MSD Hosts Special Olympics Basketball Tournament

Last week, MSD hosted the Special Olympics Basketball Qualifying Tournament. Over 150 people turned out for a full day of camaraderie and basketball.

MSD has basketball teams that are traditional and unified, and both teams won both of their games.

Traditional Team (Coach Depcik-Perry)

MSD 42, Carroll County 10

MSD 21, Anne Arundel 12

Unified Team (Coach Savannah)

MSD 49, Frederick County (Fuss) 9

MSD 44, Frederick County (Norris) 8

MSD Unified Team will contend in another qualifying tournament on February 26th at Severn School in Severna Park. MSD Traditional Team will continue qualifying competitions on March 5th at the McDaniel College in Westminster.

Our teams will compete in the Special Olympics 2017 Maryland State Basketball Championship on March 25-26 at Hood College.

Traditional Team (Coach Depcik-Perry)

Unified Team (Coach Savannah)

#GirlsWrestle in the Maryland Girls Folkstyle State Championship

Last week, three of our female youth wrestlers competed in the Maryland Girls Folkstyle State Championship at McDonogh School.  It was the first time for our MSD female wrestlers from our youth wrestling program to compete and place in the tournament.

Over ninety wrestlers competed in the tournament and all three of our wrestlers placed.  Savannah Dahan (1st grade) and Eavan Shank (3rd grade) finished in 5th place.  Ava Williamson (4th grade) placed 3rd respectively.

The girls were not only successful in the girls’ state championship tournament, but they were also a part of a great movement.  USA Wrestling has declared February 10-19 as Women’s Wrestling Week and started the #girlswrestle initiative on social media to celebrate women’s wrestling.

#girlswrestle

Wrestling Hosts Tri-Meet for Senior Night

The MSD Wrestling Team had their senior night on Wednesday, February 8th and faced McLean School of Maryland and Massanutten Military Academy in a tri-meet.  A senior night recognition ceremony was held after MSD defeated McLean School of Maryland 54 to 18 in the first meet. Senior student managers Olufemi Alabi and Jonathan Guzman and senior wrestlers Kiser Holiday, DeBrian John, Jonathan Melchor, and Maverick Obermiller were honored for all their hard work and dedication to the wrestling program. The team returned to the mat for the second match and earned a strong team win against Massanutten Military Academy, 56-18.

MSD Student-Athletes Takes Second Place at the South Regional Academic Bowl!

Congratulations to the MSD Academic Bowl team for earning a strong second place finish at the 2017 South Regional Academic Bowl!

Four student-athletes are members of the Academic Bowl team.

Tyler Glennon – Football

Seanna Guettler – Volleyball (student-manager)

Esteban Kovacs – Basketball

Cade Patterson – Football

The team is coached by Priscilla Biskupiak and Todd Newman.

MSD advances to the National Academic Bowl Championship, to be hosted by Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. this April.

January Athletes of the Month

Congratulations to our Athletes of the Month! Egan Seremeth of the boys’ basketball team and Carina Traina of the cheerleading team were selected for their performances during the month of January.

Egan Seremeth

Boys’ Basketball

Carina Traina

Cheerleading

“Egan Seremeth is an important part of our team’s success this year as he puts forth great effort and enthusiasm during practices and in games. He has accepted a different role this year and has transitioned well from the guard position to the forward position. Coming off the bench, Egan is the second leading rebounder on the team with an average of 4.3 rebounds per game. He strives to excel in whatever tasks he undertakes.” – Head Coach James DeStefano

“Carina Traina is a great leader and a team player for our cheer squad. She is always willing to share her knowledge and use her experience as a cheerleader as she teaches her teammates. As team captain, we admire her leadership and her character as a cheerleader for she continues to lead our squad in the right direction. She continues to amaze us everyday with her skills as a flyer and a tumbler. She is always open to new ideas and is always willing to take risks for the team.” – Head Coach Aneesha Lane

Boys Basketball Senior Night

A senior night recognition ceremony was held before the boys’ varsity basketball game last night to recognize the achievements of our senior student manager Jake Bortoletto and senior student-athletes Austin Latin, Jiang McConville, Egan Seremeth, Osayomore Ufumwen, and Bobga Tete.

Senior Night finished strong with a win against New Life Christian School, 68 – 36.

MAWL Championships

The Mid-Atlantic Wrestling League (MAWL) championships were held at the Model Secondary School for the Deaf on Saturday, February 4. MSD varsity wrestling team finished third in the tournament, totaling 134 points.

DeBrian John (285) and Crosse Herpin (120) won championships in their weight classes.

Peter Thang (106), Alexsander Raimundo (138), Maverick Obermiller (145) and Paul Pinto (182) all earned second-place finishes in their respective weight classes. Brody McAfee (220) took third place.

December Athlete of the Month

Crosse Herpin and Eve Wood-Jacobowitz were selected as “Athlete of the Month” for the month of December. Please see Head Coaches’ comments about those athletes below.  Congratulations!!!

Crosse Herpin

Wrestling

Eve Wood-Jacobowitz

Girls’ Basketball

“Crosse is in his first year wrestling and he has already shown promising potential talent. He has the heart of a competitor for he simply refuses to give up in any of his matches. Crosse has always given 110% effort on the practice mat and during meets.”  – Assistant Coach Alex Simmons

“Eve’s athleticism and intense defensive skills played a huge role in the team’s success this season. She has worked hard in the off-season to improve her all-around game and has since earned her way to the starting lineup. Eve exhibits a great deal of flexibility, an important characteristic in a team player, as she willingly plays hard in any position we need her to play in.” – Head Coach Amy Mowl

November Athlete of the Month

Brooke Bonheyo and Bobga Tete were selected as “Athlete of the Month” for the month of November. Please see Head Coaches’ comments about those athletes below.  Congratulations!!!

Brooke Bonheyo

Girls’ Basketball

Bobga Tete

Boys’ Basketball

“Brooke inspires our team with her mental toughness, grit, and determination. She brings a spirit of perseverance to the team. Brooke genuinely believes in teamwork and the value of sacrifice for a common goal, which is a tremendous virtue for any team player.” – Head Coach Amy Mowl

Bobga has played a pivotal role in success of our football and basketball teams this year. Bobga has excelled in both classroom and on field/court by displaying his leadership, is very coachable, works hard and gives 100% effort daily. He always has the intensity to excel and he will thrive for more success in his life.” – Head Coach James DeStefano.

12th Annual Oriole Classic Basketball Tournament

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