Athletes Of The Week

Athletes of the Week

September 08, 2004

BOYS

Matt Beckman

McDonogh, soccer

Beckman scored in each of McDonogh's first three games, culminating with a goal in a 1-1 tie against Washington Catholic power DeMatha on Saturday.

For the week, the 5-foot-9, 150-pound senior forward, who has moved from playing defense the last two years, scored four goals and had two assists.

He had two goals and one assist in a 5-0 victory over John Carroll, he split two defenders and scored from 10 yards against Pennsylvania power Germantown in a 3-0 win and, against DeMatha, he tied the game with 20 minutes left.

Beckman, who scored 18 goals his freshman year, should threaten that mark this season. He has committed orally to play for Maryland next fall.

GIRLS

Colleen Regan

Archbishop Spalding, soccer

The senior striker provided much of the offensive spark as the Cavaliers won two games in the Pioneer Shootout Tournament and rose from No. 11 to No. 4 in The Sun's Top 15 girls soccer poll last week.

Regan, dominating the left side, created numerous scoring opportunities for her teammates and contributed two assists within the first seven minutes as the Cavaliers upset then-No. 3 and two-time defending Anne Arundel County champion Severna Park, 4-1, in Friday's season opener. She scored twice in Saturday's 4-0 win over Arundel.

A veteran club player, Regan appears well on her way to improving on the four goals and seven assists she accumulated while splitting time last season.

See the Athletes of the Week online at 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, Ext. 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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