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Senior Sit Down Each month, Panorama sits down with a senior athlete. This month’s featured athlete is basketball player Trent Stiebler. Jackson Bry: What was your favorite memory playing basketball for Ladue? Trent Stiebler: The last three Clayton games for sure. The atmosphere is crazy, everyone comes out and sees it, and it’s for a great cause. JB: Do you have any pre-game rituals? TS: No, I’m not superstitious at all. JB: Are there any famous athletes you look up to? TS: Lebron [James]. He’s 33 years old and he’s in such great shape. His work ethic is really something I admire. JB: What are you looking forward to for the rest of the season? TS: District championship, baby. (Photo by Zach Weller)

BASH BROTHERS // Sophomore defenseman Harry Trelz dives to stop a Priory forward from cutting in front of senior goalie Daniel Karasick. The hockey team won a nail-biter against Priory 4-3 after a late power-play goal by junior forward Cam Stefek. The Rams successfully killed off a Priory power-play with a minute and five seconds left to win the game. “We have a lot of freshmen and sophomores that have played pretty regularly,” head coach David Brosseau said. “If you look back on Game 1 to Game 21, they’ve all progressed really well.” (Photo by Rhiannon Rhoads)

Making hockey history

Ladue makes Challenge Cup for first time

sophomore defenseman Jake Tackes said. “We worked really hard and it’s a really cool acomplishment.” jacob KORN The team getting to participate in this state tournament writer has taken time. Third-year head coach David Brosseau has coached the team to 16-3-2 record. fter reaching the Wickenheiser Cup finals at the “Our record has continued to get better since my first Scottrade Center in March 2017, many thought season coaching, and we’ve basically had the same goal the varsity hockey team had reached its peak. since day one: to win a state championship,” Brosseau However, this year, the team competed in the Challenge said. “We’ve tried to do this by implementing a winning Cup, which is the highest division of state championship culture.” in Missouri. Besides the improvement of the team on the ice over Although being in the Challenge Cup resulted in a first the past few years, the team’s round exit, just being there off-the-ice chemistry has also speaks to the improvement of Our record has continued the hockey team in the recent to get better since my first been improved. Senior captain and forward Jake Gould has years. Senior captain and season coaching, and we’ve basically continued to form strong bonds forward Zach Levy made sure had the same goal since day one: to win with all of his teammates over to keep his teammates and a state championship. the last couple of seasons. himself disciplined through“Over the past few years my out the season. teammates and I really have gotten a chance to get to “We have conditioned and worked much harder this know each other better, and our chemistry has definitely year because of our very tough schedule,” Levy said. improved,” Gould said. “Really, the closer you are off the “Since we knew our team was more talented this year, ice, the closer you will be on it.” it pushed each and every one of us to work that much When it comes down to it, for these boys, hockey is harder.” more than just a sport. It’s an activity that gave them a Specifically, when it comes to practice, the team had chance to make many lifelong friends they will always be to work very hard to try to compete with powerhouse able to count on. schools like Christian Brothers College High School and “Ladue hockey has formed a bond with me and my St. Louis University High School. CBC has won four teammates that can never be broken,” Levy said. “We Challenge Cups in the past five years. will always have this bond and friendship that we’ve cre“We didn’t like the way the season ended, but we are ated over the past four years.” v the first Ladue team to ever make the Challenge Cup,”


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