Winston Churchill Athletics Season in Review

Winston Churchill Athletics Season in Review
Winston Churchill Athletics Season in Review
Dear Student Athletes, Parents & Guardians,
        I would like to first thank all of the families, student athletes, coaches, and all staff for all that they did to
help the 2017-2018 athletics year be as successful and exciting as it was. Over the last two years we have
rebranded our bulldog logo, improved facilities, brought added recognition to current and past teams, and
created a new and exciting atmosphere around our athletics program. This year we also said goodbye to Dr.
Joan Benz after 21 amazing years of leadership. As great as these two years have been, it is only the beginning
as plans are in place to further improve and grow our athletics program to better serve our student athletes,
families, and alumni along with welcoming a new principal in Ms. Brandice Heckert.
         This past fall season witnessed a lot of exciting accomplishments for our athletics program. Our field
hockey team continued its dominance as they finished the regular season undefeated for the second year in a
row and reached the MPSSAA State Semi-Finals. Head Coach Cay Miller was named Field Hockey Coach of
the Year by the Washington Pigskin Club as a result of the teams continued success. The golf team finished
another amazing season with a 2nd place finish in the MPSSAA State tournament after winning the state title the
year before. For the first time in school history, the cheer team participated in the Maryland State Tournament
after its 2nd place finish at the MCPS Division 2 competition. Our boys’ & girls’ soccer teams continued to
show that they are two of the premier soccer programs in the area as they compete in the toughest division
Maryland has to offer. We also witnessed a vastly improved football team that looks to accomplish some
exciting things this year including its return to the MPSSAA playoffs.
        The winter season witnessed historic accomplishments from our Swim & Dive team and our Wrestling
team. The boys Swim & Dive team captured their first MPSSAA State Championship and they became the first
Maryland public school to win the Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Championship in 18 years. Head
Coach Chris Tappis was named Washington Post All-Met Coach of the Year as a result of these
accomplishments. The wrestling team qualified for the MPSSAA State Wrestling Team Tournament for the first
time in school history after its 4A West Regional Championship. The team fell just short in the finals finishing
as the 4A MPSSAA State Runner-Up. The team also celebrated an individual State Championship by Jack
Connolly, multiple wrestlers winning their 100th career match, and Coach Tony Howard being inducted into the
Maryland State Wrestling Hall of Fame. Our boys’ basketball team welcomed new head coach David
Blumenthal and our girls’ basketball team continued to hold its place among the areas top teams. The indoor
track team also continued to put multiple athletes into the MPSSAA State Championship Meet.
        The spring season continued to provide our school with excitement and success from multiple teams. In
volleyball, our coed volleyball team won their first MCPS County Championship in an exciting victory over
Sherwood High School and the boys’ volleyball team finished as the MCPS runner-up after a tough defeat in
the championship game. The boys’ lacrosse team celebrated the 25th year of Coach Jeff Fritz running the team
by continuing its supremacy over Montgomery County and positioning itself as one of the top programs in the
state. For the 6th time in 7 years, the team won the 4A West Regional Championship and played in the
MPSSAA State Championship game for the 2nd year in a row and 3rd time in 4 years. The team fell in overtime
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but it was an amazing season for them and the success of the team will continue for many years to come. Boys’
tennis won their first MCPS Division Championship under Head Coach Neale Castillo and saw several

members place in the county tournament. The girls’ lacrosse team had a fantastic season that witnessed several
new individual school and county records set by members on the team that will return and the softball and
baseball teams experienced a revival with both teams reaching double digit wins for the first time in a very long
time. Outdoor Track placed two athletes in the MPSSAA State Finals Meet with Brenden Tan Fahed qualifying
for Nationals in the triple jump.
        Overall it was an amazing 2017-2018 school year for our athletic teams and I couldn’t be more proud of
everyone involved. On top of the successes on the field, we will have 14 student athletes continuing their
athletic careers on the college level with 5 of those coming from the boys’ lacrosse team. An outstanding
accomplishment by all!
       Thank you all and the 2018-2019 seasons can’t come soon enough.

