Poolesville High School crestCatch up with former Falcon standouts who have moved on to compete in the college ranks. 

charlie brillCharlie Brill (2018)

Track & Field
Freshman, East Stroudsburg University

photo of hannah bushHannah Bush (2018)

Freshman, University of Tampa

AT PHS: Played for the Falcons under coach Rachel Stream…Earned all-county, all-division, and team MVP twice…Played club for the Renegades under Coach Naylor.

photo of sam garrettSam Garrett (2018)

Freshman, Averett University

photo of erin greenErin Green (2018)

Freshman, Lynchburg College

AT PHS: Played for years for Coach Fred Swick … Surpassed 1,000 career points mark as a senior, Member of the Falcons undefeated 2018 Class 2A State Champion basketball team … Washington Post All-Met honorable mention selection (2017 and 2018) … Maryland Basketball Coaches Association All-Star (2018)

photo of ryan haddawayRyan Haddaway (2018)

Freshman, Mount St. Mary’s University

photo of brooke hammBrooke Hamm (2018)

Field Hockey
Freshman, Bridgewater College

AT PHS: 1st Team All-County… Team Defensive MVP… Won the 2018 Maryland state championship in basketball… 11-time Minds in Motion award winner … Member of the Falcons undefeated 2018 Class 2A State Champion basketball team.

Haley Harkins (2018)

Freshman, American University

AT PHS: Played field hockey, basketball and lacrosse … Jake Perkins Memorial Scholarship recipient for 2017-2018.

photo of julia hobbsJulia Hobbs (2018)

Freshman, Christopher Newport University

AT PHS: Played three years of varsity basketball with the Falcons…Helped lead team to three straight division titles…Won state championship as a senior…Two-time All-State selection, earning honorable mention plaudits once and second team laurels as a senior…Named team captain as a senior… Maryland Basketball Coaches Association All-Star (2018) … Also played with 1 on None AAU Basketball for four years.

photo of juanita jeramilloJuanita Jarmillo (2018)

Track & Field
Freshman, Amherst College

AT PHS: Member of school-record 4x100m relay … fourth in 4x400m relay at regionals … fourth in 400m at 2018 regionals, sixth at state meet … named  Distiguished Hispanic Scholar by the Hispanic Alliance for Education … earned the State Seal of Biliteracy  … President of PHS Yoga Club

photo of ryan lockettRyan Lockett (2018)

Cross Country / Track
Freshman, University of Virginia

AT PHS: Recorded a first-place finish at the 2017 Maryland 2A cross country championships … Won the 2016 Maryland 3A cross country championships … State champion in the indoor and outdoor Maryland 3A 1600m and 3200m … Finished third at the New Balance National Championships in the two-mile race, earning New Balance All-America honors … Finished second at the Penn Relays in the 3000m … Holds the Poolesville school record in the 800m, 1600m and 3200m … Named the Poolesville cross country, indoor and outdoor MVP

photo of charlotte mallowCharlotte Mallow (2018)

Freshman, Juniata College

AT PHS: Earned two varsity letters in field hockey…field hockey team won their division…lacrosse team won their division and was regional runner-up.

photo of glenn mandereGlenn Mandere (2018)

Freshman, King’s College

AT PHS: Played football for coach Dave Murray and ran track for coach Prasad Gerard.

connell obermanConnell Oberman (2018)

Freshman, Wesleyan University

photo of brady pearreBrady Pearre (2018)

Freshman, High Point University

photo of susanna schmidtSusanna Schmidt (2018)

Freshman, St. Mary’s College (Md.)

AT PHS: Played lacrosse and field hockey for the Falcons … Named to all-division first team … Participant in Minds in Motion … Named in captain in both lacrosse and field hockey … Earned all-county first team selection in lacrosse … Named to all-county second team in field hockey … Placed on the Honor Roll … Member of the Student Government Association.

photo of madeline thompsonMadeline Thompson (2018)

Freshman, McDaniel College

photo of alice walkerAlice Walker (2018)

Freshman, University of North Carolina-Asheville

AT PHS: Played soccer for coach Rod Nubgaard and for the Washington Spirit Development Academy.

photo of zach zeranskiZach Zeranski (2018)

Freshman, Carnegie Mellon University

emma bentzEmma Bentz (2017)

Cross Country / Track
Sophomore, 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)

Sophomore, 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)

Sophomore, 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)

Sophomore, Montgomery College

Colin FisherColin Fisher (2017)

Sophomore, McDaniel College

Keegan HemingwayKeegan Hemingway (2017)

RS Sophomore, Georgia Tech

AT PHS: Was a three-year letter winner as a running back and linebacker … Served as team captain as a senior … National Football Foundation Scholarship recipient … Coached by Dave Murray … Was also a lacrosse standout … Earned first-team all-division honors as a face-off midfielder, was selected as team MVP and served as a two-year team captain in lacrosse … Named Poolesville’s 2016-17 Male Athlete of the Year … Honor roll student every semester.

sachi howsonSachi Howson (2017)

Sophomore, Middlebury College

photo of ben kaplanBen Kaplan (2017)

Sophomore, Hamilton College

stephen langStephen Lang (2017)

Sophomore, McDaniel College

photo of caroline lengCaroline Leng (2017)

Sophomore, 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)

Sophomore, 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)

Sophomore, Salisbury University

photo of emily benedictEmily Benedict (2016)

Junior, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

photo of izzy durkinIzzy Durkin (2016)

Junior, Mount St. Mary’s University

AT PHS: Played soccer and basketball teams – starting on both teams for two years.

casey harkinsCasey Harkins (2016)

Junior, 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)

Junior, Lenoir-Rhyne University

photo of sayaka vaulesSayaka Vaules (2016)

Junior, Swarthmore College

Photo of Jon BatekyJon Bateky (2015)

Senior, 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
Senior, 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)

Senior, 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)

Senior, Bridgewater College

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

photo of amanda chasinAmanda Chasin (2015)

Senior, 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)

Senior, 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
Senior, 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)

Senior, 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
Senior, Claremont McKenna College

Photo of Dorit SongDorit Song (2015)

Senior, 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)

Senior, McDaniel College

Photo of Dennis WangDennis Wang (2015)

Senior, 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 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..

Hunter Pearre (2014)

Senior, Barton College

AT PHS: Was a four-time First Team All-Division selection as well as a two-time All-Gazette honoree at Poolesville High School…was 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…graduated with honors.