“Braulio has really dedicated himself this summer to be the best football player he can be.” – Dolphins football coach Sean McDonald.

Braulio Garcia
Junior, Marathon 

Marathon’s Braulio Garcia is making the jump from lineman to linebacker this season and has put forth the maximum effort to make this transition. He has not missed a single workout session in the weight room and has attended multiple specialty camps to hone his skills. According to head coach Sean McDonald, the rising junior “has embraced his role as a leader, and his work ethic sets a positive example for the rest of the team.” For his constant forward progress and relentless dedication to becoming better and making his team better, Braulio Garcia is the Keys Weekly Athlete of the Week.

Tracy McDonald fled to the Keys from the frozen mountains of Pennsylvania hours after graduating from college and never looked back. She is a second generation coach and educator, and has taught in the public school system for over 25 years. She and her husband met at a beginning teacher meeting in 1997 and have three children born and raised in Monroe County. In her free time, McDonald loves flea markets, historical fiction and long runs in the heat.