Stephen Mulloy '11
committed himself fully to his play in soccer, basketball, and lacrosse games, and he had the ability to raise his level of play as the game situation dictates; this is an impressive attribute and one which all athletes aspire to and a select few possess. Stephen wore a Brimmer and May uniform for what seems like a lifetime. He was a familiar face to opposing coaches and foes, but it was with apprehension they greeted him and prepared to face his team. Not one to allow himself to settle for being average, he pushed himself to achieve at the highest possible level. Stephen served each team he played on with incredible passion, determination, and an unflagging will to win.
On the soccer field, he was the starting sweeper, a position that requires a tenacious demeanor, and he never failed to put forth his best effort. Over the course of the soccer seasons, he made more than a few heroic plays that spared the Gators from sure defeat. His drive kept the Gators motivated and competitive on a daily basis. In his senior year, as captain of the soccer team, he was a leader from his midfield position and topped the team in scoring, recording 50% of the total goals scored.
As a member of the Varsity Boys' Basketball team, his team spirit and dedication to the program were vital to the teamís championship run.Again as captain, he started every game and led the team in several statistical categories including scoring, rebounding, assists, and steals. He was not only the teamís “go-to” player, but the teamís “do everything” player.This ability was evident when he helped his team overcome a halftime deficit and build a 10-point lead to wing the MBIL championship for the School.
Finally, as a freshman "rookie" on a varsity team, he had to prove himself to the veterans and withstand a few, good-natured, jokes in the meantime. He was quick to earn the respect of his teammates by demonstrating an excellent work ethic unmatched in a three-season athlete and by not taking himself too seriously. One of his lacrosse coaches described him as an exceptional athlete with an unrelenting drive to succeed. He was one of the most experienced members of the lacrosse team and served as a role model for the team. He proved to be a fast and strongplayer able to run by defenders and was one of the teamís top scorers. Notably, he was well respected by his teammates for his sense of fair play, commitment to his team, and dedication to working hard to contribute positively to his teamís overall success. He played the game aggressively, but never with aggression. Margaret Fawcett '09
was a motivated athlete with an unlimited source of energy. She was unquestionably one of the top athletes in the School. Aggressive and intense, she was an intelligent leader in whatever she was doing, and her teammates respected her for the way in which she handled herself both in games and at practices. When the game was one the line, coaches wanted her on the field or court.
She had a competitive drive that few athletes could rival. She unfailingly gave everything she had in every game she played, sometimes ending up on the sidelined with exhaustion at the end of the contest. Some very wise person once said, “Our greatest strengths are our greatest weaknesses.” This phrase fits Margaret Fawcett. As a Brimmer and May athlete, her competitive fire and sheer athleticism, produced astounding results on our fields and courts. Whether throwing herself in front of thunderous penalty kicks from 12 yards out in the soccer goal, pushing herself through the final minutes of fast break/full court press basketball, or going horizontal to snare line drives back through the pitcherís mound, she sacrificed herself for the team. Other coaches were forced to change their game plans to work around her. Her efforts came without a hint of selfishness. Because she was the consummate team player, her exploits always come with the interests of the team in mind. It is rare, wonderful, and inspirational to watch an athlete so gifted, so driven, and so selfless all in one package. Still, it is the sheer joy she got out of playing sports that is most noticeable; she plays because she has fun, and her smile and laughter on the field and in team huddles were wonderfully infectious. She combined everything a coach could ask for in a player.
Leading by word and deed, she was a key player on four league title winning teams in her high school career, and in her senior year she was a captain and a star on the I.G.C. soccer, basketball, and softball championship squads; hers is a resume unparalleled in school history.