Alumni in Athletics

We are always keeping an eye out for updates regarding Burroughs athletes who are involved in college or professional sports. Who's where? How are they doing? Press clips? Pictures? If you have any information to share, please e-mail ddesloge@jburroughs.org.

October, 2014 update.....

Andrew Bartnett - JBS '13 (Johns Hopkins University Track and Field).  Andrew had an amazing freshman season as he broke the school record of 16' in the pol vault and ended his freshman season with the following accolades:
NCAA All-American - Outdoor T&F (3rd in Div III)  16'7"
NCAA Championship Qualifier  - Indoor T&F   (10th)
Johns Hopkins Record Holder
Centennial Conf Champ and Record Holder
Centennial Conf Outstanding Rookie of the Yea

May, 2014 update.....

Carlyn Vachow - JBS '12 (Middlebury College Softball) The Middlebury Panthers finished the 2014 campaign with a 19 – 16 record, and departed the NESCAC tournament in the third round of play, the same exit they used last year.  Last year, the Panthers relied on solid pitching and extra base slugging.  This year, they got there the hard way with lock-down pitching, timely hitting and scrappy baserunning, still not enough to dislodge defending DIII National Champs and NESCAC nemesis, Tufts University.  Carlyn remained Middlebury’s starting catcher and was among the top defenders at that position in the conference.  She batted .292 on the season, driving in 17 runs and scoring 20.

March, 2014 update.....

Nathan Adams - JBS '12 (Yale University Baseball) went 2 for 4 in the leadoff spot when Yale traveled to Baton Rouge, LA to take on top-ranked LSU in baseball.  Yale won 8-7!

Lea Johnson - JBS '11 (University of Miami Track and Field) won the ACC Championship in Weight Throws as her conference meet in early March.  You can read about her accomplishments right here.  And a follow up article about Lea's success from walk-on to Nationals can be found right here

January, 2014 update.......

Winston Boldt - JBS '11 (West Point Soccer) was named to the NCAA 2nd Team All-American squad for his goalkeeping efforts for the Army Black Knights soccer team this year.  Winston set numerous Army records and was ranked very high in several NCAA goalkeeping categories all season long.  You can read all about Winston's season right here.

November, 2013 update......

Liz Rill - JBS '13 (Bowdoin College Field Hockey) won the Division III National Championship in Field Hockey over Salisbury on Novermber 23rd.

September, 2013 update....

Ezekiel Elliott - JBS '13 (Ohio State Football) ran for 162 yards and 2 TDs in Ohio State's victory on Sept. 21st.  Zeke was named the "Hardest Working Player" by the Big 10 Network for his rushing performance.

Foye Oluokun - JBS '13 (Yale Football) recorded 7 tackles in his collegiate debut as the Yale Bulldogs defeated Colgate 39-22 on Sept 21st.

Grant Wallace - JBS '11 (Yale Football) grabbed two passes for 32 yards in the Bulldogs win over Colgate.

Solo Ceesay - JBS '13 (Football, U. of Penn)
Christian Bledsoe - JBS '13 (Football, Middlebury College)
Joe Roddy - JBS '13 (Soccer, Cal-Tech)
Kirk Smith - JBS '13 (Cross Country, U of Tulsa)
Ruth Barry - JBS '13 (Lax, Tufts)
Andrew Bartnett - JBS '13 (Pole Vault, Johns Hopkins U.)
Abby Frerotte - JBS '13 (Field Hockey, Haverford College)
Emily Goodloe - JBS '13 (Field Hockey, Bucknell U.)
Abby Martone - JBS '13 (Field Hockey, Denison College)
Jaelin McGull - JBS '13 (Track and Field, Hampton U.)
Liz Rill - JBS '13 (Field Hockey, Bowdoin College)

April, 2013 update........

Carlyn Vachow - JBS ‘12 (Middlebury softball)  won the starting catcher position at Middlebury College as a freshman this spring and has started all but one game this season.  The Panthers are 13 – 6 overall through the first half of the season and second in the West Division of the NESCAC.  Carlyn has been hot at the plate from the outset, batting .448, slugging .672 and remaining amongst the top ten hitters in the NESCAC in most categories.  Softball is obviously not offered at JBS—Carlyn was recruited through her club play—but she would be the first to say that the strength and speed work she did with Coach Kinney and the cross training in volleyball with Coaches Tomlinson and Scott have been key to her success in softball.  Carlyn and another freshman starter have added a jolt of speed and aggressiveness  on the base paths to the scoring arsenal at Middlebury. 

