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PCA-Tampa Bay Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Finalists Presented by Sagicor


Tampa— Positive Coaching Alliance-Tampa Bay – the local chapter of the national non-profit Positive Coaching Alliance that develops “Better Athletes, Better People” through youth and high school sports – has named 25 Tampa Bay-area student-athletes from the high school class of 2017 as finalists for the Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Awards Presented by Sagicor Life Insurance Company. 

“Our program honors student-athletes who impact sport on three levels, improving themselves, teammates and the game as a whole,” said PCA-Tampa Bay Chapter Executive Director Mark Sakalosky. “Those principles for excellence athletically and in terms of character-education reflect the values and techniques taught in our workshops and other resources reaching student-athletes throughout the Tampa Bay region. All the finalists can take pride in the essays they submitted and the testimonials submitted on their behalf by members of their school communities.”

“Sagicor Life is pleased to recognize these student-athletes from the Tampa Bay community,” said Bart Catmull, President, Sagicor Life Insurance Company. “They each have demonstrated that they are leaders on their teams and within their high schools. As finalists for a Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship Award, they are now recognized as leaders throughout all of Tampa Bay and serve as role models for student-athletes of all ages. On behalf of Sagicor Life Insurance Company, congratulations!” 

Meet PCA-Tampa Bay's 2017 Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarships finalists and vote for who you think should win.

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Click the names of the finalists below to learn more about their accomplishments.

Clifford Adjei- Wharton HS

alyssa Archer - Strawberry Crest HS

Grant Cardwell - Dunedin HS

Jake Dawson - Seminole HS

Chantal Espinosa - Bloomingdale HS

Elizabeth Farrell - Durant HS

Carson Gibbs - Plant HS

Lawrence Hamilton - St. Petersburg Catholic HS






Spencer Myers - Berkeley Preparatory School

Julia Petrillo - Academy of the Holy Names

Lauren Ransdell - Steinbrenner HS

Bryant Robbins - Sunlake HS

David Rodriguez - Armwood HS

Kristina Rogers - Jefferson HS

Danielle Romanello - Canterbury School of Florida

Pristine Siswanto - Tampa Preparatory School

Nick Stuck - Newsome HS

Micaela Torres - King HS

Charlotte Tuohy - Robinson HS

Alex Virgilio - Saint Stephen's Episcopal School

PCA nationally received over 3,000 applications for Triple-Impact Competitor scholarships from the Class of 2017. The PCA-Tampa Bay finalists will be interviewed by members of a selection committee, an experience that in-and-of-itself helps prepare the candidates for life beyond their sports endeavors. Scholarship winners will be named at a Tampa Bay Rays game in the 2017 season.

About Sagicor Life 

Sagicor Life Insurance Company is a full-service life insurance company that helps clients make wise financial decisions today to ensure they’re protected tomorrow. Sagicor is licensed in 45 states and the District of Columbia and is rated “A-” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company (4th best out of 16 possible ratings). Sagicor is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sagicor Financial Corporation. Founded in 1840, it is one of the oldest insurance groups in the Americas, with operations in 22 countries mainly in the United States, Central America and the Caribbean. Sagicor is committed to offering customers world-class service with integrity and value. 

About Positive Coaching Alliance and PCA-Tampa Bay

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) develops BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE through resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes. In addition to 1,000+ free audio-video and printable tips and tools at, PCA has partnered with roughly 3,500 schools and youth sports organizations nationwide to deliver live group workshops, online courses and books by PCA Founder Jim Thompson that help those involved in youth and high school sports create a positive, character-building youth sports culture.

PCA-Tampa Bay launched in 2014 with financial support form the Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Lightning, and Triad Foundation and a Chapter Board comprised on sports, business and civic leaders from throughout the Tampa Bay community. PCA resources, which have reached more than 8.6 million youth, strive to transform high school and youth sports into a Development ZoneTM culture, where the goal is to develop Better Athletes, Better People and the following become the prevailing models in youth and high school sports: 

  • The Double-Goal Coach®, who strives to win while also pursuing the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports
  • The Second-Goal Parent®, who concentrates on life lessons, while letting coaches and athletes focus on competing
  • The Triple-Impact Competitor®, who strives to impact sport on three levels by improving oneself, teammates and the game as a whole.

PCA gains support from a National Advisory Board, including National Spokesperson and 11-time NBA Champion Coach Phil Jackson, and many other top coaches, athletes, organization leaders and academics who share PCA’s mission.

Contact for Positive Coaching Alliance-Tampa Bay:
Mark Sakalosky
Executive Director

Contact for Sagicor Life Insurance Company: 
James P. Burke
Vice President of Marketing
813-287-1602 ext. 6213

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