Athletes of the Week

Athletes of the Week

High Schools

April 07, 2004

BOYS

Joe Pike

McDonogh, lacrosse

The junior goalkeeper led the then-No. 7 Eagles to a 6-5 upset of then-No. 1 Calvert Hall on Friday by making 18 saves and shutting out high-scoring Kevin Huntley (23 goals).

Pike made 15 saves in Tuesday's 9-6 victory over Boys' Latin, then ranked fifth.

And Saturday, the second-year varsity starter made 15 saves in an 11-7 win over Cherry Creek of Colorado.

Pike saved 76 percent of the shots on goal for the week.

"That's a remarkable save percentage," said Eagles coach Jake Reed. "He's considered one of the top junior goalkeepers in the country and is an honor roll student."

GIRLS

Emmy Williams

Towson, softball

The right-handed pitcher threw a perfect game last week and also got her team out of a final-inning jam to preserve another win as the Generals improved to 4-0.

Williams completed a perfect game with 13 strikeouts against 15 batters in a five-inning, 17-0 win over Milford Mill. Later in the week, she came on in relief with the bases loaded in the seventh inning, no one out and her team leading 6-2 over Franklin. Williams, a senior, struck out the first batter and got the next two to ground out to preserve the victory. Also the setter for Towson's state-finalist volleyball team who carries a 3.8 weighted grade point average, Williams has a 2-0 record this season and has not allowed an earned run in 12 innings.

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