Athletes Of The Week

Athletes of the Week

October 19, 2005

BOYS

Sport Soccer

Pfau leads Mt. St. Joe to 3 wins in 3 games

Mount St. Joseph's Ben Pfau, a third-year starting forward, led the Gaels to three victories last week, including an upset of then-No. 1 Calvert Hall. Pfau, a senior, had two goals - one of which was a game-winner - and an assist. He raised his statistics on the year to eight goals and seven assists, this after a junior season in which he scored no goals but assisted on 13.

Pfau scored the first goal Wednesday in a 2-0 win over Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference rival John Carroll in a game that earned coach Mike St. Martin his 100th career win. Two days later, in a 3-2 upset of Calvert Hall, Pfau scored a goal and assisted on another.

Pfau's ball-control skills and opportunistic play also were part of a win the next day, 1-0, over defending Baltimore County champion Eastern Tech. The No. 3 Gaels improved to 14-2-3.

Pfau, who has a 3.1 grade point average, is considering playing soccer at either Mount St. Mary's, Towson, