Hall of Fame Inductees
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William Bidwill '49
A two-sport athlete, William Bidwill ’49 excelled on the football field. Bidwill, a boarding student from Chicago, Illinois, started on Georgetown Prep’s 1948 Hall of Fame football team at fullback and kicker. Known as a hard-running fullback, Bidwill led the Hoyas to an undefeated record his senior season. One of the top teams in the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area, Prep earned an opportunity to play for the District Championship against rival Gonzaga College High School in the last game of the season, but a polio outbreak shut down Prep’s campus for several weeks. As a precaution, the students left campus and the season was finished. In addition to his accomplishments on the football field, Bidwill was a key member of the Georgetown Prep baseball team during his junior and senior years. After Prep, Bidwill joined the United States Navy. After his service, he attended Georgetown University. Bidwill’s father, a prominent Chicago sports figure and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, purchased the Chicago Cardinals (now Arizona Cardinals) in 1932. During his time at Georgetown, he began working for the team as a vice president. Upon his graduation, he moved to St. Louis (the Cardinals moved to St. Louis in 1960) to work for the team full-time. He became the sole owner of the Cardinals in 1972. The Cardinals moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1988 and became the Arizona Cardinals. Bidwill has successfully led the franchise for 45 years. His sons, Michael ’83, Patrick ’85, and Timothy ’90 are fellow Georgetown Prep alumni. Michael serves as the President of the Arizona Cardinals.
Edwin Barton '61
A three-sport star athlete, Edwin “Ed” Barton ’61 earned nine varsity letters as a member of Georgetown Prep’s varsity basketball, football, and golf teams. On the basketball court, Barton led Prep in scoring and rebounding as a junior and senior. As a senior, Barton was named team Most Valuable Player and earned All-I.A.C. honors. He was named all-tournament at the St. Stephen’s and Priory basketball tournaments. In addition, he was named MVP of the Priory tournament despite Prep losing in the finals to the tenth ranked Priory. On the football field, Barton started as a junior and senior on both the offensive and defensive line. In the spring season, Barton was a four-year member of Prep’s varsity golf team. Despite being offered scholarships to play basketball in college, Barton chose to attend the University of Notre Dame.
Michael Horsey '63
One of the most accomplished coaches in Georgetown Prep athletics history, Michael Horsey ’63 (d.) served as the school’s cross country and track and field coach for three decades. A member of the class of 1963, Horsey came back to Prep in the early 1970s as a faculty member in the history department. In the 1980s, he became the Director of Admissions. He first served as an assistant track coach on Prep’s 1975, 1976, and 1977 Private School State Championship track and field teams. He coached and mentored numerous All-Met and All-I.A.C. track and field athletes including Kip Jawish ’77 (shot put and discus record holder), Kurt Pierce ’77 (shot put and discus record holder), Patrick Haley’78 (high jump and 400-meter relay record holder), David Saunders ’79 (100-meter, 200-meter, and 400-meter record holder), Chip Jenkins ’82 (400-meter, 600-meter and gold medal winner in the Olympics in the 4x400 competition), Kevin Haley ’87 (national decathlon champion), and Brian Haley ’89 (100-meter, 110 high hurdles, 200-meter, long jump, and high jump champion). Horsey is credited as the architect of the numerous track and field records and I.A.C. championship teams from the 1970s through the early 2000s. In addition to his accomplishments as a track and field coach, Horsey coached Prep’s cross country team to many I.A.C. titles.
Casey Aiken '70
A two-sport letter winner, Casey Aiken ’70 excelled on both the football and soccer teams. On the football field, Aiken started as a junior at defensive tackle on the 1968 varsity team that finished the season undefeated and regarded as one of the top programs in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. Six of his teammates from the 1968 varsity football team have been inducted into the Georgetown Prep Athletic Hall of Fame. During his senior season, he was a two-way starter, offensive guard and defensive tackle and linebacker. Aitken was selected as the Most Valuable Player in the 1969 Homecoming game against Gonzaga when he returned an interception 40 yards for the game winning touchdown. As a senior, he led Prep to its second consecutive undefeated season, the 1969 Interstate Athletic Conference (I.A.C.) championship, and finished the season ranked third in the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area. Aiken earned first-team All I.A.C. honors as a defensive tackle. On the soccer field, Aiken was a three-year starter at goalie. As a senior, he led Prep to an I.A.C. title and a 12-0-2 record. He earned All-Met honors from The Washington Post for surrendering less than 0.7 goals per game and was named All-Met Defensive Player of the Year. The Hoyas finished the season ranked number one in the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area. Aiken went on to play soccer at Colgate University. As a senior, he was recognized by his teammates as the team’s Most Valuable Player.
One of the most accomplished runners in Georgetown Prep history, Brendan Gallaher '72 lettered two years on both the cross country and track and field teams. Gallaher transferred to Prep prior to his junior year after his family emigrated from Rhodesia. Gallaher was named All-I.A.C. as a junior and senior in both cross country and track. As a senior, Gallaher was named first-team All-Met by The Washington Post and The Washington Star for his accomplishments in track and field. He set Prep track records in the 660-meter, 880-meter, 1-mile and 2-mile races. Gallaher still holds the Prep record in the 2-mile, a 45-year-old record. He won a silver medal in the mile in the Junior Olympics. After Prep, Gallaher ran at The College of William and Mary. As a freshman, Gallaher set the school 6-mile record. In 1973, William and Mary won the Division I NCAA, District 3 cross country championships and placed fourth at the Division I NCAA National Championships. Gallaher is a member of the William and Mary Athletic Hall of Fame.
Michael Ralph '74
A three-sport varsity athlete, Michael Ralph ’74 excelled on the wrestling mat. As a four-year varsity letter winner, Ralph captained the varsity wrestling team as both a junior and senior. As a senior, he led the Prep wrestling team to a second-place finish at the prestigious St. Albans Prep School Championship. The team also placed in the Catholic State Championships. Individually, Ralph is one of the most accomplished wrestlers in Prep history. He went undefeated in match competition as a junior and senior only losing in the National Prep School Championships held at Lehigh University. He was a two-time Maryland State and St. Albans Prep School Tournament champion. He was a two-time All-I.A.C. honoree and earned All-Met honors from The Washington Post as a senior. In addition, Ralph was a member of the varsity football and track and field teams as a junior and senior. He went on to wrestling at the University of Florida where his team won the Southeastern Conference (SEC) championship as a freshman. At Florida, he was also a member of the Marine Corps and was commissioned as a Marine Officer upon graduation in 1978. In 2000, he retired as a Marine Lieutenant Colonel.
Timothy Delaney '74
A three-sport letter winner, Timothy Delaney ’74 is widely regarded as one of the best tennis players in Georgetown Prep history. As a freshman, Delaney won the 1971 Japan National 15- and-under championship. As a sophomore on the 1972 tennis team, Delaney had his best season as a member of Prep tennis team going 15-0, earning All-I.A.C. honors and winning the I.A.C. individual championship. As a junior, he went 9-3-1, earned All-I.A.C. accolades, and was a 1973 Mid-Atlantic Junior Champion. As a senior, Delaney went 7-4 and earned All-I.A.C accolades for the third straight season. After his graduation in June 1974, Delaney won the United States Tennis Association National Interscholastic singles championship in Greenville, Texas. In addition to his success on the tennis court, Delaney was a member of the 1972-73 varsity basketball team and 1973-74 varsity football team. After Prep, he matriculated to the University of Georgia where he received a full tennis scholarship. At Georgia, he was a member of three Southeastern Conference (SEC) championships. He was a key contributor on Georgia’s 1975 team that was a semifinalist in the 1975 NCAA Indoor Championships. Georgia named the “Competitor of the Year” tennis annual award after Delaney.
Patrick Haley, Jr. '78
A ten varsity letter winner, Patrick Haley, Jr. ’78 is considered one of the best track and field athletes in Georgetown Prep history. As a freshman, Haley won the I.A.C. high jump title and earned All-I.A.C. honors. A key contributor on the 1976 Hall of Fame track and field team, Haley repeated as the I.A.C. high jump champion as a sophomore and All-I.A.C. honoree. As a junior, Haley placed third in the United States under-19 championships in the high jump competition. He was part of four consecutive state private school championship teams, and as a senior, he scored a record 45 points and placed in seven events at the 1978 championships. The four-time All-I.A.C. honoree won nine individual I.A.C. high jump titles and held the I.A.C. and Georgetown Prep record at the time of his graduation. In addition to his high jump records, Haley held the 440-meter relay I.A.C. and Prep record with David Saunders ’79, Norman Shaffer ’79 and Peter Dunne ’80. Haley still holds the Woodward Relays record in the shot put along with fellow Prep alumni Kip Jawish ’77 and Kurt Pierce ’77. In addition to his track and field accomplishments, Haley was a three-year letterman and a two-way starter on the varsity football team. As a junior, he led the team in receptions as a wide receiver and earned All-Independent honors (Prep did not compete in the I.A.C.). As a senior, Haley led the Hoyas in tackles on defense. Haley accepted an athletic scholarship to the University of Maryland where he was a member of the school’s track and field team. He medaled in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) championships as freshman. His collegiate career was cut short due to knee injuries. Haley’s brother, Kevin ’87, will join him as inductee in the Hall of Fame Class of 2016. His father, Patrick, Sr. ’52, and brother, Brian ’89, are also members of the Georgetown Prep Athletic Hall of Fame.
Kevin Haley '87
A two-sport captain, Kevin Haley ’87 is regarded as one of the greatest track and field athletes in Georgetown Prep history. Haley, a two-time captain and four-year varsity letter winner on the school’s track and field team, earned All-Met honors from The Washington Post his senior year. In 1987, Haley set the national record at the decathlon in the prestigious Penn Relays. He placed first in discus in the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area and was runner-up in the 400-high hurdles. Many of Haley’s track and field records still stand today. In addition to his accomplishments on the track, Haley was a three-year starter at linebacker on the varsity football team. As a senior, Haley served as captain and led the team to a perfect 9-0 record and finished the year ranked eighth in the area by The Washington Post. In his final season on the gridiron, Haley earned All-I.A.C. honors and was named All-Met honorable mention by The Washington Post. After Prep, Haley went on to become a four-year varsity track and field pentathlete at Princeton University. He set all-time records for points in the pentathlon, a mark that stood for ten years. As a senior, Haley captained the track and field team. Haley is fifth all-time in pentathlon points in Princeton track and field history. Today, Haley is Senior Vice President of Innovation at Under Armour. Haley’s brother, Pat, Jr. ’78, will join him as inductee in the Hall of Fame Class of 2016. His father, Patrick, Sr. ’52, and brother, Brian ’89, are also members of the Georgetown Prep Athletic Hall of Fame.
