Varsity Baseball Wins 2019 I.A.C. Title
The 2019 varsity baseball team and Coach Chris Rodriguez won the Interstate Athletic Conference (I.A.C.) tournament championship on May 11 with two wins against St. Albans. Prep won the I.A.C. regular season title going a perfect 10-0 in league play.
The Hoyas earned the tournament's number one seed and defeated Bullis, 14-0, in the conference semifinals on May 8 to advance to the I.A.C. championship best of three series against St. Albans.
St. Albans hosted a championship series doubleheader on May 11 due to wet conditions on Prep's field. The Hoyas' offense paced the team in the opening game.Travis Rinker '19 hit a home run and Charlie Furlong '19 reached base in all of his at bats. Prep pitcher Ryan Gleason '19 picked up the win and Brennan Lyons '19 pitched in relief of Gleason before Prep scored seven runs in the 6thinning. Prep would go on to win game one, 18-8.
In game two, a first inning RBI single by Rinker proved to be the one run of the game. Jack Flannery '19 pitched a three-hit complete game shutout. With the win,Flannery improved to 11-1 on the mound for the year. Prep would beat St. Albans, 1-0, to win the I.A.C. tournament championship.
Follow the link to read The Washington Post's recap of the championship series.
Prep finished the 2019 season with a 31-5 overall record.
The varsity lacrosse team was upset in the conference semifinals on May 7 by the number four seed, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes.
St. Stephen' & St. Agnes led 4-2 at the end of the first quarter and extended their lead to 8-5 at the half. Prep tied the game at 8 early in the third period. The Saints regain the lead and when into the fourth quarter with an 11-9 lead. In the fourth, Prep scored early to trim the Saint's lead to one, but that would be as close as Prep got. The Saints scored an empty-net goal late to make it a 14-11 win. Bullis would go on to beat St. Stephen's & St. Agnes in the tournament championship game to share the I.A.C. title with Prep.
Prep finished the season with a 14-4 record.
Prep will next compete in the Washington Metropolitan (Metros) tournament tomorrow, Tuesday, May 14 at PB Dye Golf Club.
Prep advanced to the MAVRC tournament championship to take on the area's top team, Gonzaga.
In the championship game, the Hoyas played the Eagles tough, but went down, 5-0, early. Prep battled Gonzaga late into the second half, but Gonzaga, the number one ranked team in the country, pulled away, 19-0.
Prep finished the season with a 6-3 overall record.
Prep's varsity tennis team fell to St. Stephen' & St. Agnes in the I.A.C. semifinals.
Prep will host Mercersburg Academy tomorrow, Tuesday, May 14 at 4:15 p.m. in their last match of the year.
Prep is 6-5 on the year.
Track and Field
The Hoyas placed fourth in the I.A.C. championships held at St. Stephen's & St. Agnes.
Michael Butler '19 won the 2019 I.A.C. shot-put title.
Odera Nweke '19 placed second in the long jump competition. John Mikita '20 came in second place in the 300 H and third in the 110 HH while Joe Raza '22 finished second in the 3,200-meter race.
Ben Bell '20 placed third 200-meter. The 4 x 100-meter and 4 x 400- meter relay teams both placed third.
Follow the link for the I.A.C. championships full results.