Athletes Of The Week

October 02, 2002


Ambrose Wooden

Gilman, football

The All-Metro quarterback passed for 248 yards and touchdowns of 19, 28 and 45 yards, and rushed for 196 yards and two scores in Gilman's 48-45 win at Mount St. Joseph on Saturday.

Wooden rushed for a 65-yard touchdown on the game's opening play, and ran for the game-winning 22-yard score with 1:14 to play. As a defensive back, he also made several key tackles. Wooden has rushed for 792 yards and 11 touchdowns and passed for 536 yards and seven touchdowns - this despite often being lifted in the third quarter of lopsided games.

Wooden also has played punter, kicker, running back and wide receiver for Gilman, which is 5-0, ranked No. 1 in The Sun and the state, and entered this week ranked No. 20 nationally by USA Today.

With a 3.9 grade-point average and 1,040 SAT score, the highly recruited Wooden is considering Stanford, Notre Dame, UCLA, Southern California, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Penn State, Tennessee and some Ivy League schools.


Lauren Askey

Loch Raven, soccer

The junior sweeper played her typical strong defense in two shutout wins for the Raiders last week and provided some timely offense, too.

After scoring one goal in a 3-0 win over Dundalk last Monday, Askey netted the game's only goal in a 1-0 win over Sparrows Point on Wednesday. The game-winner came midway through the second half, when Askey ripped a shot from the edge of the penalty area after a corner kick.

She has four goals and the Raiders are 5-2, with all of their wins coming via shutouts.

Sidelined for most of last season with a stress fracture in her lower back, Askey, who also started as a freshman, has been the steadying influence in the back this fall. Aggressive, smooth and smart, she often is first to the ball and has the foot skills to work it up to jump-start the Raiders' attack.

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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