The Institute of Notre Dame, Baltimore, inducted five graduates into its Athletic Hall of Fame, May 16. The inductees were Eileen Doyle Wintz ’44 (basketball); C. Karen Dabrowski Gephardt ’67 (basketball, badminton, softball); Mary Ellen Bowers Glorioso ’69 (basketball, badminton, softball); Donna Wiedorfer ’80 (coach – basketball, badminton, lacrosse; and athlete – basketball, badminton, softball); and Robin Johnson ’96 (basketball, softball, volleyball, cross country).
John Carroll School, Bel Air, recently named John Cooney as the varsity women’s basketball head coach.
Mr. Cooney coached the varsity women’s basketball team at The Seton High School from 1983-1988 as well as several teams in the Baltimore Neighborhood Basketball League. Mr. Cooney has been the chairperson of the Bel Air Recreation Girls Basketball program for the past six years and coaches three A.A.U. teams.
“John brings the Patriots experience in the IAAM coupled with extensive work with younger players,” Athletic Director Larry Dukes said. “John is familiar with our school, our mission and will be a great compliment to our program.”
From the MIAA Web site, the John Carroll rugby team, which shared the 2007 MIAA title with Calvert Hall College High School, Towson, recorded a win and two losses to place 14th at the USA Rugby High School National Championships, last weekend, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
John Carroll qualified for the event as the runner-up in the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Championships, beating the top seed out of Pennsylvania/Delaware, the Wilmington Colts. The season has concluded with the Patriots winning the Potomac Rugby Union North Division title, in addition to its co-title in the MIAA. The Patriots have now won a title for five straight seasons.
The Patriots, making the tournament in just their sixth season, opened with a 17-0 loss to Notre Dame de La Salette Boys Academy of Olivet, Illinois. The Patriots then secured a 16-13 overtime win against Jesuit Prep of Dallas, Texas in their second round game, coming from behind as they wore down Jesuit in the hot, dry conditions. In their final match, the Patriots went down to Greenwich High School (CT), 27-7.
Mercy High School, Baltimore, put four athletes at the forefront of annual decathlon held at Archbishop Curley High School, Baltimore, May 16. Mercy’s Marcia Bond placed first tallying 3,210 points through five events before inclement weather shortened the competition.
Top ten finishers include Mercy’s Clare Naldrett (2,981), Mary McKay (2,746) and Becca McQuay (2,662), Catholic High’s Adrieanne Williams (2,979), Christlyn McCaskill (1905) and Jasmine Price (1803) and John Carroll’s Sarah Murray (2650), Jess Hnatiuk (2643) and Julia Ryczak (1,794).