Sports

Next Up for MHS Baseball Stars: NCAA Division I Play

McLean High School’s Athletics witnessed two more of its star athletes signing on early to major college teams for this coming year.

sports-1-copy

Sean Fitzgerald (left) and McLean Student Activities Director Tom Herman. (Photo: Courtesy Jim Patrick)

Both seniors Sean Fitzgerald and Chris Russo earned their honors on the baseball field during their tenure on the McLean High School’s (MHS) varsity baseball team.

Fitzgerald has signed on to attend Notre Dame to play for the NCAA Division I team.

As a Highlander, Fitzgerald made the second team on the All-Liberty District team as a utility player. He made it on the first team during the spring of 2008 and 2009.

Fitzgerald was also named to the second team for the All-Northern Region in 2008, and followed up on the distinction with a place on the first team in 2009 as a pitcher.

He finished last season with the added honors of Liberty District Pitcher of the Year, an All-State honorable mention and as a pitcher on the first team for the All-Met.

On top of his honors outside McLean’s halls, Fitzgerald will also go down as the all-time career leader in wins, 19, entering his senior year.

Russo, who is signing on for Virginia Military Institute’s Division I baseball team, garnered an honorable mention for the All-Liberty District in 2008 as a utility player.

In 2009, Russo earned first team All-Liberty District as a second baseman, and an honorable mention for the All-Northern Region.

Fitzgerald and Russo join fellow McLean seniors Hanna Longwell (lacrosse, Colgate University) and Lauren McColgan (softball, George Mason University) in signing for Division I teams nationwide.