Reed Looney ’08 made a significant impact on Crusader football and lacrosse during his two years at Catholic High School. Reed excelled on the lacrosse field as a midfielder and two-year team captain. He led the Crusader lacrosse team to consecutive appearances in the State tournament and its only appearance in the TCIS Championship game. Reed represented Catholic High very well: He was the Crusader’s first recipient of the 2007 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame Student Athlete Achievement Award and had his jersey displayed at the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. He earned honors as a US Lacrosse Academic All American, VISAA 1st Team All State, and 1st Team All TCIS both his junior and senior year. He was captain of the football team his senior year and a two-year starter at quarterback and safety. He was All TCIS honorable mention at quarterback. Within Catholic High, Reed earned accolades as the Male Academic Athlete of the Year, two-time lacrosse team MVP, and the recipient of the Decker Athletic and Ross scholarships. He was featured as the Athlete of the Week both in the Virginia Pilot and on the local news. Reed was certified and volunteered as a youth lacrosse referee and assisted as a coach at multiple lacrosse camps and clinics.
Beyond Catholic High, Reed went to the University of Notre Dame on a NROTC scholarship earning a degree in Business Administration and his commission in the United States Navy. While at Notre Dame, Reed played club lacrosse for the neighboring college Holy Cross where he was a two-time team captain. His team won three straight division titles and won the school’s only Great Lakes Lacrosse League championship. Reed finished second in scoring for the league twice. After graduating from Notre Dame, Reed went to flight school in Pensacola, FL and is serving our country as a Naval Aviator. He is currently a Weapons and Tactics Instructor Pilot at the world’s premier aviation warfighting development center in Fallon, NV where he flies helicopters.