Athletes Of The Week

September 18, 2002

BOYS

Brian Yi

McDonogh, soccer

The two-time All-Metro center midfielder entered this season with high expectations. And last week, Yi delivered with five goals and four assists over a four-game stretch.

In a 3-2 victory over defending Washington Catholic Athletic Conference champion Gonzaga, the senior had a goal and two assists. He also scored the game-winner in a 1-0 shutout of Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference rival John Carroll.

Yi raised his season totals to seven goals and 10 assists at last weekend's Hummel Classic in Chestnut Hill (Pa.). His two goals and an assist helped the No. 2 Eagles win the tournament title, and he was named the event's Most Valuable Player.

McDonogh coach Steve Nichols calls Yi, who has a 3.0 grade point average, "the best all-around player we've had." For his career, Yi has 26 goals and 46 assists.

GIRLS

Amanda Phillips

Archbishop Spalding, field hockey

In her first season as a varsity starter, the senior goalkeeper has made the most of the opportunity, doing her share and then some in the No. 8 Cavaliers' 6-0 start.

Last week, Phillips recorded 28 saves in four wins. She came away with three shutouts to bring her season total to five.

Plenty of key saves from Phillips played a major role in the team's perfect week. On Thursday, Spalding led 1-0 in the second half against then-No. 2 Bryn Mawr when she turned away consecutive shots from Margaret Yellott, enabling the Cavaliers to secure a 2-0 win.

In the championship game of the South River Tournament, her eight saves were pivotal as the Cavaliers came away with a 1-0 overtime win against the host Seahawks.

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, extension 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. Only coaches can nominate Athletes of the Week.

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