Poolesville High School crestCatch up with former Falcon standouts who have moved on to compete in the college ranks. 
emma bentzEmma Bentz (2017)

Cross Country / Track
Freshman, Grove City College

AT PHS: Member of the Falcons Class 3A region cross country championship team (2016) and ran track junior and senior years for coach Prasad Gerard … Member of the swim team under coach Jon Leong all four years (team captain and member of the Class 3A/2A/1A state champion 4×100 freestyle relay (2017).

photo of Filip BurnettFilip Burnett (2017)

Freshman, Saint Francis University

AT PHS: Starred for Pipeline Soccer Club, the 2016 National Champions and No. 1 ranked team in the state of Maryland, where he scored five goals and added 15 assists. He was a four-year letter winner at PHS and the team MVP as a junior after leading the Falcons in goals and assists.

photo of Kathryn CreedonKathryn Creedon (2017)

Freshman, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

AT PHS: Senior captain at Poolesville High School… Helped lead the Falcons to the Maryland 2A Quarterfinals in 2015…  Earned a Sportmanship Award in 2013… Also lettered in track and field… Took first place in 4×2 indoor team… Played club soccer for Maryland United FC… Went to ENCL Playoffs in 2016… Named to high school honor all four years.

Kenydi CrossKenydi Cross (2017)

Freshman, Montgomery College

Colin FisherColin Fisher (2017)

Freshman, McDaniel College

Keegan HemingwayKeegan Hemingway (2017)

Freshman, Georgia Tech

sachi howsonSachi Howson (2017)

Freshman, Middlebury College

photo of ben kaplanBen Kaplan (2017)

Freshman, Hamilton College

stephen langStephen Lang (2017)

Freshman, McDaniel College

caroline lengCaroline Leng (2017)

Freshman, University of Pennsylvania

AT PHS: Lettered four times in volleyball, three-year captain … Team was state finalist her freshman year, going 18-1 and winning league, county and regional titles … Two-time first-team all-county … Two-time Washington Post All-Met honorable mention … GJNC USA Volleyball High Performance Select A1 National Training Team/Holiday Camp … Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology semifinalist … National Merit finalist … Mu Alpha Theta member … National Honor Society member … National Science Honor Society member.

Sophia Mense (2017)

Freshman, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

AT PHS: Two-sport athlete (field hockey, lacrosse) … Field Hockey: Coached by Rachel Stream … 2016 First team All-Montgomery County … 2016 Montgomery County All-Division Team … Three-year team captain … Lacrosse: Played for Rachel Stream … 2017 Honorable Mention All-Montgomery County … 2017 Montgomery County All-Division Team … Team captain as a senior … Horatio Award for Academic Excellence … National Honor Society … National Science Honor Society … Honor Roll all four years … Prudential Spirit of Community Award … Girl Scout Gold Award … Gold President’s Volunteer Service Award … Alternate National Delegate for Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital to Girl Scouts of the USA.

sam pavlickSam Pavlick (2017)

Freshman, Salisbury University

alex frostAlex Frost (2016)

Sophomore, Swarthmore College

casey harkinsCasey Harkins (2016)

Sophomore, American University

AT PHS: Three-sport standout in field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse … earned Washington Post All-Met lacrosse selection (honorable mention) in 2015 and 2016 … 2016 Allstate Foundation Minds In Motion Scholar-Athlete Scholarship award recipient … Jake Perkins Memorial Scholarship recipient for 2015-2016.

photo of reid pattonReid Patton (2016)

Sophomore, Lenoir-Rhyne University

collinCollin Turner (2013)

Sophomore, Montgomery College

Photo of Jon BatekyJon Bateky (2015)

Junior, Rutgers University

AT PHS: Coached by Will Gant … played on both the defensive and offensive lines … known for high motor and physicality on the field … rated three stars, third-best prospect from Maryland and No. 68 nationally among defensive ends by Scout … totaled 61 tackles, 17 for loss, 11.5 sacks, seven pass break-ups, four forced fumbles and a field goal block as a senior … named Small School First Team All-State and First Team Montgomery County All-Gazette … helped team to third consecutive playoff berth … had a strip-sack against Rockville late in the fourth quarter to seal a victory that garnered a postseason appearance … played in the Maryland Crab Bowl and registered five tackles and a sack in the game … recorded 70 tackles, 30 for loss, 10 sacks, seven pass break-ups and seven forced fumbles as a junior … in 2014, team went 7-4 and earned berth to state playoffs … earned Small School Second Team All-State … also played varsity basketball.

