Amir Whitehead '21 has been selected to the 2017-18 USA Fencing All-American Second Team. Amir will be competing in the Cadet competition at the Summer Nationals Fencing Competition in St Louis, MO.
The Sun cited senior tennis champ Derrick Thompson's 36-0 Gilman record in naming him Boy Athlete of the Week for May 22. Congrats, Derrick!
The 2018 varsity tennis team didn’t drop a set the entire season 45-0 in league play or playoffs and brought home its fifth straight MIAA team championship!
For the second year the Gilman track and field team finished first place at the MIAA Championship ‘A’ Conference meet. See the list of medalists here.
JV tennis are MIAA team champs! They prevailed against Loyola, 4-1. Congrats!
Fullback Henry Poggi '13 signed as a rookie free agent with the Oakland Raiders. Henry played four years at Michigan. Congrats, Henry!
The Sun cited senior golf captain Mac Webster's consistency in naming him Boy Athlete of the Week for May 1. Huzzah, Mac!
Draft dreams do come true - the Los Angeles Rams selected Micah Kiser '13 in Round 5, Pick 10 of the 2018 NFL draft. Read the report on NFL.com.
“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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Congrats to Chase Campbell '14, who will receive UVA's prestigious T. Rodney Crowley Jr. scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year!
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.