Athletics News

Thomas Booker Wins Scholar Athlete Award

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.

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JV Lacrosse Team has a Transformative Scrimmage

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.

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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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Will Bartz named Varsity Basketball Head Coach

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.

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Crowley Scholar

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).

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Polo Champions

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!

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Gaines Gains in Golf

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!

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Draft Dreams

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

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.

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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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