23 Aija Bent-Trinder
23 Aija Bent-Trinder
Height: 5-9
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
High School: American Heritage-Delray HS
Position: D
Major: Communications

NSCAA All-Region First Team…All-Sunshine State Conference First Team…Daktronics All-South Region First Team…Competed in 17 games…Made 16 starts…Tallied one goal… Registered a career-best three assists…Blasted 12 shots…Guided defense which conceded just 18 goals, 201 shots, seven shutouts, and a 0.95 goals-against-average.

AS A JUNIOR (2010)
All-Sunshine State Conference Second Team…Competed in and started all 17 games as a defender…Tallied one goal (vs. Florida Memorial, 09/04/10) and one assist (vs. Northwood (Fla.), 10/24/10) for three points…Registered three shots…Competed in a team-high 1,537 minutes... Part of a defense that posted seven shutouts and allowed 1.27 points-per-game.

The sophomore defender appeared in all 16 games for the Lions… Bent-Trinder accumulated seven points on the year and had a career day against Christian Clearwater (9/25/2009) when she tallied two goals in a four-point effort… She led all defensemen with three goals on the year and her only assist came against conference opponent Rollins (9/23/2009)…She totaled 20 shots and continued to play a key role for a defense that allowed 1.62 goals against; fourth best in the Sunshine State Conference.

Bent-Trinder appeared in 16 games for the Lions during her freshman season and started 10 of those contests…On the offensive side of the ball, she totaled five shots, two of which were on goal…Defensively, Bent-Trinder played remarkable defense helping anchor a defense that allowed only 18 goals, 208 shots and held opponents to a 0.87 shooting percentage.

She was named All County in each of her four years of high school.

Born September 6 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla…English major…Her hobbies include scrapbooking and reading…Her career goal is to become a sports writer…Her best asset to the team is the spirit she brings to the field and the determination to become a better player…She lists Manchester United as her favorite team…She chose Saint Leo because Coach Ged O’Connor is a tremendous coach and she loves the team. Daughter of Heather Bent-Trinder…She has three brothers Theron, Calvin and Aaron.