Thursday, December 12, 2013 3:36 PM
Published on: Thursday, May 23, 2013
By Brandy L. Simms
The Winston Churchill High School community held a vigil in the gymnasium on Tuesday evening to remember one of their own.
Evan Rosenstock, a 16-year-old Churchill sophomore who played on the Potomac public school’s varsity basketball team, was found dead in a car parked in his family’s garage on Monday according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
The apparent suicide was the result of carbon monoxide poisoning.
“Evan was a great kid, a great teammate,” said the source.
The source added that Rosenstock, a reserve on the basketball team, “would always talk to you in the halls.”
Rosenstock was a 6-foot-3 forward who wore jersey No. 34.
“Rest in Peace #34. Friend. Student. Teammate. You will be Greatly Missed,” was posted on the basketball team’s webpage.
Churchill finished the 2012-2013 campaign with an 18-6 overall record including a 9-1 mark in the league. The Bulldogs captured the 4A South Division championship but suffered a 62-57 loss to Quince Orchard in the 4A West region semifinals.
Meanwhile, some members of the Churchill baseball team played with heavy hearts on Tuesday but reflected on Rosenstock following their 4-3 loss to Catonsville in a 4A state semifinal game.
“He was the type of guy where everyone knew him,” said Churchill sophomore Jack Langerman, a member of the school’s baseball team and classmate of Rosenstock. “You look up in our stands today and no one was there and we were supposed to have 80 people or whatever and then they had the vigil and everyone obviously and rightly so prioritized that because everyone knows him, everyone is friends with him and everyone loves him.”