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Athletics News

List of 8 news stories.

  • MSV Girls Basketball win SFMSC Championship

    Congratulations to the MSV Girls Basketball team on winning the 2022-2023 South Florida Middle School Conference Championship! The Falcons, after losing their first game of the year in overtime, rattled off 10 straight wins to finish 10-1. After entering the playoff bracket as the #3 seed, Palmer Trinity knocked off #2 Carrollton 34-29 in the semifinal before defeating top-ranked Ransom Everglades 27-9 in the title game. Sofia Laria '28 was named Tournament Most Valuable Player. Congratulations to all on a fantastic season!

    Go Falcons! 
  • Welcome to PTS: James Lunn

     The Palmer Trinity Athletic Department is excited to introduce James Lunn as the Head Coach of the Varsity Boys Lacrosse program.

    Lunn is a native of Miami who was a multi-year starter for the Varsity program at Palmetto before joining the Club Lacrosse team at Florida International University. Upon graduation, Lunn began training high school and club lacrosse players in both Colorado and Florida.

    Lunn will lead a Varsity Boys Lacrosse program coming off one of their best years in program history and is also excited to welcome back Middle School Boys Lacrosse to Palmer Trinity, which will be led by current faculty Aidan Graham and Evan Apanovitch.

    Please join us in welcoming Coach Lunn to Palmer Trinity and we look forward to the beginning of the lacrosse season starting on January 23rd! 

    Go Falcons! 
  • Senior Spotlight: Gabriel Herrera

    After watching goalkeepers flying through the air and diving to make saves during the 2014 World Cup, Gabriel Herrera knew he wanted to start playing soccer and become a goalkeeper. With a strong work ethic, Herrera climbed through the ranks at Palmer Trinity, starting at the MSJV level and working his way through MS Varsity and Upper School JV before taking the reigns backstopping the Falcons’ Varsity team. Through it all, Herrera still finds flying through the air and diving to make a save his favorite part of playing goalkeeper.

    Under new Varsity Head Coach Abiodun Adeyemi, Herrera states that he has continued a fantastic experience in the soccer program. This year, with a new playing style, Herrera utilizes foot skills more than ever before and is enjoying staying involved in the game on the attacking side. Coach Adeyemi praises Herrera for his passion and leadership. “Gabe is a true reflection of leading by example. His performance speaks for itself and inspires the team”.

    However, entering his senior year, Herrera found himself on the field in a sport he never imagined playing – football. Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Eric Perri suggested Herrera learn to kick for football after coaching him in soccer and noticing his strengths. After a successful football campaign which saw Herrera win the starting job as kicker and punter, Herrera is appreciative of the lessons learned in this new sport. “Kicking in football has taught me a new sense of focus. I learned to ignore all others around me because the slightest distraction can set me off. I have applied this lesson to soccer and it has helped me overcome nervousness”.
    Thinking back on his time spent as a Falcon, stopping penalty kicks in soccer and his 42-yard field goal in the Battle of the Oar game are among his favorite memories.

    Outside of school, Herrera enjoys hanging out with friends and working out. He spends a lot of free time volunteering, notably with Shake-A-Leg Miami and Breakthrough Miami.
    Herrera lists his favorite movie as Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse, favorite artist as J. Cole and Chicken Parmesan as his favorite food, though he notes he is currently learning how to cook. Herrera plans to enroll at Wake Forest on a Pre-Med track.

    Be sure to come out and support Gabriel and the rest of the Varsity Boys Soccer team when they return from winter break and gear up for a playoff run!
     
    Go Falcons!
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  • PTS Students Wins First Place at National Wakeboarding Championship 2022

    Palmer Trinity School’s  Fernanda Larios, a tenth grader, recently won first place in Mexico’s Women’s Open of the Cierre del Campeonato Nacional de Wakeboard 2022 (National Wakeboarding
    Championship 2022) with a score of 52.00. The national championship was held
    at La Bahía de San Carlos in Sonora, Mexico.

    Originally from Mexico City, Larios, 16, is considered a wakeboarding Junior Pro. She has been in the sport for 10 years and began training professionally and competing internationally at age 14.

    She trains three times a week after school, and on days when she is not on the
    water, she is at the gym. Larios also alternates her weekend training between
    Miami and Orlando in preparation of competing in the Pan American Games in
    Santiago, Chile in 2023.

