The Holton-Arms Athletic Hall of Fame
The next Athletic Hall of Fame class will be inducted during Reunion 2014. We are currently seeking nominations!
Established in 2000-2001, the Holton-Arms Athletic Hall of Fame honors and perpetuates the memory of those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Holton-Arms athletics and have helped bring recognition, honor, and excellence to the school and its athletic program throughout its history.
In 2000-2001, the Centennial Year, the idea for an Athletic Hall of Fame arose to honor student athletes, individual teams, and outstanding coaches throughout the history of Holton-Arms School.
Members of the Athletic Hall of Fame should serve as a standard of excellence and inspire current students and teams to achieve their own level of excellence.
Inducted April 2011
Patricia “Pat” Werber Bryant ‘52
Pat arrived at Holton in 10th grade and immediately found her niche in athletics. A three-year member of the varsity field hockey and basketball teams, Pat was basketball team captain her junior and senior years. Pat’s affection for Holton, athletics, and Ms. Brown were evident to her classmates when she was chosen as White Team captain her junior and senior years. She went on to attend Duke University and credits Holton as having made that possible. Since graduating Holton, Pat has remained involved in athletics. She was team mother for her son’s Little League team and the first and only female Little League Board member for six years. In addition, Pat has volunteered at PGA and LPGA tournaments in and around Charlotte, NC.
Courtney Rodgers Fletcher ‘97
Courtney is the quintessential student-athlete. A four-year varsity player on the Holton soccer, basketball, and lacrosse teams, Courtney was team captain her senior year in all three sports. She was voted the most valuable player in all three sports her senior year, and achieved All-League honors in the three sports and All-Met honors in lacrosse. Courtney was a member of the Holton Athletic Association and HAA President her senior year. She was a member of the Cum Laude Society, a National Merit Scholar, RA Honor Council President her senior year, and graduated with high honors.
Courtney went on to play lacrosse at Duke University where she achieved All-American honors, All-ACC Honor Roll, and helped the team reach the Final Four of the NCAA Tournamentin 1999. All the while at Duke, Courtney was on the Dean’s List. Since graduating from Duke, Courtney received her JD with honors from George Washington University Law School. Courtney’s fondest memories of Holton include the strong friendships that developed through athletics and the support from her coaches, especially from Kim Hutcherson, former Director of Physical Education and Athletics.
Regan Gosnell ‘99
Regan is an accomplished diver in addition to an all-around athlete. During her time at Holton, Regan competed on the field hockey and lacrosse teams from her freshman through junior years. Her senior year, she gave up field sports to concentrate on diving, which she had been competing in for years both on Holton’s team and in the Country Club League. Regan holds many awards for her diving during high school some of which include, two-time Washington Post All-Met selection, two time Metros champion, two time Private School League champion, and three time ISL champion.
Regan went on to dive for the UCLA Bruins, where she captained the diving team her senior year. Regan received NCAA All-American honors in the 3 and 10 meter in 2003. At graduation, Regan held the UCLA diving record for the 1, 3, and 10 meter. She was a Senior National Qualifier seven times, and invited to compete in the 2004 World Trials and the 2004 Olympic Trials. In addition to her athletic accomplishments, Regan consistently made the UCLA Athletic Director’s Honor Roll and received the Pac-10 All-Academic first team honors her junior year.
Holton Director of Physical Education & Athletics 1987-2005
Kim Hutcherson is an institution in athletics at Holton. A gifted athlete in her own right, Hutch was an accomplished goalkeeper for field hockey and lacrosse in high school and on into college at the University of Baltimore County and then Frostburg State College. Before coming to Holton, she coached field hockey and lacrosse at the collegiate level.
Upon arriving at Holton, Hutch strived to bring Holton athletics to the forefront of the Independent School League. From 1987 to 2005, she increased Middle School team offerings from six teams to 17, and Upper School offerings from 16 teams to 21, including the addition of crew and ice hockey. Assistant coaches were added to each sport, and the total number of coaching positions increased from 24 to 64 during her tenure. Kim was instrumental in the efforts to upgrade the athletic facilities including the weight room, the athletic training room, the track and field, and the turf field.
An accomplished administrator, Kim twice received the MSADA District 2 Athletic Director of the Year award; however her passion for coaching and working with the students is where she may be remembered most. As varsity field hockey and varsity lacrosse coach, Hutch’s enthusiasm for the two sports was evident at every practice and game. Her dedication to her teams, each individual athlete she worked with, and the high caliber of coaching she exhibited garnered her All-County and All-Met honors as Coach of the Year for both field hockey and lacrosse.
Hutch has served on multiple area boards and committees for athletics, and in 2010 was honored as an inductee into the US Lacrosse Potomac Chapter Hall of Fame. She currently serves as the Athletic Director and Middle School lacrosse coach at St. John’s Episcopal School in Olney, Maryland.
Lorraine “Lorrie” Lipscomb Roberts ‘61
Lorrie has been involved in the life at Holton since she was a student, and continues to be today. As a student and an athlete, Lorrie modeled herself on the principles championed by Betty Nevitt: good sportsmanship, courtesy on the field, team play, perseverance to excellence, and adherence to the Holton motto, “Inveniam viam aut faciam.” A four-year member of the varsity field hockey, basketball, and softball teams, Lorrie adored sports. She was a member of H.A.A. for three years and was elected class representative on the Honor Council her senior year. She was also a member of the social service club for multiple years.
After her senior year, Lorrie returned to Holton for a post-graduate year. Following that, she accepted a job offer at Holton to be an assistant coach to her mentor Betty Nevitt and an assistant to the Dean of Students, Miss Bunch. As Lorrie states, “ In layman’s terms, the latter translates to ‘housemother’ to boarding students.” In the two years that Lorrie worked at Holton, she worked the last year that Holton was located on S Street and the first year on the River Road campus. Lorrie was quite honored when she was asked to advise the Booster Club, the oldest organization at the School. Her time working with the Booster Club made quite an impression on Lorrie, and in later years she established the Lorrie Lipscomb Booster Award that is given every year on Class Day and recognizes a student’s conscientious and dedicated support of volunteer service to Holton.
Today, Lorrie stays quite active in athletics. A member of the U.S. Tennis Association, she continues to enjoy tennis as well as golf. Lorrie also follows Holton athletics and makes a point to support her Blue and White by going see Holton ice hockey games when the team travels close to her home in Pittsburgh, PA.