Arthur Smith '01
A two-sport varsity athlete, Arthur Smith ’01 is regarded as one of the most dominant offensive lineman in Georgetown Prep football history. Smith, a boarding student from Memphis, Tennessee, became a two-way starter at offensive tackle and defensive tackle his junior year. During his junior year, he led Prep to a 7-3 record. As a senior, Smith co-captained the Hoyas to a perfect 10-0 record and an I.A.C. championship. As the lead offensive lineman during the 2000 season, Prep rushed for over 3,000 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Smith helped hold opponents to less than 300 total rushing yards for the season. As a senior, Smith earned first-team All-Met honors from The Washington Post. In addition, he was named first-team All-State, first-team All-I.A.C., and first-team All-County. Smith was also named to George Michael’s NBC Channel 4 “Golden Eleven” team. He also lettered in track and field. Smith accepted a full athletic scholarship to play football at the University of North Carolina. He was four-year member of the UNC football program. Upton graduation, Smith served as a graduate assistant coach at UNC and worked with the offensive line. In 2007, Smith served as the defensive quality control coach for the Washington Redskins. In 2011, he began working with his hometown Tennessee Titans. He is currently the tight ends coach for the Titans.
Marcus Mason '03
One of the most decorated athletes in school history, Marcus Mason ’03 was a four-year starter on Georgetown Prep’s varsity football team and, by the end of his high school career, had set three Maryland state football records. As a freshman, Mason scored eight touchdowns and rushed for 752 yards as the team’s primary running back and started on defensive as a defensive back. As a sophomore, Mason led Prep to a perfect 10-0 record and I.A.C. title while rushing for 1,349 yards and scoring a team-high 20 touchdowns. As a sophomore, he was named first-team All-I.A.C., first-team All-Gazette, first-team All-Montgomery County Journal, and second-team All-State. In addition, he earned All-Met honorable mention honors by The Washington Post. As a junior, Mason ran for 2,147 yards and scored 29 touchdowns while leading the Hoyas to their second consecutive I.A.C. title and undefeated season. His 2,147 yards set the single season rushing record for Montgomery County. He was named first-team All-Met, first-team All I.A.C., Montgomery Gazette Offensive Player of the Year, Montgomery Journal Player of the Year, first-team All-State, and George Michael’s NBC Channel 4 “Golden Eleven” team. As a senior, Mason rushed for 1,532 yards and 29 touchdowns in only seven games (he missed three games mid-season due to injury). He led Prep to a third consecutive I.A.C. title and undefeated season. Prep finished the season ranked number one by The Washington Post. He was named All-Met Offensive Player of the Year, Gazette Offensive Player of the Year, Montgomery Journal Offensive Player of the Year, first-team All-State, and first-team All-I.A.C. At the end of his scholastic career, Mason held Maryland state records in rushing (5,790 yards), career touchdowns (86) and total points (518). He was named to the Montgomery Gazette’s “All Decade Team” and “Offensive Player of the Decade.” Mason played two seasons as the University of Illinois before transferring to Youngstown State University. At YSU, he ran for 2,739 yards and 31 touchdowns. As a junior, he earned second-team all-conference honors. During his senior year, Mason earned first-team Football Championship Subdivision All-American honors by the Associated Press and finished fourth in the balloting for the Walter Payton Award for the top offensive player in the country. In 2007, Mason made the Washington Redskins’ 53-man roster at the end of training camp and spent time with the Baltimore Ravens and San Diego Chargers organizations before retiring in 2010.
2000, 2001, and 2002 Varsity Football Teams
Georgetown Prep has had its share of dominant varsity football teams. The three seasons of 2000, 2001, and 2002 are arguably the best football teams in school history. Under Coach Dan Paro ’79, Prep went 29-0 from 2000-2002 and was regarded as one of the top programs in the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area and the state of the Maryland. The 2000 team, led by All-Met honorees Arthur Smith ’01 and Marcus Mason ’03, achieved a perfect 10-0 record and was ranked number one in
2006 Varsity Lacrosse Team
Coached by Georgetown Prep Athletic Hall of Famer Kevin Giblin, the 2006 lacrosse team recorded the school’s first undefeated season going 22-0 and finished ranked number one in every major national high school lacrosse poll. The I.A.C. champions scored 312 goals in 22 games while giving up only 69. The defense gave up a season high eight goals in their first game of the season against Loyola Blakefield. The Hoyas defeated traditional national powers Gilman (Baltimore), St. Anthony’s (New York), and Landon twice. In the 2006 I.A.C. Championship game, Prep defeated Landon 15-3, one of the more lopsided games in the school’s storied rivalry. Captain Andrew Brancaccio ’06 was named All-Met Player of the Year by The Washington Post. Along with Brancaccio, Captain Jeremy Hirsch ’06 (first-team) Bray Malphrus ’07 (first-team), Ryan Shuler ’07 (second-team), Chris Casey ’06 (second-team), and Captain Fran Gormley ’06 (honorable mention) earned All-Met honors. The team, who also finished number one in the state of Maryland, was led in scoring by Brancaccio (57 goals/Georgetown), Shuler (33 goals and 35 assists/Georgetown), Gormley (27 goals and 30 assists/ Maryland), Stephen Coyle ’07 (36 goals and 18 assists/ Duke), and Daniel Keegan ’06 (27 goals and 11 assists/ Hobart). The Hoyas defense was led by goalie Chris Casey (Pennsylvania), Hirsch (Princeton), Malphrus (Virginia), Brendan Saxon ’06 (Pennsylvania), Kevin Ridgway ’07 (Notre Dame), Derek Styer ’07 (Princeton), and face-off specialist Brian Tabb ’07 (Georgetown). The team featured 30 future Division I lacrosse players. Coyle would go on to help lead Duke to the 2010 NCAA Division I National Championship. Malphrus was a captain and starter on the University of Virginia’s 2011 NCAA Division I National Championship team.
Chick Leasure '56
A two-sport captain, Chick Leasure '56 won seven varsity letters during his remarkable scholastic career at Georgetown Prep. A three-year starter on the varsity basketball team, Leasure served as team captain and was named MVP as a senior. For his accomplishments on the hardwood, he was named to the Washington, D.C. All-Catholic team. In addition, Leasure earned All-Tournament honors at the Gallaudet and St. Stephen's & St. Agnes tournaments during the 1955-1956 season. In football, Leasure was a three-year varsity contributor and captained the team during his senior season. In his senior season, he was named team MVP, “Outstanding Player” of the Alumni Football Game, and Washington, D.C. All-Catholic honorable mention. He also lettered one year on the varsity baseball team. Leasure was awarded the Alumni Memorial Medal. He returned to Prep to coach freshman basketball and JV football from 1956-1958 and served as the assistant manager of the golf shop.
Brendan Gallaher '72
One of the most accomplished runners in Georgetown Prep history, Brendan Gallaher '72 lettered two years on both the cross country and track and field teams. Gallaher transferred to Prep prior to his junior year after his family emigrated from Rhodesia. Gallaher was named All-I.A.C. as a junior and senior in both cross country and track. As a senior, Gallaher was named first-team All-Met by The Washington Post and The Washington Star for his accomplishments in track and field. He set Prep track records in the 660 meter, 880 meter, 1-mile and 2-mile races. Gallaher still holds the Prep record in the 2-mile, a 43-year-old record. He won a silver medal in the mile in the Junior Olympics. After Prep, Gallaher ran at William and Mary. As a freshman, Gallaher set the school 6-mile record. In 1973, William and Mary won the Division I NCAA, District 3 cross country championship and placed fourth at the Division I NCAA National Championships. Gallaher is a member of the William and Mary Hall of Fame.
John Caldwell, Jr. ’85
Regarded as one of the best distance runners in Prep history, John Caldwell, Jr. '85 earned 12 varsity letters during his scholastic career. A four-year member of the cross country, indoor track, and track and field teams, Caldwell served as captain of all three teams as a senior. He earned All-I.A.C. and All-State honors in cross country as a junior and senior. During his senior season, Caldwell won the annual Georgetown Prep Cross Country Classic and the Washington, D.C. Metro Catholic Championship. In addition, he set the Maryland State Championship course record in the 3-mile at 15:06. For his senior year accomplishments, Caldwell was named first-team All-Met by The Washington Post and named athlete of the month by The Washington Post, The Washington Times, and The Montgomery Journal. The Washington Post profiled Caldwell in 1984 referring to him as "the class of the I.A.C." He finished 17th out of 350 cross country runners at the TAC (The Athletic Congress) race to earn All-American honors in 1984. In indoor track, he set the Episcopal Invitational mile record his senior season with a time of 4:29. Caldwell went on to run cross country and track and field at Duke University.
Matt Mongelli '93
Coach Matt Mongelli '93, current head coach of the swimming and diving team, is one of the most successful coaches in Prep history. A four-year letterman and senior captain of the swimming and diving team, Mongelli returned to Prep in 1996 as an assistant coach to Prep Hall of Fame coach, Kirby Weldon '68. He served as Coach Weldon's top assistant for ten seasons before taking over as head coach in 2007. In his second season as head coach, Mongelli guided Prep to an I.A.C. title and was named All-Met Coach of the Year by The Washington Post. He has coached Prep to seven I.A.C. titles and three WMPSSDL championships. Mongelli was named WMPSSDL Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2014. During his tenure as a member of the Prep swimming and diving coaching staff, the Hoyas have won 15 I.A.C. titles and ten Washington Metropolitan Championships (Metros).
Kevin Doyle '94
A dominant and versatile three-sport captain, Kevin Doyle '94 excelled in both baseball and basketball. In baseball, Doyle was a three-year starter at shortstop, two-time All-I.A.C. honoree and earned first-team All-County honors as a senior. As a senior, he led the 1994 baseball team to the I.A.C. regular season co-championship and conference tournament title. The team finished the season ranked #9 by The Washington Post. On the basketball court, Doyle was a three-year starter at center and three-time All-I.A.C. selection. As a junior and senior, he earned All-Met honorable mention recognition from The Washington Post. As a senior, he was named first-team All-County. A two-year starter at tight end, defensive end, and safety, Doyle earned All-I.A.C. honors in football as a senior. He was the 1994 winner of the James Fegan Award at graduation.
Ryan Hurley '04
One of the greatest swimmers in Georgetown Prep history, Ryan Hurley '04 won six Washington Metropolitan Championships (Metros) and seven WMPSSDL individuals titles in his four-year career. He won four consecutive WMPSSDL 200-yard medley relays (2001-2004) and three straight 200-yard medley relay Metro titles. In addition, Hurley won two 100-yard breaststroke titles at both Metros and WMPSSDL (2003-2004). During his senior season, he won the 200-yard IM at both events. As a junior, Hurley earned All-Met second-team honors from The Washington Post. As a senior, he served as team captain and was named the 2004 All-Met Swimmer of the Year. Hurley was a member of the 2002-2003 USA Swimming National Junior Team. After Prep, Hurley swam at the University of Virginia where he was a four-year NCAA Championship qualifier in the 200-yard breaststroke. He was named NCAA All-American honorable mention three times and won the 2009 ACC Championship in the 200-yard breaststroke and the 4x100 medley relay. Hurley broke Virginia and ACC records in the 200-yard breaststroke and 4x100 medley relay. He served as team captain in 2007 and 2009. In addition to his collegiate accomplishments, Hurley was selected to the 2007-2008 USA Swimming Team. He won the silver medal at the 2007 World University Games in the 200- meter breast stroke.
Danny Glading '05
A three-sport athlete and two-sport captain, Danny Glading '05 was a four-year letterman in both basketball and lacrosse and two-year member of the varsity soccer team. Often regarded as one of the most accomplished lacrosse players in Prep history, Glading holds the school record for career points (274) and assists (156). He started on the 2003 Hall of Fame team that recorded a 22-1 record, was ranked #1 in the United States, and beat Landon for the first time in school history. Glading earned honorable mention All-Met honors from The Washington Post as a sophomore. As a junior, Glading scored 21 goals and recorded 45 assists for the 16-4 Prep team that finished second in the I.A.C. He was named first-team All-Met as a junior. As a senior, Glading led Prep to an I.A.C. title scoring 55 goals and 35 assists. In his final season, he was named All-Met Player of the Year. He was a three-time All-I.A.C. and All-State honoree. In basketball, Glading was a three-year starter at point guard and led the team in assists as a junior and senior. On the soccer field, Glading was a contributor on the 2003 team that was ranked #2 by The Washington Post and won an I.A.C. championship. As a senior, he was a starter on the #4 ranked team in the area and repeat I.A.C. champions. After Prep, Glading went on to star on the University of Virginia's lacrosse team. As a freshman, Glading was ACC Rookie of the Year and NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team. He led the Cavaliers to a perfect 17-0 record and the university's third national championship. For his collegiate career, Glading totaled 119 goals and 104 assists to make him only the sixth player in ACC history to record 100 goals and 100 assists in a career. Glading went on to play professionally for the Major League Lacrosse's Chesapeake Bayhawks. He won one MLL championship with the team.
1975 Baseball Team
Coached by the late James Hopkins, the 1975 Georgetown Prep varsity baseball team is one of the most successful programs in school history. The team achieved a 14-1 record and won the 1975 I.A.C. title. The team beat St. John’s College High School, a perennial top program in the Washington, D.C. metro area, 4-3, in their second game of the season. Later that season, Prep beat DeMatha Catholic, 6-3. The 1975 team beat St. John’s and DeMatha in the same season for the second consecutive year, the only area team to accomplish that feat. Prep’s pitching staff threw three shutouts and only surrendered 31 runs in 15 games. Prep’s top pitcher, John Coyle ’75, compiled an 8-0 record and classmate Daniel Heneghan ’75 was 4-0 for the season. Coyle was named first-team All-Met by The Washington Post for the second time and Michael Bauk ’75 was also named first-team. The 1975 team had four four-year varsity players: Bauk, Coyle, Patrick DiNenna, and Timothy Gibadlo. The team was captained by Bauk (Catawba) and Coyle (Providence).
Matthew Whalen '69
One of the most respected and hard-working coaches in school history, Coach Matthew Whalen '69 was an assistant coach in the Georgetown Prep football program for 15 years. Whalen graduated from Prep in 1969 and came back to the school as an assistant football coach in 1977. He joined Coach Jim Fegan's varsity football staff prior to the 1979 season, assisting with opponent scouting and game-day preparation and strategy. Whalen coached 107 games as a varsity assistant. The team achieved a 69-32-6 record during his tenure as a member of the Prep staff and finished the season ranked #5 by The Washington Post in 1987 and 1989. The 1987 team went undefeated, finishing 10-0 for the first time since the 1970 season.
Richard Macsherry '71
A 2-sport athlete and three-year letter winner on Prep's basketball and football teams, Richard Macsherry '71 excelled on the gridiron. In football, Macsherry went undefeated for his career- a perfect 25-0. His sophomore (1968) and junior (1969) teams had won the I.A.C. championship before the team was forced to play as an independent for his senior campaign. Macsherry was named first-team I.A.C. for his accomplishments for defense in 1969. In 1970, Macsherry, a senior captain, led Prep to the school's first ever City Championship in school history. Macsherry was named a high school All-American his senior season, along with earning All-Metropolitan, and All-Independent accolades. The 1970 Prep football team was the top ranked program in the area by The Washington Post and named the Best Scholastic Football Team by The Evening Star.
General Gilmary Michael Hostage '73
A versatile and dominant 2-year starter on the varsity football team, General Hostage '73 excelled for Coach Jim Fegan's 1971-1972 teams. Playing both ways, as a guard on the offensive line and as a middle linebacker on defense, General Hostage led Prep to a 6-1-1 record during his junior year. As a team captain his senior season, General Hostage led the Hoyas to a 7-1 record and finished the season ranked seventh in the Washington Metropolitan area. He earned All Metropolitan accolades in 1972. In addition to his success on the gridiron, General Hostage also swam on the school's swim team and played water polo for the only two years it was offered at the school. He went on to earn a degree in mechanical engineering from Duke, where he also was a member of the school's ROTC program. He was commissioned into the United State Air Force as a Second Lieutenant in November 1977. General Hostage was promoted to General on September 13, 2011. After 37 years of service, General Hostage retired from the United States Air Force as a Four-Star General and Commander of the Air Command on January 1, 2015.
Jack Railey '75
After being cut from the freshman basketball team in 1970, Edward "Jack" Railey '75 went on to become one of the most talented basketball players in Georgetown Prep history. As a junior, he started and led the team to an 18-4 record and an I.A.C. championship. In the 1974-1975 season, the senior captain led Prep to a 17-3 record and another I.A.C. championship. The team also won the prestigious St. Stephen's tournament at the end of the season. The team, which was inducted into the Georgetown Prep Hall of Fame in 2007, finished the season ranked sixth in the Washington Metropolitan area. In his senior campaign, Railey was named All-I.A.C., Knights of Columbus All-Tournament Team, and participated in the McDonalds Capital Classic Game, where he was the high scorer on the east team. After Prep, Railey was a 4-year letterman and 3-year starter at James Madison University. He was named captain his senior season and was an assistant coach for the 1980-1981 season while earning his MBA.
Brian Cashman '85
A 2-sport athlete in both football and baseball, Brian Cashman '85 excelled for the Hoyas on the baseball diamond. Cashman transferred to Prep for his junior year, and his impact on the Prep baseball program was felt immediately. In his junior season, Cashman led Montgomery County with 26 stolen bases (without being caught once) in just 17 games. He earned All-I.A.C. honors as the team's second baseman. Named a team captain for his senior season, Cashman led the team to a second place finish in the I.A.C. while repeating as an All-I.A.C. honoree. In addition, he was named All-Met honorable mention by The Washington Post. Cashman went on to play baseball at Catholic University where he was a 4-year starter at second base and established the school's all-time single-season record for hits in 1988 (his record stood for 11 years). Cashman has gone on to have one of the most successful front office careers in Major League baseball. Starting with the New York Yankees as a summer intern after his freshmen year at Catholic, Cashman became the second youngest General Manager in Major League baseball history when he was promoted in 1998 at the age of 30. In 1998, the Yankees had the best record of all-time: 125-50, including 11-2 in the postseason. He has five World Series rings, four as the team's General Manager. He is entering his seventeenth season as the New York Yankees' General Manager.
Greg Tomasso '93
A 4-year lacrosse starter and captain his senior year, Greg Tomasso '93 was one of Prep's first All-Americans and a key contributor to the establishment of Prep lacrosse supremacy. In his freshmen year, Tomasso made an immediate impact on the varsity team by scoring more than 30 points (goals and assists). The 3-time All-I.A.C. performer, he earned All-County honors his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons. Tomasso earned All-Met honorable mention accolades after a remarkable junior season. In his senior campaign, Tomasso led Prep to a number 2 ranking in the Washington Metropolitan area and a 23rd ranking in the national poll. 1993 was the first co-I.A.C. lacrosse championship in school history. He earned first-team All-Met and All-American honors his senior year and was invited to play in the prestigious North/South national all-star game. After Prep, Tomasso went on to star at Washington College. He was named first-team All-Centennial Conference his sophomore year and Washington College won the Division III National Championship his senior year.
Bret Thompson '02
A 2-sport captain, Bret Thompson '02 was a three-year letterman in both football and lacrosse and excelled in both sports. In his senior year, the two teams he captained won 29 of 32 games. In football, he had a 20-0 record as Prep's starting quarterback, leading the 2000 and 2001 teams to two straight I.A.C. championships and undefeated seasons. The 2000 and 2001 football teams outscored their opponents 690-139, averaging 35 points a game. The 2001 team was ranked number 1 in Montgomery County, 3rd in the state, and 5th in Washington Metropolitan area. In his senior campaign, Thompson threw for 8 touchdowns and ran for 6 more. He threw no interceptions during his senior season and only one for his career. He was named All-I.A.C., All-Gazette, All-County, and All-State his senior season. In lacrosse, he was a three-year starter and scored 103 points to help lead Prep to its first ever top ten national ranking. He was selected MVP of the 2002 team and was named All-American. He was also All-I.A.C., All-Met, All-Gazette, All-County, and All-State. Thompson was selected to play in the Maryland State Lacrosse Senior All-Star game and the Potomac Lacrosse Classic Washington-Baltimore All-Star game. In 2003, he was selected to be a member of the United States U-19 lacrosse team, which won the gold medal at the World Championships. After Prep, Thompson was a four-year letter winner on the Duke University lacrosse team and selected his senior year. He helped lead Duke to the 2005 National Championship game, scoring a goal in the semi-finals and another in the championship game. While at Duke, Thompson made the ACC Academic Honor Roll all four years and was selected to the 2006 All-ACC Academic Men's Lacrosse team.
2002 Hockey Team
Under the guidance of first-year head coach Brian Maloney, the 2001-2002 varsity hockey team achieved unprecedented success. With a record of 13-3, the team won the program's first Interstate Athletic Conference (I.A.C.) championship in school history and finished ranked third in the state of Maryland, only behind Mount St. Joseph's and DeMatha. Prior to the 2001-2002 season, no Prep hockey team had ever beaten Landon. On January 30, 2002, after losing earlier in the season to the Bears in the Purple Puck tournament finals, the Hoyas dominated Landon 4-1 in the I.A.C. championship game. The team was captained by Rory Hyland '02, Phil O'Donoghue '02, and Kyle Keller '03.
Mr. F. Lal Heneghan '81
A 2-sport captain who excelled in both football and baseball, the versatile Heneghan played four positions in his high school football career: linebacker, tight end, punter and kicker. He was named second team All-Met in 1980 along with earning All-Independent honors during his senior season. On the baseball diamond, Heneghan enjoyed similar success as both a pitcher and catcher. He earned All-Met (second team) and All-IAC honors his senior season. One of 5 Heneghan boys to attend Georgetown Prep (Dan '75, Jim '76, Bill '78, and Ron '85), he went on to have a storied football career at the University of Pennsylvania, where he co-captained the 1984 undefeated Ivy League champions. The tight end earned second team All-Ivy accolades his senior season. Heneghan graduated from Georgetown Law and went on to serve as the Director of Labor Relations and lawyer for the NFL for 8 years. He served as Vice President of Football Operations and General Counsel for the Cleveland Browns and then Executive Vice President of Football Operations and General Counsel for the San Francisco 49ers. Currently, Heneghan works at Cornerstone Sports.
