Athletes Of The Week

October 16, 2002

BOYS

Kevin Ganascioli

Glenelg football

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound senior had a yeoman effort in last weekend's come-from-behind 18-14 win over Howard County rival Long Reach. Glenelg trailed 14-12 when one of his nine tackles at linebacker stopped a Long Reach runner short on fourth-and-three at Glenelg's 28. As a running back, Ganascioli later scored the game-winning touchdown -- his seventh of the season -- from 6 yards out.

The win raised No. 7 Glenelg's county winning streak to 20 games. Ganascioli is the defending county champions' top rusher (647 yards) and top tackler. He also has blocked a punt and an extra-point try.

A quarterback as a freshman and sophomore, Ganascioli rushed for more than 1,000 yards last fall. Possessing a 3.75 grade-point average and an 1,125 SAT score, Ganascioli is considering playing at Richmond, Towson and William & Mary.

GIRLS

Brittany Tegeler

McDonogh, soccer

The talented striker led the No. 14-ranked Eagles to two wins in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference last week, lifting them to the .500 mark (5-5-4).

Tegeler played what coach Maurice Boylan Jr. called her "best game of the year" in a 4-0 win over Mercy on Oct. 8, factoring in on all four scores with two goals and two assists.

She then came back Thursday to score the only goal in the Eagles' 1-0 win over Mount de Sales, one-timing a cross from 20 yards out. A 20-goal scorer as a freshman, Tegeler now has 14 goals and eight assists this season. But Boylan also has used her as a central midfielder and defensive midfielder depending on the opponent and game situation.

See the Athletes of the Week Sundays at 11:30 a.m. on Replay Sun High School Sports on ABC2, and online at www.sunspot.net/sports/highschool.

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. Only coaches can nominate Athletes of the Week.

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