Palmer Trinity School

AERIE Summer 2020

An independent, college preparatory, co-ed, Episcopal Day School serves a community of students in grades 6-12.

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Sarah Medina '14: Soccer Sarah Medina '14 started playing soccer on her brother's team when she was only four years old. She continued because of her competitive nature and her desire to play against her brother. As she got older and played on her own team, soccer really began to make sense to her. By the time Sarah started at Palmer Trinity School, she had developed into a star player. During her time at PTS, Sarah managed to break several school records. To this day, Sarah holds the school record for "Most Goals in a Game" (7), "Most Goals in a Season" (52), and "Most Goals in a Career" (148!). After graduating as a Falcon, Sarah went on to play Division I soccer at Wake Forest University. During her time at Wake Forest, she started in 41 of the 72 games she played in, and her team competed in both the NCAA Sweet 16 and the ACC Tournament. In 2017, Sarah graduated from Wake Forest with a Bachelor's degree in English and returned to Miami to apply to Law School and coach soccer. Sarah coached the Middle School team at PTS and just started law school at the University of Miami School of Law last fall. Sarah plans to continue coaching for fun and to honor her coaches, friends, teachers, and, most importantly, her family, who helped her along the way. Brandon Rose '05: Basketball Brandon Rose '05 was a member of the Palmer Trinity School Boys Varsity Basketball Team from 2002 to 2005. In his senior year, Brandon was a team captain and helped lead that team to the "Final Four," which had never happened before or since in Palmer Trinity School history. Brandon led his team in steals (2.2 per game) and was second in scoring (15 points per game), all while shooting an astounding 66.9% from the field. He was also second in assists (2.6 per game) and rebounding (7 per game). Brandon was Second Team All-Dade, a Miami-Dade All-Star, a Coaches Award Winner, and ranked in the Top 300 Players in Florida. Most importantly, as his coach Carl Rachelson said about him, "Brandon was the smartest player on the team and nobody spread the love for others more than he did. He was beloved on and off the court, always competing, never quitting, and never discouraging others." In addition to his athletic accolades, Brandon was a scholar athlete (graduating in the top ten of his class!) a Peer Counselor, and a member of the PTS Honor Council, all of which earned him a spot at Yale University. During his sophomore year at Yale, Brandon became the Men's Varsity Basketball team manager. After building a rapport with the coaches and team members, the coaches, with the vote of each player on the team, decided to offer Brandon a spot on the team during his senior year. Brandon graduated from Yale cum laude and went on to the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he continued to play basketball in intramural leagues. Now, as a successful attorney, Brandon still loves to play ball with his former PTS teammates and lifelong friends. S P E C I A L P R E S E N TAT I O N: H O N O R I N G T H E L I F E O F... Carlos Gonzalez '97 Carlos Gonzalez '97 transferred to Palmer Trinity School as a senior in the fall of 1996. "Gonzo," as he was lovingly referred to by his new classmates, had an immediate impact on the Palmer Trinity School community. He started on the PTS Varsity Football team, playing both offense and defense. Carlos was also an accomplished wrestler, making it to the State Semifinals in his weight class. He was named "Athlete of the Year" and earned academic distinction as a member of the National Alumni Awards Ceremony AT H L E T I C H A L L O F FA M E I N D U C T E E S 54 ALUMNI NEWS

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