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"A Year In Review" 2012-2013 Gonzaga Sports:
The Varsity Water Polo Team, coached by Hall of Fame coach Joe Viola ’83, finished with a record of 17-16 and finished in 4th place in the Prep Easterns “A” bracket. They also finished 2nd place in the Mid Atlantic Coast Water Polo League. Matt Skowronski ’14 was named Honorable Mention All-American. The JV “A” Team finished with a record of 14-5-3 and the JV “B” Team finished with a record of 9-8-1. .
The Cross Country Led by Head Coach John Ausema the team finished as the 2012 WCAC Champions defeating Good Counsel by 10 points. In the WCAC Championships, Chris Hoyle finished in 2nd place overall while Kevin Pulliam finished in 4th place. The team finished in 4th place at the DC-MD Private School Championship and in 3rd place at the Jesuit Championships in NY. The JV Team and Freshman Teams both finished in 2nd place at the WCAC’s Championships.
1st Team: Chris Hoyle, Kevin Pulliam, Michael Jaroz, Peter Sikorsky, Patrick Doolin
2nd Team Washington Post All-Met: Chris Hoyle
Honorable Mention Washington Post All-Met: Kevin Pulliam
The Varsity Soccer Team, coached by Scott Waller, finished the season with a record of 18-1-1 and the 2012 WCAC Championship. This was the 13th consecutive year Gonzaga has played in the WCAC Championship Game. They have won 8 of the last 13 Championships. The team made trips to Denver, CO for the Jesuit Soccer Classic and also to New Jersey where they suffered their only loss to nationally ranked The Delbarton School. The Team finished ranked #1 in the area and # 9 in the nation. The Junior Varsity team, coached by Grant Furnary, finished their season with a record of 9-1-1. The Freshman Soccer Team under the direction of Chris Schaefer and Elizabeth Lewis finished with a record of 6-2-1.
Co-Player of the Year: Nicholas Corriveau
1st Team: Nicholas Corriveau, Ian Harkes
2nd Team:Chase Gasper,Conor Smith
Honorable MentionSean Griffith, Ryan Massey, Neal Osborn, Stephen Wulff
1st Team Washington Post All-Met: Nicholas Corriveau, Ian Harkes
Player of the Year: Nicholas Corriveau
2nd Team Washington Post All-Met: Conor Smith
Honorable Mention Washington Post All-Met: Chase Gasper, Ryan Massey
DC Gatorade Player of the Year: Nicholas Corriveau
The Varsity Football Team in Coach Aaron Brady’s 3rd year ended their season with a record of 8-3. The season was highlighted with victories over Georgetown Prep, St. John’s and DeMatha in the regular season. The Eagles were defeated by DeMatha in the semifinals. The JV football team led by Head Coach Charlie Baumgardner finished the season with a 5-2 record. The freshman football team under Head Coach Charles Woolridge finished with a record of 5-5.
1st Team Devin Butler, DB Scott Carpenter, TE Javon Gibbs, DB Danny Leonard, K Patrick McMahon, OL Billy McNamara, DL Paris Person, LB Robbie Walker, RB
2nd Team Reggie Corbin, Specialist Matt Flynn, DL Ryan Forrester, P Chris Schultz, QB Miles Taylor, DB
3rd Team Charles Butler, OL Reggie Corbin, RB Jabari Greenwood, WR Brady Malone, WR
Honorable Mention: Turner Echols, OL Drew Gordon, DB Kenny Hagins, LB
Griffin Jackson OL, Richie Petitbon, OL
1st Team Washington Post All-Met: Devin Butler
Basketball-Head Coach Steve Turner’s Varsity Basketball Team finished the season with a record of 27-5. They finished the regular season with an undefeated 18-0 record in league play. Only the third time in history that a team has done this. The Eagles were knocked out of the WCAC playoffs by Ireton in the quarterfinals. They finished in 3rd place at the Alhambra Invitational Tournament. They finished the year ranked #3 in the Washington Post. The JV Team under Head Coach Juan Hill finished with a record of 14-8. The Freshman Team, under the direction of Head Coach Terry Kernan, finished the season with a record of 20-1.
