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Athletics News

List of 8 news stories.

  • Gold Standard Breakfast Club - October Meeting

    Head of School Patrick Roberts spoke to the Gold Standard Breakfast Club about the importance of Leadership. 

    There were over 50 students in attendance.

    Thank you to Coach Manny Bloom for scheduling this breakfast.
     
  • Senior Spotlight: Austin Foster

    Varsity Cross Country and Track & Field Head Coach Tammy King describes Austin Foster as “friendly and sociable before competitions, but when he takes position, his focus becomes all about competition. It’s all or nothing and his competitive instincts rise up to the highest level”. Of course, King knows what it takes to compete at the highest level after winning two individual State Championships at Palmer Trinity, graduating as a dual-sport student-athlete from FIU, and representing the United States in international competition. However, King is not just Austin’s coach, but his mother, which has allowed King to observe firsthand the hard work, time, and dedication Foster has put in to achieve excellence.

    Foster started running at the age of seven, essentially just to burn off an abundance of energy and sometimes even before school to help him focus once he got to class. Over the years, Foster has worked methodically to reshape his body, focus his mind, and excel. Foster currently holds the Palmer Trinity record in the 400m Dash (50.45), 110m Hurdles (15.57), and 300m Hurdles (41.94) for the Track & Field team. He looks forward to the challenge of breaking these records while also setting a new discus record. Foster is quick to credit his teammates from the Class of 2022 as great leaders who always motivated him to be his best and he looks forward to being the senior leader this year and hopes to lead by example while introducing new training techniques and regimens.

    When asked if it is hard to be coached by his mom and if she holds him more accountable than others, Foster is quick to refute that idea. “I think my mom being my coach is the best opportunity I have ever been given,” Foster claims, “being able to learn from one of the world's best right in my home and constantly understand one another every day to better our relationship is something no one else could replicate”. Foster refers to Coach King as Coach while at practice and states that among the most important lessons she has taught him is to always be patient and professional.

    When he’s not running or training, Foster enjoys playing video games and spending time with those he loves. He volunteers at Camillus House and by feeding the homeless as well as at all Palmer Trinity Cross Country and Track & Field events, even when participating as well. Something you may not know about Foster is that while he has never performed anywhere, he is an excellent singer. He also is a seasonal fisherman, despite having an irrational fear of both the ocean and crabs. He claims his favorite movie is Joker, favorite artist is Rex Orange County and listed burritos, sushi, and “a good juicy burger” as his favorite foods since he couldn’t choose just one.

    While Foster looks forward to many more accomplishments at Palmer Trinity, he is already thinking ahead to the next level where he plans to compete as a student-athlete at the NCAA level while studying communications and media production. He is currently considering American University, Lehigh University, Old Dominion University, St. Joseph’s University, George Mason University, and Monmouth University.
               
    Come out and support Austin and the rest of the Varsity Cross Country team when they host the PTS Invitational on Saturday, October 8th at 7:00am.
     
    Go Falcons!
               
                 
     
  • Senior Spotlight: Sydney Powell

    Soccer since the age of two. Golf since the age of eight. Lacrosse since the 8th grade. Traveling across the country playing flag football. Sports are engrained in the life of senior Sydney Powell. Powell has starred as a three-sport varsity athlete in golf, soccer, and lacrosse since the 9th grade. Powell was also selected to the Varsity Girls Golf and Varsity Girls Lacrosse teams while still in Middle School. How does Powell manage to balance all three sports along with a rigorous course-load? “Truly understanding the value of hard-work,” Powell quickly responds. Head Varsity Golf Coach, Traci Holstein, is quick to also point out Powell’s natural athleticism and how she can always count on her.

    “It has been amazing to see my progress and know that it is all due to my hard work,” Powell reflects, noting that being a three-sport athlete has also provided her lessons on how to manage her time better and how to be a valuable member of the Palmer Trinity community. Through her time as a Falcon, Powell has worked for many accomplishments. Her favorites include advancing to the FHSAA State Championships for golf where she was able to play in front of Jack Nicklaus, last year’s Varsity Girls Soccer playoff run to the Regional Championship, and defeating Westminster Christian on their Senior Day in lacrosse.

    As if three varsity sports were not enough, Powell credits flag football for being a large part of her life and opening many new connections. Playing quarterback, she has attended national Pro Bowls and won a national championship. She does so while remaining true to herself and knowing that her hard-work and dedication to her teammates will lead her to success.

    Powell’s hard-work isn’t limited to the playing field. Powell co-founded an organization called Kids Interacting Sharing Shirts (KISS). “I recognized the deficiency in uniforms across underserved schools across Miami, and realized the benefit a single polo could give them. I have collected well over six thousand uniform polos, sewn the Miami-Dade Public School logo on, then distributed them to schools in underprivileged neighborhoods. Powell also works with Twenty Little Working Girls, volunteering all over Miami tutoring students, serving food at women’s shelters, and planting gardens under the metrorail.

    Powell is excited to begin applying to colleges this fall, as she plans to double major in mathematics and economics with a finance minor, while also considering a pre-med track. Outside of Palmer Trinity, Powell loves to go out boating, wake surfing, and sailing and relaxes by playing cards. Her favorite movie is Mamma Mia!, favorite food is spaghetti and meatballs, and favorite artist is Taylor Swift.

    Be sure to come out and support Sydney and the rest of the Varsity Girls Golf team this fall and later this year on the Varsity Girls Soccer and Lacrosse teams!
     
