The 5-foot-1 senior distance talent led the Sabers to second place as a team at the NHIAA Division 2 Championships this past season, breaking the tape to win the individual title with a time of 19:05.50—the fastest clocking among divisional champions. Trudel crossed the line in fifth at the Garmin RunningLane Cross Country Championships’ Silver race with a time of 17:56.22—the state’s only sub-18 time by a prep girl in 2021 and fast enough to earn her All-American status. New Hampshire’s top finisher at the New England Cross Country Championships (9th), where she earned All-New England honors, Ray was also the top Granite State runner at the NXR Northeast Region Championships, where she placed fourth. She took third at the NHIAA Meet of Champions.
Trudel has maintained a 4.10 unweighted GPA in the classroom. She has signed a National Letter of Intent to run on scholarship at the University of Connecticut this fall.
A member of both the National and French-language Honor Society and the Souhegan High Ethics Forum, Trudel has served as vice president of her school’s Rotary International Interact Club, which conducts “service above self” initiatives to benefit the community. She has also donated her time collecting items and organizing survival kits for Afghan refugees in addition to fundraising for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the “Hope for Gus” project to support the search for a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.