“Indoor track is such a short season that everyone must be very disciplined and focused to peak at the right time, and my coaching staff and athletes definitely embodied those traits from the first practice to the championship meet.” - Coach Matt Tully '02
Thomas Booker '18 was one of six winners at the 55th Annual Scholar Athlete Awards Dinner, selected from 65 nominees in the Greater Baltimore region. The honor is well deserved. The three-sport athlete was an All-Metro first-team selection as a DE and two-time all-state selection. Thomas is a member of the National Honor Society and is VP of the senior class. He will play football and study economics at Stanford in the fall.
The Gilman Track and Field team won the Woodward Relays held at Georgetown Prep on Saturday, April 14.
A Charlotte, NC club lacrosse team with a mission much larger than sports visited Gilman to scrimmage with Gilman's JV team, beginning a relationship that Coach Chris Garland called "transformative." He has committed to "making this a cornerstone of the Gilman lacrosse program for the future." Learn more and see photos here.
Here's a recap of varsity baseball, golf, lacrosse, tennis, and track & field teams as of April 12, 2018. Go Hounds!
The Greyhounds finished third in the Rotary Tennis Tournament in Chattanooga, Tenn. Coach Steve Krulevitz tells the local newspaper why he chose to make his Greyhounds the team that has traveled the farthest to become a part of the Rotary's 62-year history.
Indoor track senior captain Mason Freeman ’18 has been named Maryland Boys Indoor Track Athlete of the Year. He was the top finishing competitor from Maryland at the New Balance Indoor Nationals, with a jump of 22’ 4.25”.
Parker Pearce '19 and Aiden Tydings '21 play on the #No. 1-ranked Maryland team of the U.S. Polo Association Interscholastic League. During spring break, the team successfully defended their national title so they are now two-time national champions.
Headmaster Henry Smyth announced today Lori Bristow and Russell Wrenn '96 will serve together as Gilman's next directors of athletics, effective July 1.
Titans WR Darius Jennings ‘11 came out to cheer when varsity lacrosse played St. Anne's Belfield in Charlottesville, winning 9-7. Current players were big Darius fans all the way back in Lower School. Read the story here.
The New York Jets have signed LB Brandon Copeland '09. Learn more here.
The Sun includes pitcher-infielder Maxwell Costes '18 among its players to watch this season, and the Greyhounds rank No. 5 in the preseason Top 15 poll.
After the UNC v. Lehigh game, lacrosse fan Oden ’31 was surprised by Gilman alums/current UNC players Will McBride '14, Kevin Walker '15, Jack Halpert '15, and Andy Matthews '15, who presented him with a signed team shirt.
A Signing Day Ceremony for the Gilman Seniors who will be playing a sport in college was held earlier this month. Congratulations to all! See who they are and where they're going here.
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.
Nick Bach has been appointed Gilman's new varsity football head coach, succeeding Tim Holley '77. He will join the Gilman faculty this summer.
The Indoor Track team has won the MIAA Championship meet, bringing home the Foreman Cup and finishing the season undefeated with 146.5 points. Here is the Baltimore Sun article. For photos and the list of first place finishers, click here.
David Tickner '73 and Gary Seivold '83 have been inducted into the Lacrosse Hall of Fame by the Baltimore Chapter of US Lacrosse as part of the Class of 2018. Congratulations!
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.
Congratulations to Jairus Gaines '18 for another fantastic tournament outing, this time with the IJGT Faldo Series US Grand Final in Monteverde, FL. Jairus carded 68-69-69 to place 2nd in an international field of 75 competitors.
Getting ready for Saturday's Gilman-McDonogh game: William Cabel Bruce, Jr. Award winners Cyrus Jones '12, Sherm Bristow '67, and Darius Jennings '11. Sherm, longtime athletics director and head football coach, was an assistant coach of Cyrus and Darius during their Gilman football-playing days.
Jules Ouwerkerk '18 and John Theodore '19, Gilman's unofficial crew team, will be competing in the Head of the Charles Regatta on October 21-22. The regatta, now in its 53rd year, is a three-mile race upstream, drawing tens of thousands of spectators.
Melvin Keihn '14 traveled this summer to Liberia, his home country, for a surprise reunion with his mother. Keihn, who plays football at University of Maryland, fled the country with his stepmother when he was eight. The Sun covered his reunion with his mother.