    Larios belongs to the AfriKids club at PTS and hopes to join the basketball
    after wakeboarding season.
  • Senior Spotlight: Emily Montes

    Emily Montes started playing basketball at the age of three, primarily joining her dad at his basketball camps in order to spend more time with him. Fifteen years later, it is only fitting that Montes plays for her dad as the senior leader on Palmer Trinity’s Varsity Girls Basketball team. Montes will never take for granted the time spent learning from her dad. While she admits he coaches her hard, she is appreciative how far it has gotten her and how it has never affected their father-daughter relationship. “Emily plays with an intensity and an edge that is truly special,” Head Coach George Montes states, “as a coach, when your primary ball handler exhibits that kind of confidence and fearlessness, it gives you a peace of mind knowing that everything is going to be just fine. As a father, that competitive spirit just makes you proud”.

    Beyond her relationship with her father, Montes is most thankful for her teammates. “I have had these same teammates for the past four years and making memories with these people I call sisters has been the best time of my life – we have forged a bond that is extraordinary”. Montes also enjoys the ability to mentor those younger on the team. She is adamant to advise younger students to not take the time for granted and to enjoy all time spent with their teammates.

    Throughout her time at Palmer Trinity, Montes has been named First Team All-Dade in 2022 and Second Team All-Dade in 2020 and 2021. Through her junior year, Montes holds the school record for rebounds in a season (188), rebounds in a career (493), assists in a career (305), and steals in a career (341). She also holds the school record for Javelin (32.01m). In addition to Palmer Trinity Basketball, Montes has competed nationally at the club level with the Lady Jaguars and Team Knight.   

    Yesterday, Montes’s efforts on the court came to fruition as she officially signed with Columbia University to continue her basketball career at the NCAA level. “I decided to commit to Columbia early in my junior year because it crossed every check box when it came down to my priorities: great program, amazing academics, loyal coach, and family-oriented culture”. At Columbia, Montes hopes to win an Ivy League title. She looks to major in Biology on the pre-med track.

    Off the court, Montes loves to cook as it not only ensures she is eating properly and gaining the nutrients she needs to be successful, but it also allows her to take stress off and just relax. In her free time, Montes enjoys volunteering as a youth basketball coach. Her favorite food is chicken nuggets, favorite movie is Rocky IV, and favorite artist is John Mayer. She says her fun fact is that she still sleeps with teddy bears on her bed.

    Be sure to come out and support Emily and the rest of the Varsity Girls Basketball team as their season gets underway at home on Monday, November 14th vs. Cardinal Newman at 7:30pm.
     
    Go Falcons!
  • Stark Finishes 5th at FHSAA XC State Championship

    Congratulations to Henry Stark '24 who finished 5th overall at last weekend's FHSAA Cross Country State Championships. His time of 16:08 was the second fastest 5k time in school history. The Varsity Boys Cross Country team placed 11th overall with a team average of 17:39, led by Stark, Eduardo del Rosal '23 (16:52), Justo Berisso '23 (18:14), Juan Pablo Bracamontes '27 (18:16), Camilo Herrera '27 (18:43), Gregorio Ramos '25 (18:45), and Justin Ebanks '27 (19:02). 

    The Varsity Girls Cross Country team finished 10th overall with a team average of 21:10. Eloise Miles '26 led the Falcons with a time of 20:24, the second fastest female time in school history. Miles was followed closely by Daniella Perez-Cartaya '24 (20:51), Alessia Burgh '26 (21:06), Cailyn Sullivan '24 (21:14), Emily Bloom '26 (22:17), Julie Hartigan '25 (22:47), and Giselle Martinez '23 (23:17). 

    Additionally, congratulations to senior Eduardo del Rosal who was selected to partipate in the All-Star Senior 5K this weekend in Lakeland. Great job to all student-athletes and coaches on another fantastic season! 

    Go Falcons! 
  • Best-Selling Author and TEDx Speaker, Heather Monahan, Visits Girls Basketball Team

    On Monday November 7, Palmer Trinity's girls basketball team heard from PTS parent, Heather Monahan, a TEDx Speaker and 2X best selling author on confidence. Heather has been featured in USA Today, CNN, Forbes, Fast Company, Gary V’s Audio Experience and The Steve Harvey Show.⁠

    From her website: Heather Monahan has dedicated her life to empowering others and pulling the curtain back to reveal what it takes to get ahead at work and in life while leapfrogging the villains that you meet along the way.

    At PTS, Heather shared useful tips that will help the girls basketball team on and off the court. Thank you to Heather for her powerful message on female empowerment, visualization, controlling your thoughts, self-confidence and so much more.⁠
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Tuesday, 1/24/2023

Basketball - Boys, Varsity
Versus
7:30 PM
Home
Gulliver Prep
Loss 55-89


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Versus
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Basketball - Boys, JV
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