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The 2023 selected winners are listed past the entry form
The PNC Achievers program identifies and recognizes outstanding student-athletes across the state of Maryland. Every Tuesday from March 14 to May 30, a PNC Achiever will be highlighted on air for their leadership in the classroom, on the field and in their community. The program aims to highlight students who not only dominate the game, and excel in the classroom, but also those who impact their community by volunteering for youth groups, leading a school club, or shoveling an elderly neighbor's driveway. If they are a good-deed-doer in your community, we want to hear about them!
Nominate a Maryland High School lacrosse player by completing the entry form below.
The PNC Achievers program is sponsored by PNC Bank.
February 21 ,2023 at 12:00am ET through May 12, 2023 at 11:59pm ET
Contest rules: Click here for complete rules
PNC's Senior Relationship Manager Chris Little interview about the PNC Achievers program.
2023 Nominee Winners:
PNC Achiever Week of 06/06/23: Hale Wagner a Junior at Chapelgate Christian Academy. Hale currently serves on the student government at the treasurer. He volunteers countless hours at his church along with helping his parents take care of his 3 younger siblings. He currently works for the Lutheran villages at Millers Grant where he works in the cafeteria and always goes the extra mile when serving the guest there. Hale is currently taking a full course load to include AP History, AP Calculus, AP Physics, and honors English. Hale played football in the fall for the Central Maryland Christian Crusaders because his school does not have a football team, where he lead the team in rushing yards as well as tackles. During the winter, He was on the indoor track team for CCA where he broke the school record for shot put. Currently he is playing lacrosse where he is a captain and he lead the team to their first win on 3/27 scoring 8 of the 13 goals that game.
PNC Achiever Week of 05/30/23: Jason Klotz a Sophomore at Calvert Hall High School. Jason is involved in the NJROTC program at his high school that volunteers within their community at veteran homes, Wreaths Across America, and other local programs. He has also helped out with the younger lacrosse groups in the area during practices. Jason is a current sophomore at Calvert High School. He has some difficulties with learning, but was able to maintain Honor Roll all four semesters last year while being on the varsity lacrosse team. He received an Active Minds award for maintaining Honor Roll while being on the lacrosse team. Jason has played on the Cannons Select Lacrosse Club for several years now. He started off as defense until his club team didn't have a goalie. The coach asked if anyone was willing to step up and become the goalie for the team. Jason, without thinking about it, stepped up to the challenge. He put in hours of work with trainers and extra practice time to support his team. After all of this extra work, he was able to become a varsity goalie in his freshmen year of high school, along with maintaining honor roll all four semesters.
PNC Achiever Week of 05/22/23: Garret Gladfelter a Freshman at Havre de Grace High School. Garret has committed himself for the last 8 year to be a part of St Baldrick's and helping to raise money for childhood cancer research. He has collected money and shaved his head every year for 8 years. Garret went on a mission trip last year to Altoona, PA and helped build a wheelchair ramp in a week with a friends church and hopes to go again this year. Garret has been on the Honor Roll for the first and second semesters of high school and takes Honors and AP classes. Garrets favorite sport is lacrosse but also plays football. He was the starting center for Havre de Grace High School JV this year. He is the starting X for Havre de Grace High School Varsity. He has been playing lax for 11 years and loves the sport. He currently plays for the Susquehanna Stripers Club Team as well.
PNC Achiever Week of 05/15/23: Kaitlin Clements a Junior at Winters Mill High School. Kaitlin has continued to give back to those that helped her by volunteering and helping coach for the Westminster Area Lacrosse program and Central Carroll Field Hockey Club. Some of her volunteer work include fostering dogs for Double Dog Dare Rescue Center and the Coastal Conservation Association. Kaitlin has maintained a 3.8 GPA during her entire middle and high school career including taking all honors and various AP courses. Kaitlin has been playing on the Varsity Field Hockey and Lacrosse teams since a freshman at Winters Mill High School. She has been chosen to represent the MD Metro Area on the USA Lacrosse Championship team.
