ROBBY WARD, ARCHMERE ACADEMY, TENNIS
Robby had a tremendous season, 8-0 in the regular season, capped off by a 6-4, 6-4 win in the State finals against Colt Williamson from Milford, a senior and last year's champion. Robby is currently a freshman at Archmere after competing as an eighth grader at Tower Hill last year, barely losing to Williamson in the finals. This year, Robby overcame an injury, dislocation of his right index finger early in the season, to win the championship. He is a very diligent worker off and on the court, maintaining excellent physical conditioning which contributes to his success. Although only a freshman, he is a strong influence on the rest of the team, leading by example. Along with his hard work, Robby trains with Rob Wirth and his team at DuPont Country Club. Robby looks forward to more high school tennis and would love to compete at the college level one day.
HOLLY BROOKS, CARAVEL ACADEMY, SOFTBALL
Holly has been a 5-year starter for the Caravel Academy Buccaneers. She has been the starting pitcher the last three years. Brooks has a batting average of .369 and a pitching ERA of 1.47. She is a pitcher who prides herself on knowing both the mental and physical aspect of game, always trying to outsmart batters and get ahead in the count. Her tremendous commitment and dedication to the game is inspiring and her determination brings leadership to the team on and off the field. Brooks’ composure and grit on the mound is one to admire.
Holly has signed to play Division One softball at Campbell University in the fall of 2016 on a scholarship. When she’s not on the diamond, Holly participates in the Blue/Gold as a Senior Ambassador and loves spending time with her buddies, Matt and Brendan, with the Hand in Hand Program. She received Second Team All-State Pitcher her Sophomore Year and First Team All-State Pitcher her Junior and Senior Year. Most recently she was identified for the Junior Olympic National Team athlete pool by USA ASA.
A key to MPHS 1st half success was forcing 15 St. Michael's turnovers including 4 steals by Fah'Mir Ali. KVonn Cramer has swatted 4 shots