Four members of the EHS Class of 2020 committed to play basketball and lacrosse in college on the year’s first official signing day.
An estimated 8 million students participate in high school athletics, according to the National Federation of State High School Associations. Of those, fewer than 500,000 — roughly 6 percent — go on to compete in college.
Last year, 28 of Episcopal’s 123 graduates — almost 23 percent of the class — took their athletic talents to the next level in colleges and universities across the country. The first four from the Class of 2020 to join those ranks announced their intentions on November 13, the first National Signing Day, with many more expected to announce and sign in the coming months.
Tymu Chenery ’20, basketball
Hometown: Baltimore, Md.
College choice: Quinnipiac University
Tymu came to EHS as a sophomore and racked up 728 points in his first two seasons, averaging 12 points and six rebounds a game.
“Tymu has been an exemplary student-athlete at EHS, and he has helped lead our basketball program to 38 wins over the past two seasons,” says Jim Fitzpatrick, head boys’ basketball coach and boys’ athletic director. “We all anticipate that his senior campaign will be his most successful season for the Maroon. We are thrilled that he has decided to continue his playing career at Quinnipiac University for coach Baker Dunleavy and his staff. Tymu and his family have had, and continue to have, a positive impact on the Episcopal basketball program.”
Dymin Gerow ’20, lacrosse
Hometown: Baltimore, Md.
College choice: University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
A four-member of the girls’ varsity lacrosse team, Dymin was named to the All-ISL and All-State VISAA teams last year.
“Dymin’s speed and athleticism are an asset to any team, and her presence on the field is an absolute game-changer,” said girls’ lacrosse head coach Ashley Taylor. “Dymin continues to get mentally and physically tougher by the day, and she is such a loved teammate that I think she really saw how much our team thrives off of her energy when she is going all out and top speed. It was pretty amazing to watch how truly dominant she could be on the draw, in transition and one vs. one against the best players in the area.”
Neely Holt ’20, lacrosse
Hometown: Darien, Conn.
College choice: Georgetown University
Another four-year member of the girls’ varsity lacrosse team, Neely was an All-ISL and All-State VISAA selection last year after playing nearly every minute of every game. She was also recently selected for this year’s All-ISL team in soccer.
“She is an incredibly skilled player all over the field, and we rely on her to play big in all of her roles,” said Taylor. “She was on the circle for many of our draws, she was an important piece of our offensive transition game, she was our top goal scorer, and she was an important presence at the top of our blue zone defense. Her desire to get better is awesome, and she always has a positive attitude, smile on her face, and loves the game and her team.”
Haley Sabol ’20, basketball
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
College choice: Yale University
As a transfer junior, Haley led EHS girls’ basketball last year in scoring and rebounding, averaging 15 points and 10 rebounds per game. She also topped the team totals in three-pointers and blocks. Her accomplishments earned her All-ISL and first-team All-State VISAA honors.
“Haley was a dominating physical presence and positive leader in the battles of the highly competitive ISL-AA division,” says coach Katrina Reed. “It's clear that her work ethic and desire to improve were critical to our team's success.”