Bruins News · Saluting Our Seniors: Bruin Senior Athletic Awards

Although Broadneck High School’s Senior Athletic Awards Banquet may not be able to take place this year, this takes nothing away from our outstanding 2020 class of student athletes and their many accomplishments.  Although it may not have ended in a way any of us could have envisioned, we are all so very proud of their long list of accomplishments including, both team and individual county, region, and state championships, as well as spectacular individual achievements that will forever be etched in our storied history.  They have made an undeniable mark on our program, our school, and our community that sets an example for all future Bruins, and we look forward to following them into their future, as we know that they will do the same in the next phases of their lives.

Today we continue to honor our 2020 seniors with the announcement of several athletic department awards and presentations.  Congratulations to all of our award winners and the entire class of  2020 and thank you for all that you have done for BRUIN NATION.

We would also like to thank our Senior Athletic Award committee for all of their hard work and dedication as this would not have happened without all of them.  This committee includes:  Mrs. Kennelly, Coach Bostic, Coach Hanratty, Coach Kelley, Coach Tettemer, Coach Quigley, Coach Trout, Coach Andrews, and Coach Skrenchuk.

Finally, we would like to thank our boosters club for sponsoring the many scholarships that are awarded each year.  Their support of Broadneck High School is invaluable as they diligently and effectively work to better the experience for all of our student athletes.

Bruins Senior Action Shot Video: Click HERE to this amazing compilation of our senior athletes in action.

Bruins Senior Athlete Slideshow: Click HERE to view the slideshow showing ALL of our senior athletes on each team.

Student Athletic Leadership Council

The Broadneck High School Student Athletic Leadership Council (SALC) is a committee consisting of our athletic teams’ leaders. These student athletes were picked by their coaches to represent their respective teams, and met with the athletic administration throughout the year to discuss important school and athletic-related issues. Members not only brought up and conversed about athletic rules and regulations, they learned about important aspects of effective leadership. SALC members are well   respected in the school and community. They display leadership, character, and responsibility on and off the field, as well as in the classroom.  Thank you to all of our senior SALC members listed below:

  • Aaron Lawrence
  • Parker Brown
  • Ella Levicki
  • Annika Marquez
  • Andrew Rose
  • Julia Harrison
  • Dan Shea
  • Brendan Davis
  • Brendan Kennedy
  • Logan Vican
  • Jackson Halla
  • Matt Isaac
  • Ethan Soto
  • Jack Capps
  • Chris Lucente
  • Kyle Waggoner
  • Lela Clark
  • Collin Booberg
  • Madison Palmer
  • Jessica Todaro
  • Corrine Sage
  • Anna Janke
  • Brayden Bowen
  • Elizabeth Shafer
  • Devon McCue
  • Spencer Tate
  • Lexi Delviscio
  • Neely Winter
  • Sammy Dupack
  • Shania Kellison
  • Tristan Hogan
  • Bryce Costello

Booster’s Scholarship Awards 

Each year the Broadneck Bruins Athletic Booster Club recognizes two senior student athletes (one male, one female) whose families are members of the Booster Club. These students demonstrate exemplary performance in the classroom, on the playing field or court, and in the community. The Broadneck High School Scholarship Panel reviews all applications and selects the awardees.

2019-2020 Female Recipient: Grace Gibbs

  • Grace is an amazing twelve time letter winner over the course of her illustrious career.  She has been a four year varsity contributor to girls soccer, indoor track, and girls lacrosse.  This is an extremely rare accomplishment and one that speaks volumes to the type of hard work and dedication that Grace always demonstrates.  However, her athletic achievements are only a small part of her overall successes at Broadneck High School.  Grace also boasts an amazing 4.40 grade point average while taking a host of advanced placement and honors courses.  She is also one of the most accomplished artists in our school.  She has committed to Juniata College planning to play both soccer and lacrosse.

2019-2020 Male Recipient: Christopher Goshorn

  • Chris is a 4 year member of our basketball program as well as engaging in a variety of activities in and out of school. He has carried the responsibility of being a student athlete while also having an extremely challenging course load, and excelling academically. One of the most impressive examples of this occurred during his senior basketball season. Chris interned at NSA in the mornings, came back to Broadneck to take college-level courses in the afternoon, and then never missed a practice or a game.  His commitment to the basketball team never wavered and he was one of the most respected players in the program by both his peers and his coaches. His academic record speaks for itself, as Chris boasts a 4.34 grade point average, 1420 SAT score, and ranks in the top ten percent of his class. Chris will be attending Drexel University in the fall and we have no doubt that he will continue to shine in the next phase of his life.

