Athletes of the Week

High Schools

October 17, 2001

BOYS

Brad Stonesifer

Francis Scott Key, football

The 5-foot-11, 185-pound senior rushed for 237 yards and five touchdowns and had a scoring catch for a Carroll County single-game record of six TDs in Friday's 42-34 victory over South Hagerstown.

Stonesifer also had four tackles and broke up a pass on defense. The victory improved Francis Scott Key to 3-2 in the Monocacy Valley Athletic League and to 4-2 overall.

Stonesifer runs the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds, and his 861 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns rank with the area's best. Last fall, Stonesifer led the MVAL with 1,200 yards and 11 touchdowns.

A student with a 3.4 grade-point average and a 950 SAT score, Stonesifer hopes to play football in college.

GIRLS

Lily Jefferds

Severna Park, field hockey

The Falcons' leading scorer contributed four goals and an assist in two victories last week as the area's No. 1 team and four-time defending Class 4A state champs defeated Arundel, 3-0, and Northeast, 8-0.

Jefferds, a senior left wing, scored one goal against Arundel and three in a 10-minute span against Northeast. She also assisted on the first goal against Northeast. In 11 games, Jefferds has amassed 13 goals and six assists, mostly by using her speed to bring the ball down the side or her stickwork to deflect the ball into the cage.

Jefferds, who carries a 4.3 grade-point average, plans to play lacrosse in college and considers the University of California at Berkeley, Richmond and Penn among her finalists.

Nominate athletes: The Sun accepts nominations for its Athletes of the Week on Sundays, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at 410-332-6200 or 1-800-829-8000, ext. 6200. Two athletes (one boy and one girl) will be selected each week and featured in Wednesday's editions. To be nominated, athletes must play for their high school team and be available the next Monday to have their pictures taken. Only coaches can nominate Athletes of the Week.

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