June 11, 2014
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Trey Drechsel (pronounced DREK-sel), the Class 1A State Player of the Year as a senior at Cedar Park Christian High School, has accepted an offer of admission from Western Washington University and will play basketball for the Vikings. Making that announcement Wednesday was WWU men's basketball coach Tony Dominguez.
During the 2013-14 school year, Drechsel was named Washington State Coaches Association Class 1A State Player of the Year, honorable mention Associated Press all-State and Nisqually League Player of the Year. He also played in the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association All-State game, finishing with a triple-double of 24 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.
A 6-foot-5 guard, Drechsel was a first-team state all-tournament pick, helping the Eagles place fourth at state after winning a second straight league title. He averaged 21.2 points and 8.1 rebounds during the season, being named team MVP for the second straight year and inspirational award winner.
As a junior, Drechsel was a first-team AP all-State pick and league POY, averaging 14.8 points on a 22-3 team that placed third in the school's first state appearance. Drechsel, who was a second-team all-league pick as a sophomore, started and lettered four years. He also lettered two years in baseball, earning Emerald City all-league honors as a freshman and sophomore.
WWU, which graduated three starters, finished 20-8 last year, just missing out on a third straight NCAA II West Regional berth. The Vikings lost by three points in the title game of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Tournament and placed second (13-5) in the GNAC regular-season standings.
TREY DRECHSEL (pronounced DREK-sel), Guard, 6-5, 200, 18, 7/27/96, Freshman, Woodinville, WA
HIGH SCHOOL: Washington State Coaches Association Class 1A State Player of the Year, honorable mention Associated Press all-State and Nisqually League Player of the Year as senior at Cedar Park Christian High School ... Played in Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association All-State game, finishing with triple-double of 24 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists ... First-team state all-tournament pick, helping Eagles place fourth after winning second straight league title ... Averaged 21.2 points and 8.1 rebounds ... In 45-44 comeback victory against Vashon Island, made 3-pointer with eight seconds remaining and following steal of inbounds pass scored game-winning layup with three seconds left ... Team MVP for second straight year and inspirational award winner ... First-team AP all-State and league POY as junior, averaging 14.8 points on 22-3 team that placed third in school's first state tournament appearance ... Second-team all-league as sophomore ... Started and lettered four years ... Also lettered two years in baseball, earning Emerald City all-league honors as freshman and sophomore.
PERSONAL: Plans to major in either engineering or business ... His mother, Marni, played volleyball at Pacific Lutheran University ... Grew seven inches over two-year span from sophomore to senior seasons.
Defensive Vikings Shut Down Alaska Fairbanks 70-60
WWU records fourth consecutive win to reach 20 victories for the sixth time in last seven seasons
WWU and Bellingham Selected as Host for 2019 GNAC Basketball Championships
WECU Court at Carver Gym will host the 2019 GNAC Basketball Championships March 7-9, 2019
Second-Half Surge Lifts Vikings to 66-56 Win Over UAA
Deandre Dickson leads the way with 17-point, 7-rebound performance
Trio of Vikings Named GNAC All-Academic
Trevor Jasinsky, Trey Drechsel and Daulton Hommes honored by conference for academic performance
Men's Basketball to Hold Reunion for 1987-88 Team
1987-88 Vikings reached the second round of the NAIA National Tournament and went 28-8 overall
Viking Men Host Alaska Schools in Penultimate Week of GNAC Play
WWU is 18-6 overall and in 2nd place in the GNAC with a 13-3 record
Jasinsky's Hot Land Leads Vikings to 26-Point Victory
WWU seals GNAC tournament bid with 91-65 victory over Montana State Billings
Vikings Lead Wire-to-Wire in 22-Point Win over SFU
WWU improves to 17-6 overall and 12-3 in GNAC play with 86-64 win over Simon Fraser
Men's Hoops Hosts Simon Fraser To Start Homestand
Vikings (16-6, 11-3 GNAC) will play their next four games inside Carver Gym as season winds down
Hot Shooting Leads Vikings to 95-84 Road Win at NNU
Daulton Hommes scores game-high 29 points in WWU's 95-84 victory
Viking Spotlight | Trey Drechsel & Daulton Hommes
Hear from WWU men's hoops players Trey Drechsel and Daulton Hommes
Vikings Can't Overcome Second Half Surge in 92-81 Defeat at CWU
Hommes (22 points), Drechsel (19 points) and Rojas (17 points) lead Western
Vikings Return to Road Play at CWU and NNU This Week
Vikings open road trip at rival CWU in game streamed nationally on WatchESPN/ESPN3
Men's Hoops Edged 92-88 by Seattle Pacific
Vikings drop second straight game despite season-high 25 points from Deandre Dickson
Vikings Suffer First GNAC Loss to Saint Martin's, 94-82
Trey Drechsel leads Vikings with 22 points. WWU out-rebounded 36-24 in loss.