Washington College Softball Coach Lacey Lister to Pitch Against Team USA

Washington College Athletics
July 24, 2014

WALDORF, Md. — Washington College softball head coach Lacey Lister, who compiled one of the most impressive pitching careers in Division III history while a student-athlete at Salisbury University, will step back into the circle to pitch against the USA National Women’s Softball Team during an exhibition double-header Tuesday, July 29th, in Waldorf, Md.

Lister will suit up for the Maryland-DC All-Stars, who will face Team USA at Regency Stadium in the twin bill, which begins at 7:00 p.m. More information and ticket information about the exhibition games can be found here.

Lister, who graduated from Salisbury in 2006, was a four-time All-American for the Sea Gullls, landing on the first team as a senior. She was also a four-time first-team All-Region and four-time first-team All-Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) selection, a three-time CAC Player of the Year, and a three-time team Most Valuable Player. She still holds the Sea Gulls’ school career records for both wins (108) and strikeouts (1,096). Both of those marks are among the best in Division III history.

Through six seasons as head coach at Washington College, Lister has twice been named the Centennial Conference Coach of the Year. She guided the Shorewomen to their first-ever Centennial Conference Championship and their first-ever NCAA Division III Tournament appearance. The Shorewomen have won 21 or more games each of the past four seasons, a feat they had accomplished just once prior to Lister’s arrival. Washington’s 27 wins in 2013 are a school record. The Shorewomen received their first-ever national ranking during the 2014 season.

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New Roles and New Faces at Kent School

Kent School
Chestertown, MD
July 23, 2014

Lower School students will welcome two new teachers in September.

 Vivienne Falanga - Submitted Photo

Vivienne Falanga – Submitted Photo

Vivienne Falanga will be a familiar and friendly face to students who went to Little School. Vivienne is leaving her post as the Director of Little School to return to lower school as fourth grade teacher. Viv brings a wealth of teaching experience to her new role. She began her teaching career in Chelmsford England at the Great Leighs Primary school where she taught the 9 to 11 year old class in Math, English, Science and history. Viv joined Kent School in 1998 as a co­-kindergarten teacher and became the Head of Little School in 2010. Headmaster, Chris Gorycki said, “Vivienne’s thirst for knowledge and ever present enthusiasm for new material makes her a natural candidate and a perfect choice to fill role of fourth grade teacher. I have always been impressed with Vivienne’s professionalism and her ability to connect with students. Our students will be well­ served to have her as their teacher.”

Photo: Kimberly Bagley

Kimberly Bagley – Submitted Photo

Kimberly Bagley will join Kent School’s faculty as third grade teacher. Kim holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of South Florida and a Masters Degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. Kim’s education experience includes from classroom work with students, pull­out and collaborative settings and instructed small groups. Her experience as a licensed speech pathologist will provide another resource for Kent School students and families. Kimberly’s first experience with Kent School came as the parent of rising fourth grade student, Harrison Sheridan. Gorycki continued, “We welcome Kimberly to her new role at Kent School. I am already impressed with her enthusiasm for the curriculum. Kim possesses the perfect combination of a can­ do attitude, a true compassion for young students, and a level of professionalism that will ensure her success in the classroom.”

Julia Gross - Submitted Photo

Julia Gross – Submitted Photo

Julia Gross has been named the new Director of Little School. Julia will take the lead in our pre­Kinderagarten role after serving as the Kent School librarian since 2001. She is certified as a director/senior staff member in preschool or early childhood education center. In addition to her role as librarian, Julia managed Kent School’s before and after school program. She has been instrumental in the success of the Kudner Leyon Visiting Writers Program by inviting acclaimed authors, illustrators and poets to our campus for student workshops. Julia was also a lead teacher in our 2014 summer sessions. “Julia is such a willing contributor to the Kent School community. She brings a quiet determination to each of her roles. Her work ethic and attention to detail will fit well into the Little School environment,” said Gorycki. Julia will be supported by long time Little School teacher, Karen Schauber.

For more information about these staffing announcements or any aspect of Kent School visit www.kentschool.org or call 410­778­4100 ext. 11.

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The Chestertown Recreation Commission Announces New Programs

Chestertown Recreation Committee
July 20914

The Chestertown Recreation Commission announces a the formation of several new leagues for recreational play.

