Athletics Hall of Fame

Celebrating our Athletes and Coaches

The Hall of Fame was generously donated by the family of DeMaurice and Karen Smith to honor all of the students, coaches, and families who embrace the role of athletics in the development of our young men and women. 

The Hall of Fame was unveiled and the first honorees were inducted during Homecoming & Reunion on October 15, 2016.

2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

James Ryan '98

James Ryan '98 Soccer photo - St. Andrew's Episcopal School
An outstanding member of the soccer, basketball, and lacrosse teams, James scored more than 100 goals in his high school soccer career, including 10 hat tricks as a senior, and helped the Lions to two PVAC soccer titles and three PVAC basketball championships. The MVP of the soccer and basketball teams as a senior, James was twice named Washington Post All-Met in soccer, including a first team selection as a senior. James went on to play four years of soccer at Barry University and helped his team advance to the NCAA Tournament three times.

Ginger Walsh Cobb

In addition to her roles as a longtime teacher and Head of Upper School, Cobb was a championship-winning Head Coach for the girls soccer (1987-1992) and girls lacrosse (1987-1992, 1998-2003) teams, as well as an Assistant Coach from 1998-1999. She was a founding member of the Washington Area Girls Lacrosse League, which provided local independent and public school teams the chance to compete for banners. She served as Athletics Director from 1998-2001, bringing new facilities on line and inspiring excellence for all teams.

1992 Girls Soccer Team

Coached by Lisa Pence, the 1992 girls soccer team ended the season with a 12-2-1 record and claimed its fourth-straight Potomac Valley Athletic Conference regular season championship while also winning the PVAC Tournament title. Over the course of the season, they outscored league opponents by a 47-1 margin. Team members included Susie Crespo ‘93, Lexa Castiello ‘93, Carmody Gaba ‘93, Missy Dye ‘93, Torie Castiello ‘93, Joan Colbert ‘93, Jenny Wise ‘93, Jane Schmidt ‘93, Joslyne Decker ‘94, Jenny Benson ‘94, Katherine O'Kieffe ‘94, Stacey Alfandre ‘94, Valerie Unger ‘94, Camila Sosman ‘94, Amy Collea ‘94, Sarah McDowell ‘93, Katie Winder, and Desiree Polyak.

Criteria for St. Andrew’s Athletics Hall of Fame Nomination

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  • Individual Athletes

    A St. Andrew’s athlete or team are eligible to be considered for selection five years after graduation. In special circumstances an athlete who played for, but did not graduate from, St. Andrew’s, may be considered for induction. All athletes considered for election must have demonstrated outstanding athletic performance, sportsmanship, leadership, integrity, and teamwork at St. Andrew’s.

    The Selection Committee may consider post-St. Andrew's activities including college, professional, and life experiences. The Selection Committee may consider other factors including the following accomplishments: All-league, All-Metropolitan designation, any individual and/or team championship, any record and/or winning streak, league leader, Division I athletic scholarship. The Selection Committee may consider nominees from the previous three years.
  • Teams

    A team that wins its league and/or state championship may be considered for induction after five years. Teams that win consecutive championships may be considered for collective induction after five years.
  • Coaches

    Coaches with more than 10 years of St. Andrew’s coaching experience may be considered for induction. Nominees will have demonstrated commitment to the mission and direction of the school, superior coaching ability and performance, commitment to the personal growth and broad success of their players, and leadership and mentorship of colleagues.
  • Other Nominees

    Other employees or supporters of the school who have had a profoundly positive impact on St. Andrew’s athletics may be considered for induction.
To nominate an alumnus/a, coach, or team to the Athletics Hall of Fame, please email Your nomination should include a description of the nominee's athletic achievements at St. Andrew's and beyond. Nominations can be submitted at any time.

All Hall of Fame Inductees

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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a private, coeducational college preparatory day school for students in preschool (Age 2) through grade 12, located in Potomac, Maryland.