Butzke Scholarship Award

The Joshua Butzke Memorial Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Joshua Butzke who was a four-year varsity starter in the midfield position, from 2006-2009 at his High School in New York. Josh was an outstanding soccer player who earned All-Region, All State, and league MVP honors in both his junior and senior years, while helping his team win back to back state championship titles. However, Josh’s real legacy was his ability to make the players around him better, and lead by example on and off the field. While Josh excelled in soccer, and would go on to play four years at Bucknell University, he understood the value of teamwork, getting an education, and living life to the fullest. Josh began a successful career outside of soccer where he supported many charitable and education initiatives and believed in giving back to the community.  In memory of Josh, the Butzke family started a scholarship fund that awards scholarships to boys soccer players across the region. The recipient of this scholarship is a player who exemplifies character, and leadership, both on and off the field, puts team first, works hard and has the vision to do what it takes to succeed in soccer and beyond.

2019-2020 Recipient: Tyler Madairy  

  • Tyler Madairy is this year’s recipient of the Joshua Butzke scholarship. During his four year varsity career, Tyler has always demonstrated an incredible work ethic, a desire to compete and an outstanding level of skill. One of Tyler’s best traits is his ability to remain composed under stressful situations. His career is highlighted by outstanding performances, game winning goals, a county and region championship, along with all-county and all-state honors. Tyler was only able to participate in two games this season, due to injury, missing out on what would have been a great senior season.  His commitment to the program never wavered as he spent this time mentoring his younger teammates.  Tyler represents all that this prestigious award stand for and we look forward to watching Tyler continue his soccer career at Penn State-Harrisburg.

Craig T. White Sportsmanship and Service Awards

Craig T. White was a special education teacher, coach, and athletic director at Old Mill High School. Throughout his career he personally exhibited, and expected of his athletes, the highest standards of character, integrity, and service to those in need. He was a member of the Broadneck community as well, commuting to Old Mill from his home here on the Peninsula.  Craig lost a heroic battle with a rare melanoma in 2015. During even the worst days of his sickness, he came to work with a smile on his face, gave his coaches and athletes a positive role model to look up to, and always looked for opportunities to help others lighten their load. His legacy lives on in the hearts of all the teachers, coaches, and athletes who are inspired to face every day with the same courage, compassion and joy they saw in Craig during his life. In response to Craig’s shining example, the athletic directors of Anne Arundel County Public Schools commissioned a Craig T. White Sportsmanship and Service Award to be given out by every high school each year.  The teams recognized with this award have demonstrated the same outstanding characteristics of on-field sportsmanship and off-field service that were the cornerstones of Craig’s philosophy.

2019-2020 Bruins Sportsmanship Team of the Year: Volleyball 

  • Led by Coach Tracey Regalbuto and her outstanding staff, the Broadneck Bruin’s volleyball team finished with a record of 17-3 and won the Anne Arundel County Championship, the 4A East Region Championship, and was the 4A State runner-up. All this success on the court is not, however, the reason that they have been selected as our “Craig T. White Sportsmanship” team of the year.  It was their humble and confident approach to all situations that earned them this distinction.  The class that they demonstrated in both their best moments was no different from their actions following a heartbreaking loss in the State championship match.  They were respectful and graceful in both situations, speaking volumes about the outstanding culture that exists in their program.  They have set an example for all Bruin teams moving forward, and we are very proud of all of their accomplishments.

2019-2020 Bruins Service Team of the Year: Football 

  • The Broadneck Bruin football program earned the distinction of our “Craig T. White” Service team of the year in 2019-2020. Led by Coach Harris and his staff, the Bruin football program hosted an outstanding youth football celebration for the Cape Cougars football program, as well as driving campaigns to raise funds for “Fish for A Cure” and the “Real Men Wear Pink.”  Both of those projects are driven to raise funds for cancer research and treatment centers.  The players and coaches actively engaged in these activities and worked to bring our community together.  The “Real Bruins Wear Pink” shirts that the team sold to raise both awareness and money, truly brought our entire school together.  Many students and faculty will always remember the “pink out” game in 2019 as one of the many highlights of this school year.  Our athletic department is very proud of the football program for their emphasis on community service during this school year and would also like to thank Coach Harris, his coaching staff, and the student athletes for all their efforts.

