Broadneck athletic director Kevin McMullen offers one of the best arguments for participating in high school sports -- it's a good way to get into college.
McMullen has seen 13 of the school's senior student-athletes receive full or partial scholarships or financial grants related to academic success and complemented by athletic participation.
Kevin's brother, Tim, athletic director from Broadneck's opening in 1982 through last year, said that number is the most for one year in the school's history.
The number might have been 14, had Matt Weimer not turned down a full baseball scholarship to Towson State University to attend Penn State University as a walk-on.
"I've always wanted to go there," said Weimer, whose Bruins' squad is ranked No. 12 by The Baltimore Sun. "If I play well for a year, then there's a good chance I'll get a scholarship."
Broadneck student-athletes who have a free ride into college are Jen Chapman (University of Vermont, basketball), Brendan Collins (Naval Academy, lacrosse), Mike Fellona (Air Force, lacrosse), John Hanna (Navy Prep, lacrosse), Greg Jackson (West Point Prep, lacrosse) and Nikki St. Clair (Navy Prep, volleyball).
Other Bruins with scholarships or substantial financial aid are Wade Berusch (tennis) and Steve Bruso (lacrosse), both of whom will attend Towson State; Rebecca Fink (lacrosse) and Mike Strohman (lacrosse), both of whom will go to the University of Maryland; Michelle Meyers (Loyola, lacrosse), Dawn Frederick (University of Maryland Baltimore County, lacrosse) and Tim Collins (Western Maryland, cross country).
"Their involvement in athletics was pivotal," said Kevin McMullen.