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PressBox, GBMC Honor Loch Raven's Tim Lutz With Unsung Hero Award

December 19, 2015
PressBox and GBMC have teamed up to honor one high school student-athlete each month who demonstrates sportsmanship, school spirit, hard work and dedication. 

The latest honoree is Loch Raven High School soccer player Tim Lutz.

GBMC Unsung Hero: Loch Raven's Tim LutzTo nominate a student-athlete for consideration, click here.  

Lutz, a senior, was nominated by Loch Raven High School soccer coach Jon Salvino, who wrote: "Tim Lutz is a true example of an Unsung Hero both in the classroom and on the soccer field."

On the field, Lutz helped lead the Raiders to their first state semifinals appearance since 2009. He notched free kicks against Hereford and Owings Mills in the second and third round of the 2A regional playoffs.

Salvino highlighted Lutz's play during the team's regional finals matchup against Sparrows Point:

"Tim ... demonstrated patience and leadership during the upset win over Sparrows Point in the regional finals by controlling the middle of the field and shutting down Sparrows Point's strong midfield players," Lutz wrote.

In the classroom, Lutz shines under a demanding workload that includes AP physics and AP calculus, and Salvino credited Lutz with "earning high marks and phrase from his teachers."

Lutz was dealt a tough blow before the start of the 2015 soccer season when his father passed away in August.  

Athletic director Mike McEwan said Tim's friends and teammates rallied around him, creating a special chair in his father's honor that was placed next to the bench throughout the season.

Lutz said the gesture not only helped him move on but also helped the Raiders grow together as a team.

Despite his personal challenges, Salvino said Lutz was always a positive example and influence for his fellow players, and Salvino praised him for the way "his energy and hard work has rubbed off on his teammates." 

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