After picking up his 400th victory as the coach of Georgetown Prep School’s boys lacrosse team last Thursday in a 12-2 win against Episcopal High School, Kevin Giblin said the milestone passed by quickly.
“... There’s a warm feeling but no one notices,” Giblin said.
Giblin wasn’t trying to downplay the mark, but said his and his team’s focus quickly shifted to Saturday’s game against Holy Trinity, which the Little Hoyas won, 14-4.
Giblin shifted the credit to his long-time assistants — Mike Kubik, Brendan Dowd and Brendon Kelley — and the wealth of talented players he’s had in his 26 years.
“If you look at any coach that’s had a lot of success, they always have great assistants,” Giblin said. “And I’m really fortunate to have been at Georgetown Prep, which is a cool place.
“It’s nice. I’m absolutely proud. But we’re more focused on trying to win a championship this season after a rocky start.”
The Hoyas started the season 2-3 but have gone 13-1 since. They have three regular season games left — one out of conference against Salesianum (Del.) followed but Interstate Athletic Conference games against Bullis and St. Albans. Prep is currently undefeated in league play.
“We’re trying to gear up for the final run,” Giblin said. “The kids are pretty focused. We’re excited and we’re playing better lacrosse.”
In Winston Churchill’s 10th game of the season, a 12-11 win against Thomas S. Wooton, sophomore Louis Dubick recorded his 49th assist, surpassing his mark of 48 set a year ago. This season he also set the mark for career assists and currently has 97.
“It’s not me, it’s my teammates,” Dubick said. “They know where to be. They know how to play with me and alongside me, and I love playing with them. Matt Leonard’s a huge help to me. He’s an excellent shooter. Matt Moshyedi is a great complement. And all the middies, they know where to be and know their roles. It’s not me. The numbers go next to my name but it’s the whole team.”
Three of the four Montgomery County public school division titles have been decided.
Winston Churchill clinched its first Montgomery 4A South title by beating Thomas S. Wootton, 12-11, to finish its division schedule 5-0. Quince Orchard took the 4A/3A Montgomery West while going 5-0 in conference play. Sherwood won the Montgomery 4A East, also undefeated at 5-0. The Montgomery 3A/2A could be decided on Monday night when Damascus and Rockville play each other. Both were undefeated in league play entering the contest, with Damascus 5-0 and Rockville 4-0.
HOW THEY RANK
1. Georgetown Prep
3. Winston Churchill
4. Thomas S. Wootton
Georgetown Prep at Bullis, 7 p.m., Friday
This Interstate Athletic Conference game could be quite close. Prep beat Landon by a goal. Bullis lost to Landon by a goal. Will Bullis be the first team to give the Little Hoyas a league loss?