       Jesse Smith
       Athletic Director
       Winston Churchill High School
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Winston Churchill Cross Country
Varsity Season Record: Boys 2-3, Girls 0-5

Notable Players & Their Accomplishments:
       Nick Karayanis: 10th County, 8th Regional, 15th State and named All-Maryland by Pacers/NewBalance
       Perrin Myers: 25th in Regionals
Comments on the Season/Team:
       The Boys’ team finished 5th in Regionals and made it to States, finishing 14th
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Winston Churchill Field Hockey
Varsity Season Record: 12-0
Junior Varsity Season Record:
Playoff Record: 3-1
Championships: Montgomery County Division Champions, 4A South Section Champions, 4A South Region
Notable Players & Their Accomplishments:
       Maryland All-State Team
              Faith Kean, Sr.: 2nd Team
              Alexandra Sperling, Jr.: Honorable Mention
       Washington Post All Met Team
              Faith Kean, Sr.: 2nd Team
              Alexandra Sperling, Jr.: Honorable Mention
       Montgomery County Coaches All-County Selections
              Faith Kean, Sr.: 1st Team
              Alexandra Sperling, Jr.: 1st Team
              Martina Rabade, : 1st Team
              Juliet Twomey, Sr. : 2nd Team
              Regan Solomon, Jr. : 2nd Team
       Montgomery County All-Division Team
              Faith Kean, Sr.: 1st Team
              Alexandra Sperling, Jr.: 1st Team
              Martina Rabade, Sr : 1st Team
              Regan Solomon, Jr: 1st Team
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The defense led by Martina Rabade, Setare Aliakbar, Robyn Peterson, Sydney Small, and Juliet
Twomey tallied 12 shutouts and allowed only 7 goals in 16 games. Goalkeeper Juliet Twomey had 38 saves on
the season. Our offense scored 62 goals in 16 games. Offensive stat leaders are Alexandra Sperling (18 goals, 7
assists), Regan Solomon (15 goals, 5 assists), Faith Kean (8 goals, 9 assists), Elizabeth Hsu (8 goals, 4 assists),
Lucia Alem (3 goals, 11 assists), Kalliopi Mereos (3 goals, 4 assists), Neytra Subramaniam (3 goals), and
Taylor Slaughter (2 goals, 1 assist).
Notable Team Accomplishments:
      Consecutive state tournament appearances, undefeated regular seasons, division champs, section
champs, region champs
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Winston Churchill Football
Varsity Season Record: 5 - 5
Junior Varsity Record: 3-5
Notable Players & Their Accomplishments:
       Montgomery County Coaches All-County Selections-
               Andrew Welch, Sr.: 2nd Team Tight End
               Fio Tranquill, Sr.: 2nd Team Defensive Line
               Lucas Bautista, Sr.: 2nd Team Kicker
               Michael Janis, Jr.: Honorable Mention Quarterback
               Isaac Lewis, Sr.: Honorable Mention Running Back
               Patrick Richardson, Jr.: Honorable Mention Linebacker

Coach Williams comments on the Season/Team:
         I think our student athletes changed their mindset and attitude to changing our program to a playoff
caliber team. Although, we didn't accomplish our goals for 2017, we did take steps forward to what we want to
accomplish in the future. Our players understand that champions are made in the off-season and they are
dedicated and can't wait to start the off-season workouts. That tells me and the other coaches that they believe
they can change the football program.
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Winston Churchill Golf

Season Record: 17-1-0

Playoff Record: 2nd at the District Tournament

Championships: 2nd at the Maryland State Tournament

Notable Players & Their Accomplishments:
       Dylan Rotter finished the regular season with the lowest 9 hole scoring average in Montgomery County
(36.33). He also finished 2nd as an individual in the State Tournament. Dylan was also chosen to the 1st Team
Yachmetz Division team.
       Lena Capoccia finished top 3 in regular season scoring average (36.67), the individual cord district
tournament (2nd), and the individual State Tournament (3rd). Lena was also chosen to the 1st Team Yachmetz
Division team.

Notable Team Accomplishments:
       The team finished in 2nd place team finish at States. It also had 9 total players qualify for the State

New Records Established(Team/Individual):
       7 players made the cut and played in the 2nd day at States. There are no official records kept of this stat,
but according to the State committee and research amongst coaches; this is a new state record.

