Athletes of the Week

Athletes of the Week

February 26, 2003

BOYS

Mark Frey

Archbishop Curley, wrestling

The senior won the 130-pound title at the 128-school, National Prep Tournament at Lehigh University Friday and Saturday, defeating Adam Frey of Blair Academy, ranked fourth in the country by USA Today, , 7-2, in the final.

He improved to 40-4 this season and 128-20 for his career by winning six matches at nationals. The six victories included one pin, two technical falls, one major decision and two regular decisions.

Frey, a three-time Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association champion and three-time Maryland Independent Schools champ, was the only wrestler from the Baltimore area to win a national title.

A team captain ranked No. 1 by the Maryland State Wrestling Association, he has not lost to a Maryland wrestler in 2 1/2 seasons. He was the national runner-up last season at 119.

GIRLS

Monica Bunts

Annapolis Area Christian, basketball

In a week when most other teams were snowed in, the 6-foot junior center led the Eagles to the Maryland Christian Athletic League championship. She scored 38 points and grabbed 25 rebounds in two games.

Bunts scored 22 and had 16 rebounds in Saturday's title game, a 60-40 victory over Greater Grace. Averaging 11.6 points and 6.9 rebounds in her first full season on the varsity, Bunts has helped the Eagles to a 17-2 overall record and a 10-0 record against MCAL foes.

Bunts, who also plays volleyball and lacrosse for the Eagles, helped them tie CHEN for the regular-season MCAL volleyball title and finish second in the tournament.

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 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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