Mr. Brian T. Ridgway '89
A dominant and versatile 3-year starter during one of the greatest runs in Prep football history, Ridgway was named All-IAC during his junior and senior seasons. During Ridgway's sophomore, junior, and senior seasons, he was an integral part of 3 consecutive undefeated teams, compiling a record of 27-0-1. As a senior captain in 1988, he recorded 96 tackles, 16 sacks, 4 touchdown receptions, and 1 blocked punt returned for a touchdown. Ridgway earned first team All-County and Honorable Mention All-Met as a senior along with earning the National Foundation Hall of Fame Award. Ridgway also earned All-IAC as a member of the Track and Field team for shot put. Ridgway went on to be a 4-year starter at Dickinson College, compiling a record of 34-5-3. He earned first team All-Centennial Conference honors his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons, and was named a first team All-American in 1993. He finished his collegiate career with 31.5 career sacks, a conference record that stood for 20 years. He is a member of the Dickinson College Athletic Hall of Fame.
Mr. Michael S. Mitchell '97
A 4-time All-IAC performer, Mike Mitchell is one of the most decorated golfers in Georgetown Prep history. He was a 4-time Washington Metropolitan Preparatory School Championship winner from 1993-1997, the only individual in history to accomplish that feat. In his sophomore season, he was the youngest golfer in the country and the fourth youngest of all-time to qualify for the USGA Men's Amateur at Newport. Mitchell won the 14-15 year old division at the Bobby Bowers Memorial tournament and was named Honorable Mention All-Met. In his junior season, he reached match play at the USGA Junior Championship and won the Eastern Interscholastic by 12 shots with rounds of 78-73-69. He won the Frank Emmet Schoolboy championship and was named first team All-Met. In 1997, Mitchell was named Washington Metropolitan Golf Association Junior Player of the year--for the second straight year. As a repeat first team All-Met golfer his senior year, he won the Bobby Gorin Memorial Match Play championship along with the Eastern Interscholastic and Frank Emmet Schoolboy tournaments. Mitchell went on to play at the University of Virginia, where he served as team captain his senior season. He is the eighth player in history to win both the Maryland Open and Amateur titles (Denny McCarthy '11 became the ninth in 2013).
Mr. Olabode C. Ogunwole '03
One of the greatest wrestlers in school history, Ogunwole won the National Preparatory School championship in the heavyweight division his junior and senior seasons. An All- State performer each of his 4 years at Prep, he was named the Montgomery Gazette's Wrestler of the Decade. An All-IAC performer his last 3 seasons, he was awarded the Dave Shultz High School Excellence Award for the state of Maryland and the Michael L. Trilling Award for his senior year accomplishments. Ogunwole was also a 3-year starter on Prep's varsity football team that recorded a 29-0 record during his tenure. He made All-IAC his 3 years on varsity and was named All-Met and All-State in his junior and senior seasons. Ogunwole went on to wrestle at Harvard, earning Ivy Rookie of the Year honors and was FILA National Champion his junior season (2005-2006).
Mr. Christopher R. Gibson '02
One of the greatest swimmers in Prep history, Gibson made high school All-American each of his 4 seasons. Over the course of his high school career, Gibson was undefeated in dual meets and owned the Metros 100 backstroke championship in 2000, 2001, and 2002. (A 3-time All-Met swimmer, he was named All-Met Swimmer of the Year in 2002.) The Metros and Prep School champion was also a member of the Georgetown Prep National Honors Society. A 4-year member of the University of California swim team, Gibson was named to the Washington Post and Montgomery Gazette's All Decade Swimming and Diving teams.
Coach Kevin B. Dowd
One of the most beloved and respected coaches in school history, Coach Kevin Dowd was an assistant coach in the Georgetown Prep basketball program for 26 years. Dowd came to Prep in 1971 as the head coach of the Junior Varsity program. His 1971-1972 squad won the IAC championship and he was hired as the head coach at Vincent Pallotti High School. He returned to Prep in 1975 as the top varsity assistant and JV coach. Dowd coached 9 seasons for the JV program compiling a record of 123-48. He held an IAC league record of 84-15 during that span, which included 41 consecutive league victories over 4 seasons and 6 IAC championships. He was the top assistant coach to Franny Gleason and Frank Gilmore for 19 seasons. In 1994, Dowd retired to watch his 3 sons play. In 1999, he came out of retirement to serve as the top assistant to Dwayne Bryant where he remained for 5 more seasons. Dowd was a member of 8 IAC champion teams as an varsity assistant coach and coached in a school record 771 games.
2003 Lacrosse Team
Coached by Georgetown Prep Hall of Famer Kevin Giblin, the 2003 lacrosse team achieved a 22-1 record, ranked number 1 in the national rankings, and "broke the streak" by beating Landon for the first time in school history. The IAC champions scored 304 goals in 23 games while giving up only 93. The defense gave up double digits goals in only one game-- their only loss. Coach Giblin earned Washington Post Coach of the Year honors while Long Stick Defenseman John Bennett '03 was named Player of the Year. Along with Bennett, Nick Veith '04 (first team), Trevor Casey '03 (second team), Joey Kemp '04 (honorable mention), Danny Glading '05 (honorable mention), and Chris Lehman '03 (honorable mention) earned All-Met honors. The team, who also finished number 1 in the state of Maryland, consisted of 5 high school All-Americans: Bennett, Casey, Veith, Glading, and Andrew Brancaccio '06. The 2003 Lacrosse Team was captained by Bennett (Princeton), Casey (Georgetown), Matt Kelleher '03 (University of Pennsylvania), and James Rump '03 (Yale).
Mr. J. Barry Brokaw ’60
A 3-sport star in basketball, football, and baseball, he made his greatest mark in basketball, where he was a 3-year starter, 3-time All-IAC, and 3-time All St. Stephen’s Tournament selection, including MVP honors at the prestigious tournament both his junior and senior year, when he set a tournament scoring record that stood for more than 20 years. Senior year, he was the only IAC player selected for a traveling DC all-star team coached by DeMatha legend Morgan Wootten. In baseball, he was a 3-year starter on the varsity and was a 2-way starter in football his senior year, as quarterback, defensive back, and punter. Vice President of the Yard at Prep, he attended Amherst College, where he was a 3-year starter in basketball and helped beat an Army team coached by Bobby Knight and Mike Krzyzewski.
Dr. L. Edward Perraut ’67
A 3-sport star in football, swimming, and track and field. In football, he started both ways for 3 straight years, seeing action as a fullback, linebacker, and tackle, making All-IAC all 3 years and earning All-Met honors his senior year, when he was a co-captain and won the Touchdown Club’s scholar-athlete award. As a swimmer, he helped Prep win the very first two Metro Championships. He was also a varsity track athlete sophomore, junior, and senior year.
Dr. Kevin J. McMahon ’70
A versatile and dominant 3-year starter during one of the greatest runs in Prep football history, he started at 6 different positions, excelling in all of them: defensive back, punter, punt returner, fullback, quarterback, and linebacker, the last for which he made All-IAC, All-Met, and All-Catholic All-America his senior year, when the captain established a team scoring record and helped extend what to date was the longest winning streak in Prep history. Also excelled in soccer and track & field. An orthopedic surgeon, since 1989, he has overseen the development of Prep’s sports medicine program.
Mr. Brian P. Griffin ’87
Winner of 11 varsity letters at Prep, he was a 3-year starter and multi-dimensional threat on the varsity football team as a middle linebacker in the 5-3 defense, a fullback, and a special teams player. All-IAC his junior and senior year, when he also earned All-Met distinction and helped anchor a defense that allowed only 6 points all season. A 4-year varsity track athlete, both winter & spring, competing in the 400-meter run, shot put, and discuss. At the University of Pennsylvania, he was a 3-Year starter on the varsity football team at linebacker and special teams, was a 2-time defensive captain, and was the recipient of the Edgar Church Memorial Award, which is presented to the student-athlete rendering the most outstanding contributions to the varsity team, based on the inspiration, courage and loyalty displayed toward the University and the team.
Mr. Brendan E. Fry ’92
A 4-year lacrosse starter and captain his senior year, he was Prep’s first All-American and one of the key building blocks in establishing the team as a winner. All-IAC and All-Met as a junior and senior, he also was selected for the prestigious North-South game as a senior. In football, he was a 2-year starter at tight end and tackle, earning All-IAC his senior year and helping Prep win the 1990 IAC Championship, highlighted by a victory over St. Albans and future NFL Hall of Fame tackle Jonathan Ogden. At Loyola (Maryland) University, he was a 3-year lacrosse starter, earning All-America distinction each year before briefly playing professional lacrosse.
Mr. Ryan C. Perraut ’97
A 2-sport captain who excelled in both football and lacrosse. In football, he was a 3-year starter at nose guard and a 2-year starter at offensive guard, making All-IAC 3 times, All-County and All-Met 2 times, and All-State 1 time, the same year he was named the Defensive Player of the Year in Montgomery County. Helped send legendary coach Jim Fegan into retirement with another IAC Championship in 1996, his final year as coach. In lacrosse, he was a 3-year letterman, 2-year starter, 2-year All-County, and 2-year All-IAC selection. Awarded the Alumni Memorial Medal at graduation, he attended Georgetown University, where he played varsity lacrosse.
Mr. Juan Jaysingh ’00
One of the greatest tennis players in school history, he made All-IAC all 3 years he attended Prep, including being named the All-Met Player of the Year for both his junior and senior years, when his combined singles record was 32-1 and he was ranked No. 1 in both the state of Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic Section for boys 18 & under. At American University, he was a 4-year varsity letter winner, 3-year captain, and All-Patriot League selection and tournament MVP. He played No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles his senior year, which he finished ranked 3rd all-time in school history in singles victories.
Mr. Richard A. Drozd (d.)
One of the most beloved and respected teachers and coaches in school history, his 29-year career at Prep as an English teacher and coach of several sports ended prematurely with his death in June 2010 due to an aneurysm of the brain. Most known for his tremendous success coaching cross country and track & field, he also had stints coaching freshman basketball and JV tennis. In 2004, he was named All-Met Spring Track & Field Coach of the Year. In Cross Country, he coached countless All-IAC and All-Met selections, as well as All-Americans, and built the Georgetown Prep Cross Country Classic into the pre-eminent high school cross country meet in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region.
1963-64 & 1964-65 Swimming Teams
Coached by the late Frank Martin, this 2-year run by the swim team was truly dominating. The team won the first two Metro Championships, going undefeated in 1963-64 and overcoming a rash of injuries and illness to repeat in 1964-65.
Mr. F.P. Blair Lee ’63
A three-sport star in football, basketball, and track & field. His greatest sports glory at Prep came in football, where he was a 3-year starter, 2-time All-IAC, and first-team All-Met. He played for Coach Jim Fegan’s first two teams, including the 1962 squad, which was the first undefeated football team in school history and for which he was co-captain. In addition to making All-Met that year, he was named a scholar-athlete award winner by the National Football Foundation. Vice President of the Yard at Prep, he attended Princeton University, where he was a starter on an undefeated Ivy League championship team.
Mr. Harry J. Aburrow ’65
A three-sport star in football, basketball, and golf. He was captain of the basketball and golf teams his senior year and, together with his twin brother, Paul, terrorized opposing teams from the football backfield and the basketball back court. He was a 2-time All-Met, 2-time All-Catholic, and 2-time All-IAC selection in football; a 2-time All-Catholic and 2-time All-IAC in basketball; and a 2-time All-IAC in golf.
