Athletes of the Week

Athletes of the Week

High Schools

April 06, 2005


Bryn Holmes

McDonogh, lacrosse

In come-from-behind Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference victories over then-No. 2 Boys' Latin and No. 6 Calvert Hall, the junior midfielder scored four goals, had 15 ground balls, sparked the transition with his work on faceoffs and made numerous hits on opposing players. Holmes also played well defensively in both games.

In the Eagles' 6-5 overtime win over Boys' Latin, McDonogh never trailed after Holmes' second goal tied the game at 4. Holmes also won seven faceoffs and had nine ground balls. In a 10-7 victory over Calvert Hall, Holmes scored two of the Eagles' last four goals and had six ground balls.

Holmes, 5 feet 9, 165 pounds, also is a two-time All-Metro wrestler and, as a running back-linebacker, is considered by football coach Dom Damico to be his best all-around player.


Casey Pugatch

McDonogh, lacrosse

The junior attacker had nine goals and an assist last week as the Eagles got off to a 3-0 start that included wins over defending Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland B Conference champ Friends and perennial A Conference power Notre Dame Prep.

Pugatch had five goals in the 20-8 win over Friends and two key goals in the 9-6 win over then-No. 5 NDP. She also scored two goals and had an assist in a 12-0 win at Mercy and had 14 ground balls for the week.

A veteran of the ROME club team, Pugatch helped the Mid-Atlantic 1 team win the national schoolgirl championship, 14-12 over New York, at last year's US Lacrosse Women's Division National Tournament. She also plays field hockey for the Eagles.

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The Sun accepts nominations for its Athletes of the Week on Sundays, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at 410-332-6200 or 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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