Clay White Award

In Clay White’s 43 years as a lacrosse coach, he has often been known for his commitment to building strong, foundational lacrosse programs that perform at the highest level. But maybe even more impactful has been Clay’s dedication to the Broadneck Unified sports program, allowing student-athletes soar to new heights. These programs provide competitive opportunities that meaningfully challenge a vast array of athletes. Clay’s unparalleled passion and dedication to the Unified Bowling team has been instrumental in the development and success of many student-athletes. Clay’s vision of giving all students the opportunity to grow and develop through sport is seen through his heartfelt devotion to the unified sports programs. This award is given to a unified sports student athlete who demonstrates selflessness, dedication, and hard work in the unified programs.

2019-2020 Recipient: Dominic Sages 

  • It is our privilege and honor to present this year’s Clay White Award to Dominic Sages. Dominic is a three-sport student-athlete for our Unified Sports program and he embodies what it means to be a Bruin. When Coach Baron was asked to describe Dominic he said, “Dominic has a warm and friendly personality; his dedication to Unified Sports is highly commendable.”  Dominic was a proud participant in the State Championship for Bocce and served as this season’s Team Captain for our Unified Bowling Team. Dominic is an outstanding teammate and dedicated athlete. Congratulations Dominic!

Gerry Case Courage Awards

The Gerry Case Courage Award (Female) is presented to a female athlete who overcame challenges to participate in interscholastic athletics.  In the spring of 1997, Gerry Case died tragically of meningitis, days after scoring his first collegiate goal for Loyola College. Gerry was a person who liked to have fun, but he was always respectful of everyone around him. He was a person everyone liked.  He started for both the football and lacrosse teams while at Broadneck.  In 1996, he helped the lacrosse team win a State championship, scoring the winning goal in overtime.  In addition, Gerry overcame a significant learning disability in order to be a member of the Broadneck athletic teams. Broadneck student athletes are nominated by their coaches, and winners are selected by the athletic awards committee.

2019-2020 Female Recipient: Madison Palmer

  • Madison has scoliosis and has two titanium rods in her back to hold her back straight. She also suffered from pinched nerves throughout her running career. These things also affected her hips and legs, creating height discrepancies. Despite this injury and these conditions, Madison was a stellar varsity distance runner for 10 seasons. Madison was an all-state and all-county cross country runner on multiple occasions. Madison was part of a county championship team in cross country and a state championship 4×800 relay in track and field. Madison helped set a school record in the DMR for Outdoor Track and Field. Madison has also been an all-county track and field athlete on multiple occasions and has qualified for states multiple years in the 3200 and 4×800 relay. Madison’s fastest times are: 5K – 19:02; 2 mile: 11:37; 1 mile: 5:28; 800: 2:26. Madison has never used her injuries/condition as an excuse. She has always given her all in workouts and in races. She is always looking for ways to improve. Many coaches in the county and state have admired the amount of heart and determination Madison runs with. Many of them having their own athletes watch her races as an example of what each race should be like. Madison will attend East Stroudsburg University in PA next year and run all three seasons for them. Madison also regularly mentors young female runners in the community through Girls on the Run. Madison was a captain in all three seasons her senior year and was a member of SALC.

2019-2020 Male Recipient: Brendan Davis

  • During the 2019-2020 basketball season, Brendan Davis suffered an injury in the team’s first regular season game that would have kept most players out for the rest of the season. He fractured both elbows and split his chin as he drove the lane and then was undercut as he went up for a layup.  Shortly after this major injury, he showed his toughness as he attempted to reenter the game. After further examination we found out the extent of his injury. It was first diagnosed as potentially a ten week recovery before he could return to action. Brendan reassured the staff and his teammates that he’d be back sooner. He was back on the court in six weeks to lead a struggling team to an eight game winning streak. During this reemergence he led the team in points in several of those games and was also the leader in both assists and moxie for most them. Nobody has ever doubted “BD’s” grit or toughness, as well as his commitment to his teammates and his program. Brendan will continue his basketball career at the University of Maryland – Baltimore County.

Phoebe Kelly Awards

The Phoebe Kelly Award is presented to a female athlete in honor of Coach Kelly.  Phoebe Kelly served as a teacher and coach at Broadneck for more than 20 years. She was an accomplished field hockey and tennis coach, amassing more than 200 victories in each sport. Throughout her career, the wins were less important to Coach Kelly than building character in her athletes. She was an All-American athlete at Loch Haven State University in Pennsylvania. Coach Kelly served as an inspiration to all of those with whom she came into contact with. This award recognizes commitment to the athletic department, multiple sports played, and overall character of the student athlete. Broadneck student athletes are nominated by their coaches, and winners are selected by the athletic committee. With the challenges presented this year, we have decided to award three Bruins with this prestigious award. Each will receive a $500 scholarship.