Mr. J. Patrick DiNenna ’75
A four-sport star in football, basketball, baseball, and track & field. His biggest impact was on the football field, where he started on both offense and defense for three years, leading Prep to a 20-4-2 record in that span. He gained the most attention at middle guard, where he was All-Met in 1974 and was named High School Defensive Player of the Year for the DC area.
Mr. William E. Oshodin ’87
His story is one of the most remarkable in school history. A boarding student from Nigeria, he had never played football before attending Prep and then only played varsity his senior year, when his ferocious play at defensive end helped anchor the Hall of Fame 1986 team, which allowed just 6 defensive points all season. More well-known by colleges for his lacrosse skills, he attended Villanova to play that sport. When Villanova revived football, he joined the team and was eventually signed by the Denver Broncos, from whom he became a starter at defensive end and enjoyed the longest NFL career of any Prep alumnus.
Mr. Frederick L. Shreves III ’89
A three-sport star in football, basketball, and golf, he is one of a handful of the greatest golfers in school history, making first-team All-Met all four years of his career. Winner of the Frank Emmet Schoolboy his senior year, he continued his golf career at the University of Virginia. In football, he was an outstanding receiver and the first-team All-Met kicker for Prep’s 1988 team, which was part of a 32-game unbeaten streak, one of the longest in DC-area history.
Mr. Sacha Fraiture ’92
A four-year superstar in both soccer and lacrosse, he anchored an undefeated soccer team that scored 99 goals while compiling a 15-0 record in 1991. He made first-team All-Met as lacrosse goalie in 1992, helping establish Prep as a power only a few years after the inception of the program. Along with his father, Prep soccer Coach Guy Fraiture, he completes the first GP Hall of Fame father-son combination.
1973-74-75 Golf Teams
Coached by the late Gus Coupe, this 3-year run by the golf team was truly dominating. The team won the IAC and the Metro Championship all 3 years. In fact, this squad lost just one match in those 3 years, to Ireton, and then avenged it en route to winning the Eastern Interscholastic Championship. The members of those 3 teams: W. Lawrence Greif ’73; Michael V. Agostinelli ’74; E. Larry Sanders III ’74; Michael J. Bittman ’75; Gordon W. Daisley ’75; Daniel Q. Greif ’75; Charles C. Habliston ’75; R. Edward Offterdinger ’75; J. Eugene Sullivan ’75; W. Edward Tydings ’75; Paul T. Ryan ’76.
Mr. Robert C. Barry, Golf Coach, 1984-Present
His teams have won 18 IAC championships, 8 Metro titles, and 6 Eastern Interscholastic championships. Of his individual golfers, 46 have made All-IAC (including 6 who made it all 4 years); 21 have made All-Met (including 4 who made it all 4 years); 12 have won the individual IAC crown (including 2 who won it 3 times); and 7 have won the individual Metro crown (including 1 who won it all 4 years). An English teacher at Prep since 1971, he also served a stint as the school’s Headmaster.
Joseph C. Sheehan '33
A four-sport star who competed in football, basketball, baseball, and track & field. He was an All-Prep two-way lineman on the 1932 Washington District Championship football team, an unheralded and inexperienced squad entering the season that went undefeated in local play, its only loss coming by 1 point in an epic and widely celebrated game played before 5,000 in New York against Iona on Thanksgiving Day. An all-around superb athlete with great strength, his track & field excellence was best displayed in the shot put.
James S. Juliana '67
Won 10 varsity letters as a 3-year starter in football, soccer, and baseball, as well as a “walk-on” wrestler his senior year, when he also captained the football team. Football honors included: All-IAC, All-Prep, and honorable mention All-Met in 1965 and 1966. As a sophomore, he helped Prep win the IAC in 1964. He also led soccer--then a winter sport--to its first winning season in 35 years. An inspirational leader known for his toughness and determination, he culminated his Prep career by winning the Alumni Memorial Medal.
John D. Burke '70
Outstanding 3-sport athlete in football, track & field, and baseball. Noted for his blazing speed, he earned All-IAC and All-Met distinction in football and track, where he excelled in sprints and long jump. A key running back in Prep’s rise to football superpower in the late 1960s, he was part of a tandem that ran for more than 2,000 yards and 16 touchdowns in only 8 games in 1969. He set numerous football records at Georgetown University before tragically dying of cancer at age 28. GU presents the John D. Burke Award for outstanding courage and spirit each year in his memory.
John S. Gibadlo '71
Won 10 varsity letters including 4 in baseball, 3 in basketball, and 3 in football. He starred in the 30-8 football victory over No. 1 DeMatha in 1970 and the historic basketball upset of No. 1 St. Anthony’s in 1969-70. He shined most in baseball, as a slugger and as a pitcher. As a sophomore, he threw a perfect game with 19 strikeouts—including the first 15 batters—and struck out 18 in another no-hitter. Originally headed to play football for Lou Holtz at William & Mary, he played baseball for Holy Cross, establishing single-season records for home runs and RBI.
Bryan T. Lafferman '88
Perhaps the greatest tennis player in Prep history, he was a 3-time All-Met and 4-time All-IAC. He won the IAC singles tournament as a sophomore and was runner-up as a senior. As a junior, he led Prep to a share of the 1987 IAC Championship, Prep’s first title since 1972 and its second overall. Nationally ranked for his age group each year at Prep by the United States Tennis Association and was ranked in the top 10 by the Mid-Atlantic Tennis Association. He won the MATA Junior Sportsmanship award in 1986 and attended Florida State on a tennis scholarship.
Gerald V. Purnell '97
A 3-sport letterman in track & field, basketball, and football, especially excelling in the latter, leading the team to a 19-1 record his junior and senior years. He won the Washington Touchdown Club’s “Timmie Award” and was first-team All-Met for the 1996 IAC Champions—Jim Fegan’s last year as head coach—when he rushed for 1,610 yards and 22 touchdowns and returned two kickoffs and one punt for touchdowns. An honorable mention football All-Met as a junior, he was also a captain and 2-year starter in basketball. He played football at the University of Richmond.
1976 Track Team
Went undefeated, including scoring the most points and gaining the widest margin of victory since the IAC Championship meet’s inception in 1948. The squad also won Prep's first-ever Cronly Memorial Championship, emblematic of Washington private school track supremacy. They were also Maryland State Private School Champions. In the IAC Championship, the team set meet records in 6 events and school records in 12 events.
William “Tim” Beyer ’48
Tim is considered one of the best running backs in Prep’s rich football history. He played four years of varsity football and was the leading rusher his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. He was also a great defensive player as well. He earned All-Prep honors in football and was an outstanding four-year varsity baseball player as a pitcher and an outfielder.
Tom Crowley ’49
Tom is considered one of the best athletes Prep has ever seen. He was an outstanding athlete in football, basketball and baseball. He received All-Prep honors in football as a defensive end on the 1948 undefeated team. He also received All-Prep honors in basketball and competed in the All-Prep vs. All-High basketball game in 1949. Tom later came back to Prep and coached basketball for five seasons.
Don Nalty ’53 (d.)
Don was a dominant defensive end in football and did all the kicking and punting. He was All-Prep in both football and basketball. Don was awarded the Alumni Memorial Award and played in the All-High vs. All-Prep basketball game. Don went to Villanova where he played on the basketball team.
Jerry Connors ’60
Jerry was one of Prep’s most celebrated athletes during the early 1960s. He was an outstanding two sport athlete in both baseball and basketball. As a basketball player, Jerry played varsity from his sophomore season through his senior season. During his years on varsity, the teams won two St. Stephen’s tournament titles and one Priory tournament title. For his efforts, Jerry was selected to the All-tournament team for both tournaments. Jerry was a four-year varsity baseball player for Prep. During his career, he played primarily center field but also spent some time on the mound. He was named All-IAC
his senior season where he batted .415. He was also selected as the best baseball player in the 1960 Cupola. Jerry went on to star at St. Joseph’s University where he was a starter his sophomore through senior seasons. In his senior season, he batted .414 and led the team in every offensive category except homeruns. For his efforts, Jerry was named to the All-East team and the All Middle Atlantic Conference team as an outfielder. In 2004, Jerry was named to St. Joseph’s University Athletic Hall of Fame.
Frank LoBiondo ’64
Frank was a star athlete in three sports while at Prep. He was a star pitcher and first baseman for the baseball team. He was a standout heavy wrestler and won the heavy weight championship in the St. Stephen’s tournament but it was on the football field where Frank really made his mark. He was a member of the varsity football team from 1960 – 1963 and he co-captained the team in 1963. Frank earned All-IAC honors in 1962 and 1963 and also earned All-Met honors in 1963.
Matt McKenna ’68
Matt was one of three brothers to attend Prep (James, ’63, and Marc, ’69.) Under the watchful eye of their mother, Matt first met Coach Jim Fegan in CYO at Blessed Sacrament School. Beginning in seventh grade, Matt played six years of football, and multiple years of basketball, baseball, golf and soccer. As a senior, Matt co-captained the Little Hoyas along with Mike Schroder, ’68, and Chuck Hellmuth, ’68. After an opening loss to eventual Inter-high champions Western High School, Prep went undefeated and began a succession of three subsequent undefeated seasons for the football team. Playing next to All-League center Kevin Nealon, ’68, Matt earned several post-season honors including All-Catholic, All-League and All-Met. In 1968, Matt received the Alumni Memorial Award. Matt went on to Hamilton College and Georgetown Law School.
Marc McKenna ’69
Marc started his great athletic career at Georgetown Prep in eighth grade. While at Prep he played on the Blessed Sacrament 130-pound City Championship Football Team. He was on the offensive line with classmates Steve Saxon, ’69, and Matt Whalen, ’69. During high school, he was a three sport athlete and a starter in football, basketball and baseball his junior and senior years. In his junior year he played offensive guard and defensive linebacker on the 7–1 IAC Championship Team. Against St. Anthony’s he intercepted a pass and returned it 95 yards for a touchdown with his brother Matt, ’68, blocking for him the entire way. In his senior season he played both offense and defense on the fourth-ranked undefeated team. He was recognized for his great play by being named All-IAC, 1st team, All Prep (linebacker) and 1st team All Met (offensive guard.) Marc’s athletic accomplishments also extend to basketball where he was a starter his junior and senior years. He earned All Tournament honors at the St. Stephen’s tournament where he averaged 15 points a game and helped Prep finish as co-champions in 1968. In Marc’s senior season, he scored 12 points in three minutes to help Prep secure a victory against Sidwell Friends to become Tri-Champions in 1969.
Don Hathway ’71
In his high school career, Don earned 10 varsity letters – four in baseball, three in basketball and three in football. Don was a four-year starter on Prep’s baseball team, a three-year starter on Prep’s football team and a two-year starter on Prep’s basketball team. The football team was undefeated and ranked first in the Metro area his senior year. During Don’s senior season, the football team defeated then number one-ranked DeMatha by a score of 30–8. Don was a standout guard on the basketball team and in his junior season the team was ranked number seven in the city. Don was instrumental in Prep’s historic victory over nationally ranked St. Anthony’s led by basketball Hall of Famer John Thompson. Don sealed that victory by converting a one and one with 30 seconds left in the game. While at Prep, Don also excelled in academics and received the Hamilton Award upon graduation. He went on to play four years of baseball at Washington and Lee University and his team won the conference championship his freshman year. As a junior he was named MVP on the team and served as team captain his junior and senior years.
