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Former college player and current Math teacher Ms. Biron joins the JV lacrosse team as an assistant coach for the upcoming season. Read about how she's translating her knowledge of the women's game into that of the men's.
Evan came to Loyola in 2012 for 7th Grade. He is an active member on campus helping with retreats and Campus Ministry. Evan led the Freshman Ignite Retreat his junior year and is looking forward to leading other retreats in the future. English and Journalism are his favorite classes at Loyola. Writing is something Evan has always loved to do, especially creative writing. Evan is the team’s designated political reporter.
Zach entered Loyola in freshman year with the goal to leave his mark on Loyola. Through the help of the Newspaper, Broadcast club, and ambassador program he feels that he is moving towards his goal. For his senior year, Zach has come back to play on the football team after taking two years off. Though his love for writing about sports will always be with him, he is challenging himself to become more rounded as a writer.
Ben started his Loyola journey in 2015 as a 9th grader. He plays on the soccer team, ultimate Frisbee team, Vice President of the Ping Pong Club, and is in the Business Club. As a junior, he plans to join the Politics Club and start a Movie Club. Ben really enjoys his history and English classes, particularly the writing aspects of them. Outside of school, he spends his time reviewing movies and TV shows as well as cheering on all Baltimore sports teams.
Matthew is a junior here at Loyola. He entered Loyola in the 6th grade and has thoroughly enjoyed his time at the school. He is a member of the varsity soccer team and various clubs such as the Spanish club, Ping-pong club, and Boosters club. Matthew’s outside interests consist of playing soccer, eating at local hot spots, and just hanging with the guys.
Mason entered Loyola in the 9th grade, and is a junior here at Loyola. Besides being on the journalism team, he plays football, lacrosse, and participates in the Ping Pong Club, American Politics Club, and looks forward to joining many other clubs this year. Outside of school, Mason enjoys watching movies, playing guitar, and just being a guy.
Alex, son to Kelly and Chuck 89’ and brother to Grace, is in the junior class here at Loyola. He is a member of the varsity football and lacrosse teams. Alex is also a member of the Yearbook club, Boosters, and he is a student ambassador. Alex is interested in writing, learning the ways of the force, and going to church on Sundays. Alex enjoys coming to school so he can learn and so he can see his pals. Alex loves Loyola, and looks forward to coming here every day.
Kenneth is young bright eyed junior who came onto the Loyola Blakefield scene as a freshman in 2015. He’s been a member of the It’s Academic team ever since his arrival, and since then he’s also joined a myriad of other clubs such as The Creative Writing club and Games club. He’s also one of the illustrious Blakefield players, acting in such plays as Ah Wilderness, To Kill a Mockingbird, and The Front Page. Outside of school he’s an avid comic book reader and enjoys playing Uno with Grandma. He’s eager to bring you the most pressing news about Loyola.
Hunter Craig entered Loyola in the 9th grade. He enjoys studying English and History, especially American History. He plays on the soccer and lacrosse teams. Hunter looks to join the American politics and business club this school year. Outside of school he enjoys skiing, fishing and being outdoors.
Jordan entered Loyola in the 9th grade after graduating Sacred Heart in Glyndon. He is an active member in the Loyola community, being part of the grounds crew and participating and attending many sporting events. His favorite classes are English and journalism. Jordan focuses on writing about sports and entertainment. He hopes to “Wow” you with his stories.
After entering Loyola in the 9th grade, Connor has participated in freshmen and JV soccer in the fall as well as pole vaulting with the track and field team during the spring. He enjoys cheering on his fellow Dons at sporting events when he is not at his own games or practices. During the winter he travels to Deep Creek Lake to ski at WISP Resort on the weekends. As a junior, Connor will lead the incoming freshmen on the Ignite Retreat this November.
Trent started here in the 6th grade and is now a member of the junior class. Along with the Loyola Blakefield News team, Trent participates on the Varsity Golf team and different clubs and activities. Trent’s passion for writing started in the 8th grade when he took a creative writing class. Outside of school, Trent enjoys playing golf and hanging out with friends.
Adam entered Loyola in the 9th grade, and is currently a member of the senior class. He films all the sporting events for the LSN livestream on YouTube and is the manager for the reigning MIAA Varsity Baseball champions. He enjoys going on the various service trips that Loyola sets up to make a difference in the community. He loves coming to Loyola every day to learn new information and hang out with his friends.
Drew entered Loyola in 9th grade and is now a junior. He participates in a variety of clubs and activities including the school rugby team and the creative writing club, where he holds the presidential position. He enjoys the simple pleasures in life like hitting the flag football field with Mr. Lackner, taking a stroll through the hollow, or, best of all, munching down on a spicy buff. Drew’s goals for junior year vary from bringing his rugby team back to the championship to maybe running for president and, hopefully, winning. For this school year the possibilities are endless and the opportunities are ever coming.
Alex O’Brien is a junior at Loyola Blakefield. He enjoys writing creatively as well as informatively, and is especially interested in movie and video game review essays. He’s a member of the Creative Writing Club as well as the American Politics Club. In his free time, he enjoys reading and playing video games.
Gaurav, currently a senior at Blakefield, enjoys watching sports games after school. He entered Loyola in 2012 for the start of the 7th grade. Since then, he has led multiple retreats and enjoys volunteering for events and dances around campus. His favorite pastime is playing Club Lacrosse during the spring. Gaurav’s favorite class is History, a class that he has been intrigued in since his days in elementary school.
Joe entered Loyola in the 9th grade. Since then, he’s been involved in a variety of clubs and activities ranging from varsity football and baseball to the Model UN and sports broadcasting clubs. This past summer, Joe enjoyed the opportunity to travel with a group of his fellow dons to Camden, NJ as part of his senior service trip. His favorite moment at Blakefield was being a part of Loyola’s 1st baseball championship in 71 years
John entered Loyola in the 9th grade and is currently a Senior. He plays baseball at Loyola and enjoys writing as well as playing the drums and harmonica. John has helped out in the community through Our Daily Bread and various services around town. He enjoys crabbing and fishing during the summer, playing baseball for The Baseball Warehouse, and works for Valley View Farms.
Will Wittstadt is currently a junior at Loyola Blakefield. Will is currently involved in lacrosse, American politics club, and looking forward to joining new clubs and getting involved in student government. On the weekends Will enjoys going skiing with his family. Will’s favorite class is history and top interests are politics and economics. Will is very excited to write for Loyola Blakefield News.