Pace grad heads to St. Thomas

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Pace grad heads to St. Thomas
Miranda Ferradaz, 18, of Miami Lakes, graduated from Monsignor Edward Pace High School.
An accomplished forward/midfielder on Pace’s soccer team, she received a scholarship from St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens.
“Talent without hard work is nothing,” Ferradaz told the university when she committed to the women’s soccer program.
Ferradaz, shown in the photo above, is a daughter of Rosa Marrero of Miami Lakes and Leonel Ferradaz, Jr. of Orlando.
Ferradaz has played travel soccer with Miami Lakes United Soccer Academy since she was 9.
Ferradaz competed in the Florida Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program and represented the state in regional tournaments for two years.
At Pace, she played on the varsity squad and was captain for the past three years.
A two-sport athlete, she was quarterback for the girls flag football team, earning All-County recognition in 2019.
In the classroom, Ferradaz completed the EMT/Health academic program and is a member of both the National Honor Society and Math Honor Society, Pace said.
She plans to major in nursing at St. Thomas and hopes to earn a PhD in a health-related field.
“Miranda is an exemplary student-athlete and we are so proud of her!” said Surella Rodriguez, Pace’s
director of Alumni Relations.

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