Paul Maloney ’72
Paul was a three-year member of the varsity football team and was starting quarterback for the number one team in the fall of 1970. He and Billy Maloney, ’72, led the team to a 6-1-1 record their senior year, losing only to a powerful Carroll High School team. The team started with the number one ranking in the city his senior year, a position that ended up going to a T.C. Williams team, which led to the movie, “Remember the Titans.”Prep prevailed against DeMatha and Gonzaga from the Catholic League during Paul’s junior and senior year and he was co-captain of the team during his senior year. Paul also played varsity basketball his junior and senior years. He split time as a starter his junior year, and was co-captain his senior year on a team that finished with a 17–6 record. Among the wins that year were against Gonzaga, a talented Mackin team and Good Counsel. Paul was All-League in basketball, and averaged over 10 points and 6 assists per game. Paul also played varsity baseball and was a starter his sophomore and junior years at third base. He also pitched his junior year. He did not play his senior season because he participated in an Outward Bound Program as part of the Independent Study Program. Paul went on to play basketball at Washington and Lee University, where he was a starter his sophomore and junior years. He did not play his senior year due to a knee injury.
Jimmy Corcoran ’78
Jimmy can clearly be called a great athlete. He played quarterback on the football team and earned All-Independent. He was also a star point guard for the basketball team and also excelled as a baseball player. Jimmy went on to Georgetown University where he played three sports. He was a defensive back on the football team, a guard on the basketball team and even found time to play soccer. Jimmy was the recipient of the Alumni Memorial Award in 1978.
Miles “Mac” Chapman ’89
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Scott Doyle ’97
During his athletic career at Prep, Scott was a three sport captain in football, basketball and lacrosse. He was a starter in basketball from his sophomore year on. During his football career, he was the quarterback and safety for Coach John Shea his sophomore year, leading the team to a 7–1 record. On the varsity level, he started at tight-end and defensive-end his junior year, and tight-end, safety and punter his senior year in which he led the team in receptions and interceptions. He was voted All-IAC during Coach Fegan’s final year and compiled a 19–1 record in two years on varsity. Despite not playing lacrosse until
he arrived at Georgetown Prep, Scott went on to become All-IAC, All-Met and All-American under Coach Giblin. From there, he continued his lacrosse career at Georgetown University where he was an All-American, and went on to play professional lacrosse for the Boston Cannons and Long Island Lizards. During his time in the MLL, he was voted the Boston Cannons Rookie of the Year in 2001 and held the record for most points in a game (8), which has since been broken, most two-point goals in a season for a rookie (3) and most two-point goals in a game (3) the following season, both of which stand today. The pinnacle of his lacrosse career came in the summer of 2002 when he participated in the IFL World Games in Perth, Australia. As a member of Team USA, Scott averaged two goals per game and helped the United States win the gold medal.
Coach White is one of the most successful baseball coaches in Prep’s athletic history. His teams have won multiple IAC titles and he has coached many top performers. Among his many talented players are former All-Met and All-IAC performers Lal Heneghan, ’81, Brian Cashman, ’85, and John Douglas, ’91. Coach White was also an outstanding basketball referee. He is currently the freshman football coach and his team won the MIAA Freshman League Championship last season.
Coach Fraiture came to the United States in 1962. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 1969, where he earned a master’s degree in French Literature. Coach Fraiture taught at the McLean School from 1970–1980 and he took over as the soccer coach at Prep in 1978. Since then, he has compiled an impressive record of 315-128-45. Coach Fraiture has won 11 IAC championships including four consecutive IAC titles with Hall of Fame player A. J. Wood, ’91. Equally impressive was his 32 game winning streak. In 1994, Coach Fraiture was named Belgian Ambassador by the United States Soccer Federation in recognition of his many contributions to soccer in the Washington, D.C. area.
1986 Football Team
This was one of the most dominant football teams in Prep history. They were undefeated and at the forefront of Prep’s 32 game winning streak. The defensive unit anchored the team and was led by five three-year starters. During the season they only gave up a total of six points in nine games against ranked opponents including Gonzaga, St. Albans, Good Counsel and Episcopal. They also blocked seven punts, two extra points, caused 19 turnovers and had 47 sacks. This was truly a great team.
Coach Gilmore assisted Jim Fegan on the gridiron for 33 years from 1961 to 1994. This legendary coaching duo led Prep to numerous undefeated streaks, consistent top rankings, and several IAC championships. A lawyer by profession, coaching was Coach Gilmore’s passion. His brilliant tactical mind and methods helped many players go from “good to great,” and he helped every athlete reach his full potential. In addition to his storied football career, Coach Gilmore served as the varsity basketball coach from 1987-1994. His most cherished highlight was winning the 1991 IAC Basketball Championship with his son, Frankie, on the bench as his assistant.
Franny Gleason (d.)
Coach Gleason coached three different sports during his 25-plus years at Prep. He coached football, basketball and baseball with great success. Many of Coach Gleason’s years were spent on the sidelines guiding the offensive lines of some of Prep’s most successful teams. Coach Gleason’s basketball teams of the ’70s consistently had winning records, and at one point, they won four straight IAC titles.
Dr. Charles Keegan
Dr. Keegan was Prep’s team physician for more than 25 years with Hall of Fame Coach Jim Fegan. During his time as team physician, Dr. Keegan only missed one game! Dr. Keegan’s legacy at Prep has extended to his four sons and four grandsons, who are all Prep graduates.
Matt Hahn ’94
Matt was a gifted athlete who excelled at both lacrosse and soccer. At Prep he was a two-time All-IAC soccer player. In lacrosse, he was arguably the greatest offensive player in Prep history. Matt was a two-time All-Met selection and he went on to lead the University of Maryland to multiple Final Fours. Matt was a three-time All-American for the Maryland Terrapins.
John Douglas ’91
John was a great all-around athlete at Prep. He was a three-time All-IAC selection in baseball and he was a first team All-Met selection in his senior year. He was also two-time All-IAC in football and basketball. John went on to Catholic University were he became a two sport All-American in football and basketball.
Ed Sullivan ’89
Eddie was a three-year, two-way starter at wide receiver and defensive back during a 32-game unbeaten streak. He is one of the few players that never lost a varsity football game at Prep. During his senior year he earned 1st Team All-Met and All-IAC honors. Eddie earned MVP for his performance in the Washington Metropolitan Athletic Conference All-Star football game. Eddie was also a four-time All-IAC selection for Prep’s track and field team. He set the Prep record in the 100 meter and was a member of the 4x100 relay team that broke the school record in a time of 42.5; both records still stands after 20 years. He went on to play football at Catholic University earning All-American honors his senior year. He signed free agent contracts with the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL and the Shreveport Pirates of the Canadian Football League.
Brian Haley ’89
Brian was an outstanding athlete in football, and he was equally impressive as a track and field athlete. Brian started for three years on the varsity football team as both a wide receiver and a defensive back. He was first team All-IAC and he was second team All-Met as a senior. Brian was a four-time All-Met selection in track and field, and he won four individual events in the 1989 IAC track and field championship. Brian received a full scholarship to play football at the University of Virginia. Unfortunately, knee injuries kept him from finishing his career at UVA. Brian later transferred to Catholic University where he teamed up with All-American Ed Sullivan ’89, and the two of them set numerous passing and receiving records together.
Dave Flynn ’88 (d.)
Dave Flynn dominated the football field during his playing days as an offensive and defensive end for Prep. Dave was also an outstanding wrestler. Along with Mike Kubik, Willie Oshodin, and Scott Schoeb, Dave starred on Prep’s inaugural lacrosse team. Dave was first-team All-Met in football and twice earned All-IAC. He was honored by the Brookland Club with the “Timmy Award” as the most outstanding defensive player in the Washington D.C. area. Dave went on to be a three-year starter at William & Mary as a defensive tackle. After graduation, Dave returned to Prep as an assistant coach for varsity lacrosse and served as a physical therapist.
Dean Campbell ’87
Dean was one of the best basketball players in Prep’s history. He was a three-year letterman in varsity basketball and a two-time All-IAC selection. At Yale University, he was a four-year starter known for his hard work at the offensive and defensive ends of the court. He finished among the career leaders at Yale in scoring, rebounds and steals, and earned All-Ivy League honors for three years, including first team All-Ivy in 1990. He also lettered on Prep's 1985 IAC champion varsity football team.
Kip Jawish ’77
Kip was All-Met his junior and senior years in football and during his senior year he was the only player chosen as a repeat selection. He was a two-time first team All-State and All-American. He was voted to the Pigskin Club All-Met team and voted the Brookland Club defensive player of the year. Kip was also a star track and field athlete and after 30 years, he still holds the school records in the shot put and discus.
Bryan Hawkins ’75
Brian was a three-year varsity starter in football and basketball. He was also the captain of both teams in his senior year. Brian was also All-IAC in both football and basketball his senior year. In addition to football and basketball, Brian starred for four years on the Prep track and field team and as a junior he won both the discus and shot put in the IAC championships. Brian was only able to participate in five games his senior football season due to a knee injury. That same knee injury kept him out half of the basketball season, but he still earned All-IAC and MVP of the St. Stephen’s basketball tournament. Brian was a multi-talented athlete at Prep and because of this, he was recruited for football, basketball and track and field by colleges. In his senior year he was awarded the Hamilton Award and the Alumni Memorial Award. Brian eventually walked on at Tulane University, where he played freshman basketball. Later he played for the Birmingham City Basketball Team in England (a Division II team in the British National League).
Tim Ruane ’71
Tim Ruane played basketball and football at Prep. He was All-League in both sports during his junior and senior years. He was a starter on the 1969-1970 basketball team that beat the powerful, John Thompson-led St. Anthony's team (38-34). In Tim’s time as an athlete at Prep, he played on both the football and basketball teams that beat the No. 1 ranked teams in the Washington D.C. area. Tim was honored with Georgetown Prep's Outstanding Christian Athlete Award at graduation in 1971.
Kevin Byrd ’69
In his era, Kevin was one of Prep’s best all-around athletes. He was a starter on three IAC Championship basketball teams and he co-captained the team in his senior year. Kevin was a two-time, All-IAC selection and twice led the IAC in scoring, averaging close to 30 points per game in his senior season. Kevin also was an end, safety, punter, and punt returner on the football team and earned All-Prep and All-IAC honors.
John McAllister ’69
John was a two-way starter; he played offensive end and was one of the great defensive ends in Prep’s football history. In his senior season, the Prep defensive starters gave up no points in eight games, as the team continued the 36-game win streak that had begun the previous year and ended in the 1971 season. John earned first team All-Met honors as a defensive end, and The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame selected him as the 1968 Washington Metropolitan area private-school, scholar-athlete of the year.
Terry McGann ’67
Terry excelled in football, basketball and baseball at Prep. In 1966-1967, Terry earned All-IAC in both football and basketball. He was a co-captain and guard on the basketball team, played quarterback on the football team, and pitched on the baseball team. Terry was recruited by Ara Parseghian, and accepted a scholarship to play running back at the University of Notre Dame. He later married Patricia Kilroy and they have five children. Terry is an Associate Circuit Court Judge for Montgomery County, Maryland. His eldest son, Terry played basketball for Furman University and now practices law in Montgomery County. His son Patrick is a Special Deputy Sheriff for the Circuit Court. His son Kelly graduated from the United States Air Force Academy and while serving in Iraq earned the Bronze Star. His only daughter, Brighid is a senior at the University of Notre Dame, and his son Brendon ’02, graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and is a 1st Lieutenant platoon leader deployed to Iraq.
