All three KI lax captains earn scholarships
Family traditions led to school choices
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.”
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.”