During the early 1970s, Joyce Wolf put together some of the greatest women's slowpitch team ever to play in Pierce County. Trena Page, a leftfielder (and later a third baseman) whose lifetime batting average hovered near the .590 range, played a big role in the success of such teams as BJ's, Creekwater and B&I sports.
Trena was born on July 6, 1951 in Monrovia, Calif., and graduated from Glacier High School in Burien in 1969. She attended Western Washington University and played basketball with Alice Textor, later a teammate on the Creekwater slowpitch team that advanced to the national tournament. Page played field hockey, basketball and tennis for three years at Western and was a forward on Vikings� national tournament basketball team. She was also a Northwest doubles champion.
For one year she played AAU basketball in Seattle and fastpitch softball in Everett. She turned to slowpitch softball after that and earned all-star selection in a number of invitational and regional tournament.
As a teacher and coach at White River High School, Trena coached volleyball for 20 years, leading her team to a second place finish at the 1976 Class A state tournament. She also coached basketball for 18 years, and girls track and softball for three years. She earned league coach of the year honors in both volleyball and basketball.
"Playing in an era that was just on the verge of moving women�s sports to the next level was very exciting and rewarding," she wrote. "It also gave me (a) wonderful perspective for life � friendships, personal and team goals, positive competition, hard work, fun and success."