A Message from the Vice-President Internal:
This year I've had the privilege of serving as the Vice President Internal and as one of the captains of Blue. It is my third year on the team, but it has been filled with many new experiences. Not only did we have an entirely new tournament schedule, but almost seventy percent of our team was new members as well. With the incredible skill, hard work, and (extreme) patience of our coaches, we were able to continually push the bar of expectation higher throughout the season. We finished with sixteen individual awards and six top-five team finishes.
The season ended far sooner than all three teams intended, but it will be a serious learning experience for next season. Above all, I've never been more excited about the future of the team. The drive and work ethic that this group has is second to none. I'm tremendously thankful to have one more season to share with these incredible advocates; to represent the University of Illinois, and to fight the good fight for the Illinois Trial Team.
- Phil West