Loyola Speech & Debate Captures Fifth Consecutive BCFL Title

Loyola Blakefield Speech & Debate captured its fifth consecutive Baltimore Catholic Forensic League (BCFL) title at the BCFL Metro Tournament this past weekend.

In a note to the team, coaches Marlo Lacson '20 and Jake Taylor '21 wrote, “It's been a long and difficult season, but we made it! Despite a few hiccups, the BCFL Metro tournament was a resounding success. With an overall team sweepstakes score of 45, we secured our title as reigning champions of the BCFL for yet another year. With all the changes we have gone through over this past season—the long hours of practice, the virtual format, and the loss of our beloved coach, Mr. Donovan—you faced them head-on with grit and perseverance. Mr. Donovan would be so proud of you all.”

Congratulations to the following Dons whose award-winning performances earned them a spot in the National Catholic Forensic League (NCFL) Grand National Tournament held in Washington, D.C., this spring between May 27–29.

Kyle Weaver '22
Gold Medalist in Triathlon
Bronze Medalist in Dramatic Performance
4th Place in Oral Interpretation
6th Place in Extemporaneous Speaking

Thomas McNulty '22
Gold Medalist in Congressional Debate
Bronze Medalist in Impromptu Speaking

Nathan Li '23
Silver Medalist in Extemporaneous Speaking
5th Place in Congressional Debate

Brendan Fanzone '22
4th place in Dramatic Performance
Joshua Zacharia '22
6th Place in Original Oratory

Farrell Gregory '22
5th Place in Extemporaneous Speaking
Toni Akintola '22
5th Place in Original Oratory

Henry Breit '23
Bronze Medalist in Children’s Literature

Andy Wang '23 & Thomas McNulty '22
Bronze Medalists in Duo Interpretation
Bronze Medalists in Impromptu Speaking

Kyle Weaver '22 & Josh Zacharia '22
6th Place in Duo Interpretation

Asher Davis '24 & Henry Breit '23
Silver Medalists in Duo Interpretation

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