Thomas Keating ’34 (d.)
Tom was a starter and captain on both the football team and baseball team. He was also a star tennis player while at Prep, playing as the No. 3 ranked player in the Washington, D.C. area. He was such a great athlete that he played baseball and tennis in the same season! Tom went on to play quarterback at Georgetown University. Later, Tom came back to Prep and coached football, baseball and basketball for two seasons.
Louis “Buddy” Spiess ’43 (d.)
Buddy was a “big deal” for the Little Hoyas of 1942-43. Just five-foot-five, he was a bantam package of muscles and speed. As a senior, he led the basketball team in scoring and was an outstanding hitter and outfielder for the baseball team. Buddy also starred for Mr. Coupe's new track team, revived after a 10-year hiatus, and won medals for the 100 yard dash and (improbably) the shot put, but football was Buddy's sport. His scat back skills and cannon arm made him the ideal option quarterback. Buddy also excelled at defensive back and kick returner. He was selected as team captain and finished his senior season as the top gridiron scorer among private high schools in the area. He was a media selection to the All-Prep first team and was awarded the Mike McDonald Trophy as the Little Hoyas' best player for the 1942 football season. Father Bernard Kirby, longtime Prep Jesuit and athletic director at the time, was quoted in The Washington Star as calling Buddy, "one of the best, if not the best back" to play for Prep during that era. After service in the war and still undersized, Buddy played quarterback for Georgetown University before injuries ended his promising career.
Ben Decker ’41 (d.)
Ben starred in three sports during his athletic career at Prep. He was a hard-nosed running back on the football team, a dominating forward on the basketball team, and a strong-armed catcher on the baseball team. In addition, he was an outstanding swimmer as evidenced by his New Jersey state title in the 50 yard freestyle. In 1939, Ben was selected as the most outstanding athlete at Prep.
1970 Soccer Team
The 1970 team was a mixture of skill, talent and good athletes. Half of the team members were resident students--Prep’s Latin American connection. This group made up a front line that scored 35 goals during the season, an average of 2.5 goals per game. The stars on that team were: Chico DeLaGuardia from Panama, Terry McCarthy from Argentina, Enrique Lewis from Mexico, and Peter MacLellan from South Boston. The other half was a mixture of local students that had some soccer in their past and others who just wanted to play another sport. The 1970 Prep soccer team compiled a 12-0-2 record, allowed only 0.7 goals per game, won the IAC Title, and was ranked No. 1 in the Washington, D.C. area. Five players from the team were named to the All-Met team. Forward Chico DeLaGuardia and goalie Casey Aiken were honored as the Outstanding Offensive and Defensive Players, respectively. What was the difference? The 1970 team had a great coach for the second year in a row, Ron Sotak. An insurance salesman, Coach Sotak commuted from Prince George’s County every afternoon just to coach at Prep.
Tony Carroll ’57
Tony played basketball for four years and was a starter his last three years. He was selected “All-Catholic” for three years and played in the All Prep/All High game three years. He was also a standout offensive and defensive end in football. Tony played three years of varsity baseball where he started as an outfielder and then moved to catcher. Tony came back to coach the varsity basketball team at Prep from 1966-1969. In the 1966-67 season, he coached the team to a 20-3 record. He often cited Kevin Byrd’s “clutch last second shot” in an overtime win against Landon as the highlight of his Prep career. Co-captains Greg Gannon and Phil O’Donoghue were alter boys at Tony and Judy’s wedding in 1967.
1962 Football Team
The 1962 Football Team was known as “The Team That Did The Job” during Coach Jim Fegan’s second year at Prep. His first Prep team broke even (3 wins, 3 losses and 2 ties) and the year before his arrival, Prep’s football team didn’t score a point in the league! Only 22 players came to football camp in 1962; if anyone got hurt they couldn’t scrimmage (manager Paul Chiu often filled in holding a blocking dummy). Light of numbers but large of heart, the 1962 squad went undefeated including a 20-6 win over Landon at the end of the season. It was Prep’s first undefeated football team, first IAC football championship, and Coach Fegan earned his first Coach of the Year award. The ’62 team ended the season ranked No. 6 in the Washington Post and scored 229 points while allowing only 24 points all season. Most importantly, the “Turnaround Team” ended Prep’s losing tradition and began the Fegan Era. This legacy continues today with one of Coach Fegan’s former players and current Prep football coach, Dan Paro ’79.
Rev. Thomas J. Dugan, S.J. (d.)
Father Dugan was one of the most important figures in Prep’s athletic history in terms of “bringing it all together.” He saw everything from the 1948 undefeated football team that was unable to play for the city championship due to a polio outbreak at Prep, to the incredible performances of the 60’s and 70’s in multiple sports. He served Prep as Prefect of discipline, athletics moderator from 1947 - 1970, and director of golf, treasurer from 1970 - 1980.
Gus Coupe (d.)
From 1940 to 1977 Gus Coupe coached golf, football, basketball, baseball and track & field. Athletic director at Prep from 1952 – 1969, retired in 1977. Mr. Fegan modeled himself after Gus Coupe once he took over as athletic director, and every time he had a problem or faced a tough decision, he would think about “what Gus Coupe would do?”
He was the head football coach from 1961 – 1996, and athletic director as well. Mr. Fegan received multiple “Coach of the Year” awards in 1970 (Final #1 ranked undefeated football team in the Washington Metropolitan area), 1986 and 1996, His record speaks for itself at 239 – 62 – 12 and he still coaches football today at Prep for the “love of the game.”
Rev. Aloysius C. Galvin, S.J. (d.)
Father Galvin was “The Father Dugan of the modern era”. For over 30 years, he has been one of the key spiritual leaders for students at Prep as they competed on the field and in the classroom. His support help guide many seniors to find continued academic, athletic and general success that goes way beyond Prep.
Frank Emmet (d.)
Golf course designer and golf coach at Georgetown Prep. No discussion of junior golf can begin without mentioning Frank Emmett. When he arrived in Washington in 1927 to become the business manager at Georgetown Prep, there were no junior programs. He started the golf team at Georgetown Prep, encouraged other high schools to form teams, and organized tournaments for the boys. He helped launch many notable careers, including Deane R. Beman, the first commissioner of the PGA Tour. Frank was a charter member of the USGA Junior Committee and the driving force behind the creation of the U.S. Junior Amateur.
Teacher. Instrumental in building the Prep lacrosse program from the ground up into national champions, with multiple IAC championships, and multiple finishes as the Metropolitan areas’s top team. The list of great players who went on to the college level is tremendous and his dedication to the Prep athletic program has been for over 20 years.
Kirby Weldon ’68
During Kirby’s 17 years as Coach, Prep Swimming has won a National Catholic Championship, five Washington Metros and seven I.A.C. Championships, and is now considered one of the most dominant swim programs in the area and the country. Kirby retired with a record of 160-19-1, with six undefeated seasons. As an athlete, Kirby ran track and played baseball in addition to swimming. As a swimmer he was a Metros Champion and Prep record-holder, and a multiple-year NCAA All-American and school record-holder for the Johns Hopkins University.
1934 Golf Team
Billy Dettweiler, Maury Nee, Frank Allen, Hughes Spalding, Bobby Troutman, Ray Higgins and De Sales Powell carried Georgetown Prep’s colors to the pinnacle of golf performance by winning the Maryland and District titles, the prep school invitational and placed 2nd in the 23rd Eastern interscholastic championships in Greenwich, CT.
1948 Football Team
An Undefeated Prep football team that was to play for the District championship in 1948, but a precautionary move against polio forced a cancellation of this tremendous opportunity. This team included the likes of All-Prep performers John O’Donnell, Tom Crowley, Bill Bidwill and many others.
36-Game football unbeaten streak (’67 – ’71): During these years, Prep football was a dominant force on the WDC football landscape winning the last 7 games of the 1967 season after losing to Western (7-6) in its first game and then winning/tying every game until the 5th game of the 1971 season against Carroll (12-0). This included becoming the #1 team in the area in 1970 and beating the #1 ranked team DeMatha.
1975 Basketball Team
This great team achieved remarkable things in terms of being ranked as high as number 8 with the likes of Dunbar, DeMatha, and Carrol in the Washington Post’s Top 20, in winning the St. Stephens tournament, the IAC championship for the 2nd straight year, and competed well in several other great tournaments that year.
1990 Cross-Country Team
One of the most dominant teams in Prep’s rich tradition under head coach Mike Horsey ’63.
32-Game soccer unbeaten streak (’89 – ’91): After graduating A.J. Wood, the Prep soccer team continued its unbeaten streak in 1991.
Edmund Minahan, 1901
Track & field, baseball, Olympic Medal winner in the 60 and competed in the 100 in the 1900 Paris Olympics (one of three Georgetown athletes who won four medals during those games.) It appears he actually was in high school at the time he ran in the Olympics. Later he competed in track & field at Georgetown University and was part of a team that had 10 1st place medals and 5 2nd place medals in their track meets in his senior year. He also played professional baseball as a pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds in 1907.
Jack Robinson ’30
Football (captain both his junior and senior years, All-Prep), basketball (captain, All-Prep), baseball (captain, All Prep), track & field (All-Prep in the shot put and 440 race), also played golf, tennis and swam (but preferred football). Jack started 4 years on the football team at center and linebacker; started 4 years on the basketball team as a guard; started 4 years on the baseball team as a centerfielder and batted over .400 for his career; and was a national competitor in the shot put in high school and college. Recruited at Prep by the great Knute Rockne to play football at Notre Dame. Consensus 1st Team All-American center at Notre Dame and started both ways as a linebacker (five interceptions his senior year) for the Fighting Irish in 1934. Came back from multiple severe eye surgeries as a junior to be chosen as a 1st team consensus All-American pick and was pictured on the Wheaties Box.
Richard Heekin ’31
Football (captain, All-Prep), basketball (captain, All-Prep), baseball (captain, All-Prep), track & field (All-Prep). He started 4 years on the football team as a running back and defensive back; started 4 years on the basketball team as a forward; started 4 years on the baseball team at multiple positions, and was the top WDC area track athlete in the 100, 220, and 440 (Heekin was the only person to ever win a 440 against Jack Robinson in high school, and once entered a track meet as an individual and finished in 2nd place as the only competitor for Georgetown Prep in the events). He earned All-American and high honors as a defensive halfback and running back for Ohio State University who were Big Ten Champions in 1934 and 1935, defeating Notre Dame in 1935 in what was called the “game of the century”. Heekin was president of his junior class at Ohio State, competed both ways in the East-West All-Star game as a senior starter, and was drafted by the New York Giants in the first NFL Draft in 1936.
