When it comes to sports, stats are a big part of the equation. The 19th Annual Athletic Awards Evening held Monday, June 1 in the Horn Theatre not only enumerated the accomplishments of McDonogh’s varsity and senior athletes, it also drove home the value of teamwork. Co-Athletic Director Mickey Deegan reminded the student athletes of the other people who are also part of “the team” including: parents, teachers, coaches, maintenance and grounds crews, the athletic department staff, trainers, and even the horses.
Among the impressive statistics shared at the ceremony are:
During the Athletic Awards Evening, students in each sport were recognized by their coaches with the Coaches Award and by their teammates with the Eagle Award. Varsity letters were presented to retiring coaches Ginger Gelston, and Diane and Tom Young. Special awards and honors were also presented during the ceremony, including The Ensign C. Markland Kelly, Jr. Service Award, and Four Year Awards presented to athletes who have played on a varsity team for four consecutive years. Additionally, 28 seniors who have been part of a McDonogh team every season of Upper School were recognized. They will receive Golden Eagle awards at Commencement.