Athletes of the Week

Athletes of the Week

October 22, 2003


Shane Walterhoefer

Boys' Latin, football

The offseason weight-training regimen of the 5-foot-8 junior raised his weight to 185 pounds, and the extra bulk came in handy during last weekend's come-from-behind, 34-19 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association C Conference win at previously unbeaten Pallotti.

Walterhoefer rushed for a single-game, school-record 303 yards and touchdowns of 1, 2, 21 and 51 yards. In the third quarter, he accounted for 18 of the Lakers' 19 carries, gaining 181 yards and scoring twice in that decisive 20-point period. Walterhoefer's 39 carries -- also believed to be a single-game school record -- represented all but 14 of the Lakers' offensive plays as Boys' Latin (4-3, 4-1) clinched at least a tie for its second straight conference title.

For the year, Walterhoefer has scored 13 touchdowns and rushed for 1,026 yards. GIRLS

Jessica Knight

Perry Hall, soccer

The sophomore forward provided instant offense when the two-time defending Baltimore County champion Gators needed it most last week, scoring six goals in must-win games over then-No. 10 Dulaney and Franklin to send them back to the championship game.

On Tuesday, she scored five first-half goals in a 8-2 win over Dulaney. On Thursday, she scored the opening goal in a 2-0 win over Franklin -- by getting behind the Indians' defense and then effectively finishing.

A regular contributor on last year's Class 4A state runner-up team, Knight has come into her own this year with potent speed with the ball and a knack for finding corners on her shots. For the season, she has scored 17 goals and added five assists to help the Gators to an 11-3 mark.

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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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