Senior athlete profile: Ryan Trusler

In-your-face defense is his hallmark


Lauren Evanseck

Senior Ryan Trusler gets into defensive position during the varsity’s regular season game against Roncalli.

Caleb Land, Sports Editor

Senior Ryan Trusler has been having a solid season for the Irish basketball team, including in the team’s Feb. 18 77-53 win over Bishop Chatard.

He has always been around a basketball court but got serious about the sport in third grade. Trusler has dressed varsity since his sophomore year and has played for the JV team as well. He has been a breakout performer this year for the Irish on the defensive side of the ball. His tenacity on defense has earned him varsity minutes on this year, as he starts most games.

Trusler said he has been pleased with the team this year, even though they have lost a few heart breakers in overtime at the hands of Crispus Attucks and Culver Academy.

Trusler still excited for the State run coming up, saying, “I’m really excited for Sectional. We have the toughest road possible to State and I’m excited about this team.” Not only is he a leader on the court, he is also a member of Math League, Spanish Club and the Guatemalan exchange program.

As he said, Ryan Trusler is truly “just a guy that likes to have fun.”