Athletics is an integral part of the educational journey, extending learning beyond classrooms into fields and courts. Competing in sports and on a team teaches valuable life lessons like teamwork, resilience, and leadership.

The Trinity Athletic compass is at the heart of all our programs: promoting courage, growing in wisdom, pursuing justice and self-control. Trinity aims to have these virtues instilled in athletes through our varsity programs.

Trinity School’s athletic programs are about more than competition. Trinity Athletics strives to mold well-rounded, confident individuals prepared for life's challenges.

The Trinity School Athletics program offers 10 sports and fields over 30 teams during three full seasons of education-based athletics, providing interscholastic sports for students in grades 6–12.

With more than 80% of eligible students participating in school-sponsored athletics, Trinity provides opportunities at the middle, JV, and Varsity levels. Opportunities for growth, maturity, leadership, and excellence on Trinity athletic teams allow students to support, encourage, and challenge each other while competing for both regular season, conference and postseason accolades.


Upper School Sports Offered

Fall Sports
  • Varsity Boys and Girls Cross-Country
  • Varsity Boys Soccer
  • Varsity Girls Golf
  • Varsity Girls Tennis
  • Varsity Girls Volleyball
  • JV Girls Tennis
  • JV Girls Volleyball
Winter Sports
  • Varsity Boys and Girls Basketball
  • Varsity Boys and Girls Swimming
  • JV Boys Basketball
  • Winter Disc Golf Club
  • Winter Golf Club
  • Winter Running Club
Spring Sports
  • Varsity Baseball
  • Varsity Boys Golf
  • Varsity Boys Tennis
  • Varsity Boys and Girls Track and Field
  • Varsity Girls Soccer

Trinity Lions Sportsmanship Code

I will do my best:

  • To show reverence for God and govern my actions and words accordingly.
  • To treat others with respect and kindness, including teammates, coaches, officials, opponents, and spectators.
  • To build others up and promote the good of the school community.
  • To honor my own body and those of others by making healthy choices on and off the field, court, pool, greens, and track.
  • To pursue excellence in all I do.
  • To demonstrate good sportsmanship, integrity, and fair play at each and every practice and competition.
  • To be committed to every practice and competition, whatever my role on the team, with no unexcused absences.
  • To encourage and assist my teammates to become better athletes.
  • To go the extra mile in helping to set up and clean up, leading by example and service.

Raleigh Area Athletic Conference (RAAC)

Trinity School is a member of the RAAC along with the following schools:

  • Friendship Christian School
  • Neuse Christian Academy
  • St. Thomas More Academy
  • Thales Academy, Apex
  • Thales Academy, Rolesville


North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA)

Trinity is a member of the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA):

The NCISAA exists to encourage interscholastic competition among North Carolina independent schools that are committed to integrity, sportsmanship, and fair play. The NCISAA provides governance over our programs and state playoffs at the end of each season.

Lions at the Next Level:
Alumni Athletes Shine in Collegiate Sports

At least a handful of seniors head to college to play at the next level every year, and many more pursue degrees and careers in sports marketing, administration and coaching.

Trinity School proudly celebrates the athletic achievements of our alumni at the collegiate level. Our alumni athletes not only demonstrate exceptional skill in their sports but also embody the values of teamwork, dedication, and academic excellence. 

Alumni Achievements
  • Basketball: Paul Dunlap ('15), William Peace University; Brandon Arnold ('19), Williams College; Noah Dinkins ('19), Williams College; Gavin Bizyak ('20), Shenendoah University; Jayden Smith ('20), Eastern University; Kyren Smith ('24), Bridgewater College.
  • Baseball: Trey Holland ('17), Denison University; Reid Goss ('11), University of Lynchburg.
  • Cross-Country: Daniel Morken ('18), Wheaton College; Annabel Smith ('19), Gordon College; Ryan Barber ('22), Agnes Scott.
  • Golf: Todd Eckstein ('11), Davidson University, Head Men's Golf Coach–High Point University; Luke Farley ('14), Washington and Lee University; Alaina Weaver (Yeatts, '14), UNC-Wilmington.
  • Soccer: Daniel Ray ('15), Berry College; Tess Hopkins ('22), Dusquene University.
  • Swimming: Emily Sarrat ('14), University of Louisville; Dowdy Sarvis ('16) Gardner-Webb University; Sarah Nelson ('18) Occidental College; Justin Lloyd ('18), Lafayette College; Owen Lloyd ('20) NC State University–ACC Champion, NCAA All-American, and U.S. Olympic Trial Qualifier; Peter Dunson ('23) Kenyon College; Scott Lloyd ('24), Lafayette College. 
  • Track and Field: Annabel Smith ('19), Gordon College; Naomi Pridgen ('20), UNC-Greensboro; James Salemson ('24), UNC-Chapel Hill.
  • Volleyball: Anna Eckstein ('14) Furman University; Holly Dorfman ('14), Transylvania University.

Athletic Leadership Opportunities

Student-athletes can apply for the following positions:

  • Student-Athlete Leadership Team (S.A.L.T.)
  • Athletic Department Intern
  • Athletic Training Intern
  • Team Manager

Current Athletics Schedules and Updates

Get the latest schedules, updates, photos and more at our microsite, THE LION.


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