Freshman Trey Gage

by Emily Caldwell, staff reporter

The Roar interviewed Freshman Trey Gage about his experience playing on the varsity Tiger soccer team.

What was your reaction when you heard you had made Varsity?

I was shocked, I guess. But I was also really excited.

Do you play any soccer outside of school?

Yes, I play for a club team.

What it’s like being one of the youngest players on the team?

It’s kinda like, intimidating, because there’s a lot of older people. But then I also have 2 other freshmen with me, so it’s not that bad.

Do you ever have to do any extra tasks (like pick up the equipment, or even sit in the front of the bus instead of the back when traveling) because you’re a freshman?

Uh, not really, no.

Have you become better friends with the guys on the team over the course of the season or has it stayed about the same as it was when you first joined?

Yes, I’m friends with pretty much everyone on the team now.

What’s been your favorite memory so far this season? Have you had a “freshman” moment?

Beating Waco has been my favorite memory so far. I’ve never really had a “freshman” moment.

What role have the coaches had in helping you get used to playing on Varsity?

The coaches? I don’t know, I guess just preparing me in practice.

Have any of the older players been especially friendly and inclusive towards you?

Yes. Well, I already knew some of them before I was on the team. So Josh Hart and Kylan [Lewis] are two of them.

Do you plan on continuing to play for all four years of high school?