Rachel McCoy’s Lancers of 2018


Rachel Mccoy

Top 10 lancers of 2018.

by Rachel McCoy, Reporter

We are proud of every Lancer’s accomplishments.  The Lance reviewed our biggest stories of 2018 and is highlighting some individual achievements. These students showed Lancer pride though everything they did in 2018.

Bridget Murphy- Best of SNO winner

Her Best of SNO article propelled her into her college major. She received the best of SNO award for her article “Unpopular opinion: My love affair with Pandora.” This was her second best of SNO award she received. She is now attending James Madison University majoring in Journalism.

Murphy says, “Winning best of SNO gave, me the courage to continue my writing in college and to pursue a career in journalism.” Murphy has written 10 articles for The Breeze at JMU and has been on the front page.

Earl Blake- Wrestling

Earl Blake is an excellent wrestler. He is a two-time state champion and national runner-up. He is committed to Kent State and is the varsity team captain. His high school record is 104-13.

Blake said, “Personally, my goal is to get ready for college and bring my wrestling to a new technical high, I really want to see myself become more effective with everything I do, and to win a national title at the end.”

Jessica Buntman- Diving

Jessica Buntman was All-Country Diver of the Year. This was her first year as a high school diver, but her experience at the club level helped her succeed. She won the Frederick County diving title, earning 244.5 points. Her reverse inward 1 1/2 pike was one of the dives that helped give her the edge. She placed second at the 3A-2A-1A West region meet.

Jessica hopes “To be better this season and to learn new and harder dives, to be able to win and score more point for the team.”

Avery Robertson- Lacrosse

Avery Robertson was the only freshman on the varsity lacrosse team. Robertson has proven herself to be an exceptional player. Last season, Robertson had 16 goals, 11 ground balls, 7 draws, and 1 caused turn over. Not only did Robertson make varsity for the school, but she also made the 2018 Frederick County Girls Lacrosse Underclass Team. Robertson plays on 2 club teams, Renegades And Maryland Select.

Robertson said, “In the spring I plan on trying out for varsity again. This season I want to focus on teamwork and prepare for the recruiting process.”

Garrett Schwartzbeck- Baseball

Garrett Schwartzbeck was a starting shortstop and had a total of 29 putouts and only 2 errors last season. He also was one of the starting pitchers. He got All-County Honorable Mention two years in a row. He batted around .300 and batted second all year. He plays on Mount Airy Post 191 his club team.

Garrett said, “This season I want to be first team all-county and as a team, I hope we win a state championship.”

Carter Holsinger- Pole Vaulter

Carter Holsinger is a two-time state champion at pole vault in indoor and outdoor track and field. He was very consistent throughout the season, often recording heights above 13’0’’. His shining achievements of the season were breaking the Linganore Pole Vault record with a jump of 14’1,’’and winning the state championships for the second time this year.

Julia Gladhill- Volleyball

Julia Gladhill, sophomore, has been on varsity for two years. She has been playing libero since she was eight, and has the desire to dig every single spike. In one game getting 29 digs, she had, many games that were exactly like that. Her stats for last season were 383 Digs, 5.72 per set. She plays on Metro 15.

“Next year I hope we get a better record and get farther during playoffs,”she said.

Ryan Mcfadden- Golf

Ryan McFadden, senior, has been a real asset to the golf team. He was Central Maryland Conference 3A/4A Player of the Year. He also got 9th at the state championship meet shooting 80-76-156.

Michael Belmaggio- Cross Country

Senior Michael Belmaggio is one of Linganore’s top distance runners. He has been on the varsity track and field team since ninth grade and has given an exceptional performance in every event he’s run in. During the cross country season this year, he placed first in the Maryland. He plans to go to college at Wilmington University as a Computer Science major.

Ryan Leyh- football

Ryan Leyh has been the quarterback since his sophomore year. He has been in two state game appearances and won state championship. This year alone he has had 31 touchdowns, (24 passing, 7 rushing) in 14 games. He plans to play football in college and study business.