2019-2020 Recipient: Samantha Dupcak 

  • Sammy Dupcak is the quintessential Broadneck student-athlete who epitomizes the intangibles of sport within a framework of humble confidence and relentless drive. A four-year varsity member in both field hockey and lacrosse, Sammy is a one of a kind performer and even more importantly, an unequivocally valuable teammate and leader.  Her innate instinct on the field is one that is hard to teach, one that sets her apart and one that allows her to soar to great heights on any field.  She combines this instinct and intelligence with athleticism and focus, making her one of the most accomplished and competitive athletes to step on the fields of Broadneck High School.  Her will to win, drive to compete, and willingness to give everything to her team sets her apart as a player and a leader. Sammy’s natural athleticism, athletic intelligence and innate humility are the intangibles that have allowed her to find much success on the field.  Sammy started every lacrosse game since she was a freshman and played in every field hockey game in the same tenure.  This is quite a feat.  Among her all-county and all-metro honors, Sammy was recognized as a First Team All-State player in her senior field hockey season. In addition, she earned numerous all-county lacrosse postseason honors, being recognized in both her sophomore and junior year.  As a junior, Sammy was honored as a US Lacrosse All-American—this is quite an accomplishment for any athlete but even more amazing as a junior.  On both the field hockey and lacrosse fields, Sammy’s leadership, instinct, and will to win impact every player around her and lift the team to a higher level of play.  In field hockey, Sammy ranks 13th in all-time career points and played a role on both ends of the field.  Sammy holds the all-time draw control record in a single season for the girls lacrosse program as well, with 101 draw controls.  Sammy’s accomplishments on the Broadneck sports fields are unparalleled in her time here.  But even more remarkable is Sammy’s keen instinct, consistent focus and unwavering commitment to her play and her team.  Her humility and consistency allow her to be a force on any field while also being a true Bruin off the field.  Sammy is a game changing athlete, one that is bound to make an impact on the world around her.

2019-2020 Recipient: Anna Janke 

  • Anna has been a three-sport varsity athlete each year that she been at Broadneck High School. Anna has been a catalyst for the continued success of the girls’ distance program at Broadneck. Her work ethic is one of the best that has come through the program and her kind nature allows her to influence and encourage others to reach their potential. Anna is an athlete that any younger athlete can look up to and aspire to be. Anna has always put her teammates’ success over hers. If they beat her in a race, she encourages them as they pass her and congratulates them at the finish. Anna joined the Broadneck running program her sophomore year and has been an integral part of the girls distance team’s success ever since. Anna has been a mentor to younger athletes on the team, tutored some of our athletes, and took charge of senior led runs this past summer. During meets, when she wasn’t competing, you could always find Anna cheering on her teammates or giving them a pep talk before their race. Anna cared about her teammates success and would do anything to help her team be successful – this often included running the maximum of four events at championship meets. Anna’s list of accomplishments is long and impressive.  In cross country Anna was a three-year varsity athlete. Anna was the #2 runner her sophomore year and the #1 runner in her junior and senior years. Anna was a team county champion in her sophomore and junior years. Anna was all county all three years, finishing 4th sophomore, 3rd junior, and 2nd senior year at the county championship. Anna was All-State all three years, finishing top 15 in the state sophomore year and top 10 in the state junior and senior year. Anna received the Unsung Hero and MVP Awards for Cross Country. Her success continued in the winter competing for the Indoor Track team. Anna was a 3-year varsity athlete. Anna qualified for states in the 4×800, 1600, 3200, and 800 in multiple years. Anna finished 4th in the state in the 1600 her sophomore and junior year. Anna finished 2nd in the state in the 1600 her senior year. Anna was a member of the state champion 4×800 team in her junior year. Anna qualified for states in the 800 in her sophomore and junior year, finishing 7th both years. Anna qualified for the 3200 in her senior year, finishing 7th overall. Anna was the individual county champion in the 1600 in her junior and senior years. Anna was named All-County all 3 years as well. Anna received Unsung Hero, Coaches, and MVP awards in Indoor Track. Finally, while competing the Outdoor Track and Field team, Anna qualified for states in the 4×800, 1600, 3200, and 800 in multiple years. In her sophomore year, Anna finished 3rd in the 4×800 and 5th in the 1600 at the state championship. In her junior year, Anna finished 4th in the 1600 and 4th in the 3200 at the state championship. Anna was named All-County both years for Outdoor Track and Field. Anna was recruited by many colleges to run and decided to commit to Queens University in North Carolina. Anna will run all three seasons. Anna will be in the top 5 of the Cross Country team has an incoming freshman.

