Athletics - McDonogh School


The role of athletics in a McDonogh student’s life is important. The Athletic Department believes athletics are an extension of the academic day where valuable lessons are taught. Our sports programs are designed to be in harmony with the educational objectives of the school, and we believe in a multi-sport philosophy. Additionally, we seek to provide opportunities in which students can participate in a healthy and competitive environment and develop socially, mentally, and physically. Students learn life lessons such as how to work with a group, how to be unselfish, how to be resilient when things don’t go well, and how to be gracious winners and losers.

Mickey Deegan and Matt MacMullan
Co-Athletic Directors


McDonogh School offers high-quality programs that challenge students to reach their limits in terms of endurance, self-discipline, loyalty, self-confidence, dealing with winning and losing, and getting along with other people.

Students who play on interscholastic teams will be asked to provide certain personal equipment for participation in sports (i.e. shoes, gloves, lacrosse stick. etc.).  

All students (PK-12) are required to have a physical examination form completed by a physician, a health report completed by parents, and a concussion baseline assessment each year. Students who do not have an updated physical on record with the school nurse will not be allowed to attend school, participate in extracurricular activities, or participate in athletic practices or games.  

Please mail all completed physicals to:

McDonogh School Infirmary
8600 McDonogh Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117

You can easily view the status of all health forms under the Manage Records link on your Personal Page on McDonogh’s website. To access your Personal Page, log in with your parent username and password at

If you have any questions about your physical or other health records, do not hesitate to call the school nurse at 443-544-7015.


Mickey Deegan, US Athletics: 443-544-7141 or
Matt MacMullan, US Athletics: 443-544-7142 or
MaryBeth Todd, MS Athletics: 443-544-7162 or


Middle School students in the seventh and eighth grade will have the opportunity to participate in one of our fall athletic offerings. Students will have the opportunity to meet with their coaches to discuss schedules, expectations, and logistics for the upcoming season during the first week of school.

This fall, we will offer teams for boys in football and soccer; teams for girls in field hockey, soccer, and volleyball; and coed teams in cross country, riding, water polo, and rock climbing. See more here


Below is a schedule for preseason fall practice sessions for Upper School students who will be involved in interscholastic athletics.

Preseason Meals: Students are encouraged to bring plenty of fluids and lunch if required. Please bring your own water bottle. Lunch will NOT be available in the dining hall. 

Preseason Schedules

Varsity and JV Football 

Preseason practice for freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in varsity and JV football begins Tuesday, August 8. All candidates will get equipment during their first week of practice.

  • August 8-12: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., practice
  • August 15-18: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., practice
  • August 19: 6:00 p.m., Varsity scrimmage vs. Franklin H.S. (Away)
  • August 23-26: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., practice
  • August 26: 6:00 p.m., Varsity scrimmage vs. Mt. Zion Prep (Home)
  • August 30: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., practice

Head Coach: Hakeem Sule, 443-544-7440,

JV Head Coach: Troy Wilson, 703-618-4002,

Varsity and JV Field Hockey

Preseason practice for freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in field hockey:

  • August 15-18: 8:30 to 11:00 a.m., tryouts
  • August 19: Team Bonding, TBD
  • August 22-24: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., practice 
  • August 26: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., practice
  • August 27: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., practice 
  • August 29: 4:15 to 6:15 p.m., practice 

Head Coach: Courtney Rainey,
JV Head Coach: Sophia Holley, 443-793-7325,

Varsity and JV Boys and Girls Cross Country

Preseason practice for freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in cross country:

  • Summer running every Thursday starting June 23, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. 
  • August 15-19: 8:00 to 9:30 a.m.  
  • August 22-26: 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. 

Head Coach: Phil Turner, 410-599-8568,

Varsity and JV Water Polo

Preseason practice for freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in water polo:

  • August 16-19: 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. (location TBD - possibly Five Oaks in Catonsville)
  • August 22-26: 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. 
  • August 27: McDonogh V/JV Scrimmage Day vs. Mt. St. Joe/Landon (Home, all day) **tentative**
  • August 29: OFF
  • August 30: First day of school. Normal practice (4:00 to 6:00 p.m.) begins

Please bring swimsuit, goggles, towel, t-shirt, shorts, athletic shoes, and water bottle/sports drink.

Varsity Head Coach: TBD

Varsity and JV Girls Soccer  

Preseason practice for all players who wish to play soccer in the fall: 

  • August 15-17: 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • August 17: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., individual meetings in the Edward St. John Student Center

Varsity Girls Soccer

  • August 17: 1:00 p.m., Varsity Team Meeting 
  • August 18-20: Training, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
  • August 20: Scrimmage TBA
  • August 21: Off
  • August 22: 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
  • August 23: 3:00 p.m., Scrimmage vs. Walt Whitman (Home)  
  • August 24: 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Dulaney 
  • August 25 and 26: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Head Coach: Harry Canellakis, 574-780-1493,

JV Girls Soccer

Note: All players who wish to play JV must show up on August 16.

  • August 19-30 (weekdays only): 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., practice 

Head Coach: Morgan Dorset, 301-466-9587,

Varsity and JV Girls Tennis

New players first day of tryouts: Friday, August 19 continuing (weekdays only): 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. until school starts

Returning varsity and JV players first day: Monday, August 22nd continuing (weekdays only): 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. until school starts                                                                                      

Head Varsity Coach: Terry Solins, 410-302-3489,
Head JV Coach: Carol Garinther,

For preseason workouts during June and July, contact Terry Solins.   

Varsity Cheer Dance Team

Preseason tryouts for all candidates: TBA

Please wear black shorts, athletic top, tennis shoes, hair should be pulled back, and bring a water bottle.

Head Coach: TBA

Boys Varsity, JV, and Fresh/Soph Soccer   

Preseason practice for freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors interested in soccer:            

Varsity Tryouts:

  • August 10-12: 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. (Field 11)
  • Scrimmages
    • August 15 vs. St. Ryken
    • August 17 vs. Quince Orchard
    • August 20 vs. Tuscarora (TBA)

Head Coach: Brandon Quaranta, 443-866-0162,

JV Tryouts:

  • August 15-19: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • August 22-26: 4:00 to 5:30 p.m., practice

Head JV Coach: Dan Perlis, 301-312-5040,

Fresh/Soph Tryouts:

  • August 22-26: 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. 

FS Head Coach: Josh Jones, 443-831-9629,

Varsity and JV Girls Volleyball

Preseason practice for all players who wish to try out for the varsity team:

  • August 15-19: 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • August 20: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • August 22-23: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • August 24: 5:30 p.m., Scrimmage vs. Liberty H.S. (Home)
  • August 25: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
  • August 26: 5:30 p.m., Scrimmage vs. Towson H.S. )(Home)
  • August 27: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
  • August 29: 4:15 to 6:15 p.m.
  • August 30-31: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
  • September 1:  5:30 p.m., Scrimmage vs. Bryn Mawr School (Away)
  • Friday, September 2: 3:45 to 5:45 p.m.
  • September 3: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 

Please bring water bottle, towel, volleyball shoes or other indoor court shoes, not running shoes; knee pads are recommended but not required.

Varsity Head Coach: Tina Karpovich, 443-517-3045,

Teams and Schedules

I am thankful to McDonogh and every valuable experience that has developed who I am and what I represent to all others around me.

Myles Martin ’15, NCAA wrestling champion