These scholar-athletes from Dulaney High School have signed letters of intent with several major colleges. In front row, from left, are Anna Griffith, Casey O’Grady, Charlotte Lipstein, Maggie Kelly; in the back row from left are Nolan Matsko, Matthew Stidham, Josh Cornish
These scholar-athletes from Dulaney High School have signed letters of intent with several major colleges. In front row, from left, are Anna Griffith, Casey O’Grady, Charlotte Lipstein, Maggie Kelly; in the back row from left are Nolan Matsko, Matthew Stidham, Josh Cornish (Melissa Whatley / Baltimore Sun Media Group)

A glance at the sports page shows that Dulaney High School has outstanding athletics teams driven by dedicated and talent student-athletes.

Many of those athletes have dreams to continue their athletic success on the collegiate level and seven of them — Josh Cornish, Anna Griffith, Maggie Kelly, Charlotte Lipstein, Nolan Matsko, Casey O’Grady and Matthew Stidham — cemented their plans by signing national letters of intent at a signing ceremony Nov. 8. All are members of the senior class at Dulaney, and all have impressive plans for the future.

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The quartet of Lady Lions will play lacrosse at prestigious universities after very successful high school careers. All were a part of the 2016 4A/3A state championship team; the state title was the first that Dulaney’s women lacrosse team has won in the past decade. Griffith, a midfielder, will attend Dartmouth University. She is described by Dulaney’s coach, Kristi Korrow, as a “student athlete who pursues her goals with a fiery intensity and exhibits great drive and dedication to all that she sets her mind to.”

Kelly will follow her academic and athletic dreams to Lehigh University. “Maggie is a player who knows how to win and has the ability to take control of a game and make it her own, all while making her teammates shine,” Korrow said.

Lipstein will be one to watch as she joins the lacrosse program at Johns Hopkins University as an attacker. She is known for her “razor sharp precision in her attempts on goal with the ability to take calculated risks on attack … to make her a player that must guarded carefully,” according to Korrow.

O’Grady is continuing her academic and athletic career at the University of Connecticut. Korrow predicts that Casey’s “passion and ability to inspire her teammates will make her an invaluable asset to the program, not to mention that Casey is a player that never gives less than 100 percent in both practices and games.”

Cornish will play basketball at Southern Utah University and “is a leader on the court and an excellent student in the classroom,” according to Coach Matt Lochte.

Matsko will continue his education and play baseball at Georgetown University. Richard Reed, Dulaney’s Director of Athletics, describes Nolan as “a phenomenal student-athlete,” adding that, “Nolan’s performance on the baseball diamond, football field and in the classroom are to be admired.”

The University of Mount Olive, in North Carolina, is where Matthew Stidham will continue his lacrosse career as a goalie. Matthew is a “dynamic ball stopper that will make an immediate impact on the program at Mount Olive, which is fortunate to get such a great young man and lacrosse player,” coach Kyle Fiat said.

Best wishes to all the scholar-athletes for an outstanding senior season and continued success at the collegiate level.

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