October 21, 2009

Trella Earns National Recognition


San Antonio – Trinity University Tigers first-year punter Kyle Trella has received a national honor, following his performance last weekend against Sewanee: University of the South.

The 5-foot-11, 164-pound Trella, from Chandler, Ariz. (Ariz.), was named to the Team of the Week. He also was selected as he Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week.

His performance was recognized following Trinity’s 40-0 SCAC shutout last Saturday of Sewanee at E.M. Stevens Stadium.

Trella punted five times for 244 yards, averaging 48.8 yards per punt. Three of Trella’s five punt were inside the 20 yard line. The punting average broke a 46-year-old school record for a single game. The previous record of 45.6 yards per punt (minimum of  five punts) was set by Jim Underwood against Hardin-Simmons in 1963. Trella had two punts of 60 yards or more in the second half.

Trinity, led by head coach Steve Mohr, continues is SCAC campaign Saturday, against the DePauw University Tigers in Greencastle, Ind. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. Eastern Time (noon Central). The Trinity Tigers stand at 5-1 overall and are 2-1 in the SCAC. DePauw is 4-1 on the season and 3-1 in SCAC play.

Kyle Trella averaged 48.8 yards/punt last Saturday against Sewanee, breaking a school record that was set in 1963


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