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#NationalSigningDay2024: Key shooter Trinity Lindblade signs to McDaniel College for basketball

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Mia Lucas
Trinity Lindblade signs her National Letter of Intent to play women’s basketball at McDaniel College.

On Wednesday, February 7, senior Trinity Lindblade officially signed her National Letter of Intent, committing to play Division III women’s basketball at McDaniel College.

Lindblade has been playing basketball since she was in 5th grade, and over the past seven years she has worked towards being able to play in college.

Lindblade chose McDaniel because of the welcoming environment and its homey feel compared to the other schools she visited.

“I scrimmaged with them [the team] a few times, so I saw how I would fit in with them,” said Lindblade. “I feel like I fit in well.”

Lindblade is a highly-skilled shooter. So far this season, the team has a record of 15-4, which Coach Rachel Easterday would attribute partially to Lindblade’s sharpshooting. 

“Trinity came to Linganore last year and brought an energy to our team that we needed,” said Easterday. “Trinity is known for her three point range, and this year she has scored 47 3-pointers.” 

Lindblade also credited Easterday with her ability to stay at one hundred percent all of the time. She believes that this mindset tremendously helped her be able to increase her skill level. With this drive, she is 73 points away from attaining her 1000th career point at Linganore.

“[Coach Easterday] has definitely got me ready to play at the college level just because of the intensity of practice,” said Lindblade. “She doesn’t let us slack.”

After her time on the girls’ varsity team at Linganore, Lindblade has become a well-known name in sports, not just at LHS but across the state of Maryland as well. At the beginning of the season, she was interviewed by FOX 5 in Washington, D.C. about her skills. She was also a highly-mentioned and awarded athlete by the Frederick News Post.

While Lindblade may be gaining popularity in the sports world, she remains humble and

Trinity Lindblade poses for a photo with her family after signing her National Letter of Intent to go to McDaniel College. (Mia Lucas)

stays true to herself and those that cheer her on from the sideline.

“My dad [is my biggest supporter] because he played college basketball,” said Lindblade “I’ve just been trying to follow in his footsteps.”

Lindblade’s father also played basketball at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. Lindblade expressed that she was excited to follow after her dad and play at McDaniel.

“ I am very excited and proud of the success that Trinity has had on and off the basketball court,” said James Lindblade, her father. “I enjoy the game of basketball, and seeing my child enjoy many of the same experiences because of her involvement in the game is a true blessing.”

Easterday acknowledged that Lindblade is an extremely valuable player for any team to have and believes she will thrive at McDaniel.

“Trinity will be truly missed in the basketball court later on in high school,” said Easterday. “McDaniel is getting an exceptional student athlete.”

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