Coach Tarzy’s Comments on the Season/Team: Great overall season with a second place finish at States and
nine players qualifying for States. Brought an end to a golden generation at Churchill with 7 seniors graduating
this year. This group of seniors had won the State Tournament the first 3 years of their high school career and
finished their career with a 2nd place finish.
Winston Churchill Boys Soccer
Varsity Season Record: 12-3-0
Junior Varsity Season Record: 4-4-1
Playoff Record: 1-1-0
Notable Players & Their Accomplishments:
         Washington Post All-Met Team
                Darius Siahpoosh Sr.: 1st Team Midfielder
                        Darius was the Washington Metropolitan area's leading goal scorer with 22 goals scored
                in only 13 games. He had 4 hat tricks during the season.
         Maryland All-State Team
                Darius Siahpoosh, Sr.: 1st Team Midfielder (Unanimous Selection)
         United States All-South Region Team
                Darius Siahpoosh, Sr.: 1st Team Midfielder
         Montgomery County Coaches All-County Selections
                Darius Siahpoosh, Sr.: Montgomery County Player of the Year
         Montgomery Sentinel All-County Team
                Darius Siahpoosh, Sr.: Montgomery Sentinel Player of the Year
                Tamino Brown, Sr.: 1st Team Midfielder
         Montgomery County Senior All-Star Game Selections
                Darius Siahpoosh
                Sam Spencer
                Joel Assal
Notable Team Accomplishments:
         Overall best record in Montgomery County, top seed in the Region, top scoring team in Montgomery
Coach Tarzy’s Comments on the Season/Team:
        After graduating 12 players from 2016, this team had no expectations at all. As we went through the
entire pre-season, we performed only marginally. Once the season started, this team took off in an upward
trajectory. We won every home game and scored more goals (53) than any Churchill team in memory.
Winston Churchill Girls Soccer
Varsity Season Record: 9-4-1

Junior Varsity Season Record: 5-2-2

Playoff Record: 1-1

Notable Players & Their Accomplishments
       Maryland All-State Team
               Molly Olcott, Sr.: 1st Team
               Jane Olcott, Jr.: 2nd Team
       Washington Post All Met Team
               Molly Olcott, Sr.: 1st Team
               Jane Olcott, Jr.: Honorable Mention
       Team Awards
               Defensive MVP - Molly Olcott
               Offensive MVP - Jane Olcott
       Rookie of the year
               Eden Max
       Most Improved
               Katie Stanish
       Bulldog Award
               Eliza Asbury, Cammie Kia, Sabrina Nusraty, Emily Silver.

Coach H’s Comments on the Season/Team:
       Proud of the team this year for its resilience in battling through an unprecedented rash of injuries. We
had our starting line-up for one full game. After the second game of the season and all the way through the
playoffs, we did not have the same line-up for ANY of the games. This included missing 3-5 starters in over
75% of our games. All of the girls did a tremendous job of stepping up and filling positions with which they
were not familiar in order to insure the success of the team.
Winston Churchill Cheerleading
Notable Accomplishments:

       For the first time in MCPS history, cheerleading competed on the state level for a state title.

       Placed 1st at the Whitman Invitational

       Placed 2nd at the Division 2 MCPS County Championships

       Qualified for Maryland State Cheer Competition

Coach Eric’s Comments on the Season/Team:

       Churchill Cheer had a great season! Not only did we cheer on our Bulldog Football Team every Friday,
we also had the chance to compete on the state level for the first time! Notably, Churchill Cheer won the
Whitman Invitational and came in 2nd at the County Competition! We qualified for State’s and had a
wonderful experience! We are very excited to take the team to another level next season! Go Bulldogs!
Winston Churchill Girls’ Tennis
Varsity Season Record:    7 -5

Playoff Record: 2017 Girls County Tournament 4th Place

Notable Players & Their Accomplishments:
       Cassi Chen (Fr), 2017 Best Singles Record 10 – 2
       Maria Shapiro (Sr.) & Omisa Jinsi (Sr.), 2017 Best Doubles Record 9 – 1

Coach’s Comments on the Season/Team:

      The team was in each match playing hard! We’ll have plenty of time to work and get ready for Spring
2019 Season!
Winston Churchill Girls’ Volleyball
Varsity Season Record: 10-4

Junior Varsity Season Record: 10-2

Playoff Record: 3-1

     Sectional Champions over B-CC, 3-0
     Fell in Regional Championship 1-3 to NW

Notable Players & Their Accomplishments:
       Michelle Tai (Sr/L) - 1st Team All County, Honorable Mention All Met - led the team on defense
       inspiring the whole team to play great
       Serena Xu (So/S) - 2nd Team All County - Set at a level way above her age and served like an
       Nadia Hedayat (Sr/Opp) - 2nd Team All County - Was an impact player both at hitting and serving
       scoring more kills than any other player on the team
       Grace Xia (Sr/DS) - Honorable Mention All County - guarded middle back like a lion and served like a
       giant. She was inspirational
       Michelle and Nadia were co-MVPs for the season

New Records Established(Team/Individual):
      Nadia Hedayat (Sr/Opp) set a new kills record per set, averaging 5 kills per set against Blake
      Michelle Tai (Sr/L) set a new total for digs at 803
      Serena Xu (So, S) set new record totals for setting and serving with 765 assists and 161 aces

Coach Hillard’s Comments on the Season/Team:

