Athletes of the Week

Athletes of the Week

High Schools

March 30, 2005

BOYS

Steve Johnson

St. Paul's, baseball

Johnson won a duel between two of the area's best pitchers when he struck out 20 and allowed only one hit in a 5-2 victory over McDonogh's Brandon Erbe in a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference game on March 22.

Johnson hit a double off Erbe and is batting .345 with three doubles, two triples, three RBIs and four runs scored for the No. 4 Crusaders. He is 2-1 with 33 strikeouts in 18 innings.

The 6-foot-1, 195-pound right-hander is the first baseball player chosen for the All-Metro first team in each of his first three seasons. The son of former Oriole Dave Johnson, who is the Crusaders' pitching coach, Steve has signed with Boston College for a full baseball scholarship.

GIRLS

Kristen Horsman

Dulaney, lacrosse

Fine all-around play from Horsman, a sophomore wing defender, helped lead the No. 14 Lions to the championship of the Baltimore Lacrosse Showcase at Dulaney on Saturday.

Horsman scored a goal and collected four ground balls in the Lions' 11-7 win over Mercy in the opening game, but saved her best for a 10-9 championship win against then-No. 4 Notre Dame Prep.

The two-year starter scooped up eight ground balls, caused four turnovers and won three draws, including the pivotal one in the final minute with the Lions protecting their one-goal lead.

See the Athletes of the Week Sundays at 11:50 p.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, 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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