    Go Falcons!
     
  • Varsity Football Opens Year 2-0

    Varsity Football is off to a strong start to the year following a 19-14 road win over Coral Shores to improve to 2-0 on the year!

    Aden Davenport '23 completed 8/11 passes for 87 yards and a touchdown to lead the Falcons. Jahmir Everett '23 opened the scoring and finished the day with six receptions for 85 yards and a touchdown. After going into halftime tied 7-7, Andres Williams '24 put the Falcons back ahead with a rushing touchdown. Minutes later, Lucas Alonso '24 came down with an interception and scored on the next play to go up 19-7 and the Falcons would hold off the Hurricanes. 

    Williams led the offense with 128 yards rushing on 12 carries. Defensively, Matteo Blanzuoli '25 led the team with seven tackles and three tackles-for-loss. The Falcons will return to action for the home opener on Friday, September 9th at 4:00pm when they take on Archbishop Carroll. 

    Go Falcons! 
  • Varsity Volleyball Earns Third Straight Win

    Congratulations to the Varsity Volleyball team on earning their third straight win after defeating Oxbridge Academy (3-1), Florida Christian (3-1), and University School (3-1). Palmer Trinity improves to 3-3 on the year and 2-2 in the Palm League with the win streak. The Falcons will look to keep the win streak alive as they host St. Brendan on Wednesday, September 7th at 5:30pm. 

    Go Falcons! 
  • Senior Spotlight: Aden Davenport

    Aden Davenport has been around the game of football for a long time. Growing up in a family of avid football fans who believe in the youth growing through the game of football, football was always in the cards for Davenport. Through his 12 years of playing quarterback, Davenport has put in the time and hard work necessary to not only grow, but excel at the position.

    However, Davenport notes his freshman year as a turning point. Davenport quickly credits the mentorship of Head Coach Mark Reese as what forced him to grow not only as a player, but as a person. Reese describes Davenport simply as “a hard worker who just loves the game of football”. A discussion that freshman year about what it takes to be a quarterback off the field is what served as the eye opener for Davenport. Since then, Davenport has taken every opportunity to lead by example. He tries to be a role model for younger student-athletes and takes pride in being the first one in, last one out type of player.

    Looking back over the past three years, despite ups and downs and a shoulder injury last year, Davenport is thankful for all the memories he has created, most notably beating Westminster Christian in overtime last year and his first start against St. Brendan as a freshman. However, he understands there is more work to be done and can’t wait to get going for his senior year.

    Outside of Palmer Trinity, Davenport still calls the football field home. He has long competed for a 7-on-7 team called Hard Knocks where he is able to travel across the country competing. For the past two years, Aden has given back to the football community by serving as a volunteer coach of the Kendall Hammocks Warriors youth football program.

    On the rare instances Davenport isn’t involved a football practice or workout, he enjoys spending time with his friends. His favorite movie is Cars, notes that the steak he makes himself is his favorite food, and you are likely to hear J. Cole on his pregame playlist. A fun fact about Davenport is that he can speak Hebrew. As a senior, Davenport, who plans to pursue a career in finance, is excited about applying to colleges where he lists Butler University and Stetson University as two of his favorites.

    Be sure to come out and support Aden and the rest of the Palmer Trinity Football team! The season opened up with a road win at Bridgeprep Academy. The Falcons will have their home opener on Friday, September 9th vs. Archbishop Coleman Carroll at 4:00pm.
     
    Go Falcons!
  • Brandon Pottinger '22 Advances to Finals at U20 World Championships

    Congratulations to the recent alumnus Brandon Pottinger '22 on advancing to the High Jump Finals at the 2022 World U20 Track & Field Championships representing Team Jamaica. Pottinger cleared 6'10" to advance. Pottinger is set to enroll at the University of Tennessee to compete for their Track & Field program beginning this Fall. To read more about Pottinger's accomplishments this summer, click the link below. 

    Pottinger Clears 6-10, Onto Friday Finals at World U20

    Go Falcons! 
  • Howard Cuervo Hired to Lead Baseball Program

    The Palmer Trinity Athletic Department is excited to introduce Howard Cuervo as the Head Coach of the Varsity Baseball program.

    Cuervo was born in Havana, Cuba before coming to the United States in 1999 and enrolling at South Miami Senior High School where he was a pitcher on the school’s only state championship baseball team. Cuervo then signed to Florida Memorial University where he played from 2001-2005 and earned multiple honors, including Rookie of the Year, First Team All-Conference, First Team All-Region, and All-American Honorable Mention. Cuervo continued his playing career for El Águila de Veracruz of the Mexican Professional League following graduation.

    When his playing career was finished, Cuervo knew that his love of the game and passion for teaching student-athletes would not let him walk away from the game. Cuervo served as an Assistant Coach for Ferguson and South Miami before taking over as Head Coach of South Miami’s program in 2016.

    In taking over at Palmer Trinity, Cuervo looks forward to this new chapter in his coaching career. “I plan to bring my past experiences to create a culture of caring for one another, a family atmosphere of loyalty, a strong passion for baseball, and most importantly, promoting the importance of success in the classroom,” Cuervo notes.

    Please join us in welcoming Coach Cuervo to Palmer Trinity and we look forward to the beginning of the baseball season in the spring of 2023!

    Go Falcons! 
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Monday, 10/3/2022

Volleyball - Girls, Varsity
Versus
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Golf - Girls, Varsity
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