Photo of Claire BeautzClaire Beautz (2015)

Cross Country
Junior, University of Delaware

AT PHS: Member of cross country, indoor track & field, and outdoor track & field teams … captain of cross country team in 2013, 2014 as well as Indoor & Outdoor track and field in 2015 … 3 school records: 3200m, 5k, 4x800m … named an All-Gazette Runner in 2012 & 2013 … Region Champion in cross country in 2012 … State Champion 4x800m runner in 2013 … National Honors Society member … made Honor Roll all four years.

Photo of Elisa BottenElisa Botten (2015)

Junior, Hood College

AT PHS: Team captain…Three-year starter … Maryland Rush ’96 team captain … Real Maryland FC Super Y starter … Maryland state futsal champion … Honor Roll … Student ambassador … Presidential service award … FCA.

Brandon BushBrandon Bush (2015)

Junior, Bridgewater College

AT PHS: 2nd Team All-County OL/DL (2014).

photo of amanda chasinAmanda Chasin (2015)

Junior, Campbell University

AT PHS: Lettered under the direction of head coach Brittany Hilton… Two-time All-Division selection and a first team member as a junior… All-County first team selection as a junior… Helped lead the Falcons to two division championships and the regional championship in her junior campaign… Team MVP as a senior… Team captain… Also lettered in field hockey and was a first team All-Gazette selection… Four-time honor roll member and was a member of Minds in Motion… Played for the Rebels club team.

brian galfondBrian Galfond (2015)

Junior, Catholic University

AT PHS: Four years varsity soccer … Washington Post All-Met second team selection (2014) … second team all-county 2014 … regional finalist 2013.

photo of denise larsonDenise Larson (2015)

Cross Country/Track
Junior, Colgate University

AT PHS: Was captain in her junior and senior seasons … Was runner-up in the state for Cross Country in 2013 … Finished her senior season with a 5:30 in 1600m, 19:59 in 5k, 12:10 in 3200m and 2:25 in 800m … Was a member of the 4×800 relay that won the Indoor State Championships in 2014 … Was the three-time winner of her team’s Falcon Award … Earned team’s Sportsmanship Award twice … Was a member of National Honor Society and Rho Kappa … Also lettered in Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field.

Photo of Ross LippeRoss Lippe (2015)

Junior, Marist College

AT PHS: Led the Falcons to a 3A/2A/1A Maryland State Championship as a captain his senior year … Speedo sectionals qualifier and a Potomac Valley Swimming Scholar-Athlete.

Photo of Matthew PsaltakisMatthew Psaltakis (2015)

Cross Country
Junior, Claremont McKenna College

Photo of Dorit SongDorit Song (2015)

Junior, Amherst College

AT PHS: State Champion in the 100 yard freestyle (2014 and 2015), 200 yard freestyle (2015), 200 yard freestyle relay (2015), 400 yard freestyle relay (2012, 2014 and 2015), and 200 yard individual medley (2014).

Photo of Paul Van NevelPaul Van Nevel (2015)

Junior, McDaniel College

Photo of Dennis WangDennis Wang (2015)

Junior, Yale University

AT PHS: Blue-chip recruit … Earned recognition as All-Gazette player of the year in 2015 … Won the regional championship as a senior as well as reaching the finals of the Maryland state tournament … Reached the quarterfinals of USTA Boys’ 18 National Clay Court Championships in 2014.

Photo of Andy BakerAndy Baker (2014)

Senior, Hood College

AT PHS: Played basketball for coach Kenny Kramek and golf for coach Dave Gillespie … Basketball division champions 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 … Golf division champions 2013-2014 … State championship runner up 2013-2014 … Golf team MVP 2012 … Basketball Falcon Award 2014 … Played for IBA (Alex Lecuona).

