This week, Georgetown Prep opens the winter sports season. For the teams' full schedules and rosters, visit Prep's athletic page.
2017 Fall Signing Day
Congratulations to Georgetown Prep's baseball, basketball, and lacrosse seniors who signed their collegiate letters of intent on November 8.
- Brooks Bengston- High Point University
- John Dempsey- Wofford College
- Jared Bynum- St. Joseph's University
- Ike Nweke- Columbia University
- Chimezie Offurum- The George Washington University
- Andrew Cave- Dartmouth College
- Kaleb Fernandez- The University of Pennsylvania
- T. Ridgway- University of Richmond
Georgetown Prep's varsity basketball team opens their 2017-18 season on November 28 against the Avalon School. Prep will scrimmage Magruder High School (November 22) and Springbrook High School (November 25) before they begin their regular season.
Second-year coach Ryan Eskow and the 2016-17 varsity basketball team won a share of the 2017 Interstate Athletic Conference (I.A.C.) title. In the I.A.C. conference tournament, Prep defeated Landon in the semifinals, but fell to Bullis (62-60) in the I.A.C. finals. Prep finished the season with an overall record of 20-6
Prep's varsity hockey team opens their 2017-18 season today, Monday, November 20, against Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School at Rockville Ice Arena at 5:10 p.m. Prep will take on St. Mary's Ryken High School on Wednesday, November 29 at 5:50 p.m. at Rockville Ice Arena.
Last year, Prep's varsity hockey team won the I.A.C. title over Landon and finished the season with an overall record of 14-9-2. After their victory over Landon, Prep advanced to the MAPHL playoffs. The Hoyas defeated St. Albans in the quarterfinals. Prep came up short in the semifinals falling 3-0 to Gonzaga. Prep defeated Gonzaga, one of the area's top teams, in a regular season game, 3-0, on February 8. Captain MacDowell Johnston '17 earned second-team All-Met honors and teammates Thomas Olson '17 and Will Boggs '18 earned honorable mention accolades. Johnston and James Flannery '17 were named to MAPHL's 2016-2017 Second Team All-Conference team. Johnson, Flannery and Boggs earned All-I.A.C. honors.
Prep's varsity wrestling team will defend their thirteen consecutive I.A.C. title this season. The Hoyas open their season with the Ray Oliver tournament at the McDonogh School on Friday, December 1.
Coach Carl Buchholz and the 2016-2017 varsity wrestling team won the 2017 I.A.C. Tournament Championship on February 4 at Landon. The tournament championship secures the program's thirteen consecutive I.A.C. title.
Five Hoya wrestlers won individual I.A.C. championships. The following wrestlers won their respective weight class titles and earned All-I.A.C. titles:
- Kobe Borda '19 (126 lb)
- Ethan Krause '17 (152 lb)
- Caleb Wilson '17 (170 lb)
- Riley Stewart '17 (182 lb)
- Thomas Gates '17 (285 lb)
The varsity wrestling team placed 6th out of 32 teams at the Maryland Independent School state tournament. Krause won all five of his matches en route to his second consecutive title in the 145 pound final.
Prep concluded their season at the National Prep Wrestling Championships. Krause, who wrestles now at Duke University, came in 3rd place, 5-1, Gates placed 5th, 6-2.
Swimming and Diving
Prep's swimming and diving team open their season today with a home meet against St. John's College High School at 4:00 p.m.
Prep will travel to Baltimore to take on Calvert Hall College High School on Tuesday, November 28 at 3:00 p.m.
Last season, Coach Matt Mongelli '93 and the T2016-17 swimming and diving team won their 17th consecutive I.A.C. title last season. The team placed second out of 15 teams at the National Catholic Championships at Loyola University to start their season. Samuel Tarter '17 was named swimmer of the meet for winning both the 200 Free and 200 IM. The Hoyas placed second at the Washington Metropolitan Prep School Swim Dive League (WMPSSDL) championship this past weekend at the Fairland Aquatic Center in Laurel, Maryland. Prep won the 200 Freestyle Relay (Andrew Omenitsch '17, Jay Walton '18, Nathan Higgins '18, and Tarter) and 400 Freestyle Relay (Omenitsch, Tarter, Carl Failing '17, and Hirschberger). Tarter earned 2017 WMPSSDL All-League honors.
The Hoyas placed third at the Washington Metropolitan (Metro) Championships. Matthew Hirschberger '17 was awarded the Frank Martin swimmer of the meet award for his performance in the 500 Free.
Prep concluded their championship season with a sixth place finish at the Eastern Invitational Meet held at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Hirschberger was awarded the Fran Crippen award for his performance in the 500 Free. Both Hirschberger and Tarter were named first-team All-Met by The Washington Post. Omenitsch earned second-team and the relay team 400-yard freestyle team of Hirschberger, Omenitsch, Tarter, and Carl Failing '17 earned honorable mention honors. Failing, Hirschberger Omenitsch, Tarter, Jay Walton '18, and Ryan Mathis '20 earned All-I.A.C.
Winter Sports Schedules
Varsity Swimming and Diving
- Monday, November 20: Varsity hockey will take on Bethesda-Chevy Chase at 5:10 p.m. at Rockville Ice Arena.
- Wednesday, November 22: Varsity basketball will host Magruder High School for a scrimmage at 2:00 p.m.
Dan Paro '79