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IN MEMORIAM

Mike Ivey (1972-1992)

A native of Washington, D.C., Mike graduated from Bullis School in Potomac, MD and attended The Catholic University of America. Mike captained, both, the basketball and football teams during his Junior and Season years at Bullis. During his Senior year, Mike won the Manual Jose Baca Joy of Living Award. This award is given to the Bullis student "whose positive attitude, willingness to face life's difficulties without complaint and determination to enjoy life's blessings to the fullest."

Mike was a Washington Post Honorable Mention All Metropolitan athlete and selected all conference in both football and basketball. Although Mike could have played college basketball, Mike went to The Catholic University of America to play football. As a Freshman, Mike started at defensive back and made an immediate impact.    

Tragically, Mike died from an asthsma attack the night before the third game of his Sophomore season. Mike was inducted into the Bullis Hall of Fame and his #1 was retired by The Catholic University of America, making him the only athlete to receive this honor.


Songha Willis (1972-2000)

Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Songha became a standout basketball player at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, VA. Songha led Episcopal to 3 straight Virginia Independent School (VIS) State Tournament appearances and was selected to play in 2 VIS State All Star games. Songha was also named All Interstate Athletic Conference (IAC) in his Junior and Senior seasons.

After receiving numerous collegiate offers, Songha decided to attend The Catholic University of America and was a member of of the Cardinals' first regular season conference championship and first NCAA Division III Tournament appearence. Songha contributed 3 three-pointers in Catholic's record breaking performance against St. Joseph's. The Cardinals' set a Division III record with 62 three-point attempts and an all-division record with 27 three-pointers made.

Songha was tragically murdered while visiting relatives in Philadelphia. Songha's charm, persona and sense of humor remains an inspiration to those who knew him.