       The 2017 Season was so much fun, but it was one of the most challenging in past years. The team
worked hard and as a true team to find ways to win, beating significantly stronger teams as the season went on.
We were all too often the smaller team, but we stood tall and took down teams whenever we could. Spirits
always stayed high even in our losses as we learned as a team from each of our opponents. In the regular
season we lost to BCC 0-3, but then came back to avenge that loss by beating BCC in the Sectional match 3-0.
In our last match against Northwest we lost 1-3, but that one win was inspirational to our future success in 2018
since we lost to them 0-3 in the regular season. All our seniors played important roles on the team either on the
court or the bench and they will be truly missed. But the underclassman are already working hard on skills and
conditioning getting ready for 2018!
Winston Churchill Bocce
Varsity Season Record: 1-3-1
Coach Santos & Coach Oniya’s Comments on the Season/Team:
        Bocce had a good season this year. Britt-Marie and Farah led the team to develop a sense of
sportsmanship and unity. The team worked hard and many times had to untied the scores. However, one of the
very interesting game when the fans were on the edge of their seats was the game against Richard Montgomery
HS. The athletes placed the four bocce balls extremely close to the pallina and make 4 points in one round, that
is not common on this sport. The record for Bocce was 1-3-1. The team is looking forward to work harder next
season and bring the championship, for the first time, for Churchill HS.
Winston Churchill Girls’ Basketball
Varsity Season Record: 15-9

Junior Varsity Season Record: 6-8

Playoff Record: 1-1 (double OT)

Championships: 2nd in Division, 3rd in Section

Notable Players & Their Accomplishments:
       Brittini Martin – 1st Team All Division (sophomore), averaged 17ppg
       Parker Hill 2nd team All-Division (freshman), 200 rebounds for the season

Notable Team Accomplishments: Defeated Regional Champion, BCC

Coach comments on the Season/Team:
        The Girls Varsity basketball team had another successful season. The team's strengths were their
practice work ethic and chemistry, as well as defensive energy and grit. Despite their youth and injuries, the
Bulldogs continued to improve throughout the season. The Bulldogs had fantastic leaders in their captains,
Gabriella Baker and Abby Mazer (seniors) and Kamryn Testa (junior). The team will miss the seniors terribly
next season, but will bring back 10 of the 12 players from this season; they look to take this year's experience
and come back even stronger next season.
Winston Churchill Boys’ Basketball
Varsity Season Record: 9-13
Junior Varsity Record: 3-11
Playoff Record: 1-1
Notable Players, Post Season Awards, Team Awards & Other Accomplishments:
       Reed Mosheydi averaged a double double this year and awarded Team MVP.

Coach Blumenthal’s Comments on the Season:
        This team was a joy to coach. They came into a new coaching staff with an open mind and bought in
even though things didn't start as smoothly as we wanted. They continued to work which led to a 3 game win
streak late that spring boarded us into the playoffs on a high note where we beat Einstein on the road by 1 in a
tightly contested contest that gave the group a lot of positive momentum moving into the future.
Winston Churchill Indoor Track
Notable Players & Their Accomplishments:
      MCPS County Meet:
                Brendan Tan Fahed, place 3rd in the Triple Jump
      MPSSAA Regional Meet:
                Girls 4x800; Hannah bush, Alex primich, Perrin Myers, Anjali Iyer, 3 rd place
                   (6th in State)
                Karis Lee 55m 8th place finish
                Anjali Iyer 500m 6th place finish
                Alex Primich 1600m 6th place finish
                Will Chan 500m 6th place finish
                Mike Zhang 1600 8th place finish
      HoCo Winterfest Meet
                 Nicholas Karayianis ran a time of 9:37, the 3rd fastest indoor time 3200m in school
Winston Churchill Poms
Competition Record:          3rd Place Blake Invitational
County Championships:        2nd Place Captains Award
Notable Players & Their Accomplishments: Lacey Ohr 2nd Place Captain-Countie Championship
                                            Lacey Ohr 2nd Place Captain- Northwest Invitational
                                            Sydney Brown 1st Place Captain- Blake Invitational
Coach Carmi’s Comments on the Season/Team:
        The team performed at all home football game, varsity basketball games, and participated in Boys and
Girls Varsity Soccer Night Festivities. The team practices 8+ hours a week from August until February. I am
very proud of the hard work and dedication the team displayed. I couldn’t be more pleased with the leadership
of our senior captains and I am grateful that their talent was recognized.
Winston Churchill Swimming & Dive
Boys Swim and Dive
Varsity Season Record: 5-0
Championships: MCPS Division 1 Champions, Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Champions, MD
4A/3A West Region Champions, MD 4A/3A State Champions
Notable Players, Post Season Awards, Team Awards & Other Accomplishments:
      All-MCPS Selections:
             Steven Mendley
             Sanjay Wijesekera
             Ian Mackey
             Noah Rutberg
             Quinn Westwood
      Team Swimming MVP:
             Steven Mendley
      Diving MVP:
             Quinn Westwood
      Washington Post All-Mets Team:
             Chris Tappis, Coach of the Year
             Noah Rutberg: Honorable Mention
             Steven Mendley: Honorable Mention

