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This week, Georgetown Prep opens the winter sports season. For the teams' full schedules and rosters, visit Prep's athletic page.

Varsity Basketball

The Georgetown Prep varsity basketball went 2-0 last week.

The Hoyas hosted Good Counsel on Wednesday night for the team's home opener. Both teams got off to a slow start. Good Counsel led 24-22 at the half. After an evenly played fourth quarter, Prep's offense came alive in the fourth quarter and the Hoyas would go on to win, 62-52.

Prep participated in the WGL High School Basketball Showcase event held at DeMatha Catholic High School on Saturday evening. Prep faced nationally ranked the Westtown School (PA). After an evenly played first quarter, Prep opened a lead in the second quarter and went to halftime with a 35-30 lead. In the second half, Prep displayed complete team basketball and kept a lead into the final minutes. Prep's defense was outstanding in the final minutes and the Hoyas would go on to win, 79-77. Prep was led by Jared Bynum '18's 29 points and 7 assists. Ike Nweke '18 (14 points, 8 rebounds), Mezie Offurum '18 (12 points) and Will Mulquin '18 (10 points) all scored in double figures.

Prep will play against the Avalon School tonight, December 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Barnesville School.

Prep is 3-1 on the year.

Varsity Hockey

Prep's varsity hockey team beat Calvert Hall on Wednesday.

The Hoyas controlled the puck for most of the first period and continued their strong play on the defensive side of the ice. Prep would go on to win 4-2.

Prep is off for midterm exams.

The Hoyas are 4-0 on the year.

Varsity Wrestling

The Prep varsity wrestling team competed in the Armed Forces Duels at North Hagerstown High School on Friday, December 8. The Hoyas went 0-5 at the event:

Prep 6 Robinson 72

Prep 21 St. Johns 45

Prep 11 Old Mill 72

Prep 30 DeMatha 48

Prep 30 Quince Orchard 54

The Hoyas will in the Beast of the East tournament on Saturday, December 16 at the University of Delaware.

Swimming and Diving

Prep's swimming and diving hosted a three-team meet on Tuesday with The Heights and St. Mary's High School.

Prep won both against the Heights and St. Mary's High School:

Prep 100 St. Mary's Ryken 58

Prep 120 The Heights 63

Prep will host St. Albans today, December 11, at 4:00 p.m.

Winter Sports Schedules

Varsity Basketball

Varsity Hockey

Varsity Swimming and Diving

Varsity Wrestling

Upcoming Schedule

  • Monday, December 11: Swimming and Diving hosts St. Albans at 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday, December 11: Varsity basketball is away against the Avalon School at 6:30 p.m. at the Barnesville School.

Hoya Saxa!
Dan Paro '79

Athletic Director

Read more about AD'S BLOG: WEEK OF DECEMBER 11

Varsity Basketball

The Georgetown Prep varsity basketball opened the 2017-18 season as the #7 ranked team in the area by The Washington Post.

Prep opened their season on the road on Thursday against St. Vincent Pallotti High School. After a close first quarter, the Hoyas increased their lead second quarter lead and went into halftime with an eight point lead. Pallotti cut the Hoyas' lead to five going into the fourth quarter, but Prep opened the fourth quarter on a 12-2 run and held on for the 66-50 win. Prep was led by senior point guard Jared Bynum '18 (30 points) and forward Ike Nweke '18 (16 points and 12 rebounds).

Prep traveled to Arlington, Virginia to take on Bishop O'Connell in the Morgan Wootten Classic Saturday night. Prep held a 10-9 lead at the end of the first quarter. O'Connell went on a 10-4 run in the middle of the second quarter and led 29-24 at the half. In the second half, O'Connell increased their lead to 11 in the fourth quarter, before Prep came back to pull within three points. However, that is as close as Prep would get and O'Connell held on for the 64-61 win.

