Its draft day in the NFL


The NFL draft will occur this weekend (April 28-29) and the odds are likely that former TCW standout running back Tony Hunt (03) will be drafted in the mid to late rounds. That is the projection of most of the major sports publications. Hunt, who ran the football for the Penn State Nittany Lions during the falls of 03-06, would be the fourth Titan in history drafted should he indeed be taken by one of the 31 NFL teams this weekend.

Carl Carr (TCW 82), Ed Bunn (TCW 86) and Keith Burns (TCW 90) are the only other Titans in school history to be drafted by the National Football League.

Former Titan linebacker Ratcliff Thomas (93), who played collegiately at the University of Maryland, was not drafted but played for a number of seasons in the NFL – most notably with the Indianapolis Colts. No other TCW, Episcopal, Ireton or St. Stephens/St. Agnes alumni are projected to be drafted this weekend.

Hokie connection
Speaking of the recent Virginia Tech tragedy, the last Titan to earn a
varsity football letter for the Virginia Tech Hokies was Joe Ledbetter (TCW 85). Ledbetter played defensive end in Blacksburg for former Hokies head coachBill Dooley. Ledbetter did not complete his four years of eligibility at Virginia Tech, however.

No Bishop Ireton Cardinal alumnus in history has ever suited up for the Virginia Tech Hokies. Its also believed that no St. Stephens & St. Agnes Saint have suited up at Virginia Tech in at least the past 25 years. The last Episcopal Maroon alumnus to play varsity football in Blacksburg was Carter Wiley (EHS 84). Wiley, a defensive back, played four years of varsity football in Blacksburg.

In this springs high school lacrosse season, both the St. Stephens & St. Agnes girls and boys teams are currently ranked by the LAX Power Girls and Boys – Maryland, D.C., Virginia Rankings.

The Lady Saints, coached by veteran Kathy Jenkins, currently weigh-in at 13-1 overall on the season. They are ranked number one in the entire area by the above rankings. Two of their top players include senior attack Katherine Denkler, who has signed collegiately with Vanderbilt University, and senior attack Molly Millard, who will play with the University of Virginia. The Saints, coached by Andy Taibl, currently weigh-in at 9-3 overall on the season.

They are ranked number nine in the entire area by the above rankings. Two of their top players include senior goalie Mark White and his twin brother senior defenseman Mike White – both of whom have signed with the University of Maryland.

Top athletes
Speaking of being a well-rounded student athlete, senior Zach Kendall of Episcopal was a top two-way lineman for the Maroon football team, a standout grappler for Episcopal and is also one of the top Maroon golfers this spring. Senior Tommy Murray of St. Stephens was a top point guard for the Saints basketball team this past winter as well as one of the leading scorers on the Saints lacrosse team this spring.

Junior Andrew Rodriguez of Bishop Ireton was a standout two-way football player (running back/linebacker) for the Cardinals this past fall. He also logged significant minutes for the Ireton basketball team this past winter and is one of the Cardinals top track/field sprinters (200/400) this spring.