New Records Established(Team/Individual):
Boys 400 Free Relay new team record of 3:09.68 (Rutberg, Wijesekera, J. Nguyen, Mendley)
Coach Tappis’ Comments on the Season/Team: The Churchill Boys Swim and Dive Team completed a
perfect season by going undefeated (5-0) in dual meets and winning division 1, metro, regional, and state
championships. We became the first public school since 2000 to win the boys Metro title and we won our
school’s first state championship in boys swimming.

Girls Swim and Dive
Varsity Season Record: 3-2
Notable Players, Post Season Awards, Team Awards & Other Accomplishments:
       Team Swimming MVP:
              Malia Bush
       Team Diving MVP
              Danielle Menkart
New Records Established(Team/Individual):
       Girls 100 Breaststroke: Alison Kaiser, 1:06.07
Coach Tappis’ Comments on the Season/Team: Despite losing its three best swimmers from last year’s team,
the Churchill Girls Swim and Dive Team went 3-2 in MCPS Division 1 and finished 3rd in the division. Our
best performance of the season was at the MD 4A/3A West Region Championships where we finished second,
just 11 points behind first place.
Winston Churchill Wrestling

Varsity Season Record:     16-2 & 26-2 Including Dual Tournament

Junior Varsity Season Record: 7-1

Playoff Record: 3-1

Team Championships:
         Rocket Launch Duals Team Champions
         Joe Verciglio Invitational @ Chantilly HS Team Champions
         Paint Branch Invitational (PIT) Team Champions
         4A East Division Team Champions
         4A West Region Team Champions

Notable Players & Their Accomplishments:
       Jack Connolly – 3A/4A State Champion
                        First Team All-Met
       Andrew Welch - Joe Verciglio Champion, PIT at Paint Branch Champion, 3a/4a Region Champion and
       State Place Winner 3rd at 3a/4a States
       Alec Velikanov- Joe Verciglio Champion and 3a/4a Region Champion
       Fio Tranquill- Joe Verciglio Champion and PIT at Paint Branch Champion
       Chris Ervin- 97 Career Wins

Notable Team Accomplishments:
           4A West Regional Team Champion, 1st time in school history.
           4A Team State Finalist

New Records Established (Team/Individual):
      First Team Region Championships in school history.
      Jack Connolly - 135 career wins
      Andrew Welch- 115 career wins

Coach Lowe’s Comments on the Season/Team:
The year was an historic season, lead by team captains Jack Connolly, Chris Ervin and Andrew Welch.
The team won all three regular season tournaments, Division champs, Region champs and State Finalist.
The hard work and commitment exhibited by this team was Impressive. Resulting in an amazing and well
deserved season. The most successful in Churchill High School Wrestling history. The coaching staff couldn’t
be more proud of these young men.
Winston Churchill Allied Softball
Varsity record: 0-6
Notable players: Avi Grant, Julia Greenberg, Ariel Derby, the Bello twins, Ohi and Josh,
Notable team accomplishments:
              Jake Casell’s double play v BCC.
              Ariel Derby’s unassisted triple play at Springbrook, Alan Simpson’s fielding at third base, Julia’s
              Soroush swinging the bat like a katana.
Coach Forney’s Comments on the Season:
        Didn’t win a game but easily had the coolest group of kids in the county. Loved how nobody walked to
the bench after making an out without getting a round of applause or encouragement. Players started chants for
one another as they went to bat and celebrated the good plays collectively. During warm ups people played
silly games like keep away with one another and just had fun. This is a brilliant program that brings together
kids from different parts of the school and social circles that would never interact otherwise and my kids truly
get the spirit of this game. They would trip over one another to help Josh or Ohi run the bases. I really love
working with these kids.
Winston Churchill Baseball
Varsity Season Record: 12-8

Junior Varsity Season Record: 6-5

Playoff Record: 2-1 (Lost in section finals)

Notable Players & Their Accomplishments:
           ** All District 2
              Ethan Rindner (OF)

              **4a South Division POY
               Ethan Rindner (OF)

              **4a South Division
               Ben Nardi (1B)1st team
               Simon Fettig (SS/P) 1st team
               Mike Janis (CF) 2nd team

