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Eagles Soar In Winter Sports

In the pool and on the track, courts, and mat, McDonogh’s athletic teams performed well throughout the exciting 2022-2023 winter sports season earning their way to the championship rounds of play. The girls soared to the indoor track championship title at the end of January, the boys swim team made a big splash earning the first-place title in early February, and the girls basketball team clinched the championship at the end of the month. Congratulations to all the athletes, coaches, and fans for their sportsmanship throughout the season. Below are the varsity season outcomes.

Boys Basketball: The boys basketball team had an even season with an equal number of wins and losses on the court. Congratulations to Jefferson Exinor '25 who was named to the MIAA All-Conference team.

Girls Basketball: After an exciting season with only one league loss to St. Francis, the girls basketball team faced the Panthers again in the finals, and defended their championship title with a score of 50-47. Read more here. Freshman Autumn Fleary was named IAAM "Athlete of the Week" (2/21/23) after scoring five points in the final 6.8 seconds of the championship game leading the Eagles to victory. Congratulations to Autumn and to Anaiah Jenkins ‘23, Paris Locke ‘23, Makaela Quimby ‘23, and Kennedy Umeh ‘24 on being named to the All-Conference team.

Boys Indoor Track: The boys team kept a steady pace throughout the season and finished in the middle of the pack. Congratulations to Brandon Finney '25 who was named to the MIAA All-Conference team.

Girls Indoor Track: McDonogh snatched the A Conference crown from Maryvale in the league’s winter track season. The Eagles dominated early in the meet to win five of the first six events and eight of 10 running competitions. Read more here. Congratulations to McKenzie Brown ‘25, Kelsey Coley ‘25, Elise Cooper ‘25, Mary Gorsky ‘24, Le'la Greene ‘24, Kit Laake ‘26, Natalie Little ‘23, and Adrianna Thomas ‘23 on being named to the IAAM All-Conference team. Early in the season, Elise Cooper ‘25 was named "Athlete of the Week" for leading the Eagles to victory in the season-opening IAAM meet.

Boys Squash: After an overall winning season, the boys squash team advanced to the MIAA semi-finals. Congratulations to John Rockefeller '26 who was named to the MIAA All-Conference team. The boys later competed in the National Preps and finished in 15th place in their division.

Girls Squash: After a challenging season, the girls squash team was eliminated in the quarterfinal round of play. Olivia Salenger ‘26 was presented with an IAAM Character Coin for her resilience after suffering a slight injury. Congratulations to Clara Dawn ‘24 and Eliza Schuster ’25 who were named to the IAAM All-Conference team. Eliza was also named the All-American for this 2022-2023 year!

Boys Swimming: On the heels of an undefeated season, both the varsity and JV boys swim teams won the 2023 A Conference Swim Championships. It was the JV team's first title ever! At the championship meet, Caiden Bowers '24 broke the 100-yard butterfly record, previously owned by alum Giles Smith ‘09. Caiden was named the Baltimore Sun's "Athlete of the Week" for his contributions to the team in their quest for the 2023 crown! Congratulations to swimmers Langston Duncan '25, Drew Greene '23, Will Cussimanio '23, Caiden Bowers '24, and Max Mislow '24; and to the winning relay team Connor Cashman '23, Mark Cherches '25, and Dean Serino '23 who were all named to the MIAA All-Conference team.

Girls Swimming: The Eagles finished in third place behind Notre Dame Prep and #1 Bryn Mawr in the IAAM Championship meet. McDonogh had several individual medal winners and some strong relay teams.

Wrestling: The Eagles battled hard throughout the season and a number of wrestlers earned recognition in their respective weight classes in the MIAA Wrestling Championships. Congratulations to gold medal winner Noah Onkst ‘24, second place winners Connor Bollinger ‘23 and JJ DiMonti ‘26, fourth place winner Reid Swirnow ‘26, and the sixth place finishers Cal Bullers ‘26 and Robert Garcia ‘26. Noah was named to the MIAA All-Conference team.