Beginning Aug 11, The C-town Whiffleball League will begin playing Games at the former Board of Education at Campus Avenue & Philosopher’s Terrace. The season will last 5 weeks and play on Monday nights, from 6pm-till dusk. An all ages league, whole families are encouraged to come out and play. Kids need not be accompanied by adults, but must have a permission form signed in order to participate. As this program is in its fledgling stages, teams will be divided up weekly on the field and will be offered for free.

In addition to the Ye Olde Town Bocce League returning for its Fall Tourney on Sept 8 to Wilmer Park, the CRC will also begin an Adult Co-ed Kickball League. The kickball teams will play on Wednesday and Friday nights beginning September 11, located at the former Board of Education at Campus Avenue & Philosopher’s Terrace. Games will be played from 6pm till dusk.

Kickball teams should be formed in advance and there will be a nominal fee for t-shirts and trophies.

Anyone interested in signing up for any of these exciting and fun new programs can do so by sending an email to chestertownrec@yahoo.com, by seeing us the Farmer¹s Market during Crazy Days or picking up a registration form at Town Hall.

The Chestertown Recreation Commission is a official branch of the Mayor & Council’s office charged with improving recreational opportunities, programming and facilities in the town.

Anyone interested in being involved can reach Bill Arrowood, chair, at chestertownrec@yahoo.com or reach us thru our Facebook page.

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“New Directions” with Tom McHugh and Dick Durham Free Concert of Jazz at the Mainstay

Rock Hall, MD
July 23, 2014

The Mainstay in Rock Hall, MD debuts its new concert series, “New Directions” with Tom McHugh on chromatic harmonica and Dick Durham on piano in a free concert of jazz standards on Sunday August 3 at 4:00 pm. For information and reservations call 410-639-9133. Information is also available at the Mainstay’s website www.mainstayrockhall.org.

“New Directions” is a new Mainstay series that encourages established musicians to explore new areas and journeymen to take it to the next level. For the first concert in the series, Mainstay founder and executive director Tom McHugh joins forces with veteran jazz pianist Dick Durham for a concert of jazz standards on piano and chromatic harmonica.

Dick Durham

Dick Durham

Dick Durham is a brilliant pianist, arranger and composer who has appeared regularly at the Mainstay as the leader of his own jazz ensembles and as a member of Max’s Mainstay All-Stars. He has rarely, if ever, played with someone on chromatic harmonica.

Tom McHugh

Tom McHugh

Mainstay founder Tom McHugh is best known for his folksy banjo, driving blues harp, compositions like “The Chester River Song” and his entertaining introductions to Mainstay concerts. Chromatic harmonica is a relatively new instrument for Tom. Of the two instruments he says “diatonic (blues) harp and a Chromatic harmonica are as different as a trombone and a trumpet.”

For this concert Dick and Tom have been working together on jazz interpretations of standards from the 20th Century Great American Songbook. This free concert of standards for chromatic harmonica and piano promises a lively afternoon of jazz and commentary.

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Financial Aid Workshops at Chesapeake College – July 28-31, 2014

WYE MILLS – Chesapeake College is offering free financial aid workshops during You Can Afford College Week, from July 28 to 31. The workshops will run daily from 9 am to 5:30 pm in Room 144 of the Dorchester Administration Building.

For more information, please call 410-827-5845.

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Ten to Enter Washington College Hall of Fame in October

Washington College Athletics
July 22, 2014

Washington College will welcome eight new members to its Athletic Hall of Fame October 18th during an annual ceremony and dinner. A brief look at the inductees and follows.

Miro Beran ’97
A member of both Washington College NCAA Division III National Championship men’s tennis teams, Miro Beran was a four-time qualifier for the NCAA Division III National Singles Tournament, reaching the quarterfinals and garnering All-America status as a senior in 1997. Miro was also a two-time Centennial Conference Singles Champion, a one-time Centennial Conference Doubles Champion, a four time All-Centennial Conference singles player and a one-time All-Centennial Conference doubles selection. He played for four Centennial Conference Championship teams.

