News Archive

2021

  • May

    RE claims second in national sailing championship

    Ransom Everglades' sailing team finished second in the team race high school national championships that took place at Ransom Everglades on May 22-23. Led by skippers Javier Garcon '21, Liam O'Keefe '21, Stephan Baker '22 and Nicolas Echarte '21, RE tied the Antilles School of the U.S. Virgin Islands with a 12-2 record at the end of regulation, then fell short in the three-race playoff. Twelve teams from around the nation participated in the International Sailing Association Baker Team Race National Championships.
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  • Danny Mendoza ’21

    Senior named Female Scholar Athlete of the Year

    Lindsay Gould '21 was named Female Scholar Athlete and 4A-2A Soccer Player of the Year in Miami-Dade County as soccer player Danny Mendoza '21 and lacrosse star Ellie Dyke '21 won player of the year honors in their respective sports and Jackie Kisthardt claimed girls' lacrosse coach of the year honors during the Miami Herald's athletic awards ceremony on May 26.

    Meanwhile, 12 Ransom Everglades spring sport student-athletes won first-team all-county recognition and more than three dozen spring-sport athletes were highlighted by the media company in its annual spring honor roll, which was released on May 24.

    Find the full report here.
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  • Mia Balestra '21

    RE recognizes top athletes and seniors

    Mia Balestra '21 and Thomas Schein '21 won Ransom Everglades' Overall Outstanding Athlete Awards at an end-of-year virtual awards ceremony on May 17 that recognized other award recipients, the 21 seniors continuing their sports in college, and all 101 seniors who played a sport. Corey Goff, Director of Athletics and Physical Education, emceed the event, lauding all of the school's coaches and student-athletes for persevering in 2020-21.
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  • Stephan Baker '22

    RE sailors excel in two regional championships

    Under coach Joe Logan, RE sailors had an amazing two weeks: On April 17-18, Stephan Baker '22 won the SAISA District Singlehanded Championship in Jacksonville, defeating 36 of the best singlehanded sailors in the Southeast. On May 1-2, the RE sailing team earned a berth in the prestigious national team race championships – which will take place May 22-23 at Ransom Everglades – with its performance at the district team race championships.
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  • April

    Girls' lacrosse team 2021

    Girls' lacrosse wins sixth straight championship

    Ransom Everglades girls' lacrosse captured its sixth straight district title with a 15-2 defeat of Key West High at Walker field on April 16. The game featured goals by eight players, including five from Ellie Dyke '21 and two apiece from Rachel Bienstock '21 and Joelle Pena '22.
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  • District champion boys' tennis team

    Boys' tennis sweeps district titles

    Ransom Everglades boys’ tennis team won all of its finals matches to sweep the team, singles and doubles competitions at the Florida High School Athletic Association Class 1A District 16 championship at Crandon Park on April 14. Sam Gelber ’22 claimed the individual title and shared the doubles championship with Xander Lake ’21.
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  • Mia Balestra ’21

    Four Raiders win district track and field titles

    Four RE student-athletics won district titles at the Florida High School Athletic Association 2A District 16 Track and Field Championships at Tropical Park on April 13: Mia Balestra ’21 in the javelin, Alex Dray ’21 in the 3,200 meters, Aidan Rothstein ’22 in the pole vault, and Juliana Williamson ’22 in the high jump.
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  • Mollie Forand '22 and Kathryn Serra '23 won the scholastic state title in the girls junior double

    Three rowers collect state titles

    Mollie Forand '22 and Kathryn Serra '23 won the scholastic state title in the girls junior double as Thomas Segrera '23 earned the state title in the boys junior single at the Florida Scholastic Rowing Association Sculling Championships in Sarasota on April 10. Two weeks later, at the FSRA Sweep Championships in the same location, Forand and Serra won their second state title in the girls pair, coming from behind to win the 1,500-meter race.
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  • Mia Balestra '21

    Five soccer players named first-team all-county

    Five Ransom Everglades soccer players – Mia Balestra '21, Jasper Broad '22, Lindsay Gould '21, Danny Mendoza '21 and Juan Rivera '22 – earned first-team all-county honors for winter sports from the Miami Herald, which recognized 18 RE soccer and basketball player in its annual winter sports honor roll. Balestra, currently competing in track and field, also earned first-team recognition from the Herald in volleyball in the fall. See the newspaper's report here.
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  • RE Sailing wins regional event

    Ransom Everglades School finished first in the South Atlantic Interscholastic Sailing Association South Points Regatta No. 3 in Vero Beach on March 27, topping 17 teams from schools throughout Florida. Sailors Javi Garcon '21, Liam O'Keefe '21, Nicolas Echarte '21 and Lucas Vianna '21 secured the victory.
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  • Boys' water polo team

    Two district titles for RE water polo

    A year ago, the undefeated girls’ water polo team at Ransom Everglades was closing in on a likely 15th straight district title when COVID-19 abruptly ended spring sports. The Raiders finally earned the chance to extend their streak at the Ansin Aquatic Center on March 26, and claimed resounding 13-5 victory over MAST Academy. Two hours later, RE’s boys defeated Columbus High by a 21-10 margin to give Ransom Everglades two district championships in one day.
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  • February

    Mia Balestra '21, first-team All-Dade volleyball selection

    All-Dade honors for more than 20 Raiders

    Mia Balestra ’21 earned first-team All-Dade honors for volleyball as more than 20 Raiders won recognition from the Miami Herald in its annual review of fall sports. Thirteen student-athletes – including eight swimmers – claimed second-team recognition, and seven other fall sport athletes earned honorable mention in the rankings released February 17.
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  • RE soccer earns district title

    Ransom Everglades' boys' soccer team cruised to a 4-0 win over Westminster Christian on February 11, earning its first district championship since 2016. Dillon Kaye '22 opened the scoring midway through the first half. Co-captain Danny Mendoza '21 scored early in the second half and again late in the game. David Pulido '22 also scored. Co-captain Nic Stone-Perez '21 led the Raiders on defense, while Walker White '21 recorded the shutout in the goal.

    The boys entered the Florida High School Athletic Association Class 3A regional playoffs with an 11-1-5 record, ranked third in the state and having won five straight games by a 20-1 margin. The team suffered a last-minute 3-2 defeat to Westminster Christian in the regional semifinals to end its excellent season. The Raiders were led Head Coach Dave Villano '79.
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  • Lindsay Gould '21, Helaina Harris '21, Dani Ortiz '21, Nicolas Echarte, Louis LaFontisee '21, Javier Garcon '21, Hannah Bast '21, Head of School Penny Townsend

    Seven Raiders will continue sports careers in college

    Ransom Everglades honored seven senior athletes who intend to pursue their sports at Division I schools, recognizing them during a morning signing ceremony in the Anderson gymnasium on February 3. Lindsay Gould '21 committed to play soccer at Brown University; Helaina Harris '21, lacrosse at Northwestern University; and Daniela Ortiz '21, volleyball at Villanova. Sailors Hannah Bast '21 and Javier Garcon '21 committed to the University of Pennsylvania, Nicholas Echarte '21 to Tufts University, and Louis LaFontisee '21 to Tulane University.
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Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.