Dulaney High students honored for their athletic achievements

For the past two decades, the Baltimore Touchdown Club has been recognizing the best football players by naming the top 64 high school junior players in the Baltimore Metro Area to the BTC Super 22 team. Congratulations to Dulaney High School’s Devin Gilliam Jr. on his selection to the 2018 team.

Devin, both an offensive and defensive lineman, was selected for his performance on the field and in the classroom. A talented student-athlete, Devin got his football start with the Cockeysville Eagles and now will be showcased to numerous college programs as a part of the BTC Super 22 team.

Dulaney High School seniors Lydia Naughton and Aaron Dow were recently honored at the McCormick’s Unsung Heroes Awards banquet, where Lydia was also the recipient of a $7,500 scholarship. These student-athletes were recognized for their unselfish team play, as the program highlights the efforts of those who contribute to the success of their teams without acclaim; they were among 113 honorees representing 69 Baltimore-area schools.

Unsung hero is an apt description for Lydia and Aaron, who are both hard-working, dedicated and motivational teammates. Lydia is a three-sport athlete playing field hockey, basketball and lacrosse each year. She was named to the first team Baltimore County Public Schools’ all-county team as well as the senior all-stars for field hockey. Lydia will be studying at Bucknell University in the fall.

Aaron excels in football, wrestling and lacrosse and this past winter was the 3A/4A North Region wrestling champ at 182 pounds. Aaron was just the 16th Dulaney wrestler to ever win a region championship and the first since 2014. However, Aaron will be continuing with his lacrosse career when he heads off to Wilmington University.

Seventeen seniors were recognized at the annual Dulaney athletics banquet on May 21 for an incredibly difficult feat — competing in athletics all 12 seasons of their high school careers. The dedication and commitment of these students is impressive and, in almost all cases, each student-athlete has competed in regional and state championships.

The “Iron Lions” were Carly Baker, Mark Bonner, Destiny Clinton, Sara Comaromi, Patrick Dochat, Hope Eckhart, Dorrie Gaeng, James Green, Sherry Guo, Grace Jung, Brian McCullough, Lydia Naughton, Brendan O’Brien, Casey O’Grady, Nick Owens, Alex Ozbolt and Meghan Robinson.

The Dulaney Athletic Hall of Fame also honored two of these Iron Lions, Dorrie Gaeng and Alex Ozbolt, each with a $1,500 scholarship. Both are members of the cross country and track teams, and Alex and Dorrie have received many accolades over the course of their four years of running at Dulaney. In addition, both are outstanding students and will be headed to Johns Hopkins University and Northwestern University, respectively.

Finally, the Dulaney Sports Boosters Club also announced scholarship award winners, two of whom also were among the Iron Lion group: Sara Comaromi, a softball and cheer standout, and Nick Owens received scholarships, along with Matt Owens.

Nick and Matt Owens both enjoyed tremendously successful cross country and track careers at Dulaney. Congratulations to all these outstanding student-athletes on their many accomplishments.

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