By Scott Crockett, Holy Trinity Athletic Director
As I complete my second year as the Athletic Director at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, I am excited about the future of the athletic program. The 2015-2016 school year has proved to be the best athletic year for Holy Trinity in its brief history.
- The varsity boys’ basketball team made it to the state championship for the 1st time in school history, and the varsity boys’ soccer team competed in the state final four admirably. Both teams were narrowly defeated.
- The varsity girls’ soccer team won the district championship and lost in a nail-biting 1-0 game in the region semifinals.
- The girls’ cross country team won the district and region competitions and competed strongly at the state meet.
- The varsity football team defeated Melbourne Central Catholic and made it to the regional playoffs. The varsity boys’ lacrosse team had its most successful season in history.
- Holy Trinity won the district finals in boys’ tennis, and the girls’ tennis team was district runner-up. Both teams sent individual representatives to the state event.
- The varsity girls’ track team won the district championship in a big way, and many of our male runners qualified for the region meet.
- The volleyball team was crowned district champions and advanced to the region finals. The girls had an amazing season!
- The boys’ golf team was district runner-up and advanced to region play in Orlando.
- Two members of the girls’ golf team advanced to the region match in Orlando.
- The boys’ lacrosse team finished its best season in school history as district runner-up.
- The Jr. High boys’ basketball team won the league championship and excelled on the hardwood.
Not only do Holy Trinity student-athletes perform well, they exhibit great sportsmanship. The varsity girls’ lacrosse team made great strides this season and represented Holy Trinity in an amazing way on the field. The girls were taught to play the game the right way, and more often than not, I saw Holy Trinity players helping up opponents and checking to make sure they were okay. The girls’ and boys’ golf teams are consistently complimented on and off the course, and they competed at a high level. The swim and dive team are a class act as well. Holy Trinity athletes can always be seen cheering each other on, but more importantly, I have witnessed Holy Trinity student-athletes cheering on their competitors. In cross country, track, and swimming, our students are supporting all athletes in many cases.
Recently, I watched a young lady from Holy Trinity cheering on a struggling runner from another school in a grueling 3,200 meter race on our track. While Holy Trinity competed intensely, it was the young lady cheering on the athlete from another school that made me the most proud. It was genuine and caring, and this is what our coaches are teaching our players. This is what athletics is truly about.
*Photo by Victoria Araj