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Posted On: 02/7/18 11:31 AM
One of the biggest surprises this season has been the play of Dassel-Cokato winning 12 of 17 games behind a balanced squad led by Trever Kaiser.
“I think this season has been very successful so far,” Trever told NHR. “No one truly thought we would be this good and it feels good to prove them all wrong.”
Nobody anywhere, outside of the D-C locker room, expected this team to be this good. Sanders Asplin (a 5-ft-9 sophomore), Alex Terning (a 6-ft-1 senior), and Isaac Morris (as 6-ft-2 senior) have all stepped up to support Kaiser.
“This year we have three returning starters and some kids that played great bench minutes last year,” Trever said. “Our team is very experienced and looking to shock some people in the section tournament.”
Kaiser is still the leader. He’s scoring 19.7 points per game but when we saw the end of the DC win over New London-Spicer in January, we saw a smiling, relaxed Trever Kaiser happy about a win congratulating his teammates. Trever has improved in many ways and he doesn’t have to do nearly as much as he did in past years.
“I think the thing I’ve most improved on is my athleticism and defensively,” Kaiser said.
Kaiser and his teammates set out to accomplish certain goals and they are starting to accomplish some of those goals already.
“I think we have already accomplished one goal which was having the best start to a season for DC in the past 20 years but moving forward one goal we have is to host a playoff game,” Trever said.
“Another is to keep working hard improving and competing our hardest every day and if we control what we can control should be able to have a great rest of our season.”
Next year Kaiser will be at the U of Mary and he’s excited to join their team.
“What I’ve seen is they have been in a lot of close games and are very close to getting over the hump,” Kaiser said.
“The thing that has me most excited is the coaching staff and players they are just loaded with great people that don’t shy away from hard work and pushing the players to be their best.”