The Hoyas host Good Counsel this Wednesday, December 6 at 6:00 p.m. Prep will take part in the DeMatha Catholic Showcase Tournament this Saturday, December 9 against nationally ranked Westtown School (PA). The game time will be announced later this week.

Prep is 1-1 on the year.

Varsity Hockey

Prep's varsity hockey team went 2-0 last week in their second week of the 2017-18 season.

Prep hosted St. Mary's Ryken High School on Wednesday at Rockville Ice Arena. Both teams converted on early scoring opportunities. In the third period with a one goal lead, the Prep defense denied St. Mary's on several opportunities and held on for the 3-2 win.

On Friday, Prep hosted Mount St. Joseph's at Cabin John Rice Rink. Prep came out aggressive on offense and the Hoyas' defense continued its impressive play. Prep went on to win 5-2.

Prep will take on Calvert Hall this Wednesday, December 6 at 5:50 p.m. at Rockville Ice Arena.

The Hoyas are 3-0 on the year.

Varsity Wrestling

The Prep varsity wrestling team opened their season with the Ray Oliver tournament at the McDonogh School this past Friday.

In the first meet of the year, Prep placed 15th out of the 18 competing teams.

The Hoyas will compete in the Armed Forces Dual Meet this Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9 in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Swimming and Diving

Prep's swimming and diving hosted the Georgetown Prep Relay Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The Hoyas had a strong afternoon, winning seven of eight relay races. Click here for the full results from the Georgetown Prep Relay Invitational.

Prep will host the Heights tomorrow, December 5 at 4:00 p.m. The Hoyas will host the Georgetown Prep Diving Invitational this Friday, December 8 at 4:00 p.m. and the Georgetown Prep Diving Invitational this Saturday, December 9 at 9:00 a.m.

Winter Sports Schedules

Varsity Basketball

Varsity Hockey

Varsity Swimming and Diving

Varsity Wrestling

Upcoming Schedule

  • Tuesday, December 5: Swimming and diving hosts the Heights at 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 6: Varsity basketball hosts Good Counsel at 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 6: Varsity hockey takes on Calvert Hall at Rockville Ice Arena at 5:50 p.m.
  • Friday, December 8: Varsity wrestling is at the Armed Forces Duals in Hagerstown, Maryland.
  • Friday, December 8: Swimming and diving host the Georgetown Prep Dive Invitational at 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 9: Varsity wrestling is at the Armed Forces Duals in Hagerstown, Maryland.
  • Saturday, December 9: Varsity basketball takes on Westtown School (PA) at the DeMatha Catholic Showcase Tournament. The game time will be available later this week.
  • Saturday, December 9: Swimming and diving host the Georgetown Prep Diving Invitational at 9:00 a.m.

Hoya Saxa!

Dan Paro '79
Athletic Director

Read more about AD'S BLOG: WEEK OF DECEMBER 4

Varsity Basketball

The Georgetown Prep varsity basketball team's opening game against Avalon scheduled for tomorrow night has been postponed.

The Hoyas will open their season on the road against St. Vincent Pallotti High School on Thursday, November 30 at 6:00 p.m. Prep will travel to Alexandria, Virginia on Saturday, December 2 to take on Bishop O'Connell High School at 7:30 p.m.

Varsity Hockey

Prep's varsity hockey team opened their 2017-18 season against Bethesda Chevy Chase High School on November 20. Prep controlled the puck from the opening faceoff and went on to win 7-0.

Prep will take on St. Mary's Ryken High School on Wednesday, November 29 at 5:50 p.m. at Rockville Ice Arena. The Hoyas will take on Mount St. Joseph's at Cabin John Ice Rink on Friday, December 1 at 6:30 p.m.

Prep is 1-0 on the year.

Varsity Wrestling

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.

Swimming and Diving

Prep's swimming and diving hosted St. John's College High School on November 20. The Hoyas defeated the Cadets 126-60 in the team's first dual meet on the season.

Prep's meet against Calvert Hall on November 29 has been postponed. Prep will host the Georgetown Prep Relays on Saturday, December 2 at 4:30 p.m.

