La Crosse forward Trapp makes NCAA commitment
April 27, 2016
The La Crosse Freeze, proud members of the NA3HL, are pleased to announce that second-year forward Taylor Trapp has committed to pursue his academic career and continue his hockey career at St. Mary’s University in Winona, MN. The Cardinals are an NCAA Division III program that plays out of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC).
Trapp, a native West Salem, Wisconsin, had a successful two seasons with the Freeze along with a short stint with the Coulee Region Chill of the NAHL. In his two seasons he competed in 74 games for the Freeze compiling 31 goals and 58 assists. He also scored one goal in eight games played with the Chill.
Throughout the 2015-16 season Trapp improved his game immensely; playing in 16 less games than his rookie season in 2014-15 he scored one more goal (16 total) this past season. He also finished with 24 assists for 40 points, good enough for 2nd most on the team.
Trapp helped lead the Freeze to the 2nd round of the 2016 Silver Cup Playoffs. The team swept the Wisconsin Whalers in the first round before falling to the eventual Silver Cup Champions round two. He finished with three assists in four games throughout the playoffs.
His strong play didn’t come without league recognition, however, as Trapp was invited to the NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament in both 2015 and 2016. He competed in three games at the tournament this past season, scoring two assists.