2019-2020 Recipient: Grace Gibbs 

  • Grace Gibbs portrays all that is good in sports and competition.  Her raw athleticism coupled with pure humility and an unparalleled work ethic allow Grace to find success in a diversity of sports.  She is a 12-letter varsity athlete, an accomplishment that is remarkable and one that sets her apart in her class of athletes.  Grace is a tireless worker, one who gives her all to her team every day, because she knows no other way.  She approaches all fields with the intention of giving her best, not for personal accolades, but for team success.  It is this perspective and intention that has allowed her to make a major impact on the soccer field, indoor track, and lacrosse field.  Grace has excelled as a soccer player in her four years at Broadneck.  She is skilled, athletic, and competitive making her a relentless defender who will take on the great challenge of shutting down opposing offenses.  Her versatility alongside her skill, speed and athleticism allow her to make an impact all over the field.  She was a team captain whose quiet, but composed, leadership impacted the younger players in a way that taught them team culture and expectation.  On the indoor track team, Grace has been a competitive, state level runner for her four years.  Her versatility is unmatched by any track team member as Grace competed in numerous events and managed to score in each one, no matter her experience in it.  It is a rare find in the indoor track world to have an athlete that is competitive and successful in the 300, 500, and 800 who can also find success in long jump and triple jump.  She is a leader through action and models the true track bruin- athlete.  As a four-year member of the lacrosse team, Grace has been instrumental in team transition and in setting the defensive tone.  Her speed and quickness, coupled with a keen instinct to breakdown opposing offenses, makes her a notable force on the field.  She is not a vocal leader, but one who leads through hard work, relentless commitment and her internal drive to do all things to the best of her ability.  Grace is a consistent and humble leader who is willing to fulfill whatever role is needed to add to team success.  Grace has solidified her legacy as one of the most athletic students to move through the Broadneck ranks.  Her diversified skill and commitment are unmatched.  She brings this same committed approach to all areas of her life and will flourish at the next level.

Tim McMullen Awards

The Tim McMullen Award is presented to a male athlete in honor of Coach McMullen. Tim McMullen was a teacher and coach in Anne Arundel County for 35 years.  He opened the school as an original member of the faculty and served as the school’s first athletic director.  His 1983 baseball team won the first state championship in the school’s history. “Coach Mac” influenced the lives of many Broadneck students, both athletes and non-athletes. In his many roles as a teacher, a coach, and athletic director, he helped to establish the standards of excellence that we expect from our teams on a daily basis. This award recognizes commitment to the athletic department, multiple sports played, and overall character of the student athlete. Broadneck student athletes are nominated by their coaches and winners are selected by the athletic committee. With the challenges presented this year, we have decided to award three Bruins with this prestigious award. They will each receive a $500 scholarship.

2019-2020 Recipient: Brendan Kennedy 

  • Brendan Kennedy is the epitome of what it takes to be successful, and his dedication to football, basketball, and lacrosse is something that all Bruins can emulate. In today’s atmosphere of specialization, he is a true throwback. He does the dirty work; he will sacrifice for his team and consistently does. All three programs have benefited from his presence because he is a winner.  He not only participated in three sports, but he was a major factor and contributor in all three programs as well. Brendan is what many would describe as an “old school” type of athlete. He is a committed three-sport athlete that always seemed to make every event for all three programs.  Brendan also led his teammates and classmates off the field at other Bruin games supporting and cheering for his friends and classmates. During his own seasons, Brendan was the type of player that was the first at practice and last to leave. He was a court and a field general who was a very cerebral leader for all three teams. His mental toughness was second to his physical toughness as he was usually the person doing the dirty work for all teams. He was an outstanding teammate who never needed the spotlight as he let his actions speak for him.  One of many character traits that Brendan possesses that have led to his success is his pure toughness. This was never more on display when during his sophomore basketball season, he suffered an ACL injury. Remarkably, he was back for the following football season. This type of dedication was impressive but most impressive was that his dedication to basketball never wavered. Typically, after a high school athlete’s sophomore year they will narrow their interest to one or two certain sports. It would have been easy for Brendan to decide to focus on lacrosse, as he was garnering a lot of college interest in that sport, but that is not who he is.  He decided to come out for basketball his junior year and mostly was a role player. Then in his senior year, he came back out again. He used his toughness and determination and continued to grind at practice as he earned a starting spot. Perseverance, loyalty, and dedication have set him apart and will continue to serve him well as he moves into the next chapter of his life.   He is a tremendous young man who not only produces on the athletic fields but also in the classroom. He has a tremendous work ethic and drive as demonstrated by his outstanding academic performance as well as his athletic accolades.  He has been a committed member of our SALC over the last two years becoming a “leader among leaders.” We are all looking forward to watching “BK” continue his lacrosse career at the University of Maryland – Baltimore County where he will undoubtedly continue to demonstrate his toughness and leadership skills.

