Press Release: MSD Wins 2nd straight Deaf America Cup All Sports Championship


Maryland (Div. I) and Minnesota (Div. II) winners of 4th annual Deaf America Cup

SportsMX is honored to recognize Maryland School for the Deaf (Division I) and Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf (Division II) as the fourth annual Deaf America Cup All Sports Champions for 2015-2016.

The Deaf America Cup (DAC) All Sports Champion award is exclusive for all Deaf schools and is awarded to two schools from the Division I and II as classified by National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association (NDIAA) that exemplifies excellence in all sports throughout the school year. Winners of DAC are selected based on a combination of win-loss record, performance in tournaments, and team of the year awards with the NDIAA.

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Baseball wins first national title since 2005


Maryland School for the Deaf baseball team has been selected as 2016 National Champions by NDIAA (National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association).  This is school’s second baseball national championship, first since 2005.   The team finished the season with 9-7-1 record and they were led by Head Coach Chester Kuschmider.

The team won the Hoy Tournament held at Texas School for the Deaf.  They defeated Texas (14-8) 5-4 and Indiana (15-5) 5-2. Stefan Anderson was picked as MVP of the tournament and Brody McAfee, Gareth Hayes and John Werner, Jr. were selected on All-Tournament team.

Sophomore Stefan Anderson led the team with .536 batting average, 30 hits and 19 RBIs.  As a pitcher, he struck out 36 batters in 25 innings and had 3.60 ERA.  Stefan was picked on Frederick News Post All-County Second Team.  Senior pitcher, Damon Biskupiak, struck out 77 batters in 42.1 innings and had 4.25 ERA. Damon Biskupiak, Gareth Hayes and John Werner, Jr. were picked on FNP Honorable Mention Team.

Girls Track & Field claims back-to-back national titles

MSD Girls Track team won national championship for second consecutive year. They finished with a total of 187 points and CSD-Fremont finished 2nd with 77 points.  Yes, that is correct that we won by 110 points!  There are a total of 35 track teams in the nation.

Head Coach Randy Shank was selected as NDIAA Coach of the Year for Girls Division.

Adele Daniels was selected as NDIAA Female Athlete of the Year.


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Randy Shank

NDIAA Girls’ Track Coach of the Year

Adele Daniels

NDIAA Female Athlete of the Year

2016 ESDAA Track & Field Championships Results

Maryland School for the Deaf sweeps ESDAA titles

The host school, Maryland School for the Deaf swept the team titles at the ESDAA Track & Field Championships last Saturday with the boys winning for the tenth straight year and the girls claiming their third straight title.

The Orioles won the boys title with 206 points over second-place American School for the Deaf, which had 71 points. The 400 relay team of Brady Perry, Rodney Burford, Austin Wilson and Austin Latin broke the ESDAA record with a time of 44.96 seconds.

The Orioles won the girls title with 184 points over second-place Rochester School for the Deaf, which had 71 points. The 400 relay team of Emelia Beldon, Rajena Guettler, Cassidy Perry and Tamia Harris broke the ESDAA record with a time of 51.86. The 800 relay team of Rose Viola Shephard, Tamia Harris, Cassidy Perry and Carolyn Wiley broke the ESDAA record with a 1:55.18. And Emelia Beldon broke the ESDAA 300 intermediate hurdles mark with a 50.79.

Click on 2016 ESDAA Track & Field Championships to view the final result of each events and total team points.


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March Athlete of the Month

Stefan Anderson and Liora Selzer were selected as “Athlete of the Month” for the month of March. Please see Head Coaches’ comments about those athletes below.  Congratulations!!!

Stefan Anderson


Liora Selzer


Stefan Anderson is a newcomer on our baseball team. Baseball coaches are excited to have him on the team. Stefan has a lot of baseball knowledge and experience. Stefan always show up at practices and games with 100%  effort. He has shown a lot of leadership and is a team player. After four games played, Stefan leads team in batting average with .571, and RBI with 3. Stefan is also one of our key pitchers.”  – Head Coach Chester Kuschmider

“Liora Selzer was selected due to her dedication and commitment to our softball program.  She has been showing improvement and determination to play at her best! She continues to display positive attitude toward the team and excellence in academics. We are proud of your accomplishments and congratulations, Liora!”  – Head Coach Lauren Buchko

NDIAA Accolades

MSD Boys and Girls Basketball teams were selected National Champions by NDIAA (National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association).  Adele Daniels was picked as Player of the Year.  This is 6th time out of last 7 years that a player from MSD girls team won Player of the Year Award! 
2015-16 Adele Daniels
2014-15 Tessa Lewis
2013-14 Tessa Lewis
2011-12 Augusta Seremeth
2010-11 Claire Tucker
2009-10 Tandy Lewis
Boys Basketball Division 1 Division 2
National Champions: Maryland School for the Deaf Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf
Player of the Year: Noah Valencia – Riverside Agron Deski – New York (Fanwood)
Coach of the Year: Chris Hamilton – Texas Lee Jones – Minnesota
Girls Basketball Division 1 Division 2
National Champions: Maryland School for the Deaf Rochester School for the Deaf
Player of the Year: Adele Daniels – Maryland Brianna DiGiovanni – Rochester
Coach of the Year: Brian Sipek – Texas Bill Estes – Ohio
National Champions: Texas School for the Deaf
Player of the Year: Andrew Todd – Indiana
Coach of the Year: Mike Estrada, California – Fremont

Adele Daniels earn another SportsMX/NDIAA Athletes of the Month honor

SportsMX and NDIAA are proud to present “SportsMX/NDIAA Athletes of the Month” awards. The purpose of this the award is to recognize High School athletes across the country who have made significant impact on their teams not just on the field/court but in academics, leadership, and character as well.
SportsMX/NDIAA congratulates Adele Daniels (Maryland), Agron Deski (New York), Gashaw Duhamel (Tennessee), and Camry McCaleb (Atlanta Area) on their selection as “SportsMX/NDIAA Athletes of the Month” for February 2016. We also would like to mention that Adele Daniels just became the FIRST athlete to be recognized as an athlete of the month for fall, winter, and spring seasons.
Be sure to visit the link below of their amazing accomplishments through hard work and dedication.

February Athlete of the Month

Adele Daniels and Yave Sanchez were selected as “Athlete of the Month” for the month of February.  Please see Head Coaches’ comments about those athletes below.  Congratulations!!

Adele Daniels

Girls Basketball

Yave Sanchez

Boys Basketball

“Adele ended the final weeks of her high school basketball career with a bang.  In the last 10 games, Adele averaged 23.1 points shooting 46 percent from the field.  She also leads the team in steals (4.3) and blocks (0.8) per game.  Adele is a very competitive athlete.  She competes with not only with her opponents and her teammates but with the goals she sets for herself as well.  Adele is a versatile athlete with a strong all-around game that gives our team great flexibility in how we play.  As the lone senior and team captain, Adele has done a wonderful job leading the team on and off the court and with mentoring our younger players.  Congratulations, Adele!  We are proud of your accomplishments! – Head Coach Amy Mowl

“Yave Sanchez finished the season on a strong note by leading the team in scoring with 14.3 points per game and finishing second in rebounding with 8 rebounds per game during the month of February. Yave closed out the season with 1,317 career points which placed him on 7th place on the Maryland School for the Deaf Boys’ Basketball’s all-time leading scoring list. One of his best game performances was against defending champion, The Avalon School at the prestigious 69th St. Anselm’s Abbey Invitational Basketball Tournament at the end of the season where he had 27 points and 13 rebounds in an overtime victory. We will certainly miss in having Yave on the team next season.” – Head Coach James DeStefano

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