May update:  Carlyn ended the season having played in all 37 of her team's game while starting 36 of them.  She ended the season near the top of her team with a .365 batting average and was second on the team in double and triples.  Congrats on a great freshman season, Carlyn!

Emma Compton - JBS '12 (Earlham College field hockey) was named an Earlham College Scholar-Athlete during the fall 2012 season.  Emma was later named to the NFHCA Division III National Academic Squad.  Both releases can be seen here and here

November, 2012 update........

Grant Wallace - JBS '11 (Football, Yale U.) had an incredible game vs. Harvard on 11-17-2012 with 11 catches for 118 yards, earning him one of the Ivy League Player of the Week awards!  Read about Grant's big day right here.

September, 2012 update on a few recent graduates.......

Good luck to the Class of 2012 student athletes who are taking their skills to the next level.  Check back to hear updates about the following former Bombers..........

Nathan Adams - JBS '12 (Baseball, Yale U.)
Maddie Hicks - JBS '12 (Field Hockey, Hamilton College)
Bear Kaminer - JBS '12 (Football, Amherst)
Cory Lester - JBS '12 (Wrestling, U. of Michigan)
Charlotte Martin - JBS '12 (Field Hockey, Northwestern) Charlotte scored her first collegiate goal (and added an assist) in early September in a 5-1 win over Pacific.  Charlotte has started all 9 games the Wildcats have played so far this season.
Madison Qualy - JBS '12 (Swimming, U of Miami, FL)
Amos Shinkle - JBS '12 (Baseball, Colby College)
Carlyn Vachow - JBS '12 (Softball, Middlebury College)

Winston Boldt - JBS '11 (Soccer, West Point)  An excerpt from West Point's website "It marked the second career blanking for Boldt, who was named to TopDrawerSoccer.com's Team of the Week. The second-year goalkeeper was also selected for Army Athletic Association Athlete of the Week honors and was named the Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week. Boldt becomes the first Army player to ever earn TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week plaudits. The website is recognized as the preeminent college soccer website."

Fade Oluokun - JBS '11 (Football, Wash U) Fade was named UAA Defensive Athlete of the Week on Sept. 10 for his 16 tackle effort against Rhodes College.  Fade is currently 2nd in the league with 22 tackles through two weeks. 

April, 2012 update on a few recent graduates........

Drew Miller - JBS '10 (Soccer, Allegheny College)  Drew received his sophomore varsity letter, his North Coast Athletic Conference All Conference Team award and was voted by his team Most Valuable Offensive Player. He was the team point leader. He was also honored for having a high gpa (3.7- the highest of the sophomores on the team).

Dan Kantrovitz - JBS '97 (Director of Amateur Scouting, St. Louis Cardinals) Danny is making the move from the Oakland A's to this hometown St. Louis Cardinals! Read all about it right here.

Steve Keith - JBS '77 (Head Coach, Track & Field / Cross Country, Vanderbilt University) Steve checks in with a great report on his 2011 SEC Championship Vanderbilt Commodores in cross country. Please click here to read about all the great things going on in Nashville.

Emily Valli - JBS '11 (Lacrosse, Ohio State University)  Everything is going well so far.  We are in our fall season right now (we call it fall ball) and we have our last fall ball games this weekend in Maryland. As for the rehab and coming back from my knee injury - I can do non-contact stuff but they wont let me do more then that….but I'll be cleared soon and definitely ready for the season!  Thanks!

Drew Miller - JBS '10 (Soccer, Allegheny College) So far our season has progressed very well. We are 11-3-1 and are fighting for one of the top 3 spots in our conference, the NCAC, which is always very competitive and has a handful of nationally ranked teams. Earlier on in the year we were honored with a national no. 24 ranking in Division III and now we stand highly ranked in the Great Lakes region. If we win our conference we will make the NCAA national tournament or if we finish out our last 3 games of the season with 2 wins we have a very good chance to obtain an at-large berth into the tournament. For me personally, I've had a very successful season. As a sophomore I've started and played all 15 of our games so far and am 2nd on the team in points with 13 (5 goals and 3 assists) and I am in the top 10 in points in the NCAC. In our second tournament of the year I also garnered an all-tournament team selection. Overall this is an exciting season because we are a very young team and we will lose only 1 starting senior and the rest will return next year.  Thanks for checking in!