              **MCPS Senior All-Star
               Daniel Sobalvarro (2B)

Notable Team Accomplishments:
           1st winning record and playoff wins since 2013
           Batted .345 as a team/ Team Defense 92% Fielding %
           Won 11 of final 14 games

New Records Established(Team/Individual):
          Ethan Rindner- 35 hits

Coach Skellchock’s Comments on the Season/Team:
       With a tough schedule, new coach, and young pitching staff….The Bulldogs ended the season strong by
earning the 2 seed for playoffs and making it to the section finals. We improved on every aspect as the season
progressed which enabled us to win 11 of our final 14 games. It was truly a team effort in 2018 with many
players contributing to our 12 wins (most since 2013). The future is bright at Churchill.
Winston Churchill Boys’ Lacrosse
Varsity Season Record: 16-1
Junior Varsity Season Record:
Playoff Record: 4-1
4A South Division Champ
4A West Region Champ

Notable Players & Their Accomplishments:
MCPS Coaches Awards
       All-Division Team
              1st Team
       Brady Altobello                   Merrick Willeford
       Ryan Leonard                      Jimmy Rubino
       Reed Moshyedi                     Jack Taylor

            2nd Team
      Ryan Shure                         Jack Butler
      Avery Slomnicki

            1st Team
      Brady Altobello                    Jimmy Rubino
      Ryan Leonard                       Jack Taylor
      Reed Moshyedi                      Merrick Willeford

             2nd Team
      Jack Butler                        Ryan Shure

      Brady Altobello                    Jimmy Rubino
      Reed Moshyedi                      Jack Taylor
Player of the Year
       Jimmy Rubino

       Academic All-American
       Jimmy Rubino                       Braden Shugarman

Assistant Coach of the Year
Mike Winter

Kelly Award Finalist
Jimmy Rubino

Division 1 Commitments
Ryan Leonard - Towson
Reed Moshyedi - Brown
Jimmy Rubino - Navy
Jack Taylor -Brown

Division III Commitments
Brady Altobello - Christopher Newport

Notable Team Accomplishments:
3 MPSSAA State Championship appearances in four years, 6 Regional Championships in the last 7 years.

New Records Established(Team/Individual):
53 game winning streak verse MCPS schools
Winston Churchill Boy’s Tennis
Varsity Season Record: 11-1
Playoff Record: 19-6
Championships: Division I Champions
Notable Players & Their Accomplishments:
              Will Karpinski - 1 Singles ( Scholarship JMU )
              Josh Robinson - 2 Singles ( 12-0 Undefeated Regular Season)
              Bennet Yang - 3 Singles (County Champion)
              Simon Shockey/Petar Djekic - 1 Doubles (County Finalists)
              Joey Sher/Tsach Mackey - 3Doubles (County Finalists)
Notable Team Accomplishments: 1st Division Title since I became coach. The last division title was 2015.
Coach Castillo’s Comments on the Season/Team:
           We had an amazing season beating Whitman to win the Division for the first time in 4 years!!! We were
1 point away from winning the county championships. I couldn’t be more proud of our team this year!! We
worked hard and came together as a team to overcome our biggest rival in Whitman. Starting with the amazing
leadership of our captains and the perseverance of the starters as well as every remaining player on the roster
.......... we fought together, we won and lost together as a team. This group of seniors have accomplished
everything from division champions, outright County Champions as well as 2 regional doubles titles and 1 State
Championship!! I am sad to see our seniors leave but excited for the rest for the team as I believe our future is
going to be very bright!!
Winston Churchill Boys’ Volleyball
Varsity Season Record: 10-1
Playoff Record: 3-1
Notable Players & Their Accomplishments:
       Offensive standouts:
             Justin Jin - Junior - Outside Hitter - 134 kills with 53% kill
             Richard Tan - Senior Outside Hitter - 99 kills with 48% kill
             Erik Hillard - Senior setter/opposite - 70 kills with 45% kill
             Kevin Case - Senior - middle - 35 kills with 45% kill

       Defensive standouts:

             Kevin Case - senior middle - 31 blocks,
             Ben Tombini - junior middle - 30 blocks
             Erik Hillard - 42 digs
             Justin Jin - 40 digs
             Charles Lin - freshman libero - 41 digs

       All-County Players:

             Erik Hillard - Senior - Setter/Opposite - 1st Team
             Justin Jin - Junior - Outside Hitter - 1st Team
             Richard Tan - Senior - Outside Hitter - 2nd Team

Notable Team Accomplishments:
      The boys’ team played in the MCPS Championship for the first time since 1998. They played an
amazing match but fell to WJ, finishing as county runner up.
Winston Churchill Coed Volleyball
Varsity Season Record: 9-2

Playoff Record: 4-0

Championships: Won the County Championship which for COED Volleyball is the highest level!

