Athletes of the Week

Athletes of the Week

High Schools

May 26, 2004

BOYS

Gavin Gill

St. Paul's, lacrosse

Gill was as hot as the weather in the first quarter of the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference lacrosse championship game Friday at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium.

The junior scored three goals and assisted on two others as the normally slow-starting Crusaders jumped to a 6-0 lead over Gilman en route to a 15-10 victory and their first A Conference title in 12 years.

Gill, his team's leading scorer, ended up with four goals and four assists, boosting his totals to 36 goals and 52 assists.

An All-Baltimore City/County first-team lacrosse selection as a sophomore, he has already committed to Virginia, the same school that attracted his two older brothers, Conor and Brendan. Conor plays for the Boston Cannon of Major League Lacrosse, and Brendan will be a senior at Virginia next year.

GIRLS

Kelly Kasper

Century, lacrosse

The senior midfielder scored 15 goals and had seven assists last week to lead the No. 11 Knights to their second straight regional championship and a berth in the Class 2A-1A state final.

Kasper scored the winning goal on a free-position shot with three seconds left to beat South Carroll in the West regional final. She finished with four goals and one assist. Friday, she had eight goals and an assist in an 18-10 victory over Glenelg in the state semifinal. She began the week with three goals and five assists in the Knights' 22-5 romp over Poolesville.

An All-Metro midfielder after leading the Knights to the state final a year ago, she has 67 goals and 38 assists this season.

Kasper, who carries a 4.0 weighted grade point average, will play lacrosse at Maryland next season.

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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