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Recently, Good Counsel Boys and Girls Lacrosse have worked together to benefit Sole Hope, a non-profit that helps get shoes on the feet of Ugandans in need. Yesterday, WUSA 9 stopped by to see our Falcons in action and put together this piece about their efforts. It is always inspiring to see our Falcons work so hard in service to others.

After a storied career of forty-seven years, Bob Milloy has announced his retirement from coaching football. He ends his career with 405 wins, the most of any coach in the history of high school football in the State of Maryland. Milloy started coaching JV football at DeMatha High School in 1967. Walt Whitman High School was his first stop in Montgomery County, followed by successful stints at Springbrook High School and Sherwood High School. His teams have won a record eight Maryland State Championships. Four of his county teams finished their season ranked #1 by the Washington Post.

For the last sixteen years, Milloy has directed the football program at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney, MD. He led Good Counsel to four consecutive WCAC Championships from 2009-2012 finishing #1 in the Washington Post each of those years. The undefeated 2011 team earned a #4 national ranking by ESPN. His winning percentage at Good Counsel is 78% with a record of 142-41. His teams played in the WCAC championship game eleven times. Ten of his sixteen teams were ranked in the top ten at the end of the season by the Washington Post.

"It was an honor to play for such a legendary Coach with over 400 wins," said Josh Paschal '17, "Not many people can say that. It was a blessing to be coached by him." Josh's teammate, Nassir Watkins '17, who will be joining Josh at the University of Kentucky next year, added, "I learned a lot while being one of his players. To get the perspective of someone who has been doing this for so many years, someone who knows what it is like to have success, just molded me into the player I am today."

Throughout his career Bob Milloy has received many honors. The Pigskin Club of Washington DC named him "Coach of the Year" in 1981, 1990, 1996, and 2007. He was honored by the Touchdown Club of Washington, DC as "Coach of the Year" in 1980, 1986, 1995, and 2012, as well as "Coach of the Decade 1990." He is a member of the DC Sports Hall of Fame, Maryland High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame, National High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame and the Springbrook High School Hall of Fame.

Bob completes his career ranked #16 in the United States on the all-time win list.

This Wednesday night, the GC Percussion Ensemble will perform their annual concert in the Good Counsel Performing Arts Center. The percussion concert includes a wide variety music ranging from Debussy, to a Jamaican steel drum song, to the creation of the ambient sounds of a tropical rainforest. Every piece is composed for specifically for the percussion ensemble, which includes the complete battery of over twenty different instruments. The concert begins at 7 PM.

For anyone interested in dinner and a show, please join the GC Parents' Association at Villa Maya before the concert. A portion of the proceeds from Villa Maya will be contributed to the Parents' Association for Post Prom. The fundraiser begins at 4 PM and runs until midnight. Villa Maya is located at 5532 Norbeck Rd in Rockville.

GC Swim and Dive had their league championships on Saturday and both the Boys and Girls teams placed in the top three finishers out of a field of 20 teams. The girls team, which finished in third place last year, moved up a notch and brought home the second place trophy. The boys team came in third place for the second straight year, but made a huge point jump to close in on Georgetown Prep and Gonzaga.

Swimmers who placed in the top 5:

Allison Wade: 2ND in 100 breaststroke and 4th in 200 IM

Bridgette Kim: 3rd in 100 breaststroke

Olivia French: 1st in 100 free and 4th in 50 free

Audrey Tirrell: 3rd in 200 free and 3rd in 500 free

Hannah Owings: 5th in 200 IM

Tom McGovern: 3rd in 50 free

Gabe Laracuente: 3rd in 100 fly

Ryan Vipavetz: 4th in 200 free and 4th in 500 free

Also of note, three divers on the boys team placed in the top 16: Mike Conron, Sean Bernard, and Luke Amato.

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