Photo of Chris ConversChris Convers (2014)

Senior, University of Maryland-Baltimore County

AT PHS: Named First-Team All-Gazette his senior season… Named to the All-Division team all four years..

sarah kennewegSarah Kenneweg (2014)

Senior, Seton Hall University

AT PHS: Served as the Falcons libero for four years … Named Montgomery Gazette Player of the Year runner up in 2013 … Named First Team All-Met by The Washington Post in 2013 … Named First Team All-County by the Montgomery Gazette in 2013 … Three-time All-County Honorable Mention … Holds Poolesville’s school records with 32 digs in a single match and 1,043 digs for her career … Two-time Team MVP … Strong server at 91% for her high school career … Participated in the Senior All-Star Game in 2013 … Helped Poolesville to an 18-1 record and a berth in the State finals as a senior, helped lead Poolesville to a 17-1 record and a berth in the State semifinals as a freshman … Played for the Metro American Volleyball Club (2006-09) and the Platform Volleyball Club (2010-14).

Photo of Xavier LaracuenteXavier Laracuente (2014)

Senior, Lafayette College

AT PHS: Washington Post All-Met honorable mention selection … member of the Falcons 2014 Maryland Class 3A/2A/1A state championship team.

photo of robbie metzRobbie Metz (2014)

Senior, George Washington University

AT PHS: 10th-ranked player and top shortstop in the state of Maryland by Perfect Game … finished a dominant senior season batting .462 as Poolesville’s starting shortstop while also posting a 7-0 record, 0.15 ERA and 70 strikeouts as a pitcher … MSABC Maryland All-State selection … Washington Post First Team All-Met as a senior … Gazette Player of the Year as a senior … Preseason All-State selection prior to both senior and junior … Batted .410 and led league in strikeouts while being named both Player and Pitcher of the Year as sophomore … Perfect Game Underclass All-American and All-Region team selection … First Team All-Division selection as a freshman … MSABC Preseason All-State Team selection in 2013 and 2014 … 2013 Perfect Game Underclass High Honorable Mention in 2013 … Played in the Perfect Game Junior Nationals (Minneapolis, Minn., 2012), WWBA Underclass World Championship game (2012), South Atlantic Border Battle, WWBA National Championship (2013) … Helped team to WWBA National Championship in Jupiter, Fla., in 2013 … Maryland Futures Team selection in 2012 & 2013 … Crabfest All-American selection in 2013 & 2014.

Photo of Alyssa NugaardAlyssa Nubgaard (2014)

Senior, Hood College

AT PHS: Had a very successful career with D-1 MSI Classic teams 2005-2014 scoring 99 goals and similar amount of assists leading the team to many division, tournament and indoor championships in addition to several undefeated seasons … Played soccer all four years for coach Christina Mann.

eki olumeseEki Olumese (2014)

Senior, Southern Methodist University

AT PHS: Played/letter in tennis for coach Holly Dacek … Won the county Division 2 title twice … Named MVP and was a varsity captain.

Photo of Hunter PearreHunter Pearre (2014)

Senior, Barton College

AT PHS: Graduated with honors … four-time First Team All-Division selection as well as a two-time All-Gazette honoree … Selected to participate in both the Brooks Robinson All-Star Game and the Mid-Atlantic Baseball Classic after being named his team’s Most Valuable Player.

photo of chelsie pennelloChelsie Pennello (2014)

Cross Country
Senior, Syracuse University

AT PHS: Most Valuable Player for two years… States runner-up in 2012 in the 1600m… 6th at States in the 800m with a time of 2:20… Cross Country three mile Regional Championships Runner-Up in 2011… Team captain for Cross Country, Indoor Track and Outdoor Track.

c. van nevelCailin Van Nevel (2014)

Senior, Mount Holyoke College

AT PHS: Four-year member of the swimming team … Team won the Maryland State Championships in 2012-13 … Squad finished as State Finalists in 2011-12 & 2013-14 … Member of the soccer team all four years … Captain … Falcon Award … Four-year participant in track and field.

Photo of Chase WeaverlingChase Weaverling (2014)

Cross Country/Track
Senior, University of Virginia

AT PHS: Six-time Maryland 2A State Champion (2013 cross country, 2013 and 2014 indoor 3200m, 2013 and 2014 outdoor 3200m, 2013 outdoor 1600m) … 2013 Washington Post All-Met Cross Country … 2013 All-Gazette Cross Country Runner of the Year … Jake Perkins Memorial Scholarship recipient.

andre butlerAndre Butler (2013)

Senior, Bethany College

AT PHS: Played football for head coach Will Gant and track & field for coach Mike Trumbull.