April 28 FUMA Athletics Newsletter

The Blue Devil Report from Fork Union Military Academy's Athletic Department is your source for weekly updates on the Fork Union Blue Devils. Here's the latest from @FUMAathletics.


  • Athlete of the Week -- Jackson Manglicmot (Junior Prep Baseball)
  • Weekly Recap
  • Featured Stories: Outdoor Track & Field, Junior Prep Baseball, Prep Baseball, Junior Prep Lacrosse
  • Swimmer Samer Khalil Signs with the University of Waterloo
  • FUMA Alumni Preparing for NFL Draft
  • FUMA Alumni Who Have Been Drafted
  • Next week's schedule

FUMA's Athlete of the Week

Jackson Manglicmot -- Junior Prep Baseball

Junior Prep baseball's Jackson Manglicmot has been named this week's Athlete of the Week. Manglicmot led the Blue Devils to a win over St. Christopher's School, pitching six shutout innings to lead the team to a 7-3 victory to remain undefeated on Fork Union's lower field.

"Jackson was superb on the mound for us against St. Christopher's. After falling behind 3-0 in the first inning, Jackson came to the mound in relief and pitched six shutout innings and was one of the reasons why we won the game," said head coach Steve Friski.

Weekly Recap

  • Fri., Apr. 21 -- Prep Baseball vs. Collegiate School -- WIN, 5-4
  • Tues., Apr. 25 -- Junior Prep Lacrosse at Christchurch School -- RAINED OUT
  • Tues., Apr. 25 -- Junior Prep Baseball at Steward School -- RAINED OUT
  • Wed., Apr. 26 -- Junior Prep Baseball at Saint Anne's Belfield -- RAINED OUT
  • Wed., Apr. 26 -- Prep Baseball vs. Fishburne Military Academy -- L, 0-3
  • Wed., Apr. 26 -- Junior Prep Lacrosse at St. Christopher's School -- L, 2-15
  • Thurs., Apr. 27 -- Prep Baseball vs. Benedictine High School -- WIN, 3-1
  • Thurs., Apr. 27 -- Junior Prep Lacrosse vs. Orange High School -- WIN, 8-6
  • Thurs., Apr. 27 -- Junior Prep Baseball at Collegiate School -- WIN, 7-0
  • Thurs., Apr. 27 -- Prep Baseball vs. Benedictine High School -- WIN, 11-7

Outdoor Track & Field Shines at Joe Curcio Track Classic Saturday

Saturday, April 22, 2017 -- Game Recap

LYNCHBURG, VA – The Fork Union outdoor track and field program shined at the 2017 Joe Curcio Track Classic this past Saturday at the Liberty University Track.

The Blue Devils recorded 12 top-15 performances and nine top-10 showings, including three gold medals. Ebruba Etta (400-M Dash)and Julian Yescas (3,200-M Run) won individual titles, while the quartet of Etta, Logan Justice, Daniel Reynolds and Nathan Disbrow were victorious in the 4x100-meter relay.

"Fork Union got off to a fast start in the meet with Julian Yescas winning the 3,200 in a season’s best time. The 4x100 executed very well in their commanding victory over the rest of the field, as did Ebruba Etta in the 400. Etta and Will Stupalsky both produced lifetime bests in their events. Etta at 50.33 and Will at 21’71/2 in the long jump. Our 4x800 produced a competitive effort as well," said head coach Winston Brown.

Yescas produced a season-best 9:50.98 to win the 3200-meter run, while Abel Lulseged followed in with a time of 11:11.22 that was good for an eighth-place finish and a season-best time.

Etta ran a 50.33 to win the 400-meter dash and William Stupalsky recorded a 21-5.75 that placed second in the long jump, which were both lifetime bests. Stupalsky also ran a season-best time of 16.58 in the 110-meter hurdles to place eighth.

Fork Union returns to action this weekend when it travels to Newport News, Va., Saturday, April 29 for the Real Deal Outdoor Classic at 8:30 a.m. at Todd Stadium.

Junior Prep Baseball Blanks Collegiate, 7-0, on the Road Thursday

Thursday, April 27, 2017 -- Game Recap

RICHMOND, VA -- The Fork Union Junior Prep baseball team blanked Collegiate, 7-0, Thursday afternoon on the road. The win improved the Blue Devils to 6-2 overall.

"Our pitching was superb with Jackson Manglicmot throwing the final five innings after Carter Crawford got the start. We made no errors and we hit really well. I was really proud of our team's effort," said head coach Steve Friski.

One of the highlights of the game was when Marcus Billingslea capped off the day with a single to right field. Another was a gracious contribution off the field.

"The MVP and the reason why we won this game was Nathan Krammes. Luke Toma [a starting infielder] realized he forgot his shoes and Krammes stepped up and lended his own pair so Toma could play. Krammes won this game for us," said Friski.

The squad returns to action Tuesday, May 2 when they travel to St. Christopher's for a 4:30 p.m. first pitch.

Prep Baseball Sweeps Benedictine in Doubleheader Thursday Afternoon

Thursday, April 27, 2017 -- Game Recap

FORK UNION, VA -- The Fork Union Prep baseball team swept Benedictine High School in a doubleheader, 3-1 and 11-7, Thursday afternoon at Fork Union's upper field.