Sydney Philpott - JBS '11 (Field Hockey, The University of the South)  Our season is going great so far. We are 1-3, so not great but pretty good since there are only 4 teams including us in the SAAC and they have all been a good fight. Our win and probably best game was our second against Centre - who we lost 5-0 to really early in the season and then about 2 weeks ago played them again and beat them 2-1. We have been having a lot of fun as a team and I love playing a college sport! It was 100% the right decision for me. We only have 2 more weeks of conference games left and then we start the battle for conference champions. We play one semi-final game and then if we win that game then the finals will be on November 6th. Hopefully we will get a chance at the title! Thanks for getting in contact with me! Hope all is going well at JBS!

Greg Emmenegger - JBS '11 (Soccer, Rhodes College)  I walked onto the team and started 3 of our 4 preseason games due to the freshman and junior goalies both being injured. We are 3-8-2 and 2-3-1 in conference play. We actually played Jack Fischer (JBS '09 at WashU) a few weeks back when they were ranked in the top 25 in the nation. I haven't had a lot of playing time during the regular season, but I'm currently the #2 goalie.

Reshma Shah - JBS '10 (Field Hockey, Connecticut College) I am still a part of the Connecticut College field hockey team, but unfortunately I got a concussion in preseason that took me out for the entire season. I am finally recovered and still playing but I am not officially on the roster. We are currently in our last two games of season and will be entering post season within two weeks. We don't know where we have placed yet in NESCACS, but will find that out after our games. Training has been great! We are working really hard this season to be faster and stronger players. There is a lot of conditioning, but it definitely pays off. We are out on the field as much as we can be, even out of practice we try to work on skills individually at least once a week. Out of season we train in the spring, and play as much as we can. Over all being on a team at Connecticut College has played a significant role in shaping my college experience. I definitely made friends quickly by joining a team. My teammates are like my family. We are an incredibly close group, and are always looking out for one another. It is also great to see a lot of Saint Louis girls playing in the NESCAC. I hope more JBS athletes look into the NESCAC schools. It is a highly competitive group of athletes, and it is always a lot fun to play JBS alums. I could never imagine not playing, and I look forward to next season when I can fully play again! 

Alex Lehman - JBS '09 (Tennis, Harvard University)  Things are going pretty well. Our team season is in the spring so right now things are slightly less intense. However, tennis is all year round for college so we have mostly individual tournaments in the fall. We've been training hard, doing a lot of fitness, weights as well as time spent on the court. We've had some pretty solid tournaments so far this fall with a bunch of our players finishing in the top of them. We leave for regionals this weekend and that is our last big tournament of the fall. The team is looking good this year and I think we will be really competitive for the Ivy League title in the spring. I've been having a great time playing on the team for my third year now. The girls have become some of my best friends and we love training together but we also go out together almost every weekend. It's been a great experience all around! I'll keep JBS updated if anything big happens but right now our goal is to get revved up for the spring when we will be playing a bunch of duel matches against top schools and trying to win the Ivy League and qualify for NCAAs. Thanks for everything!

Fade Oluokun - JBS '11 (Football, Washington University in St. Louis) Everything going pretty well here. I made the varsity travel team. I play on special teams on the kick return and punt return team. I also get playing time at strong and middle linebacker for 8-10 plays during the game. Thanks for the well wishes!

Curtis Adams - JBS '10 (Baseball, Tufts University) I’m a sophomore and coming off a good first year where I was a JV starting pitcher. The team lost 11 seniors this year so there is a lot of room for underclassmen to make their marks. Right now we are just working hard, lifting or swimming every day of the week. Every Saturday/Sunday I’m down on the field at 9:00am for fall ball scrimmages, which are always a blast as we divide up and play against ourselves. Last year we won the NESCAC, finished 27-7-1, and got the #1 seed for the New England Region of the national tournament. David Leresche (JBS alum) was our captain. The year we are hoping to win our third straight NESCAC championship, which is very possible.

