All three KI lax cap­tains earn schol­ar­ships

Fam­ily tra­di­tions led to school choices

Record Observer - - School - By DOUG BISHOP dbishop@kibay­times.com

STEVENSVILLE — Kent Is­land High School var­sity lacrosse team cap­tains Luke Frohmert, Frankie Kra­tovil and Michael Quinn, all grad­u­at­ing se­niors, have re­ceived schol­ar­ships to at­tend and play at their re­spec­tive col­leges.

Each have been out­stand­ing scholar-ath­letes at KI High, earn­ing nu­mer­ous awards. All three were re­cip­i­ents of the Al Can­tello Schol­ar­ship, honor­ing the mem­ory of Coach Al Can­tello who trag­i­cally died in a boat­ing ac­ci­dent sev­eral years ago. The schol­ar­ship was es­tab­lished to help lo­cal scholar-ath­letes at­tend col­lege.

Luke and Michael (Mikey to his friends) will both at­tend Mercer Univer­sity, a Di­vi­sion 1 lacrosse pro­gram in Ma­con, Ga., play­ing for fifthyear head coach Kyle Han­nan. Both have older broth­ers, James Frohmert and Matt Quinn, en­ter­ing their ju­nior years at Mercer, who also play on the lacrosse team.

Frankie will at­tend McDaniel Col­lege in West­ern Mary­land, ma­jor­ing in po­lit­i­cal science and play­ing for first-year head coach Keith Euker, who once played at Loy­ola Univer­sity.

Luke was named Of­fen­sive Player of the Year by the KIHS coaches. He will ma­jor in bio-med­i­cal at Mercer. Mikey was named Most Valu­able Player on the KI team. He will ma­jor in me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing. Both were named first team All-Con­fer­ence lacrosse this year. Both also played im­por­tant roles, quar­ter­back and run­ning back, on the foot­ball team at KIHS.

All three are ex­cel­lent aca­demic stu­dents as well as great ath­letes. Luke grad­u­ated with a 3.5 GPA, Frankie a 4.0, and Mikey at 4.2, par­tic­i­pat­ing in the dual-en­roll­ment pro­gram and rank­ing among the top 10 stu­dents in his grad­u­at­ing class. Each re­ceived as much or more in aca­demic schol­ar­ships as they did for the ath­letic schol­ar­ships.

Mike Quinn, Mikey’s fa­ther, said, “The boys grew-up to­gether. All are un­der­sized, but have what’s called very high ‘sports IQ’s’. They know where to be and when to be, as sit­u­a­tions present them­selves in a game.”

Frankie played soc­cer, bas­ket­ball and lacrosse all four years at KIHS; he was a cap­tain on the bas­ket­ball team as well as the lacrosse team. He re­ceived nu­mer­ous awards in bas­ket­ball, in­clud­ing this year’s “Play­maker Award,” and was se­lected to the Bay­side Con­fer­ence All-Star team where he scored 10 points, and was named All-Con­fer­ence Hon­or­able Men­tion. This year in lacrosse, he was named sec­ond team Al­lCon­fer­ence. At the Se­nior Awards pro­gram at KIHS, he re­ceived the Army’s Scholar-Ath­lete Award. He ac­cepted a Pres­i­den­tial Schol­ar­ship to at­tend McDaniel Col­lege.

Frankie said, “I chose McDaniel mainly be­cause my fa­ther went there, and there were a num­ber of other schools that were open to me. I plan to ma­jor in po­lit­i­cal science, hope­fully to use that de­gree to get into a law school, even­tu­ally.” Frankie was very ac­tively re­cruited to play on the lacrosse team at McDaniel.

Years ago when Frank Kra­tovil was still Queen Anne’s County State’s At­tor­ney, he and his wife Kim had five small chil­dren with the old­est, Frankie, be­ing 6. Frank would joke about hav­ing so many young chil­dren, say­ing, “The first word we teach them is schol­ar­ship.” Re­cently re­minded of his joke, Kra­tovil, now a district court judge, re­sponded, “Well, it worked out, so far.”

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

Kent Is­land High School 2016 lacrosse team cap­tains, from the left, grad­u­at­ing se­niors. No. 1, Luke Frohmert, No. 2, Mikey Quinn and No. 3, Frankie Kra­tovil, are all on schol­ar­ship and will play at their re­spec­tive col­leges this fall. Fol­low­ing the model of scholar-ath­letes, all three were ex­cel­lent aca­demic stu­dents and ath­letes with high “sports IQs.”

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