On June 4th, Sam Grace was named the MVP of the 2109 President's Cup game that was played at Camden Yards. The game featured the top players from the MIAA B and C Conferences and from Baltimore City Public Schools. Sam went two for three, with three runs batted in. During his time behind the plate, Sam threw out the only runner who attempted to steal a base.
All Conference MIAA Athletes:
Golf: Jack Halleron ‘20, Willie Wright ‘19
Baseball: Sam Grace ‘19, Josh Butler ‘19, Charlie Godin ‘21, and Jack Fishel ‘21
Lacrosse: Cameron Spencer ‘19 and Blake Gable ‘20
Leo McCormick Award for Dedication & Loyalty to Boys’ Latin Athletics
After his graduation in 1926, Leo McCormick was a familiar sight at Boys’ Latin as a supporter of all things BL. He served on our Alumni Board and loved Boys’ Latin and its athletic program. In 1979, Mr. McCormick, along with his wife Virginia, established the Leo H. McCormick award for dedication and loyalty to Boys’ Latin athletics. Each year, this memorial award is given to a member of the BL community who unselfishly gives of themselves to the athletic program and
Winner: Sam Grace ’19
C. Markland Kelly Athletic Service Award
This award recognizes an individual who has provided great leadership, promoted BL athletics, exemplified teamwork, and sportsmanship.
Winner: Blake Shepherd ‘19
A. Mason LeBrun Award – Outstanding Junior Athlete
Named for longtime Athletic Director and lacrosse coach, Mr. LeBrun oversaw the move from Brevard Street to Lake Avenue and was instrumental in adding Cross country, soccer, wrestling, and baseball to our Athletic Program
Winner: Justin Waters ‘20 and JT Morton ‘20
Woodward Cup for Effort in Three Sports
The Woodward Cup is named for Tillie Woodward a longtime faculty member at Boys’ Latin who was the librarian, taught mechanical drawing, ran the school plays and coached Lower School physical education. She specifically wanted the award for a student who played on three teams and gave outstanding effort in each season.
Winner: Sam Grace ‘19 and Josh Meister ‘19
Phyllis Miller Cup Unsung Hero Award
Phyllis Miller was President of the Mother’s Club when Boys’ Latin moved to this location. An Unsung Hero is that person who is critical in every facet of the team.
Winner: Ari Wister ‘19
Jack Williams Cup – Sportsmanship
The sportsmanship award is presented in memory of former Headmaster Jack Williams. Mr. Williams was an advocate of athletics and fair play.
Winner: Carlos Davis ‘19
Coaches Cup for Teamwork & Leadership
The coaches cup is presented to an individual who in the eyes of his coaches is a team leader and puts teamwork above personal goals.
Winner: Sam Grace ‘19 and Cameron Spencer ‘19
The Grit Award
Established in 2019 by the Athletic Department, this award is presented to one multisport athlete in each upper school grade who exudes elite competitiveness. The recipient is not an invisible, vulnerable high achiever, nor a fragile perfectionist. The recipient may not be the most decorated or celebrated athlete. He is a person who has found success but also understands the importance of failure. This athlete understands growth. He had initial interest, built the capacity to practice relentlessly, created a sense of purpose, and produced hope. While many athletes are born with tremendous potential, the real question is whether they’re encouraged to employ their good old fashioned hard work and their grit. This award is presented to boys who are physically and mentally tough and are elite competitors.
Freshman GRIT award 2019 – Gavin Proutt ‘22 and Nathan Crouse ‘22
Sophomore GRIT award 2019 – Mason Alford James ‘21 and Harry Genth ‘21
Junior GRIT award 2019 - Blake Gable ‘20