Coach of the Year: Steve Turner
WCAC Player of the Year: Kris Jenkins
1st Team: Kris Jenkins, Charles Glover
2nd Team: Jordan Abdur Ra’oof, Bryant Crawford
3rd Team: Tavon Blackmon
Honorable Mention: Matt Jackson, Jabari Greenwood, RaMond Hines
1st Team Washington Post All-Met: Kris Jenkins
Player of the Year: Kris Jenkins
4th Team Washington Post All-Met: Charles Glover
Honorable Mention Washington Post All-Met: Jordan Abdur Ra’oof
DC Gatorade Player of the Year: Kris Jenkins
Wrestling- In Milton Yates’ 10th year as head coach the team finished 3-9 in dual meets. They finished 6th in the WCAC’s, 23rd at St. Alban’s and 5th in the DC Championships.
Hockey The Varsity Hockey Team under 6th year Head Coach Nate Jackson finished the season with a 19-4-1 record and won the 2013 MAPHL Championship. The Eagles defeated Calvert Hall 6-1 in the Championship game and held the #1 ranking in the Washington Post for the entire season. The Varsity II Team coached by Lucas Walker finished the season with an 8-8-2 record.
MAPHL Player of the Year: Jack Slater
1st Team: Chris Meloni, Nick Platais, Jack Slater
2nd Team: Bobby Hally
1st Team Washington Post All-Met: Jack Slater
Player of the Year: Jack Slater
2nd Team Washington Post All-Met: Chris Meloni, Nick Platais
Honorable Mention Washington Post All-Met: Bobby Hally, Dominic Pettey
Indoor Track under Head Coach Alvin Madox finished in 1st place in a number of events this winter including the Montgomery County Invitational, DCIAA Invitational, The Maroon and Black Classic, The Private School Invitational and The Hoxton Invitational. They also finished in 1st place in the inaugural DC State Indoor Track Championships.
Honorable Mention All Met: Maurice Holmes
Squash Finished the year with a record of 9-8 in individual matches. Unfortunately the Nationals were snowed out this year. Congratulations to the team and to Coach O’Hora on a great season.
Swimming and Diving, under second year coach Josh Klotz, finished the year with a 3rd place finish at the Catholic Nationals. The Diving Team finished in 1st Place at the Catholic Nationals. The Eagles captured their 3rd consecutive WMPSSDL and Metro Championships.
WMPSSDL All League Relay: 200 Freestyle (Paul O’Hara, Will Bloom, William Lichtenfels, Andrew Valentine) 1:26.94
WMPSSDL All League Individual: Paul O’Hara, Brennan Novak
WMPSSDL Coach of the Year: Josh Klotz
1st Team Washington Post All Met: Paul O’Hara
Washington Post Top Relay Team: 200 Yard Freestyle (Paul O’Hara, Will Bloom, William Lichtenfels, Andrew Valentine) 1:25.80
Honorable Mention All Met: Ryan Baker, Brennan Novak
Baseball: Under 5th year Head Coach Andy Bradley, the Varsity Baseball Team finished the season with a record of 6-21. 16 of the 21 losses were games lost by four runs or less. The Eagles were eliminated in quarterfinal round by St. St. John’s. The JV team was coached by Nick Frederick and finished with a record of 12-5 and the Freshman coached by Kit Wannen finished with a record of 8-8.
Honorable Mention: Matt Dorris, Jack Hennessey, David Mervis, James Orfini
Lacrosse: The Varsity Lacrosse Team, led by 6th year Head Coach Casey O’Neill ’96, finished the season with a record of 19-2 and won their 4th consecutive WCAC Championship. They finished the year undefeated in the conference for the 4th year in a row. The team finished the year ranked #1 by the Washington Post , #3 nationally. The JV Team under Head Coach Matt Duffy finished their season with a record of 9-5. The Freshman under Head Coach Conor Catliota ‘03 finished the season with a record 12-2.
