PHOTOS: Kenwood Athletics Hall of Fame

Twelve former Bluebird athletes were honored for their past achievements during a ceremony on Sept. 30 at the Essex school.

Former State Sen. and current Baltimore County Board of Education member headlined this year Kenwood’s Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2011.

Collins, who taught at from 1962 to 1992, was an avid booster of the Essex school’s athletic department and lobbied to get the school funding for the football stadium that bears his name.

Here are the other inductees into this year’s Hall of Fame class:

Lloyd Mitchell McCleave (Class of 1975)

  • Participated in football, wrestling and track.
  • All-County and two-time All-district.
  • In his senior year 1975, he was an All-State football player for the Baltimore County champions.
  • In wrestling, he was a county, district and state champion in his weight class.

Gino Pierorazio (Class of 1966)

  • Three-year starter in soccer.
  • A member of the Baltimore County soccer champs in 1963 and 1965.
  • He was on the all-Baltimore team for 3 years
  • In 1964 he was voted The Baltimore Sun’s Fall Athlete of the Year.
  • Played two seasons at Essex Community College; named team captain and was leading scorer in second season.
  • Earned a Bachelor’s degree in education from Towson State.
  • In participation for the , he did the Relay for Life for 12 years and helped his team raise more than $10,000

John Kubilius (Class of 1991) (deceased)

  • Participated for three years in football, wrestling, and lacrosse.
  • In his sophomore year, John was honorable mention goalie on the Baltimore All-County Team, for lacrosse.
  • He was first-team All-County as a goalie in lacrosse in his junior and senior years.
  • He was president of the Varsity K club
  • In 1989, '90 and '91, he was on the student council.
  • In 1988 and '89 he was a member of SADD.
  • Kubillus also was a Blanche Drennon award winner.
  • He passed away in 2010.

Byron Beam (Class of 1968)

  • He participated in cross county and indoor and outdoor track.
  • Placed third in the state cross country meet in 1965 and 1967.
  • Won the Baltimore County cross country title in 1966 and 1967.
  • Coached Frances Scott Key to its first state outdoor track championship.
  • Beam graduated from Villanova and earned a master’s in education from John Hopkins.

Stacey Leidner (Class of 1994)

  • Participated in soccer and tennis
  • Holds school records for single season goals (29) and career goals (71)
  • She scored 20 goals as a freshman
  • Stacey was elected to All-County and All-State teams.

Rick Kell (Class of 1968)

  • Participated in cross country, indoor and outdoor track.
  • Won numerous track individual and team titles.
  • Won the 880-yard run in 1966 and 1967.
  • Was a member of the state cross country championship team in 1967.
  • Earned 9 varsity letters.
  • Was a member of the varsity K club for 3 years
  • Ran in the Penn Relays 1966-68.
  • Earned an athletic scholarship to Villanova
  • Was on the NCAA All-America Indoor track team when his team won the IC4A Relay and team championship.
  • Earned an engineering degree from Villanova

Jerry Jenkins (Class of 1961)

  • Participated in cross country, basketball and lacrosse.
  • Top scorer and captain of the basketball team in 1961.
  • A member of the National Honor Society his junior and senior years.
  • Served as class president in his sophomore and junior years.
  • Attended Washington College where he played soccer, basketball and lacrosse.
  • Named an Honorable Mention All-America in soccer.
  • Voted as class president his first three years and vice president his senior year.

W. Michael Elliott (Class of 1960)

  • Participated in soccer, basketball and baseball.
  • Named captain and All-County in all three sports.
  • Won the Blanch Drennon award.
  • Served as president in sophomore class in 1958 and was SGA representative.
  • In his junior year, was president of the SGA and was a representative in his senior year.
  • Played soccer and baseball at Loyola College.
  • Mike was on the All-Mason-Dixon conference team in both sports.
  • Co-captain for both sports his senior year.
  • Elected to the All-South team in baseball for the NCAA.

Larry C. Ey (Class of 1957)

  • Participated in soccer, basketball and baseball.
  • Was a starter in all three sports.
  • Larry was a co-captain in soccer and basketball  in his senior year.
  • He was a silver K award winner.
  • Led Kenwood to county titles in basketball during and sophomore and junior years.
  • In his junior year Dell sports magazine recognized him as one of the top 500 High School stars.
  • The baseball team won the county title during his senior year.
  • Earned a scholarship to John Hopkins University, where he played football, soccer, basketball and baseball.
  • Earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering degree followed by a master’s degree in engineering administration.

John W. Startt III (Class of 1964)

  • Participated in cross country indoor and outdoor track.
  • He was a member of the varsity K club.
  • Participated on the 1964 state champion outdoor track team.
  • Won county championships in cross country indoor and outdoor track.
  • Participated in indoor and outdoor track at CCBC Catonsville.

John H, Hoerr (Class of 1956)

  • Participated in basketball and baseball.
  • All-County in basketball in 1954-55 and 1955-56.
  • Member of county championship team that won 29 straight games.
  • Leading scorer in 1954-55 and 1955-56.
  • Selected as one of Dell Sports Magazine's top 500 high school basketball players in the United States.
  • Earned a scholarship to the University of Baltimore.
  • Played basketball in college and had the honor to play against the Israeli Olympic team.


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