Maggy Kilroy Burgess ’00
Maggy Kilroy was a four-time All-Centennial Conference selection in lacrosse and a four-year starter in basketball. A two-time Regional All-America selection in lacrosse, her career totals of 260 points and 106 assists stood as school records when she graduated. During Maggy’s senior year, the Shorewomen were ranked as high as 12th nationally, finished 14-3, and played in the ECAC Tournament. In basketball, Kilroy’s 196 career steals still stand as the program’s record. She was also the team’s leader in career assists with 362 when she graduated.

Rory Conway ’94
Rory Conway was a two-sport standout in baseball and soccer. A career .371 hitter in baseball, he boasted a career on-base percentage of .507 as he drew a school-record 88 walks during his career. He was a first-team all-conference selection in both 1993 and 1994. Rory joined the soccer team as a junior and led the Shoremen in scoring in each of his two seasons on the team. He was named an All-Centennial Conference honorable mention in soccer in 1993.

Jon Fellows ’02
Jon Fellows was 2002′s NCAA Division III Attackman of the Year, capping off an impressive career on the lacrosse field. He was a two-time All-American and two-time All-Centennial Conference selection in addition to garnering North/South Senior All-Star honors in 2002. He finished his career with 108 career goals and 99 career assists, recording 42 and 35, respectively, as a senior. With Jon on the team, the Shoremen made three NCAA Division III Tournament appearances and put together a four-year record of 49-23.

Tom Heald ’70
Tom Heald was an All-America first-team selection in lacrosse in 1970. He was also chosen as an All-South Atlantic Division first-team choice in 1970, was selected as an All-Maryland honorable mention in 1969, and was picked for the Strobhar All-Star team in 1967. A standout defenseman, Tom helped lead the Shoremen to a 29-17-1 record during his four years on the team. He was one of six Shoremen to earn first-team All-America honors during the 1970s; the other five have been previously inducted into the College’s Hall of Fame.

Pete Morgan ’84
Pete Morgan joined the baseball team as a sophomore transfer for the 1982 season and quickly left his mark on the program. Pete was an All-Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) selection three years in a row and was chosen as a South Region All-American in 1983. He was a career .315 hitter and one of the finest defensive catchers in the College’s history as he committed just four errors in 314 chances for a career fielding percentage of .987. During his senior season, the Shoremen went 19-11-2, capturing the Souheast Division of the MAC.

J.D. Radebaugh ’01
Like Pete Morgan, J.D. Radebaugh transferred to Washington College as a sophomore and quickly became one of his team’s top players. A two-time All-American in lacrosse, he played for the Shoremen’s 1998 NCAA Division III National Championship team and for three NCAA Division III Tournament qualifiers. His team-leading 55 points in 2000 came while also serving as the team’s top face-off man. J.D. was also a two-time All-Centennial Conference selection and 2000 North/South Senior All-Star. He finished his career with 63 goals, 22 assists, 220 ground balls, and 275 face-off wins.

Michelle Rodney ’03
Michelle Rodney was an outstanding softball player for four years at the College. She was the first player in her team’s history to earn All-Centennial Conference recognition four times and her 44 career stolen bases still stand as the school record. A career .383 hitter, she struck out just 29 times in 379 career at bats. She capped off her impressive career in 2002 as she hit a Centennial Conference-leading .432 en route to a spot on the All-Centennial Conference first team.

Stacy Sines ’04

Stacy Sines won a silver medal in the 200-yard freestyle at the 2001 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships, the apex of a highly-decorated collegiate career in the pool. A three-time All-American, Stacy piled up a total of 23 medals at Centennial Conference Championship meets and helped lead the Shorewomen to a 45-4 dual meet record over the course of four seasons. She won the National Student-Athlete Day Giant Steps Award for Courageous Female Student-Athlete in 2003 after returning from open-heart surgery to continue swimming. Stacy owned five individual school records at the time of her graduation.

Matt Rose – Special
Matt Rose coached the men’s and women’s tennis teams for eight seasons, beginning with the 1995-96 campaign. He guided the Shoremen to the 1997 NCAA Division III National Championship and eight Centennial Conference Championships. The Shoremen played in the NCAA Division III Tournament seven times in eight years under Rose and racked up a 121-31 record. He also guided the Shorewomen to a share of the 2002 Centennial Conference Championship. He coached a total of 10 All-Americans during his tenure.

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