PNC Achiever Week of 05/08/23: Darby Doehring a Sophomore at Bel Air High School. Darby is an active member of the Bel Air community. She is a member of Bel Air High School's PAWS club, a peer assistance and wellness support for fellow students; the Girl Up Club, a girl-centered leadership development initiative, focusing on equity for girls and women in spaces where they are unheard or underrepresented; and the Kindness Club which helps kids to feel connected to their peers in a special way. Darby is a great student and her grades are important to her. She is scheduled for many AP classes next year and want to increase her GPA to be prepared for college. She was recently accepted into the National Honor Society. Darby is a three sport athlete. As a sophomore, she was a team captain for the JV soccer team, was a key player on the varsity basketball team, and is a starter for the varsity lacrosse team. She takes the draw and plays midfield and attack. Her coach named her as a player to watch this year. She dominates on the draw and has had many goals and assists already this season. She also plays club lacrosse for 3D Maryland Baltimore and has aspirations to play D1 at the college level. She is always looking to improve her game. Watch the full video below:
PNC Achiever Week of 05/01/23: Natalie Aiosa a Senior at Mount DeSales Academy. Natalie has volunteered in many different programs; as a sophomore she organized a blanket drive for the People Who Need People Charity, she has helped prepare lunches for Our Lady of Perpetual Help SALT program, volunteers at both Deep Run Elementary and Rockburn Elementary Schools, and she shares her love of lacrosse through volunteering as a goalie coach at M&D Lacrosse. Natalie sets high standards for herself in the classroom, and she challenges herself by taking honors and AP courses. She currently has a 4.33 GPA and is a member of several honor societies. Natalie played soccer until her junior year of high school when the field hockey team at Mount de Sales recruited her as their goalie. Despite previously never playing field hockey, she ended her first season winning the coaches' award. Natalie also plays Varsity Lacrosse at Mount de Sales. She is a second-year captain and is the starting goalie. She is a leader on and off the field. She earned the Defensive MVP award as a sophomore. This year she has already made 83 saves in 10 games. Watch the full video below:
PNC Achiever Week of 04/24/23: Taylor Young a Senior at Perryville High School. Taylor has served as the main leader for Fellowship of Christian Athletes at her school and she is also a leader for the Drug Free Cecil coalition, helping to reduce substance use among the youth of Cecil County. Taylor has excelled academically, taking both Honors and AP courses throughout her time at Perryville. She is a member of the Perryville Art honors Society and Vice President of the National Honors Society. Taylor is a multi sport athlete playing lacrosse and running cross country and indoor track. She is the Captain for her lacrosse team in her Junior and Senior years. This year she is the second highest goal scorer on her team! Watch the full video below:
PNC Achiever Week of 04/17/23: Sam Paradise a Senior at Maryvale Preparatory High School. Over the years Sam has volunteered to teach lacrosse skills to youth players, volunteered to help the Baltimore Adaptive Recreational Sports. She has organized the Maryvale Wellness Day which helped raise the moral at the school. Sam is in honor level classes and has received 1st and 2nd level honors every quarter she has attended MVP. Sam has been varsity all 4 years of school and been a member of the 2020 Under Armour All America Baltimore Command team! Watch the full video below:
PNC Achiever Week of 04/10/23: Shane Eckman a Senior at Harford Technical High School in Bel Air. Shane has activity supported his community, since 2015 he has assisted with preparing, serving, and delivering meals to those in need. He has volunteered with the Youth Sailing Camps as an instructor, Shane also volunteers as a Science & Math Tutor at his school. He is enrolled in the Cyber Security Program at Harford Technical High School, a member of the National Technical Honor Society, the Technical Math, Science, and Historical Societies at school. Shane has been playing lacrosse since 2019, playing Long Stick Middle and Defense, and is a captain of the swim team and volleyball team! Watch the full video below:
PNC Achiever Week of 04/03/23: Ceanna McGirt a Junior at Concordia Prep School in Towson. Ceanna is active in her community buy helping with various food drives. She is one of the top students at her school and is on the National Honors Society and takes all honors and AP level classes. Ceanna is very involved with the Black Student Association. Being one of the most well-rounded athletes, Ceanna plays not only lacrosse but soccer and basketball! Last Spring she scored 58 goals, had 63 draws and 18 interceptions. She was named All Conference for IAAM and has been named a captain for her soccer team. For lacrosse, Ceanna has been named Captain of the team and is a member of the Leadership council. Watch the full video below:
PNC Achiever Week of 03/27/23: Emma Rasoulov a Senior at Pikesville High School. Emma is involved with the Jewish Student Union and many other clubs at her school. She is involved in Athletic boosters volunteering her time to help run concessions to raise funds for student athletes. Not only is Emma an excellent student, she has taken mostly AP level classes and is a member of the national honor society. She participates in 4 sports all year long; soccer, track, basketball and lacrosse. Emma was a member of the 2022 1A basketball state championship team and has been captain for both soccer and lacrosse, was all conference/division midfielder in lacrosse for 2022. And, Emma is committed to play D1 lacrosse at Furman in the fall. Watch the full video below:
PNC Achiever Week of 03/20/23: Sydney Casserly a Senior at The Mercy High School in Baltimore. Sydney has volunteered her time for Our Daily Bread's casserole collection program. She recently had the opportunity to volunteer at Marion House with Mercy High School's McAuley Honors program. Sydney and her senior Varsity Lacrosse teammates shared their lacrosse knowledge and talent at the Maryland School for the Blind working with the Parkville Adaptive Lacrosse Program. Sydney was voted IAAM All-Conference in the 2022 lacrosse season. As a junior she broke Mercy High School all time assist record and she also currently holds the record for most assists in a single season. Sydney surpassed 100 career points in the 2022 season. As a junior captain Syd led Mercy's team to a B conference championship last year and now she and her team move into the A conference for the 2023 season. Sydney is also the President of Mercy High School's Girls Athletic Association. Watch the full video below:
PNC Achiever Week of 03/13/23: Madison Selby a Senior at The Catholic High School of Baltimore. Madison helps out all the time in school for her local church and is always working to be better in school and on the field. She is on Honor Roll and in takes honors and AP courses while playing for an all conference team. Watch the full video below:
2022 Nominee Winners:
PNC Achiever Week of 05/31/22: Paige Glick a junior at Beth Tfiloh High School. Paige balances several honors classes in a dual language curriculum with being a three sport athlete and her community service work with grace. She finds time to help other students while working hard to achieve top grades. Paige has spent time with children with special needs since middle school; truly seeing them as people and treating them all with the utmost dignity. Most recently, she has been an active member on the teen board for Whole Family Mental Healthcare working hard to shatter the stigma of seeking help as well as fundraising for families to get the help they need. Paige has played for Coppermine club lacrosse for 6 years. She was a bench player, rarely getting more than a few moments on the field per game. She worked hard in and out of practice to earn a role as a true impact player. She leads her undefeated varsity team in assists this year and has committed to continue her career at Flagler College. Watch the full video below: