Alumni Awards

Athletic Hall of Fame

The purpose of the Athletic Hall of Fame is to honor the achievements of men and women who have been associated with the School by recognizing those individuals who have made a major contribution to the success of the overall athletic program.

2023-2024 Inductees

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  • Blake Miller '16

    Blake Miller '16 - Baseball, Basketball and Football
    Blake Miller ’16 played 5 years of Varsity Baseball, 4 years of Varsity football, and 2 years of Varsity Basketball.  His athleticism and leadership skills were evident from the start, as Blake was the starting second baseman in Varsity Baseball in eighth grade. He quickly rose through the ranks, becoming the MVP of the baseball team just a short year later in 9th grade. For the following three seasons, Blake played a pivotal role as both third baseman and pitcher, helping lead the baseball team to some of the best seasons in school history. As a senior, he achieved honors such as team MVP, Conference Player of the year, Conference Tournament MVP, 1st team All-Conference, 1st team All-Dade, along with the team winning the Conference Championship.
    In football, Blake stood out from the start as one of the only freshmen to participate in Varsity football that season. During his first two seasons on the football team, he adapted to various positions as both he and the team faced challenges in finding success. However, at the start of his Junior year, he cemented himself as the starting Running Back, achieving tremendous success and playing a significant role in turning things around for the football program. During his time as a football player at Palmer Trinity, the team progressed from winning just one game during his first two seasons to becoming Conference Champions in his last game as a Falcon. In his Senior year Season, he showcased his talent with 150 rushes for over 1100 yards and 15 touchdowns. He received First-Team All-Conference Honors, a Miami-Dade All-Star selection, was named Conference Player of the Year, and received First-Team All-Dade Honors. 
    Blake took pride in his role as a multi-sport athlete, believing that contributing to multiple sports and benefiting the Athletic Program in as many ways as possible was extremely important.
  • Coach Tamara King-Foster

    Coach Tamara King-Foster - Cross Country, Track & Field and Soccer

    Coach Tamara King-Foster has dedicated 14 extraordinary years to coaching at Palmer Trinity School. She continues to nurture young student-athletes as head coach of the Girls and Boys Varsity Cross Country, Junior Varsity Cross Country, Varsity Track & Field, and Junior Varsity Track & Field teams. She has also coached the Middle School Soccer team for three years and the Girls Junior Varsity and Varsity Soccer team for a year. 
    Her coaching skills have translated into a remarkable list of accomplishments, including six consecutive Boys Cross Country District Championships, from 2017 to 2022, and three Regional Championships in 2017, 2021, and 2022. The Girls Cross Country team also secured a District Championship in 2022.
    Coach King influence also extends beyond the cross country trails and onto the track. The Boys Track & Field team has claimed four District Championships in 2018, 2021, 2022, 2023, a Regional Championship in 2021, and Individual State Championships in 2021 and 2022. The Girls Track & Field team has also celebrated District Championships in 2021, 2022, 2023 and a Regional Championship in 2023.
    In recognition of her exceptional coaching abilities, Coach King was named the Coach of the Year at PTS for the 2020-2021 season. Coach King’s passion for coaching extends far beyond winning titles; it is rooted in her commitment to nurturing talent, instilling discipline, and fostering a spirit of sportsmanship among our young student-athletes.

Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Founders’ Alumni Award recognizes alumni who have helped to fulfill the vision of the founders of the Palmer, Trinity, and Palmer Trinity Schools. It is awarded to individuals who have been deeply committed to Palmer Trinity School and who have demonstrated honor, courage, and leadership. Through loyal attitude, inspired spirit and unselfish action, they have fulfilled the mission of Palmer Trinity School.

The Head of School’s Alumni Award recognizes distinguished service to the community that exemplifies the Palmer Trinity's values - commitment to the moral, spiritual, intellectual, physical and creative growth of all members of our community. Palmer Trinity is an Episcopal School dedicated to promoting academic excellence and inspiring students to lead lives of virtue, humanity, and spirit.

