Notre Dame Preparatory School
“We’ve been kind of bootstrapping this program for a number of years,” said Neil Hrdlick, NDP’s computer science instructor and general technology champion. “We’ve been turning up the energy every year, and we’re getting the groundswell.”
After Notre Dame Preparatory School earned the first three Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference swimming titles in its formative years, McDonogh School won the next eight championships. Terri Byrd, NDP’s coach since 2006, then found a way to stop the Eagles’ juggernaut by using the Blazers’ depth to take four out of the next five banners during the past decade.