"We came out against Benedictine like we had something to prove. We knew we were the underdog in this doubleheader, which made winning even more enjoyable. Overall, it was the team coming together that made all the difference," said assistant coach Tripp Jones.

The Blue Devils held Benedictine to just one run in game one thanks to Zachary Schwier, who pitched all five innings, limiting the Cadets to just one run off three hits. The win is the first of the season for Schwier in three appearances.

Offensively, Fork Union recorded three hits as Jacob Grabeel and Brent Lowry recorded singles, while Hayden Miles picked up a double.

In game two, the Blue Devils kept the momentum, recording six hits and limiting their errors to just two. Drue Hackenberg led the squad with a two-RBI double.

On the mound, Grabeel pitched 3.1 innings in relief, limiting Benedictine to just one hit with four strikeouts. The win was Grabeel's second of the season.

Fork Union returns to action Tuesday, May 2 when it host Christchurch at 4 p.m.

Meheen's Hat Trick Helps Junior Prep Lacrosse Past Orange, 8-6, Thursday

Thursday, April 27, 2017 -- Game Recap

FORK UNION, VA -- Sophomore John Meheen's second hat trick of the season helped lift the Junior Prep lacrosse team over Orange County High School, 8-6, Thursday afternoon.

Meheen finished the day with three goals off nine shots, while Quenten Sargent and Logan French followed with two goals off five shots apiece. Jack Milazzo also found the back of the net and recorded one assist.

Fielding, John Hughes led the way with six ground balls, while Sargent and Meheen followed with five and four, respectively.

Between the pipes, goalkeeper Alec Springsteen recorded 11 saves following a season-high performance of 17 saves on 42 shots against St. Christopher's Wednesday.

The Blue Devils return to action Tuesday, May 2 when they host Woodberry Forest at 4 p.m.

Swimmer Samer Khalil Signs with the University of Waterloo

FORK UNION, VA – Senior Samer Khalil of the Fork Union Military Academy swimming and diving program signed a National Letter of Intent to join the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, Friday afternoon.

“I am thrilled that I will be joining the University of Waterloo swim program next year,” said Khalil. “It has everything that I was looking for both academically and athletically. I am looking forward to being on campus and to be a part of the Waterloo family. Go Warriors!”

Khalil, a Cairo, Egypt native, is an All-Virginia Prep League and All-State honoree as he helped this year’s squad to a third-place finish at the Virginia Prep League Championships and a fourth-place finish at the VISAA State Championships. The senior won the 100 butterfly at both Championships and was also a member of the 2nd place 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams at States. Khalil is a school record holder in the 100 Fly and 200 Fly, has meet the All America Consideration time for the 200 Free Relay, and is a NISCA Academic All-America honoree.

“Samer has had a great three years here at Fork Union,” said head coach Ryan Campbell. “He has been a tremendous example for others on the team and will be missed. I am excited for him as he makes the jump to the college level and look forward to seeing him continue to grow!”

Khalil will enroll at the University of Waterloo in the fall of 2017.

Khalil, along with several other Blue Devils, will be formally honored by Fork Union’s Athletic Department during a signing day ceremony in the Estes Athletic Center on Wednesday, May 10 at 10 a.m.

Six Alumni Still Await NFL Draft Selections

After the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, six Fork Union alumni are still waiting for their name to be called.

Joe Williams (2011), Mack Hollins (2011), Derek Rivers (2012), Jonathan McLaughlin (2012), Mike Fafaul (2012) and Kevin Marquez (2012) are all Fork Union Post Graduate football alumni.

In honor of the 2017 NFL Draft, below are some notable Fork Union draft picks.

Up Next in FUMA Athletics

  • Fri., Apr. 28 -- Prep Lacrosse at Randolph-Macon Academy -- 3:30 PM
  • Sat., Apr. 29 -- Outdoor Track & Field at Real Deal Outdoor Classic -- 8:30 AM
  • Tues., May 2 -- Prep Lacrosse vs. Hargrave Military Academy -- 4:00 PM *
  • Tues., May 2 -- Junior Prep Lacrosse vs. Woodberry Forest -- 5:30 PM *
  • Tues., May 2 -- Prep Baseball vs. Christchurch School -- 4:00 PM
  • Tues., May 2 -- Junior Prep Tennis vs. Covenant School -- 4:00 PM
  • Tues., May 2 -- Junior Prep Baseball at St. Christopher's -- 4:30 PM
  • Wed., May 3 -- Junior Prep Lacrosse at Christchurch School -- 5:00 PM
  • Thurs., May 4 -- Junior Prep Baseball at Covenant School -- CANCELLED
  • Thurs., May 4 -- Prep Baseball vs. Hargrave Military Academy -- 4:00 PM *
  • Fri., May 5 -- Prep Lacrosse vs. Benedictine High School -- 4:00 PM *
  • Fri., May 5 -- Prep Baseball at Christchurch School -- 4:00 PM
  • Fri., May 5 -- Junior Prep Lacrosse vs. Benedictine High School -- 5:30 PM *
  • Fri., May 5 -- Outdoor Track & Field at Dogwood Track Classic -- 6:00 PM
  • Sat., May 6 -- Outdoor Track & Field at Dogwood Track Classic -- 11:00 AM

Bold and Italics denote home contests.

* Denotes games being streamed on the Cube.

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