Gillian Christie ’69
White team, Field Hockey, Basketball, Lacrosse
Gillian is honored to be inducted into the SPSG Athletic Hall of Fame. She feels it’s an honor to have the opportunity to be on the varsity from an early age and play the sports she adored-from lacrosse, and basketball to field hockey for many years. And yes, Gillian still has her original wooden lacrosse stick! Getting her plaid sash was memorable. Where did those experiences take her? Gillian learned the value of teamwork, that no one scores a goal alone, and that a lot of effort and practice are required to win and be successful. Gillian uses these lessons to run a global boutique strategic branding and marketing agency for ethical companies, helping them learn these same values, and win in their pursuits. She also still runs 25+ miles a week up and down mountains, swims regularly, avoids the great whites that patrol our shores here in Santa Barbara, and hikes many a mountain. To her, team sports taught that to win at anything, the entire team needs to participate and together, share the success.
Joey Hill Peace ‘69 (posthumously) †
Field Hockey, Basketball, Lacrosse
Joann “Joey” Hill Peace was a very talented three sport athlete, participating on the varsity field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse teams during her time at St. Paul’s School for Girls. Joey excelled in athletics during a time when very few athletic records were kept. She was a leader who her teammates admired, serving as captain of the lacrosse team. Outside of school, Joey excelled at riding, which she continued throughout her life.
Lynn Callahan Casey ’70
White team, Field Hockey, Basketball, Lacrosse
Lynn entered St. Paul’s School for Girls in 1966. In the ninth grade she played three varsity sports; field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse. “I proudly wore my colorful sash every day until graduation,” she said. She was the white team captain her senior year for a team that won the yearly competition against the green team.
During the summer months between school years, Lynn played a lot of tennis, and it is a sport she continued to play into adulthood.
When Lynn attended the University of Maryland, College Park, there was no Title IX for women. She did not play any of the sports that she so loved at St. Paul’s, but did continue to play recreational tennis. In 1981 her husband, Dod, joined the L’Hirondelle Club which is known for its tennis and paddle teams. Lynn played both these sports with her friends but also competitively in the interclub team matches.
In 1988 she became a volunteer lacrosse coach for the Towsontowne Recreation League. Her daughter, Jill, was in the third grade, and she happily coached these young girls through the 8th grade. This was an amazing group of young players. All the girls continued to play through high school, and many went on to play Division 1 lacrosse in college. During this time, they won five MYLA (Maryland Youth Lacrosse Association) Championships and only lost five games their entire time together.
After several orthopedic surgeries, Lynn could no longer chase a moving ball and hit it. In 1996, Lynn joined the Green Spring Valley Hunt Club where she fell in love with the game of golf. It was much easier to hit a ball that was not moving, she just had to find it. Lynn has had one Hole in One and two Eagles. She may not be the player she used to be, but she still loves the game.
Lynn and her husband, Dod, enjoyed watching their children reach their athletic goals. They attended all their middle, high school, and college games. Now she is happy to stand on the sideline and watch her granddaughters achieve their athletic goals.
Lynn is very honored to be chosen to be part of our school’s Athletic Hall of Fame. She would like to thank the committee for their kind words but also needs to thank her parents who drove her to all the sporting events. She has met many people along her athletic journey who have made her life so very special.
Jen Forbes ’07
Green Team, Volleyball, Basketball, Rowing
During Jen’s time at SPSG, she participated in a variety of sports, from volleyball, basketball, and to her passion rowing. In her senior year, she was captain of the varsity basketball and rowing teams. Jen took home a few awards in both 2006 and 2007. Jen was nominated for the McCormick Spice Athlete of the Year award and was named the school’s Athlete of the Year.
After SPSG, Jen attended Northeastern University where she continued her love for rowing. She joined the USA team in 2011 for Rowing. Her huge accomplishments have been the World Rowing under-23 Championships, in which Jenn took third. The second was in 2018 the Pan American game qualifications regatta, 1st (single sculls). Jen is currently continuing her dream and is still part of the USA team.
Iliana Sanza ’09
Green Team, Soccer (as captain), Basketball, Lacrosse
During Iliana’s career at St. Paul’s School for Girls, she won 12 letters, four apiece in soccer, basketball, and lacrosse. Iliana was on the Tewaaraton Watch List for good reason. Her team was the second team all- metro as a junior while leading her turnovers and ground balls. Iliana was ranked #12 in Inside Lacrosse Top Rising Freshman Poll. Iliana attended the University of Maryland and joined the Women’s Lacrosse team. For her first season as a Terp, she played in 17 games and was the top defender. She was a National Champion along with Atlantic Coast Conference Champion (ACC). Iliana was lucky to be part of the field while this Terp team was First All-American, First Team All-Region. Iliana was also awarded as ACC Honor, ACC Championship All-Tournament, NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team, and Division 1 Defensive Play of the Year, National Championship Runner-Up.
Bailey Webster ’09
Green Team, Volleyball and Soccer
Bailey came to the University of Texas as the number #1 recruit in the country and continued to collect numerous volleyball honors during her time as a Longhorn. In addition to graduating with her degree in corporate communication, Bailey was a three-time All-American and All-Big XII during her entire UT career. She was named the 2011 Big XII Player of the Year, earned the Arthur Ashe, Jr., Sports Scholar Award, and the very prestigious V.F. “Doc” Neuhaus Award.
Bailey also had the honor of being inducted into the Friar Society, while being named a 2013 Senior Class Award finalist and the 2012 NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player on the way to winning the 2012 NCAA National Championship. Bailey went on to play volleyball professionally overseas, including competing for Team USA at the NORCECA World Championships and the Pan American Cup.
In the last few years Bailey has spent time as a Volleyball Analyst for ESPN. She is currently working at Dimensional Fund Advisors, a global investment management firm in Austin while completing the MBA program in McCombs Business School at the University of Texas at Austin. Last year, Bailey was inducted into the Texas Athletics Hall of Fame.
2008-2009 Basketball Team
B Conference Champions
The 2008-2009 Gator Basketball team had an outstanding season, with an overall record of 26-1 and a 14-1 league record. Their lone loss was in a game against Notre Dame Prep that seemed it was headed into overtime, however the winning shot, a half-court hook was made at the buzzer. On the way to the championships, Simone Newsome led Janelle Fleet and Samantha Murray in double-digit scoring in the quarterfinals, bringing the Gators a win over Maryvale, 45-26. Janelle Fleet led in scoring for the Gators in the semifinal game against Severn, winning 60-41. The championship game was held at the Greenspring campus of Stevenson University, where SPSG defeated St. Mary’s 37-28. Sam Murray led in scoring with 14 points.
Janelle Fleet and lliana Sanza were named IAAM All-Stars that season and Janelle Fleet was named all Baltimore County.