The Jan Morrison Award recognizes an individual who inspires, encourages, and supports the Palmer Trinity Alumni Community.  This individual serves as a positive mentor for many of the alumni from Palmer Trinity School.

Nominate an alum you know that fits the spirit and service described in either of these awards below.

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  • PTS Athletic Hall of Fame Committee

    Andy Hessen '76
    Tom Magenheimer '78
    Lee Sterling '81
    Hart Baur '82
    Brian Gershen '98
    Nathan Zeder '98
    Ryan Jurney '04
    Samantha (Evans) Moore '06
    Jim Beverley
    Juan Gomez - Director of Development
    Dave Lanham - Director of Athletics
    Isabella Martino ‘18 - Alumni Relations Coordinator
    Ernest Robertson - Director of Sports Enrichment

Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

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  • 2022-23 Inductees

    Blake Miller '16 - Baseball, Basketball and Football
    Coach Tammy King - Cross Country, Track & Field and Soccer
  • 2020-21 Inductees

    Evan Zeder ‘01 - Tennis
    Brendan Winkler ‘98 - Lacrosse
  • 2019-20 Inductees

    Sarah Medina '14 - Soccer
    Brandon Rose '05 - Basketball
    Special Presentation Honoring the Life of Carlos Gonzalez '97
  • 2018-19 Inductees

    Paulina Prieto ‘12 - Volleyball
    Landon Michelson ‘10 - Golf and Baseball
    Stewart Magenheimer ‘76 - Soccer, Baseball, Football
  • 2017-18 Inductees

    Kevin Mahan ‘87- Cross Country, Track, Football
    Coach Marty Migliaccio - Volleyball, Softball
  • 2016-17 Inductees

    Coach Michael Becker – Cross Country, Track
    Kristen Titley ‘10 – Volleyball
    Jeff Greenwell ‘75 - Baseball, Soccer, Football
  • 2015-16 Inductees

    Coach Michelle (Brenner) Mondell – Soccer, Volleyball, Football
    Michael Haggard ’88 – Football
    Arasay Guerra ’06 - Volleyball
  • 2014-15 Inductees

    Joakim “Jay” Nordqvist ’79 – Soccer, Tennis, Football
    Jamaal Douglas ’03 – Basketball
  • 2012-13 Inductees

    Joe Hanko ’80 - Football, Baseball, Soccer
    Burford Smith ’81 - Athletic Department Manager
    Kevin Sanz ’01 - Football, Basketball, Lacrosse
    Coach Dave Hewett - Coach and Athletic Director from 1983-2000
  • 2011-12 Inductees

    Pilar Guzman ’76 - Volleyball, Softball, Basketball
    John Alger ’77 - Football, Soccer, Track, Wrestling 
    Ciara Michel ’03 - Volleyball 
    Samantha Evans ’06 - Volleyball, Soccer, Softball
    Coach Jeff Capparelli '76-'83 - Head Football Coach, Athletic Director, Softball Coach, Assistant Baseball Coach, Assistant Basketball Coach
  • 2010-11 Inductees

    Lee Sterling '81 - Football, Baseball, Track, Basketball, Soccer
    Craig Baur '85 - Soccer, Cross Country, Track
    Chris Sanz '04 - Football, Basketball
    1986 Cross Country Team
  • 2009-10 Inductees

    Steve Veingrad '79 - Football, Wrestling, Basketball
    Diana Fahmie '90 - Volleyball, Soccer, Softball
    Nathan Zeder '98 - Tennis, Basketball
    Kyle Rutter '04 - Baseball, Football
  • 2008-09 Inductees

    Liz Corson '78 - Basketball, Softball, Volleyball
    Cindy Gargano ’81 - Volleyball, Softball, Basketball, Track
    Hart Baur ’82 - Soccer, Track, Cross Country
    Reid Kline ’96 - Lacrosse, Football, Soccer
  • 2007-08 Inductees

    Perry Smith '85 - Football, Baseball, Basketball
    Ricky Jofre '90 - Football, Soccer, Track
    Sarah Ferguson '92 - Softball, Volleyball, Soccer
  • 2006-07 Inductees

    Gary Lesnik '84 - Football, Soccer, Baseball, Tennis 
    Dan Sarmiento '89 - Football, Basketball, Track 
    Charles Baumberger '94 - Football, Soccer, Track 
    Mark Oliver (Coach) - Varsity Baseball, Varsity Softball, JV and Varsity Football, Women's Varsity Basketball 
  • 2005-06 Inductees

    Joe Mancuso ’90 - Football, Track, Basketball
    Denise Cipriano ’91 -Softball, Soccer, Volleyball
    Preston Dickerson ’98 -Lacrosse, Football, Basketball
    Tracey King ’00 -Volleyball, Soccer 
  • 2004-05 Inductees

    Jim Maher ‘75 -Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Football
    Deb Friedman ‘88 -Softball, Basketball, Volleyball, Track
    Mike Reynolds ‘88 -Cross Country and Track
  • 2003-04 Inductees

    Larry Householder ‘75 -Baseball, Basketball, Football
    Julie Waldo ‘78 -Golf, Volleyball, Softball
    Larry Jacobson ‘84 -Baseball, Basketball
    John Lederman '87 - Football, Basketball, Baseball
    Spencer (Shelfer) Moorman ‘92 -Tennis
    Campbell Walker ‘94 -Football, Baseball

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  • Distinguished Alumni Committee 2023-2024

    Andrew Bennett ‘95
    Ryan Jurney '04
    Samantha (Evans) Moore '06
    Lynley (Walker) Ciorobea ‘96
    Tamara (Rutter) Walsh '02
    Jan Morrison
    Juan Gomez - Director of Development
    Isabella Martino ‘18 - Alumni Relations Coordinator

Distinguished Alumni Awards Recipients

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  • 2023-24

    Doug Rothfeldt '10 - Founders’ Award
    Delaney Reynolds '17 - Head of School’s Award
    Elena DeVilliers - Jan Morrison Award
  • 2020-21

    Elizabeth (Lane) Bacardi ‘93 - Founders’ Award
    Andrea Ortiz ‘12 - Head of School’s Award
    Joan Sanz - Jan Morrison Award
  • 2019-20

    Andrew Bennett '95 - Founders' Alumni Award
    Victoria Garcia '01 - Head of School's Alumni Award
    Maria Vanegas - Jan Morrison Award
  • 2018-19

    Mason Harris ‘89 - Founders’ Alumni Award
    Wesley Farrell ‘01 - Head of School’s Alumni Award
    Jan Morrison - Jan Morrison Award
  • 2017-18

    Brian Gershen ‘98 - Founders’ Alumni Award
    Gil Lang ‘97 - Head of School’s Alumni Award
    Dax Tejera ‘03 - Head of School’s Alumni Award
  • 2016-17

    Brittney (Hoffman) McCabe ‘99 - Founders’ Alumni Award
    Jan (Risi) Field ‘77 - Head of School’s Alumni Award
  • 2015-16

    Nathan Zeder ‘98 - Founders’ Alumni Award
    Daniel Diaz Leyva ‘98 - Head of School’s Alumni Award
  • 2014-15

    Beth (Brockway) Serrate ’85 - Founders' Award
    Brian Alonso ’97 - Head of School’s Award
  • 2013-14

    Evans (Dunwody) Crews ’91 - Founders' Award
    Tom Magenheimer ’78 - Head of School’s Award
  • 2012-13

    Lynley (Walker) Ciorobea ’96 - Founders' Award
    Patrick E. Murphy ’01 - Head of School’s Award

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