1st Team: Matt Borda, Alex Corboy, Joe Fitzpatrick, Timmy Farrell, Tyler Golian, Max Planning, Jack Slater
2nd Team: Pat Myers, Connor Spencer
Honorable Mention: Michael Borda, Jimmy Kuzma, Tim Monahan, Danny O’Berry
1st Team All- Met Washington Post: Alex Corboy, Matt Borda
Player of the Year: Alex Corboy
2nd Team All-Met Washington Post: Max Planning, Jack Slater
Honorable Mention All-Met: Timmy Farrell, Joe Fitzpatrick
Golf: The Varsity Golf Team, under Head Coach Rob Theriaque finished the regular season with a record of 12-0. The Eagles captured their 4th consecutive WCAC Championship. Senior Addison Coll finished in 2nd place, one shot behind Paul VI’s Patrick McDonald. The Eagles went on to finish in 2nd place at the Metro Championships. The JV Golf team, coached by Jim Kilroy finished the season with a record of 5-3.
1st Team All-Met Washington Post: Luke Malanchuk, Tyler Olmsted
Player of the Year: Luke Malanchuk
Honorable Mention All-Met: Addison Coll
Tennis: The Varsity Tennis Team, under Head Coach Ariel Laguilles ’96, finished the regular season with an overall record of 12-1. The Eagles won the WCAC Championship for the fourth consecutive year. In the WCAC Championships the team won all 6 singles (Anton Zykov, Freddy Mesmer, Dominic Perez, Dan Russell, Tommy Clare and PJ Anderson) and all 3 doubles. Senior #1 Zykov finished his career at Gonzaga with a 51-0 singles record and a 32-1 doubles record. The JV under Head Coach Paul Buckley ’86 finished the season with a record of 6-2-1.
1st Team All-Met Washington Post: Anton Zykov
Player of the Year: Anton Zykov
Honorable Mention All-Met: Freddy Mesmer
Rugby: 2013 was a year that Gonzaga Rugby will celebrate for quite some time. Our numbers hit a new high with 210 boys participating in our program. Our varsity teams successfully defended PRU (14 in a row), Jesuit Rugby Classic (4th in a row) and MAVRC (5th) championships. A trip to South Bend IN would have the eagles advancing to the final game and coming up a little short 21-16 in an attempt to win a National Championship. The JV also won a PRU title (3rd in a row) and the freshman collected PRU (3rd in a row), Jesuit Rugby Classic (2nd in a row) and Frederick Fast Trac championships.
An important part of our team this year was the outstanding leadership from our captains Matt Flynn, Dom Plantamura and Ben Cima. Ben and Jimmy Ronan would represent the USA as members of the High School All American team during spring break in England while the rest of the team traveled to Argentina and Uruguay. All league selections would include Jack Carroll, Matt Flynn, Tommy Rippert, Will Clougherty, Dom Plantamura, Charlie DePont, Jimmy Ronan, Ben Cima, Frank Ruzicka, Matt Ruiters and Michael Barry.
Crew: In Head Coach Marc Mandel's 5th year, Gonzaga Crew proved once again it was one of the fastest high-school rowing programs in the country. Building off of last year's success, the Eagles did not miss a beat, finishing the regular season undefeated in the First and Second Varsity Eights. After an open-water sweep of the eight-oared events at W.M.I.R.A.'s, the program turned its attention to its most important regatta of the season -- the Stotesbury Cup in Philadelphia. It was a historic day for the team: the Varsity Eight retained the Stotesbury Cup, the Second Varsity Eight won its event to bring home the "Hammer Trophy", the Junior Varsity Eight earned a bronze, and the 4th Varsity Eight finished 5th in the Varsity Lightweight Eight event. At the Scholastic Rowing Association Championships the following weekend, the Varsity Eight saw its two-year-domestic win streak come to a dramatic end in the finals in difficult conditions. Regardless, the 2012-2013 crew season will still go down as one of the best in program history, and the graduating crew athletes of 2013 will be remembered for their all around excellence.
1st Team Washington Post All-Met: Thomas Garvis, Leo Toch
Honorable Mention All-Met: Anion McGuigan, David White
Washington Post Best Boat: First 8, Second 8, Lightweight 8
Track: The Track Team, under long time Head Coach Alvin Maddox, won the Penultimate Invitational and finished in 3rd at the Cronley. The Eagles finished in 4th place and 9 points out of first place in a close finish at the WCAC Championships. Here are some results from the WCAC Championships:
Maurice Holmes High Jump
Darien Gray (Triple Jump)
Ben Stallings (Discus)
Kevin Pulliam (1600 Meter Run)
Maurice Holmes (Triple Jump)