ICE Breakers: Chase Bunce
Traveling all the way from San Jose, California, Chase Bunce joined Trilogy for the very first Intensive Club Experience in 2014. Chase and 20 other players from across the country came together under the leadership of Ryan Boyle and Terry Mangan to bond, train and compete at a recruiting tournament for this brand new concept. While it was only in its infancy, Chase and his teammates help set the stage for ICE to develop into the nationally-esteemed and unique program it represents today.
Chase continued his development though high school and was eventually named defensive MVP at Bellarmine College Preparatory School, before heading off to play Division 1 lacrosse at Ohio State University. There, he was a four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, Academic All-Big Ten Selection, and a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (3.7 or better GPA for 2017-18 academic year). We checked in with Chase to see what he is up to now:
What was your favorite memory from your Trilogy experience?
“My favorite memory from the ICE program was the mini-camp at Goucher College for a week before playing in the tournament. During the mini-camp, the coaches really taught all of us what it was like to play at the next level in terms of practice, film, nutrition, etc. Likewise, spending 100% of the time with the guys on the team and the coaching staff allowed us to build lasting connections.”
How did the Intensive Club Experience help shape you?
“ICE influenced me by really showing what it would take for us players to elevate ourselves as athletes. During the ICE program, the coaching staff created an intense, college-like environment that was predicated on player development. Spending a week with the Trilogy coaching staff not only immediately impacted my ability as a lacrosse player, but also helped me develop habits that I will continue for the rest of my life.”
How is life after college lacrosse? What are you up to now?
“Since graduating, I have started working full-time for Deloitte in their Audit and Assurance practice in San Jose. I am also involved in coaching my former high school’s lacrosse team and my former youth lacrosse club.”
Thanks for leading the way Chase – we look forward to working with the next crop of fine young players coming out of San Jose!