Gunston athletes honored at sports awards banquet
CENTREVILLE — On Wednesday, Feb. 22, The Gunston School athletes, coaches, friends, and family gathered to celebrate the successful completion of the 2016-17 winter athletic season. Gunston’s varsity and junior-varsity basketball teams joined in an evening of celebration. The message delivered by Headmaster John Lewis and Director of Athletics Jon Mellinger was clear — the Herons have arrived as a strong competitor within the ESIAC (Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference).
Both the boys and girls basketball programs have taken a large step in success in just two short years to become a threat in every contest. Each team returns the majority of their starters and are poised to remain competitors for the postseason and a potential championship run.
Highlighting the event was the revealing of the ESIAC All-Conference team. Making the Boys Varsity Basketball All-Conference Team was sophomore Malachi Graham (First Team) and junior Rick Archambault (Honorable Mention). Junior Brennan Paddy made All-Conference (First Team) for Girls Varsity Basketball, as well as sophomore Marisa Pisapia (Honorable Mention).
Queen Anne’s Matt Lutz returns a ball during his No. 2 doubles win along with Tanner Morris over Easton’s Lucas Tondin and Alex Matsche, Friday afternoon at Queen Anne’s County High School.
From left, ESIAC award recipients sophomore Malachi Graham, junior Brennan Paddy and junior Rick Archambault. Not pictured, sophomore Marisa Pisapia.