Trinitys lacrosse coach, Pete Schroeder
Trinity’s lacrosse coach, Pete Schroeder
Chaz Kapfhammer

Coach Schroeder and the 2024 Lacrosse Season

The Trinity Lacrosse Rocks have started the 2024 season off strong with a record of 9-1 at the time of publishing. Trinity’s Head Lacrosse Coach Pete Schroeder sat down with the ECHO staff to talk about the current season.

Schroeder is quite the legend at Trinity. He began at Trinity in 2002 to help start the lacrosse program and has been the head coach since. After a commanding 16-3 win against Lexington Catholic on March 6 of this year, Schroeder achieved his impressive 300th career win. Schroeder, however, will be the first to tell you that those 300 wins were a collective effort. Schroeder is grateful for the hard work and determination of all the members of teams he has coached. 

This year’s lacrosse team is different from teams in the past. “We have more people back this year than we have had in some time. We did lose some key people with the class that graduated in ‘23, but we have a whole lot of people back that have played a lot of lacrosse.” This year’s team has seven returning starters and many players with varsity experience and great team chemistry.  

After Trinity defeated a very skilled Carmel High School in a competitive 16-11 game, Trinity moved to the number one ranked lacrosse team in Kentucky. Anyone watching the lacrosse Rocks play this year will notice an extra edge and energy that the team carries themselves with this season. When asked about what stands out about this team Schroeder said, “They seem to stand out just from a level of skills and a level of lacrosse IQ. Especially on offense, we have a lot of guys who understand the game on a high level and can perform at a high level … these guys are poised to take it to the next level.” 

Starting in 2025 lacrosse will become a sanctioned sport in the state of Kentucky. With this change to Kentucky lacrosse Trinity will go from a league sport that is centered around the metro area to a statewide league. Schroeder insisted that most of the things that Trinity does will not change and the program will still prepare to compete at the highest levels; whether it is sanctioned or not, there will still be some of the top competition in our region. When talking about the highly competitive teams that Trinity schedules each year, Schroeder said, “Iron sharpens iron, and we will still go out and test ourselves even if it is outside of our comfort zone, we still want to seek out tough challenges for our players.” Schroeder is always willing to push his players to be the best versions of themselves and still plans to push and challenge his teams to compete at the highest level. 

The Shamrocks have one goal in sight for this year: win the last KSLL Championship and meet the challenges that they are faced with. The Shamrocks this year are more than capable of being state champions and they have proved that with a hot start to the season and obtaining the number one rank in the state. Coach Schroeder hopes to drill down on the day-to-day things. He says it is important that his team will being present even in the little moments, and that all the work that the team has put in will pay off when they reach their end goal of winning the state championship. 


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