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List of 8 news stories.

  • Cerda, Pottinger, Salvato Selected First Team All-Dade, Leathe Scholar Athlete Finalist

    Today, the Miami Herald released its 2022 Spring All-Dade selections. Please join us in congratulating all Falcons who were honored!

    FIRST TEAM ALL-DADE:
    Kinsey Cerda '27 (Softball, UTL) - Congratulations to Kinsey on her first selection to the All-Dade team! As a 7th grader, Kinsey had a .521 batting average, scored 37 runs, drove home 18 runs, and stole 16 bases while setting seven Palmer Trinity records.
     
    Brandon Pottinger '22 (Track & Field, High Jump) - Congratulations to Brandon on his second consecutive selection to the All-Dade First Team! Brandon won the 2022 FHSAA State Championship in the High Jump for the second year in a row.
     
    Francesca Salvato '22 (Tennis) - Congratulations to Francesca for her second All-Dade First Team Selection! Francesca was the District Champion and the 2022 FHSAA Class 1A Singles Runner-Up.

    ALL-DADE SCHOLAR ATHLETE FINALIST
    Jessica Leathe '22

    SECOND TEAM ALL-DADE:

    Valentina Erigoyen '23 - Lacrosse (GK)
    Emme Fundora '23 - Softball (P)
    Brosnan Lopez '22 - Lacrosse (GK)
    Sopia Naziazeni '22 - Lacrosse (D)
    Brandon Pottinger '22 - Track & Field (Long Jump)
    Ernest Robertson, III '22 - Track & Field (Triple Jump)
    Caroline Zamek '22 - Softball (UTL)

    THIRD TEAM ALL-DADE:
    George Stark '22 - Track & Field (1600m)

    ALL-DADE HONORABLE MENTION: 
    Clare Lewis Battaglia '22 - Lacrosse
    Matthew Bauer '22 - Lacrosse
    Samuel Burnitz '22 - Baseball
    Maria Camposano '24 - Track & Field 
    Emily Cerda '27 - Softball
    Eduardo del Rosal '23 - Track & Field
    Melani Fajardo '25 - Softball
    Austin Foster '23 - Track & Field
    Lucas Leon '22 - Lacrosse
    Tyler McCray '22 - Track & Field
    Eloise Miles '26 - Track & Field
    Emily Montes '23 - Track & Field
    Gina Pineda '26 - Softball
    Sydney Powell '23 - Lacrosse
    Noelani Sadler '24 - Track & Field
    Henry Stark '24 - Track & Field
    Andres Williams '24 - Baseball

    Go Falcons! 
  • Welcome Abiodun "Tunde" Adeyemi as Varsity Boys Soccer Head Coach

    The Palmer Trinity Athletic Department is excited to introduce Abiodun “Tunde” Adeyemi as the Head Coach of the Varsity Boys Soccer program. Adeyemi comes to Palmer Trinity with vast experiences as both a player and a coach. Adeyemi enjoyed a professional career spanning 12 years in the United Soccer League (USL) from 2001-2012 with three organizations, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, Carolina Dynamo FC, and Miami FC.

    After retirement, Adeyemi was quick to turn his love of soccer into a love of coaching. He worked to receive his National “B” Coaching license from the United States Soccer Federation and coached for the United States Soccer Federation Development Academy in Boca Raton where he trained many athletes prior to their professional careers. Adeyemi has also served as a head coach for programs at Miami Country Day School and Somerset Academy Charter High. He was named Miami Herald Coach of the Year in 2019 while the Varsity Girls Soccer coach at Miami Country Day.

    Prior to his professional career, Adeyemi was a four-year letterman on Radford University’s Division I soccer team. He graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Media Studies in Advertising.

    Please join us in welcoming Coach Adeyemi to Palmer Trinity and we look forward to the beginning of the 2022-2023 season.

    Go Falcons! 
  • Fundora Pitches Perfect Game, Falcons Advance to District Finals

    Congratulations to the Varsity Softball team on advancing to the FHSAA District Finals on the heels of a perfect game thrown by Emme Fundora '23 in a 15-0 win over Marathon! Fundora pitched four innings, giving up no hits and no walks while striking out five batters. Gina-Marie Pineda '26 led the Falcons at the plate, going 2-4 with three RBI and a run scored. Kinsey and Emily Cerda '27 each drove in two batters and scored three times. Palmer Trinity will take on Florida Christian on the road on Wednesday, May 4th at 7:00pm in the District Championship. 

