Texas School for the Deaf Rangers Travel to MSD for Showdown at the Creager Field!
Check out the flyer for more information on the Friday Night Lights game between our own Maryland School for the Deaf and Texas School for the Deaf on the evening of Friday, September 23rd at 7:00pm.
See you at the Lights!!
Last Saturday we hosted 7th annual Oriole Classic volleyball tournament and there were a total of 10 varsity and 8 junior varsity teams participating. The day was filled with so many exciting matches, especially the varsity championship match between MSD and Heritage Academy.
Heritage Academy was undefeated (20-0) going into the championship match and we defeated them in a nail-biting match, 2 to 1 (23-25, 25-23 and 15-12). This is our second straight and third overall title. Heritage Academy has one player on their team who is being recruited by University of Maryland.
Our JV team went undefeated in pool play but they lost in semifinals and finished third.
Congratulations to our girls and coaches!! Head Coach Vicki Kitsembel and her coaching staff (Krystle Berrigan, Chrissy Rowinski and Tamara Jo Coleman) did a fantastic job.
We want to thank everyone who helped out with the tournament. Our booster club led by Dawn Schriver made it possible to have a successful tournament. There were many volunteers from the community who helped out with scorekeeping, statistics, admissions, concessions and other things.
Once again, thanks to everyone and congratulations to our girls & coaches.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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