Maury Nee ’34
Football, basketball (captain, All-Prep center), baseball (All-Prep), golf (All-Prep, shot a record-breaking 67 at the Columbia Country Club course and shot a 30 on the back nine of the course as well during a match, played in the US Open Golf Tournament along with fellow Prep teammates Billy Dettweiller – baseball player as well, captain of the golf team, school champion in golf, Maryland State junior champion & national amateur qualifier, and Frank Allen, baseball player as well, and captain of the golf team, finalist in the National Scholastics tournament and the Maryland State tournament). Played golf at Georgetown University. During the war, he served as a naval officer and received several decorations for valor. In 1947, with Robert R. Rodenberg, he organized the Baltimore Colts professional football team.
Brooke "Tony" Beyer '44
Was one of the best running backs in his time at Prep. He was selected as the best all-around athlete and received the George E. Hamilton award at graduation. Was outstanding in football, baseball and basketball and was chosen to play on the All-Prep team in football. He went on to Georgetown University where he starred as a defensive back. After a great career at Georgetown, he was drafted by Los Angeles but decided to go to medical school at Georgetown.
John "Jude" O’Donnell ’49
One of the greatest football, basketball and baseball players in Prep history. He played 3 years of varsity football, 3 years of varsity basketball and 3 years of varsity baseball while at Prep. O’Donnell was selected as All-Prep in football, All-Prep in basketball and was selected as 1st recipient of the Alumni Memorial Medal.
Ed Claxton ’51 (d.)
Considered by some of the other inductees in this “Class I” as one of the greatest all-around athletes in the history of Georgetown Prep, Ed was truly a four-year varsity player and starter in football as quarterback, forward on the basketball team, and multiple positions in baseball, including pitcher. He was 1st Team All-Metropolitan; All-Prep in multiple sports, and batted over .550 in baseball for his combined 4 season career as a starter on the baseball team for Georgetown Prep. Played for Marx Jewelers (Federal Storage) and batted clean-up as a sophomore on the Capital City team against the national high school all-star team at Ebbets Field in 1948. A serious shoulder injury late in his senior year prevented him from becoming a professional baseball player following graduation. He received the Alumni Memorial Medal in 1951.
Pat Haley Sr. ’52
Haley is one of the more incredible stories in Prep sports history. He started as a freshman on the basketball and baseball teams at 14 years old and was becoming one of the most dominant athletes in the Washington, D.C. area as a sophomore and junior (1st team All-Met in all-papers and All-Prep in football as a junior, and All-Prep selection in baseball in 1950 and 1951). Started as a catcher on the Prep baseball team as a freshman, sophomore and junior; batting .490 his entire junior year – played for Marx Jewelers (Federal Storage) in the AAA Johnstown tournament, and was offered a contract to sign with the Detroit Tigers in A or AA, but chose football as his sport in college. Played multiple sports with Prep’s great Ed Claxton and Larry Horning. Started as a tight end and linebacker at Villanova. An unfortunate set of circumstances surrounded his departure prior to his senior year and the committee has waived the requirement to be a graduate of Prep under the selection committee bylaws.
Larry Horning ’52
Larry received All-Catholic honors and All-Prep honors in basketball and All-Prep in baseball as a 3rd baseman being highlighted for his all-around leadership. He scored 20 points in basketball against DeMatha in 1951 along with Pat Haley, Sr. and Ed Claxton to lead Prep to a 60-57 victory. He hit the winning shot with seconds left against #1 ranked St. Anthony’s at DeMatha to win 72-70 in 1951 in what some called the biggest upset at that time. He received the Alumni Memorial Medal in 1952.
Hugh Lynch ‘60
One of the most dominant tennis players in Prep’s history, Lynch also played football as a running back for three years on varsity. He also starred on varsity basketball at the same time. Hugh was a varsity athlete at Princeton and competed in the US Open tennis tournament.
Bobby Abbo ’63
One of the great all-around athletes and a tremendous leader and over-achiever during his years at Prep. He is one of Mr. Fegan’s all-time favorites as he helped turn the program around with Blair Lee when he came to Prep in 1961. Bobby played football, basketball and baseball and received All-Met, All-IAC and other honors during this time in football. Received the Alumni Memorial Award in 1963.
Pat Mente ‘64
One of the greatest offensive football players in Prep history, he helped Mr. Fegan bring the football program from “pushover to powerhouse” along with Bob Mahoney, Frank LoBiondo and Jack O’Malley. He was selected as All-Met and received the Washington District Football Officials Award for the IAC. Pat played his college football at West Point and started as FB all 4 years. Recipient of the Alumni Memorial Medal in 1964.
Jack Wimsatt ’66
Jack played football for four years while at Prep; he started both ways his junior and senior year's on the varsity squad. His team was undefeated in his junior year and he was the team's co-captain as a senior. Jack earned 1st team All-Metropolitan honors in 1965. In addition, Jack played golf for 3 years while at Prep was undefeated in his senior year helping the team win the Private School Championship by beating Landon. Jack also ran track and played basketball while at Prep. Jack played football at Dartmouth College and started for 3 years at tight end on the varsity team. Dartmouth won the Ivy League his senior year as co-champions.
Steve Saxon ’69
One of the great leaders, players and competitors in Prep’s history. Mr. Fegan would tell you he was the critical person in their success in the ’67 and ’68 seasons as a leader on and off the field. A three-year player in football and an All-Met, All-IAC selection in football and a track & field athlete in the 100, 220 and long jump. Steve played college football as a starter at Colgate as well.
John Ricca ’70
John was an outstanding athlete in Prep history in both football and basketball. He earned 1st team All-Met in football, All-IAC in football and basketball his junior and senior years. He played college football at Duke where he was the captain of the varsity team as a 1973 All-American and All-ACC defensive end, was drafted by the NY Jets in 1974 and played professionally in the USFL.
Andy Chacos ’71
Andy was one of the most dominant athletes in Prep history in terms of football and basketball. He earned 1st Team All-Met in football on the #1 team in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area in 1970, All-IAC in football and basketball his junior and senior years, played 4 years of college football as a starter at tight end and defensive end for North Carolina.
Steve Hellmuth ’71
One of the great lineman to play for Prep as a center for the 1970 #1 team in the WDC area. Steve was 1st team All-Met and All-Independent. Currently is the SVP of Operations and Technology for the NBA.
Billy Maloney ’72
One of the greatest running backs in Prep history and arguably one of the best players of all-time. 3-year starter on the football team, he was 1st Team All-Met, All-IAC and All-American as a senior. Received the Alumni Memorial Award in 1972.
Kurt Pierce ’77
One of the greatest football, baseball and track & field athletes in Prep’s history. He was named to 1st team All-Met for both football and track. During his senior year he was an offensive and defensive tackle on the football. Kurt was All-Independent (Prep did not compete in the IAC at this time) in both sports as well. He played outfield on the baseball team and was All-IAC with John Coyle in 1975 on the 9-1 championship baseball team. Kurt set numerous records in the shot put and discus during his years along with Kip Jawish ’77 at Prep as an All-IAC competitor for 2 years, and he played college football at Virginia on a full scholarship, where he was an Academic All-American in 1979 and played professional football for the Baltimore Colts and the Miami Dolphins.
Dave Mulquin ’77
Dave was one of Prep’s best all-time basketball players. He was an All-IAC performer in 1975, 1976 and 1977. He played for the great 1975 team as a sophomore with Jack Railey (All-IAC) and Bryan Hawkins (All-IAC). Dave was the recipient of the Alumni Memorial Award in 1977. The 1977 basketball team led by captain Dave Mulquin (All-IAC), Frank Wilson (All-IAC), and Bill Egan (All-IAC), finished #14 in the WDC Metropolitan area and Prep’s 4th straight basketball IAC title in 1977 (1974, 1975, 1976, and 1977)
David Saunders ’79
One of the greatest track athletes in high school track & field in the WDC Metropolitan area. He was All-Met as a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior at prep and 4-time All-IAC as well, setting records in the 100, 200 & 400 during this time. This was one of the most dominant times for Prep track & field as Pat Haley, Jr., Anthony Desir, Bill Plank, Kip Jawish and Kurt Pierce combined for 3 consecutive Maryland Private State Championships (1976, 1977, 1978), Cronly Invitationals (1976, 1977), IAC championships, and many other wins as a team and numerous individual records, many of which still stand today in the new Prep field house.
Mike Mulquin ’79
Like his brother Dave, Mike was a standout basketball player. He started 3 years on the varsity team and was an All-IAC performer during those seasons. He went on to become a 4-year starter at Villanova from 1980 – 1983 and played in over 120 games and scored 615 points in college. He played a key role in the Wildcats defeat of then #1 ranked North Carolina and Michael Jordan in February of 1983. Mike was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the 1983 NBA draft.
Stu Plank ’81
Stu was a dominant offensive linemen as a tackle and captain on the 1980 football team. 1st team All-Met in the Post and the Star, Golden 11 Washington D.C. player, received the District’s Outstanding Player Award in 1980, started 3 years at tackle for Virginia Tech, received 5 game balls, and the Outstanding Lineman Award as well during his college career.
Chip Jenkins ’82
Chip was a star athlete and All-IAC track performer at Prep. He was also an All-American track athlete at Villanova where he ran the open 400 meters and 4x400 relay as one of the top competitors in the country, and won a Gold medal in the Olympic games as a member of our country’s 4x400 relay team. He holds the Northeastern track record for the open 400 meters in 45.8, anchored the Villanova 4x400 1986 National Championship team in a time of 44.8, and holds the world record in the 600 meters as well.
Sam Sullivan ’87
Sam was one of the five great dominant middle guards for Prep football (Kip Jawish ‘77, Dexter Desir ‘82, Ryan Perraut ’95, and Bode Ogunwole ‘03); he started all 3 years as middle guard and running back as well, was 1st team All-Met at middle guard as a senior and two-time All-IAC performer. Member of the Prep undefeated 1986 team defense that allowed 6 points the entire season, which included former All-Met Prep defensive players Willie Oshodin '87, Kevin Haley '87, David Flynn '88, Brian Haley '89, Ed Sullivan '89, Brian Ridgeway '89 and many others.
Marc Richards ’89
Marc started all 3 years as varsity QB during Prep’s 32-game unbeaten streak between 1986-1988, and all 3 years on the varsity basketball team as the point guard. He earned honorable mention All-Met as a sophomore, 2nd team All-Met as a Junior and Senior in football and All-IAC for two seasons as a football player and basketball player. He started at William & Mary as a defensive back and played with former 1st Team All-Met Prep football player David Flynn ’88 during that time. Recipient of the Alumni Memorial Award in 1989.
A.J. Wood ‘91
The most dominant soccer player in Prep history from 1988-1991, he achieved incredible individual (All-Met, player of the year, All-IAC) and team achievements during this time including the 32-game unbeaten streak which continued after his graduation (he was also a great basketball player, part of the 1991 basketball team at Prep and was All-IAC in that sport as well). He was All-American at Virginia in soccer and scored the only and winning goal in order to gain the National Championship in college soccer in 1994, USA national team and US Olympic team soccer player, he later played professional soccer as well. Recipient of the Alumni Memorial Award in 1991.
John Paleologos ’95
As a defensive lacrosse player John earned All-American, All-Met, Washington Post Player of the Year, All IAC and numerous other honors as Prep. He started for Johns Hopkins, one of the top programs in the nation, and received high honors at a college player as well. In addition, he was an All-IAC football player for Prep.