Adam Datema - JBS '11 (Football, Williams College) Football's been good so far, I'm not going to be starting but I still should get a fair amount of playing time. Our first game isn't until the 24th against Bowdoin so we still have a little bit to go but we have a scrimmage this Saturday against Amherst.

Jack Fischer - JBS '09 (Soccer, Washington Universtiy in St. Louis) So far we are off to a 4 and 0 start and ranked #6 in DIII. We play on Friday and Saturday nights. Our league games start in 2 or 3 weeks and it should be really competitive. For more info you can go to the WashU website (wustl.edu) and go to the soccer page under athletics.

Winston Boldt - JBS '11(Soccer, West Point) I am currently playing for the Army soccer team at West Point. During the preseason I played 30 minutes and made 4 saves with 0 goals against. I recently saw my first regular season action. You can get to my profile online by going to goarmysports.com and going to the Men’s soccer page and hitting roster. Winston was recently named the Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week!  Click here to read all about it!

Grant Wallace - JBS '11 (Football, Yale University)  
It is fun - we have our first game on Saturday against Georgetown. We hope to be very good this year. As with a lot of the freshmen, I won't play on Saturday, but it is fun just to dress out for the games.

Nick Rassiuer - JBS '11 (Football, University of the South) 
I’ve been switched to third string running back and am starting on special teams and have made the traveling squad. 



Wade Martin - JBS '09 (Soccer, Colgate University)  Season is going well so far. We are 4-0-1 right now - which is a good start. We have 2 more games this weekend. I have played every minute so far. Knock on wood so I'm happy with that.

Joe Bratkowski -JBS '11 (Football, Carleton College) 
I am currently the 6th man on the offensive line, so basically if anyone of the 5 starters gets hurt I start.

Baseball

Curtis Adams, JBS '10  - Tufts University
Danny Kantrovitz, JBS '97 - Front Office, Oakland Athletics
David LeResche, JBS '07 - Tufts University
Scott Van Slyke, JBS '05 - Los Angeles Dodgers
Torre Tyson, JBS '94 - Coach, New York Yankees

Congratulations to former Bomber Scott Van Slyke on being named the Los Angeles Dodgers Minor League Player of the Year for 2011!  Read more about Scott's accomplishment here.

Congratulations to former Bomber and current Tufts University baseball player David LeResche on being awarded the "Lewis F. Manly Memorial Prize". This honor is reserved for Tufts University undergrads who combine a record of academic excellence with superior athletic performance. Well deserved, David!

Crew

Jack Welsh, JBS '11 - Yale University

Field Hockey

Maggie Chapman, JBS '11 - Tufts University
Elena Crosley, JBS '09 - Bowdoin College
Jen Hatfield, JBS '10 - Harvard University
Christie O'Hara, JBS '09 - Columbia University
Madison Molho, JBS '10 - Hamilton College
Sydney Philpott, JBS '11 - Sewanee, The University of the South
Liesl Schnuck, JBS '09 - University of Richmond
Reshma Shah, JBS '10 - Connecticut College

Former Bomber goalie Christie O'Hara continues her strong play for Columbia University's field hockey team.  Read about it here

Football

Kevin Abrams, JBS '09 - University of Illinois
Joe Bratkowski, JBS '11 - Carleton College
Adam Datema, JBS '11 - Williams College
Tim O'Hara, JBS '08 - Harvard University
Fade Oluokon, JBS '11 - Washington University 
Nick Rassieur, JBS '11 - University of the South - Sewanee
Sam Van Doren, JBS '11 - Trinity College
Jared Van Slyke, JBS '07 - University of Michigan
Grant Wallace, JBS '11 - Yale University
Robert Wright, JBS '11 - University of Miami

Ice Hockey

Jimmy Martin, JBS '07 - Yale University

Lacrosse

Will Smith, JBS '11 - Georgia Tech
Emily Valli, JBS '11 - Ohio State

Soccer

Winston Boldt, JBS '11 - United States Military Academt, West Point
Greg Emmenegger, JBS '11 - Rhodes College
Jack Fischer, JBS '09 - Washington University
Wade Martin, JBS '09 - Colgate University
Drew Miller, JBS '10  - Allegheny University
Michael Vogt, JBS '09 - Truman State University

Tennis

Alex Lehman, JBS '09 - Harvard University