Alumni in Action
Charlotte Latin graduates playing professional sports:
|Brenton Bersin '08||(Wofford) NFL, Carolina Panthers (2013 - )
|Chris Canty '00
||(Univ. of Virginia) NFL, Baltimore Ravens (2013-2015)
Member of the NY Giants team that won the 2012-13 Super Bowl Championship
2010 Walter Payton Man of the Year winner (NY Giants)
Drafted in 4th round of 2005 draft to the Dallas Cowboys
|Ross Cockrell '09||(Duke) NFL, currently with Pittsburgh Steelers
Drafted #109 by the Buffalo Bills in the 2014 NFL Draft
|Juan Guzman '06||(Liberty) USLPRO, currently with Oklahoma City Energy FC; previously with Charlotte Eagles Mens' Soccer Team
|Anthony Morrow '04||(Georgia Tech) NBA since 2008-2009, currently with Chicago Bulls
Andrew Tannenberger '08
(Univ. of Delaware) Charlotte Hounds Lacrosse Team (2016)
Patton McClelland '13 Breaks Career Wins Record at Carleton College
In his final regular-season home match at Carleton College (on Senior Day), Patton McClelland '13 won his 64th career singles victory to claim the wins record as his own on April 29, 2017. McClelland had previously tied the record of 63 wins shared by Winston Park (Carleton '10) and Paul Cooper (Carleton '13), but his victory Saturday earned him the record outright. He added another win on Sunday in the final match of the regular season. McClelland will have an opportunity to pad his record further in tournament play this week. Carleton has earned a first-round bye, so they'll play the University of St. Thomas in the MIAC semifinals on Thursday, May 4th at 3:30 p.m. Best of luck to Patton and his Knights teammates!
Photo by JP Beaty, Carleton College '19
Chadwick '13 Wins World Championship Gold in Mixed Relay
Michael Chadwick continues to add to his achievements with a gold medal in record-setting time as the anchor of the 200 mixed relay at the 13th FINA World Swimming Championships in Windsor, Ontario. Tom Shields swam the backstroke (first) leg of the relay, followed by Olympic gold medalist Lily King (University of Texas) on the breaststroke leg, then Kelsi Worrell (University of Louisville) swimming butterfly. When Chadwick entered the pool as the freestyle anchor, the team was in seventh place. Watch his incredible comeback in 20.44 seconds:
Nick Garnder '14 Receives Goalkeeper of the Year
DENVER – The Summit League announced its men's soccer all-league awards at its annual banquet on Wednesday evening. Regular season champions Denver and Omaha accounted for all four of league's top individual player honors, including Goalkeeper of the Year honors going to Latin Alum Nick Gardner with Denver University. Gardner becomes the second straight Pioneer to capture the Goalkeeper of the Year award and third all-time (Oliver Brown, 2013; Dan Jackson, 2015). The sophomore has collected 10 shutouts this season in his netminder position. His 0.50 goals against average ranks first in the league and seventh nationally. Gardner has a .719 save percentage on the year with 23 saves.
Chadwick '13 Named to USA National Swimming Team
COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri
Senior and Latin alum
Charlotte Latin graduate Daniel Jones will be under center for the Duke Blue Devils' first football game of the season this Saturday, as they take on North Carolina Central at 6:00 p.m. at Wallace Wade Stadium. Jones, a redshirt freshman, had significant first-team snaps in the preseason practices as Duke's returning quarterback, Thomas Sirk, recovered from a torn Achilles tendon. Sirk was expected to return to the starting position but reinjured the knee during practice. Jones passed for nearly 3,000 yards during his senior year with the Hawks and impressed both coaches and his Duke teammates during a preseason scrimmage August 19. Duke head coach David Cutcliffe said of his starting quarterback selection, "Daniel has a great opportunity in front of him. I hope and think he will take advantage of that."Higgins '11 Sets New ACC 200 Backstroke Record and Earns All-American Honors
Charlotte Latin graduate Collin Higgins broke his own record and set a new ACC record in the 200 yd. Backstroke at the NCAA Men's National Championships on March 29, 2014. Higgins' Virginia Tech Hokies placed 20th overall and his 9th place finish in the backstroke earned him his first career All-American Honorable Mention. Collin was a standout high school swimmer for Charlotte Latin and SwimMac Carolina. Higgins was a four time All-Conference and All-State swimmer for the Hawks; he still holds the NCISAA record in the 100 backstroke and the Charlotte Latin records in the 100 backstroke and the 200 freestyle relay.
Cockrell '09 Leads Duke's Defense to ACC Championship Game and Historic Season
Latin alumnus Ross Cockrell is a major factor in the Duke University football team’s historic season. Cockrell is a two-time captain of the Blue Devil squad which is ranked #20 in the nation and made it to the ACC Championship game on Saturday, December 7th. This season’s records include the first ACC division title, first 10-win season, and first consecutive bowl berths in school history. Ross is among the top backs in the nation and the leader of the Duke secondary, making the 2012 and 2013 All-ACC First Team and earning All-American Honorable Mention honors last season. a href="http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/12/02/3427398/blu... was one of only thirty college players nominated for the prestigious NCAA Senior Class Award which identifies excellence in community, classroom, character and competition. href="http://www.seniorclassaward.com/athletes/ross_cock...
Charlotte Latin students from the Classes of 2013, 2014 and 2015 are participating in sports at the following universities:Amherst College, Belmont University, Birmingham Southern College, Boston College, Brown University, Carleton College, Clemson University, Columbia University, Davidson College, Denison University, University of Denver, Duke University, Elon University, Emory University, Franklin and Marshall College, Furman University, Georgetown College, Gettysburg College, Holy Cross College, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, University of Missouri, Morehouse College, Mount St. Mary's University, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, Northeastern University, Oglethorpe University, Randolph Macon College, Roanoke College, Rhodes College, Sewanee: The University of the South, Siena College, South Carolina State University, Stanford University, Tennessee Technological University, Texas Christian University, the U.S. Naval Academy,Wake Forest University and Washington and Lee University.