As a freshman at Liberty College in Virginia, Hart Gliedman knew he wanted more out of school, so he transferred. What he found at Trinity College has been more than just good academics and a competitive athletic conference. Gliedman found a home away from home.
The 6-4 guard is now a senior captain for the Trinity men's basketball team and has made leaps and bounds as a player. Bantams head coach James Cosgrove reaffirms Gliedman's dedication on and off the court.
"From day one, he contributed toughness, defense, basketball IQ, court awareness and leadership. Now he's a captain and Hart's really contributed a great deal to the team," Coach Cosgrove said.
Gliedman's statistics don't lie. As a sophomore in 2012-13, he was second on team in free throws and third in three-point field goals, rebounding, and assists. He also scored the game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer in a 68-66 win over Purchase State.
As a junior in 2013-14, he tied for second on the team in assists and steals, while also being honored as the MVP of the Ed Hockenbury Classic at Norwich. That season, the team was forced to go to overtime that ended in a loss at Colby, during which Gliedman recorded a last-second steal and drained a half-court shot that was featured on ESPN Top Plays. Throughout his junior campaign a year ago, he reached double figures in four contests for the Bantams.
Now, as a senior, Gliedman looks to go as far as he can with his team.
"I want to win," he stated. "I want to finish out this season with a National Championship. We've come so far as a team. And you can notice that in many ways, like how there's always a different top scorer. We're a team in the truest sense of the word, and I'm just one piece of the puzzle."
Looking back at Hart's time as a Bantam, Coach Cosgrove has nothing but good things to say about the captain's work ethic and performance.
"His leadership has impacted the team tremendously. The other players look up to him. He's the heart and soul of our team," Cosgrave noted.
Gliedman plans to continue with basketball by studying sports business after he graduates.
"Basketball is my identity and a big part of my life," Gliedman said. "I'm so glad to be part of Trinity basketball. It's been a great learning experience and I've found a great team, my identity, and my role here."
written by Arleigha Cook '16