015. He started at defensive end in every game and made several spectacular plays during the season. He also started for the Chelsea basketball team.
Trevor visited and considered other colleges, some closer to home, but he says he was “blown away by Trine because of the kindness and how the faculty there was passionate about getting you a job right after you’re done.”
Trevor will play defensive end for Head Coach Troy Abbs Thunder and he hopes to get playing time as a freshman. “It all depends on how I do and develop during training camp,” Trevor stated about freshman playing time. “I’m hoping to get out on the field and play and show them what I can do and help out the team.”
Angola isn’t too far away but Trevor says, “It will feel weird not being at home in Chelsea or even very close and I will miss everyone but I feel like I’m ready to be on my own and handle myself away from home.”
Trevor’s mom Edie Huffman expresses the same sentiment. “It’s sad to see him graduating and leaving home and I’m really going to miss him but at the same time I’m so proud of his hard work and dedication to see him earn this opportunity.”
Trevor plans to go into the pre-med program with a physician assistant focus.