Notable Players & Their Accomplishments:
       Andrew Craun - Averages over 4 kills per set
       Nadia Hedayat - Averaged over 10 assists per set and 3 digs per set
       Bruce Chen - Led the team in serving and saves

Notable Team Accomplishments:
       Won County Championship for the 1st time in the school's history

Coach Endler & Coach Hillard’s Comments on the Season/Team:
        During our regular COED volleyball season we lost to only two teams (both 0-3 matches) which were
Clarksburg #1 and Sherwood #2. Going into playoffs we were seeded #5 based on the regular season. After
winning our first two playoff matches we met Clarksburg in the semifinals. The team had worked for two
weeks leading up to this match on two different defense formats to use, and it worked. We won over
Clarksburg 3-2 in a huge upset. Then we moved onto the finals where we met Sherwood. In the first set against
Sherwood we won pretty easily, but then Sherwood took the 2nd set. In both the 3rd and 4th sets we had to
come from behind being up to 8 points behind at one point. The players on the court never gave up nor did the
players on the bench who helped will the team to a 3-1 victory over Sherwood. Nadia Hedayat did a fantastic
job setting, digging and serving. Andrew Craun was a force at the net hitting and blocking in all our matches.
He led the team in kills averaging over 4 kills per set. Bruce Chen worked hard on his overall game throughout
the season and consistently had serving runs of over 5 serves. These were huge when we were down multiple
points. In addition in the first set against Sherwood, Bruce had a great following save 20 feet off the court.
        The entire team contributed and stayed involved which was a big part of our winning. It has been a
glorious season of learning and pulling together and true teamwork coming together with the ultimate win in
Coed Volleyball which is the County Championship for 2018 which is the first in Churchill's Coed Volleyball
Winston Churchill Girls’ Lacrosse
Varsity Season Record: 9-4
Junior Varsity Season Record: 5-4
Playoff Record: 1-1
Notable Players & Their Accomplishments:
              Rookie of the Year: Holly Shimabukuro
              Most Improved: Lucia Alem
              Offensive MVP: Emma Sumberg (Emma broke school records with 103 points and 81 assists)
              Defensive MVP: Emily Feigen
              Unsung Hero: Faith Kean
              Bulldog Award: Emily Shimabukuro
              Coaches Award: Lizzie Hsu (Lizzie’s 61 goals are #5 all-time in school history)
              MVP: Leah Rubino (Leah not only scored 51 goals, but also led the team with 35 ground balls,
               36 takeaways, and a 62% win rate on draws)

       County Awards
           Lizzie Hsu – MOCO player of the year
           1st Team All-County: Lizzie Hsu, Emma Sumberg, Emily Feigen, Leah Rubino
           2nd Team All-County: Kamryn Testa, Faith Kean
           Honorable Mention All-County: Sabrina Nusraty

            1st team: Lizzie Hsu, Emma Sumberg, Emily Feigen, Leah Rubino,
            2nd team: Sabrina Nusraty, Emily Shimabukuro, Faith Kean

New Records Established(Team/Individual): 81 assists 104 points Emma Sumberg
Coach Frank’s Comments on the Season/Team: 2018 brought another strong winning season for the
Churchill girls lacrosse team, which finished the year 9-4. The team’s explosive offense averaged 16 goals per
game while its sturdy defense yielded only 6 goals per game. The team opened the season with a 17-3 win
against tough rival Poolesville as team captain Lizzie Hsu scored 7 goals, midfielder and captain Leah Rubino
shined on offense and defense with 5 goals, 5 ground balls, and 5 takeaways, and frosh attack Claire Kim
scooped up 4 ground balls. We lost two tough games in a row by one goal each to eventual Regional champ
Whitman and to WJ, but defensive stalwart and captain Emily Feigen had 17 saves over the two games to keep
both contests close. In a 20-5 win against RM, team playmaker Emma Sumberg dished out a season-high 12
assists. In our biggest win of the year against previously unbeaten Sherwood, Lizzie had 7 goals, Emma had 5
goals and 6 assists, and Leah had 5 goals and 3 ground balls.
Winston Churchill Outdoor Track & Field
Varsity Season Record:
       Boys 1-3-1
       Girls: 1-4

Notable Players & Their Accomplishments:
       Brendan Tan Fahed qualified for the National Meet in the Triple Jump.