2019-2020 Recipient: Matt Isaac 

Matt Isaac is a dual sport athlete at Broadneck High School, participating in both baseball and football during his career. He also plays summer and fall baseball at a very high level for a nationally recognized travel program. In addition, Matt has always attended all off-season workouts, participates in the SALC, and is an instructor at all Bruin summer and winter camps and clinics. Coach Skrenchuk (head baseball coach) describes Matt as an extremely hard worker who is committed to becoming the best athlete he can be. He has garnered a lot of attention and recognition over the years in the baseball community, but you would never know it when you talk to him. He is confident but also very humble. Matt brings a positive, fun, hard working approach with him every day. He carries this approach to school and on the field. He leads by example and his teammates always seem to follow. Even without coaches, Matt will spend extra time working with his teammates in the cage, mentoring underclassmen, and being a role model for the next generation of Bruin baseball players at our camp.  Matt also sets the tone in the weight room inspiring not only those in the football and baseball programs, but also motivating other Bruin athletes to work harder to be successful. Coach Skrenchuk states that “Matt is a one of a kind young man and I am very proud that I have had the opportunity to coach him and to see the influence he has had in our program.”  Matt rejoined the football program during his senior year after a year absence and as Coach Harris states “boy, are we glad he did.” He solidified down the right tackle position for the football team helping them to remain as one of the county’s most prolific offenses. His overall power and athleticism were on full display during the fall as he also handled all the kicking and punting duties for the football team. Some of Matt’s most notable highlights achieved during illustrious Bruin baseball career include leading all of Anne Arundel County in batting average during his junior season while earning first team all-county, and first team all-metro in that same season. Matt was projected to be one of the state’s best players during his senior season as shown by being name to the 2020 preseason all-state baseball team. Matt has been an outstanding student-athlete and role model for all athletes at Broadneck High School to emulate.  We are excited to follow Matt into the next phase of his life as he will continue his baseball career at Penn State University-Harrisburg.

2019-2020 Recipient: Kyle Waggoner 

  • Kyle Waggoner is a two-sport standout at Broadneck High School, participating in both soccer and basketball throughout his illustrious career. He is a member of the SALC at Broadneck as well as attending the summer leadership workshop at Arlington Echo. He is committed to both sports attending not only all their respective in-season activities, but also their out of season programs, while also playing on a nationally ranked club soccer team that participates competitions during the entire year. Kyle consistently demonstrated a drive and desire to improve that often inspired his teammates and coaches to push themselves as well.  He served as a team captain his senior year and consistently led both his younger classmates as well as those in his own graduating class.  Through a variety of injuries and setbacks facing the team in 2019, Kyle was always there, determined and selfless while giving his all for his teammates and coaches.  He has been an all-county player and four-year letter winner during his distinguished soccer career.  Kyle has always demonstrated outstanding behavior and leadership both on and off the field. His coaches describe him as the ultimate “team” player.  This was on full display during his junior soccer season. He didn’t start some of the games towards the end of the season to conserve his minutes and prepare the team best for the playoffs. The playoff strategy was also going to ask him to play out of position for the betterment of the team. Kyle jumped at this opportunity and never worked harder to prepare for the task that his team needed to complete.  During the playoffs he started every game and excelled. He was a major reason for winning the 2018 region championship. Playing out of his natural position and shutting down one of the greatest goal scorers in Anne Arundel County history inspired his teammates to follow his lead.  This is just one of the many examples in which Kyle embraced an opportunity and always supported the team, even if it may not have directly benefited him.  Kyle is an excellent student and works very hard in school.  His distinguished academic record is yet another example of the diligence and effort he puts into every aspect of his life.  We are excited to follow Kyle into the next phase of his life as he has accepted a scholarship to continue his soccer career at the University of Maryland–Baltimore County.