North Carolina midfielder Ian Trent is making his second trip the National Lacrosse Classic this July. Trent played with Team Maryland last summer in the 2018 tournament and knew he had to come back in 2019 to represent North Carolina. This summer, Trent has the opportunity to link up with his home-town teammate, Chris Nebraski. The duo have been playing together since 2017 and have developed into good friends and even better teammates. Lacrosse brought the boys together and now they’re looking forwarding to showing off at the NLC.
When Nebraski first picked up a lacrosse stick, he hated the sport. After his first skills clinic, he didn’t think he was good enough to compete and begged his parents to let him return to baseball. Luckily, his parents taught him to finish what he started and encouraged him to keep at it. In just a few short years, Nebraski’s work ethic paid off. He was noted by his coaches as being a strong athlete all around, and his lacrosse-IQ was so strong that he was able to switch from midfield to defense without a hitch. Nebraski met his partner in crime in 2017, when the 13 year olds were pulled up to compete on the U15 Raiders.
After playing together for so many years, their communication is effortless. Take Nebraski’s knowledge of the game and his team-first mentality, and combine that with Trent’s stature and killer instinct, and you’ve got one tough crew to stop. The North Carolina duo is looking forward to taking their chemistry on the road, shaking it up with some new faces, and hunting down an NLC championship.
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