Mulvihill and Maxwell dominant on the basketball court


Center Dylan Mulvihil dunks.

Although varsity baseball starters Dylan Mulvihill and Charlie Maxwell have already committed to school in 2016 for baseball, they consistently put up great numbers for the basketball team.

“Charlie and Dylan are prime examples of how seniors should lead the team. Both are extremely unselfish and committed to the program,” said basketball coach Michael Ellis.

With Mulvihill having two double doubles (at least 10+ stats in any two categories, in his case points and rebounds) in the past three games, he has been the team’s workhorse. Earning the “Yellow Jersey” five times over the season, which is awarded to the highest scoring player after each game.

Maxwell, who has had to step in for injured sophomore, Elijah Williams, when Williams suffered a season ending broken his toe in early Jan. while playing basketball at the YMCA.
“Charlie always puts the team before himself, a prime example of why he is one of our captains,” explained Ellis.

Mulvihill who is the basketball team’s starting Center at 6’5, committed to the University of Pennsylvania this past fall and Maxwell who starts the Power Forward position at 6’2 committed to Evanston’s own Northwestern University over the summer.

“I couldn’t be more excited to play for the Quakers next year, but I could never pass on playing for such a great coach in Mike Ellis,” said Mulvihill. “Ellis has taught me how to compete and train on the highest level which I hope I can transfer to baseball next year.”

Both players have been on the varsity roster for both basketball and baseball since their sophomore year and were part of the baseball team’s longest win streak in over 20 years last year.

“I have loved the entire experience since my first time on the team, and can’t think of a better way to close my basketball career than playing for such a great group of guys and coaches,” explained Maxwell. “We really were able to show how great we were last year and how well we all were able to work together. I think we can do the same this year.”

In baseball, the pair are even more important to the team success. Maxwell, who is the team’s starting Shortstop, and Mulvihill, who is the starting pitcher, helped lead the team, as juniors, to the state semifinals last year.

“I think basketball has helped them out a lot, not only with conditioning but also with the fire and urge to compete, something that baseball doesn’t give,” said Ellis.

In the upcoming weeks, the seniors will have to give one last push to keep their fourth ranking in the state as the playoffs are set to begin in mid Feb. The duo will face off tomorrow for the regular season finale against Deerfield at 7:30.

Boys-Basketball-Charlie-Maxwell---Jada-MarriottWEBSITE Senior Charlie Maxwell runs down the court.