As the oldest of six siblings, Carpinteria High’s Talon Trumble had already taken on a leadership role before he stepped on campus.
“Everything we do, he’s always the leader,” said football coach Mario Robinson of his junior quarterback. “He’s always in front, pushes his team and gives positive reinforcement.”
Trumble was honored as Carpinteria’s Phil Womble Ethic in Sports Award recipient at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Press Luncheon.
Trumble is a three-year varsity football player and two-year member of the varsity baseball team. He was named to the All-Citrus Coast League for football.
Carpinteria Athletic Director Pat Cooney said one of the many things that stands out about the son of Kelly and Dan Trumble is “he shows up, not just to every single class, practice and game but to every optional workout and team-building activity.”
In baseball, when it comes time to plant the grass or work the dirt at John Calderwood Field, “Talon is the first to volunteer,” added Cooney.
He also shows up in the classroom. He holds a 4.25 GPA while taking Advanced Placement and honors classes.
“He leads by example. He’s an awesome leader and just a great student athlete,” said Robinson.
“Talon is eager to fill any role on and off the field that will make a Carpinteria team, the campus and the community better,” said Cooney.