    Go Falcons! 
  • Rojas & Stark Sign to Continue Athletic Career

    Congratulations to Sebastian Rojas and George Stark who will be continuing their athletic careers at the NCAA level. 

    Sebastian Rojas, in addition to his time spend on the Varsity Boys Soccer team, is a back-to-back Miramar Cup champion as a member of Miami FC and Strikers FC and has won the GFL Cup in Germany. Sebastian has signed to play Soccer at Piedmont University. 

    George Stark will continue his Cross Country/Track & Field career at Arizona State University. Stark has been selected to an All-Dade team seven times, including First Team All-Dade in 2019 for Cross Country. Stark has also medaled at the State level multiple times and is the school record holder as a member of the 4x400m and 4x800m relay teams. 

    Go Falcons!
  • Varsity Boys and Girls Track & Field Win District Championship

    For the second year in a row, both the Varsity Boys and Girls are FHSAA Class 1A District 16 Champions! Each team scored the highest in school history for a District meet. In total, Falcons were District Champions in 22 separate events: 

    Boys 100m - Luca Martinez '23
    Boys 200m - Brandon Pottinger '22
    Boys 400m - Robbie Robertson '22
    Boys 1600m - George Stark '22
    Boys 3200m - George Stark '22
    Boys 110m H - Austin Foster '23
    Boys 300m H - Austin Foster '23
    Box 4x400m - Brandon Pottinger '22, Avery McCray '26, Robbie Robertson '22, George Stark '22
    Boys 4x800m - Robbie Robertson '22, George Stark '22, Alejandro Storper '22, Henry Stark '24
    Boys High Jump - Brandon Pottinger '22
    Boys Long Jump - Luca Martinez '23
    Boys Triple Jump - Robbie Robertson '22
    Boys Discus - Austin Forster '23
    Girls 1600m - Eloise Miles '26
    Girls 3200m - Eloise Miles '26
    Girls 100m H - Noelani Sadler '24
    Girls 300m H - Noelani Sadler '24
    Girls 4x400m - Noelani Sadler '24, Cailyn Sullivan '24, Jade Leon '24, Angelina Deleon '25
    Girls 4x800m - Noelani Sadler '24, Eloise Miles '26, Cailyn Sullivan '24, Giselle Martinez '23
    Girls Shotput - Emily Montes '23
    Girls Discus - Angelina Deleon '25
    Girls Javelin - Emily Montes '23

    Both teams advance to the FHSAA Class 1A Region 4 Meet on May 4th at Southridge. 

    Go Falcons!
  • Sondon Earns Win on the Mound on Senior Day

    Andrew Sondon '22, the lone senior on the Varsity Baseball team, fittingly earned the win on the mound pitching four scoreless innings and giving up only two hits as the Falcons defeated Pine Crest 5-4 on Senior Day! Palmer Trinity earned its second victory in as many days with the win. The Falcons will host Ransom on Thursday, April 14th at 4:00pm. 

    Go Falcons! 
  • Pottinger & Salvato Sign on to Division I Programs

    Earlier today, Brandon Pottinger and Francesca Salvato signed to continue their careers at the NCAA level while surrounded by family, friends, teachers, and coaches. 

    Pottinger will continue his Track & Field career at North Carolina A&T. Pottinger was the 2021 FHSAA Class 1A State Champion in the High Jump, the first Falcon to win a Track & Field State Championship since 1993. He was named First Team All-Dade in the High Jump and Second Team All-Dade in the 4x100m in 2021. Pottinger also holds the school record for the 100m, 200m, High Jump, Long Jump, and as a member of the 4x100m, 4x200m, and 4x400m teams. 

    Salvato signed to the College of Charleston Tennis program. In her career at PTS, Salvato was named First Team All-Dade in 2019 and was the FHSAA Class 1A State Runner-Up that year. Salvato has kept her position as #1 Singles Player at PTS since her freshman year and is also a Level 5 USTA Tournament Champion. 

    Best of luck to both of these tremendous Falcons and we can't wait to see what the future has in store for you!
  • Varsity Boys Lacrosse Advances to District Semifinals

    Congratulations to the Varsity Boys Lacrosse on defeating Coral Shores 7-6 in overtime to advance to the District Semifinals! Jack Dodds '22 scored four goals in the win while Vasco de Melo Gomes '23 added three goals and an assist. Brosnan Lopez '22 held strong in net with 14 saves. The Falcons will take on Gulliver in the District Semifinal in a neutral-site game at Westminster Christian on Tuesday, April 12th at 4:30pm. 
     
    Go Falcons! 
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