Athletes of the Week

Athletes of the Week

High Schools

April 21, 2004

BOYS

A.J. Lee

Southern-AA, track

Lee broke one meet record and tied another Saturday at the Glenelg Relays, where he won four gold medals and was named the meet's outstanding performer.

The long jump record he broke belonged to his jump coach Ian Harvey, who set the record of 21 feet, 6 inches in 1998. Lee soared 21-11. His personal best is 22-5.

Lee tied the record in the 100 meters at 10.6 seconds, which is his personal best. He also won the 200 meters in 22.1 seconds, and was on the winning 400 relay team. The Bulldogs finished third in the team standings.

Lee rushed for 1,400 yards and was named All-Anne Arundel County in football, and was also All-County in indoor track. The senior also was second-team All-Metro in both sports.

GIRLS

Lydia Sanza

St. Paul's, lacrosse

The sophomore goalie turned in impressive back-to-back performances last week with 30 total saves to keep the No. 1 Gators on a six-game winning streak.

In Friday's 10-6 upset of then-No. 1 Severn, Sanza stopped 21 shots from the previously unbeaten Admirals. Saving 21 of 29 shots on goal, Sanza had a .724 save percentage. She stopped four of five free-position attempts and made several quick recoveries to stop successive close-range shots.

On Saturday, Sanza anchored a 7-6 victory over tough Skaneateles of New York, making nine saves despite playing only a little more than a half.

Sanza, who also plays basketball and soccer at St. Paul's, has 102 saves in 10 games this season for the Gators (9-1-1 overall, 7-1-1 in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland).

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, 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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