TC Williams’ Sports Stars Celebrated on National Signing Day

Celebrations are in order. A total of 20 star athletes from T.C. Williams High School have signed with a variety of colleges and universities and will be playing on their teams next year — many with the help of scholarships.

National Signing Day marked the achievements of basketball star Trinity Palacio. Known for her quickness and court savvy intellect, Palacio is helping lead the Titans toward a fourth straight district title. She signed with the University of Charleston where attempting to limit Palacio will undoubtedly remain the game plan of many frustrated opposing coaches.

Soccer star Caroline Bates signed with Johns Hopkins University. Bates has served as a role model on and off the field. Her strong leadership as team captain has not gone unnoticed and we have no doubt she will continue to inspire and motivate fellow students.

For football star Leoul Mulugeta, the day was life-changing. Mulugeta didn’t begin playing football until high school, but immediately fell in love with the sport. Due to his talent and hard work, this dedicated senior will be playing for Catholic University.

Getting this scholarship was great. I couldn’t have afforded college otherwise,” Mulugeta said.

tc athletes at the athletic signing

These were not the only students honored for their achievements. James Parker, ACPS Director of Student Activities, welcomed the commitments of students pledging to compete for colleges across the country:

Field Hockey

Reese Hardman, York College of Pennsylvania

Girls Basketball

Sasha Bates, Concord University

Trinity Palacio, University of Charleston (WV)

Girls Soccer

Caroline Bates, Johns Hopkins University

Girls Crew

Paula Filios, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Blythe Markel, University of Alabama

Boys Soccer

Scott Fernandez, Tiffin University

Jack Grainger, Old Dominion University

Gabriel Hendi, Roanoke College

Dennis Mensah, James Madison University

Steven Navas, University of the District of Columbia

Evan Paez, James Madison University

Track and Field

Nyla Ward, Campbell University


Sahle Theodros, Alderson Broaddus University


Zaan Khan, Catholic University

Dillon Miranda, Catholic University

Leoul Mulugeta, Catholic University

Tavarus Brown, Wesley College

Josue Gomez, Livingstone College

Boys Basketball

Jaquan Johnson-Terry, Prince George’s Community College

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