Alumni

 

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)

Soccer
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)

Soccer
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)

Basketball
Freshman, Montgomery College

Colin FisherColin Fisher (2017)

Football
Freshman, McDaniel College

Keegan HemingwayKeegan Hemingway (2017)

Football
Freshman, Georgia Tech

sachi howsonSachi Howson (2017)

Soccer
Freshman, Middlebury College

photo of ben kaplanBen Kaplan (2017)

Swimming
Freshman, Hamilton College

stephen langStephen Lang (2017)

Basketball
Freshman, McDaniel College

caroline lengCaroline Leng (2017)

Volleyball
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.

saint mary's college of maryland logoSophia Mense (2017)

Lacrosse
Freshman, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

depauw university logoAustin Nichols (2017)

Lacrosse
Freshman, DePauw University

sam pavlickSam Pavlick (2017)

Football
Freshman, Salisbury University

Photo of Justin BuddJustin Budd (2016)

Wrestling
Sophomore, Bacone College

alex frostAlex Frost (2016)

Soccer
Sophomore, Swarthmore College

Photo of Casey HarkinsCasey Harkins (2016)

Lacrosse
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)

Lacrosse
Sophomore, Lenoir-Rhyne University

collinCollin Turner (2013)

Basketball
Sophomore, Montgomery College

kyle wilkinsKyle Wilkins (2016)

Wrestling
Sophomore, Army

AT PHS: Three-year letter-winner… two-year team captain on the mat … went 37-6 as a senior and was ranked second in The Washington Post’s heavyweight wrestling rankings in the state of Maryland during the season … won back-to-back Montgomery County championships …  won the 1A/2A South Region title as an 11-seed in the 2015 tournament … was a 3A/4A West Region champ as well … placed third at the 2016 1A/2A Maryland State Championship and fourth in the 3A/4A states … competed in football and track and field … played football under head coach Dave Murray … two-time letter-winner on the gridiron … two-time Washington Post honorable mention All-Met … was a team captain as a senior … threw the shot put and discus for two seasons on the track and field team.

Photo of Jon BatekyJon Bateky (2015)

Football
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 CountryTrack
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)

Soccer
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)

Football
Junior, Bridgewater College

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

Photo of Amanda ChasinAmanda Chasin (2015)

Lacrosse
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)

Soccer
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)

Swimming
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)

Swimming
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)

Swimming
Junior, McDaniel College

Photo of Dennis WangDennis Wang (2015)

Tennis
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)

Golf
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)

Baseball
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)

Volleyball
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)

Swimming
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)

Baseball
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)

Soccer
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)

Rowing
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)

Baseball
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.

chelsie pennelloChelsie Pennello (2014)

Cross Country / Track & Field
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)

Swimming
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)

Football
Senior, Bethany College

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