County Championships:
      Alex Primich 7th 1600
      Gabe Moore 8th 100m
      Will Chan 5th 400m
      Brendan Tan-Fahed 3rd TJ
Regional Championships:
      Anjali Iyer 7th 400m, 9th 800m
      McKenzie Fagan 6th 100hh
      Alex Primich 7th 3200m
      Gabe Moore 4th 100m
      Will Chan 3rd 400m
      Brendan Tan-Fahed 2nd TJ
Team Awards:
       Sprint MVPS: Anjali Iyer/Will Chan
       Distance MVPs: Michael Zhang/ Alex Primich
       Jump MVPs: Brendan Tan-Fahed/ Jimena Moreno-Chaza
       Newcomer Awards: Gabe Moore, Maddie Bell, Maddie Vinal, Dan Nusraty, Flora Navares
       Coaches Awards: McKenzie Fagan, Nabil Mai
Winston Churchill Softball
Varsity Season Record: 9-7

Junior Varsity Season Record:7-4

Playoff Record: 1-1

Notable Players & Their Accomplishments:
           Golden Bat – Brittany Lew
           Golden Glove – Erin Huang
           Bulldog Award – Anna Kim
           Most Improved – Megan Bedingfield
           Leadership – Ryan Storch.

Notable Team Accomplishments:
    This is one of the best season records since 2000. Only two other times, 2013 and 2000 has a churchill
       varsity softball team had a record of 9-7.
Class of 2018 College Commitments

Brady Altobello, Boys Lacrosse – Christopher Newport University
Joel Assal, Boys Soccer – Frostburg State University
Lucas Bautista, Football – Furman University
Lena Capoccia, Golf – University of Maryland
William Karpinski, Boys Tennis – James Madison University
Aine Kenwood, Golf – Wellesley College
Brittany Lew, Softball – Liberty University
Maria Prokos, Girls Soccer – Case Western Reserve University
Ryan Leonard, Boys Lacrosse – Towson University
Reed Moshyedi, Boys Lacrosse – Brown University
Molly Olcott, Girls Soccer – New York University
Jimmy Rubino, Boys Lacrosse – United States Naval Academy
Sam Spencer, Boys Soccer – Goucher College
Jack Taylor, Boys Lacrosse – Brown University
Lena Capoccia, Golf – University of Maryland
Boys Lacrosse - L to R: Jack Taylor – Brown, Ryan Leonard – Towson, Jimmy Rubino – Navy,
                      Brady Altobello – CNU, Reed Moshyedi - Brown

    Lucas Bautista, Football – Furman University
Brittany Lew, Softball – Liberty University

      William Karpinski, Tennis - JMU
Molly Olcott, Soccer – NYU

Maria Prokos, Soccer - CWRU
Student Athletes’ of the Month

September 2017 –
     Girls: Alexandra Sperling, Field Hockey & Faith Keane Field Hockey
     Boys: Darius Siapoosh, Soccer
October 2017 –
     Girls: Nadia Hedayat, Volleyball
     Boys: Nicholas Karayanis, Cross Country
December 2017 –
     Girls: Rachel Fenton, Swim & Dive
     Boys: Robert Rizzo, Swim & Dive
January 2018 –
     Girls: Parker Hill, Basketball
     Boys: Steven Mendley, Swim & Dive
February 2018 –
     Girls: Brittini Martin, Basketball
     Boys: Jack Connolly, Wrestling
April 2018 –
     Girls: Brittany Lew, Softball
Boys: Josh Robinson, Tennis
May 2018 –
     Girls: Emma Sumberg, Lacrosse
     Boys: Brady Altobello, Lacrosse

                          2017 – 2018 Champions

                             Division Champions
                                   Field Hockey
                            Boys Swimming & Dive
                                   Boys Lacrosse
                                   Boys Tennis
                               Coed Volleyball

                        Montgomery County Champions
                               Coed Volleyball

                             Regional Champions
                                   Field Hockey
                            Boys Swimming & Dive
                                   Boys Lacrosse

                      Washington Metropolitan Champions
                            Boys Swimming & Dive
State Champions Team & Individual
                                         Boys Swimming & Dive
                                         Jack Connolly, Wrestling

                                          Coaching Honors

Cay Miller, Field Hockey – Washington Pigskin Field Hockey Coach of the Year
Tony Howard, Wrestling – Inducted into Maryland Wrestling Hall of Fame
Chris Tappis, Boys Swim & Dive – Washington Post All-Met Coach of the Year
Mike Winter, Boys Lacrosse – US Lacrosse Assistant Coach of the Year
Jeff Fritz, Boys Lacrosse – Head Coach of Winston Churchill Lacrosse for 25 Years
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