Read the first Baltimore Sun article.
Congratulations to Mac Webster '18 for earning a spot on the prestigious "American Swifts" UK golf tour taking place June 19 - July 5. Mac will be playing on a 6 man crew which will be competing against a variety of local teams on 15 of England's most challenging courses. Good luck, Mac!
Will Bartz '99 has been named Gilman's new Varsity Basketball Head Coach, succeeding Owen Daly, who resigned upon his appointment as the new Director of Admissions for the Upper School. Bartz attended F&M College, where he served as a student assistant basketball coach and a graduate assistant under the legendary Glenn Robinson. He comes to Gilman from Indian Creek School in Anne Arundel County, where he taught math and became the first basketball coach in school history. In addition to coaching basketball at Gilman, Bartz will be teaching Upper School math.
Congrats to Chase Campbell '14, who will receive UVA's prestigious T. Rodney Crowley Jr. scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year!
A rising fourth-year lacrosse defenseman, Chase, an economics major and English minor, has remained on the ACC academic honor roll every semester at UVA. He received the 2016 University of Virginia Scholar Athlete award. He is the current president of Student-Athletes Committed to Honor, a student group that represents an important link between the athletic community and UVA's storied Honor System, promoting its values and serving as a resource. Campbell is a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and T.I.L.K.A., a social and philanthropic UVA honorary society.
Awarded to an accomplished student who demonstrates leadership, sportsmanship, character and integrity, the Crowley Scholarship provides the equivalent of full in-state tuition, room and board for the recipient's undergraduate fourth year (UVA parlance for senior year).
Parker Pearce '19 and Aiden Tydings '21 are part of first USPA I/I Open National Interscholastic Championship winning team for the Maryland Polo Club, which is now the #1 interscholastic team in the nation. The tournament was hosted by Cornell University. Read more about the match. Parker was awarded the tournament Sportsmanship Award. Well done, Parker & Aiden!
What does it mean to be a black Ivy League student-athlete? In this blog post Miles Norris '13 shares his experience playing football at Cornell.
A tip of the hat to Jairus Gaines '18 for his outstanding performance at Woodholme Country Club at the second round of the 2017 MIAA Individual Golf Tournament. Jairus entered the second and final round of the tournament tied for thirteenth place, but carded an impressive five under par 68 to finish the event in fourth. Jairus was the low score medalist for the second round, and completed his outing with a birdie on 17 and an eagle on 18 to earn the lowest score of the day. Congratulations Jairus!
Coach Brooks Matthews '87 was recently interviewed by Press Box about Gilman's lacrosse tradition, the importance of a championship attitude, and the team's depth heading into 2017.
UVA inside linebacker Micah Kiser '13 has been named to the preseason Butkus Award Watch List, an annual award given to the nation's best linebacker. Read more on the University of Virginia Athletics website.
Enough said. Jake Matthai '12. Read more on the USILA web site.
Detroit Lions linebacker Brandon Copeland '09 will host a free youth football camp in Patterson Park for kids in grades seven through 11. In addition to the focus on football, he plans to encourage students to expand their future options by improving their grades and taking the SATs...
Chisom Opara '99 has been promoted to director of player personnel by the Cleveland Browns. Opara, a wide receiver at Princeton, signed with the Ravens in 2003...
Tom O'Neill '12 helped the Yale Bulldogs reach their first Ivy League Championship Series since 1995. Yale fell 2-1 to Princeton on Sunday, May 15 at Clarke Field in a decisive Game 3 of the series. In a pre-series article in the New Haven Register, Yale coach John Stupor calls Tom "the best defensive shortstop I've ever had."
Draft dreams do come true - the New England Patriots selected Cyrus Jones '12 in the second round of the 2016 NFL draft. Cyrus was the No. 60 pick overall. Read the report on NFL.com.
Cyrus credits his dad, Cyrus Sr., for his success in a touching Baltimore Sun article.
Cyrus is included in a Pressbox about players who were drafted or are undrafted rookie free agents.
Gavin Sheets '14 does not regret his decision to play baseball at Wake Forest rather than pursue a professional career. The Atlanta Braves selected Gavin in the 37th round of the 2014 draft. Gavin's dad is Larry Sheets, Gilman baseball head coach and faculty member.
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.