Athletes of the Week

High Schools

October 31, 2001

BOYS

Marcus Frisby

Loyola, football

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound senior rushed for 92 yards and a 2-yard touchdown, and was 9-for-14 passing for 134 yards and the game-winning 8-yard pass to Brett Mastropieri with just over two minutes left in a come-from-behind, 16-12 victory over visiting three-time MIAA A Conference champion Gilman. A first-year starter at quarterback, Frisby used his 4.6-second speed in the 40-yard dash to engineer a second-half comeback -- after Gilman sacked him five times in building a 12-0 halftime lead.

Frisby carries a 3.1 grade-point average and is being recruited by Georgetown, Lehigh, Navy, North Carolina and Hofstra for positions ranging from quarterback to defensive back to wide receiver.

GIRLS

Stephanie Connelly

Northeast, golf

One of the top junior girl golfers in the nation, Connelly capped her freshman high school season with a record-setting state championship. Her first-day 73 and two-day, 6-over-par 148 totals broke girls state tournament records that had stood for 18 years.

That title came after a summer in which Connelly, 14, qualified for the Junior Ryder Cup Tournament team. Winning three of the five PGA Junior Series tournaments she entered, Connelly was the top girl qualifier in the 13-15 age group. Although the Ryder Cup was canceled this year, she automatically qualified to play in next year's tournament.

A week before the states, she won the Anne Arundel County co-ed championship and led the Eagles to the first county golf title in school history.

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