Winter Sports Schedules

Varsity Basketball

Varsity Hockey

Varsity Swimming and Diving

Varsity Wrestling

Upcoming Schedule

  • Wednesday, November 29: Varsity hockey takes on St. Mary's Ryken High School at Rockville Ice Arena at 5:50 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 30: Varsity basketball is away at St. Vincent Pallotti High School at 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 1: Varsity wrestling is away at the Ray Oliver tournament at McDonogh School.
  • Friday, December 1: Varsity hockey takes on Mount St. Joseph's at Cabin John Ice Rink at 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 2: Swimming and Diving hosts the Georgetown Prep Swimming Relays at 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 2: Varsity basketball is away at O'Connell at 7:30 p.m.

Hoya Saxa!

Dan Paro '79
Athletic Director

Read more about AD'S BLOG: WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27

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.

Baseball:

  • Brooks Bengston- High Point University
  • John Dempsey- Wofford College

Basketball:

  • Jared Bynum- St. Joseph's University
  • Ike Nweke- Columbia University
  • Chimezie Offurum- The George Washington University

Lacrosse:

  • Andrew Cave- Dartmouth College
  • Kaleb Fernandez- The University of Pennsylvania
  • T. Ridgway- University of Richmond

Varsity Basketball

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

Varsity Hockey

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.

Varsity Wrestling

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 Basketball

Varsity Hockey

Varsity Swimming and Diving

Varsity Wrestling

Upcoming Schedule

  • 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.

Hoya Saxa!

Dan Paro '79
Athletic Director

Read more about AD'S BLOG: WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20

Varsity Football Wins Share of 2017 I.A.C. Title

Georgetown Prep's varsity football team won a share of the 2017 Interstate Athletic Conference (I.A.C.) championship with a 32-12 victory over visiting Bullis on November 11.

Running back Jalen Hampton '20 led the Hoyas on offense. He rushed for a team-high 129 yards and four touchdowns. Prep's defense continued its impressive play and did not give up a point until the fourth quarter.

For the season, Prep's defense only allowed 39 points in I.A.C. conference play, the third consecutive year the Hoyas have surrendered less than 40 points in conference play.

Prep opened their season with impressive road wins against Bishop O'Connell High School and Gilman School. Prep lost to Gonzaga in the annual Jesuit Gridiron Classic, but rebounded the next week to defeat a talented Riverdale Baptist School. The Hoyas defeated Benedictine 28-9 the next week before conference play.

In I.A.C. conference play, Prep defeated St. Stephen's & St. Agnes, 45-7, before losing their only conference game to Landon, 10-3, the following week. Prep beat a talented Episcopal High School team on the road (14-10) and St. Albans (41-0) on Homecoming Weekend.

Prep shares the 2017 I.A.C. title with Landon. The Hoyas finish their season with an 8-2 overall record and 4-1 league record.

Cross Country

Prep's cross country team hosted the competed at the Maryland State Championships on Saturday in the team's last meet of the year.

The Hoyas placed third in the State Championships, edging out Landon by three points. Patrick Howley '18 and Gray Hall '19 earned medals in the Varsity race, with Howley finishing 5th overall.

Winter Sports Tryouts

Tryouts for Prep's winter sports teams begin today.

Hockey – November 13 at Rockville Ice at 5:00 p.m. Bus leaves Prep at 4 p.m.

Basketball – November 13

  • Varsity tryouts will be held in arena starting at 3:45 p.m.
  • JV and freshman tryouts will begin at 3:45 p.m. in the Field House.

Wrestling – November 13 at 3:45 p.m. in the wrestling room.

Swimming and Diving - Meeting on November 13 at 3:00 p.m. in the Hanley Center's Multi-Purpose Room.

Indoor Track - Meeting November 15 in film room at 3:00 p.m.

Go Prep!

Dan Paro '79
Athletic Director

Read more about AD'S BLOG: WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13
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