• Sidwell Friends School
  • Washington, DC
Front row (left to right): Selden Pickens, Jake Williams, Caleb Williams, Jalen Rougier-Roane, Dylan Davis, Acaden Lewis
Back row (left to right): Chali Taylor, Galen Kabwe, Arinze Achufusi, Cam Gillus, Caleb Gillus, Bryce Griffith
Not pictured:Chris Russell

Roster

# Name Pos. Height Grade Year
0Caleb GillusG6'SO2025
1Jalen Rougier-RoaneG/Wing6' 5"SO2025
2Cameron GillusG5' 10"SR2023
5Caleb WilliamsF/Wing6' 8"JR2024
10Galen KabweG6' 1"JR2024
11Acaden LewisG6' 3"SO2025
12Chali TaylorF6' 3"SR2023
14Arinze AchufusiG6' 2"SR2023
21Jake WilliamsG6' 3"JR2024
22Bryce GriffithG5' 10"JR2024
23Dylan DavisG6' 4"JR2024
24Selden PickensG6' 5"SR2023
30Chris RussellF6' 6"SR2023

Team Profile

Sidwell Friends School from Washington, D.C. returns to the Gonzaga DC Classic for the first time since 2016. The Quakers, who play in the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAC), are coming off a stellar 2021-22 campaign where they finished with a 29-2 record. In the Washington Post’s final High School Basketball rankings, the Quakers were ranked #2. Notably, Sidwell Friends alum, Josh Hart, holds the Gonzaga DC Classic tournament scoring record set in 2012. Some Sidwell Friends highlights from the 2021-22 season include: District of Columbia State Athletic Association (DCSAA) State Champions, MAC Regular Season and Tournament Champions,and participated in the Inaugural State Championship Invitational. Additionally, Cam Gillus (’23) was 2nd Team All-Met, First Team All DCSAA and First Team All-MAC Conference. Caleb Williams (’24) garnered DSAA Championship MVP, First Team All-DCSAA, All-MAC Conference Team, and 3rd Team All-Met. Finally, Head Coach Eric Singletary was named as the All-Met Coach of the Year and DCSAA Coach of the Year. Led by veteran Head Coach Eric Singletary, the Quakers are looking to continue to build on our core values of attitude toughness and intelligence. Coach Singletary says, “We are grateful for the opportunity to compete against some of the best teams in the DMV and nation at large this season.” Since hitting the game winning shot in the DCSSA State Championship game, Caleb Williams has accumulated 21 D1 offers, including Villanova, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Indiana, and Michigan. He is now ranked as a top 150 player with 3-star rating on 247 sports. Last July he helped lead the 16U Team Takeover win a Peach Jam title. Jalen Rougier-Roane had a productive summer with Team Durant earning his first major offer from Virginia Tech. Acaden Lewis is a special player who recently transferred from St. John's. He holds offers from several D1 schools, including Nebraska and George Mason. Senior point guard Cam Gillus recently committed to Lehigh and is ready to lead this group to another successful season. Coach Singletary states, “This season is a great opportunity for our team and players collectively. We are truly grateful and excited to participate in the Gonzaga DC Classic tournament.”

Team Information

  • Head Coach: Eric Singletary
  • Assistant Coaches: Jess Bishop, Keegan Bowen, Chris Brown, Benj Coen, Anthony Greene, Charles Rodgers
  • Managers: Max Diaz, Nahor Solomon, Mekhi Cooper
  • Head Trainer: Shannon Fooks
  • Mascot: Quakers
  • Conference: Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAC)
  • Colors: Sidwell Maroon, Quaker Gray, Friends Red

School Profile

Sidwell Friends School is a Quakerschool located in Bethesda, Maryland and Washington, D.C., offering pre-kindergarten through high school classes. Founded in 1883 by Thomas W. Sidwell, its motto is "Eluceat omnibus lux" (“Let the light shine out from all”), alluding to the Quaker concept of inner light. All Sidwell Friends students attend Quaker meeting for worship weekly, and middle school students begin every day with five minutes of silence. The school's admissions process is merit-based. As documented on the school's website, it gives preference in admissions decisions to members of the Religious Society of Friends, but otherwise does not discriminate on the basis of religion. Sidwell "accepts only 7 percent of its applicants.’ Described as "the Harvard of Washington’s private schools.” Sidwell Friends has educated children of notable politicians, including those of several presidents. All students must acquire at least 20 credits before graduating. Students are required to take four years of English, three years of mathematics, three years of history, two years of one foreign language, two years of science, and two years of art. In addition to this, all freshmen must take a full year Ninth Grade Studies course that involves a service project. Tenth and eleventh graders must also take courses corresponding to their grade level. Sidwell Friends School’s current enrollment is approximately 1,142 and 57% of the student body are students of color. The faculty consists of 273 full-time members and 84% of the faculty hold advanced degrees. The are 6,300 alumni in 30 different countries and in all 50 states. Sidwell's athletic teams are known as the Quakers and their colors are maroon and gray. The Quakers compete in the Mid Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAC) for boys' sports, and the Independent School League(ISL) for girls' sports. Sidwell offers teams in Volleyball, Golf, Boys and Girls Cross Country, Football, Field Hockey, Girls and Boys Soccer, Boys and Girls Basketball, Boys and Girls Swimming & Diving, Wrestling, Boys and Girls Tennis, Baseball, Boys and Girls Lacrosse, Boys and Girls Track, Ultimate Frisbee, Crew, Movement Performance and Choreography, and Softball. According to the school’s Philosophy Statement the Quaker pillars of the school inspire active engagement in environmental stewardship, global citizenship, and service. We find strength in reflection and shared silence. At the heart of each endeavor, we strive to discern deeper truths about ourselves and our common humanity, preparing students and adults to “let their lives speak.”

School Information

  • Head of School: Bryan Garman
  • Athletic Director: John Square
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Website: www.sidwell.edu

Schedule

Date Opponent Location
11/15/2022 Hayfield (Scrimmage) Away
11/18/2022Mount St. Joseph (Scrimmage) Away
11/26/2022DeMatha (Scrimmage)Home
12/1/2022Sleepy Thompson Tournament - Glenelg Away
12/2/2022Sleepy Thompson Tournament - TBA Away
12/3/2022Sleepy Thompson Tournament - TBA Away
12/6/2022St. James Away
12/9/2022Gonzaga DC Classic -Roman Catholic Away
12/10/2022Gonzaga DC Classic Away
12/11/2022Gonzaga DC Classic Away
12/13/2022Georgetown Day SchoolHome
12/14/2022Georgetown PrepHome
12/27/2022King Cotton Classic  Away
12/28/2022King Cotton Classic  Away
12/29/2022King Cotton Classic  Away
1/3/2023Flint Hill Away
1/7/2023IAC/MAC Challenge - TBA Away
1/17/2023Potomac School Away
1/19/2023Jackson-Reed Away
1/20/2023MaretHome
1/24/2023St. Andrews Away
1/26/2023Flint HillHome
1/31/2023St. JamesHome
2/2/2023Georgetown Day School Away
2/9/2023Potomac SchoolHome
2/14/2023Maret Away
2/17/2023St. AndrewsHome
2/19/2023Paul VI Away