Athletics News

The Spectator - Gilman Athletics Weekly Recaps by T. Russell Wrenn '96
Athletic Accomplishments
Thompson Named First Team All-Patriot League in Tennis

Derek Thompson '18, a junior tennis player at Navy, has been named to the All-Patriot League First Team. Derek won all nine of his singles matches this season, seven of which were played against league foes, and posted an 8-1 record at No. 2 doubles. Navy advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 10th time since 1999, but lost to Oklahoma State in the first round. In the loss, Derek became only the third Midshipmen tennis player to win a singles set in the NCAA Tournament. Read more here.

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Voelker Leads Drexel to CAA Championship & NCAA Tournament

With a 15-11 win over Hofstra, the Drexel Dragons Men's Lacrosse Team and Head Coach Brian Voelker '87 captured the Colonial Athletic Association Championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. This is Voelker's second CAA Championship and the second in program history. 

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Sam King '20 and Jack Stuzin '20 Honored as 2020 Under Armour All-Americans

Sam King '20 and Jack Stuzin '20 have been selected for the 2020 Under Armour All-America Senior Boys South Team. takeaway skills and stickwork, will attend Yale this fall. Please join the Gilman community in congratulating Sam and Jack for this honor. 

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Mendez and Raley Play in the USA Water Polo Olympic Development Program (ODP) National Championship Tournament

Over the weekend, Antonio M. '21 and Ian R. '21 played in the USA Water Polo Olympic Development Program (ODP) National Championship Tournament in Riverside California for the North East Zone team.

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Hank Bethel is Gilman's 2019 football scholar-athlete

Hank Bethel '19 was one of 69 high school scholar-athletes honored by the Greater Baltimore Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame in March. Scholar-athletes are selected primarily for their ability on the football field and in the classroom. Other factors taken into consideration include extracurricular activities, leadership, and community activities. In the fall the multi-sport athlete will head to Bucknell University, where he will play lacrosse. 

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National Swimmer

Max Verheyen ‘19, a varsity swimmer since his freshman year, has qualified for the Scholastic All American Team at USA Swimming.  While competing at the Futures competition, Max achieved both Winter and Summer JR National cuts in the 400 IM, and Winter JR National cuts in the 200 IM, 100 Breast, and 200 Breast events. Requirements included academic performance as well as swimming achievement. Congratulations Max!

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Major League Lacrosse Commissioner

Major League Lacrosse (MLL) has selected Alexander P. "Sandy" Brown '81 has been selected as the second commissioner in the 18-year history of the league. Sandy's previous positions include president/CEO of One World Sports, president of Univision Sports, and managing director of both ESPN Asia and ESPN Star Sports.

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World Championship Lacrosse for Holman

Marcus Holman '09 will participate in the US Lacrosse Team USA for this summer's World Championships. He also played in the 2014 World Games. Learn more in this US Lacrosse announcement. Holman's feat comes on the heels of his significant contributions to bringing his MLL team, Ohio Machine, their first championship last August.

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Sportscaster of the Year

Congratulations to WBAL News Radio's Sportsline host Brett Hollander '03, who was named Maryland Sportscaster of the Year this week by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. The North Carolina group honored a writer and broadcaster in each state in addition to national honors and hall of fame inductees. Read more on WBAL NewsRadio 1090.

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