Pictured from left are Howard McCane, head football coach Vince Brown, Paul Massey Jr. and Apprentice School Director of Education Dr. Latitia McCane.

Peninsula Sports Club Honors Builders

Published July 19, 2022

The Peninsula Sports Club recently recognized a pair of Apprentice School Builders during its annual Headliner’s Night banquet.

Paul Massey Jr. was named Apprentice School Athlete of the Year. A native of Waldorf, Maryland, Massey has been an outstanding leader since starting his apprenticeship in summer 2018.

As a safety and linebacker, Massey has been named a team captain in all four years thus far, while starting every game of his career. This past season, he received the Builders Defensive MVP Award, and he is a United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) All-Academic recipient.

Pictured on the right is head baseball coach Ben Jones.

First-year Apprentice School baseball head coach Ben Jones and the Builders were recognized with a Thad Madden award, following their 2022 USCAA National Championship in May.

The fifth-seeded Builders rallied to a 23-17 win over fourth-seeded Miami-Hamilton after trailing by as many as 13 runs. The Apprentice School is the first team to lose its opener and work all the way through the elimination bracket to win the title in the history of the Small College World Series. It was the third national title in Apprentice School baseball history, following championships in 2007 and 2015.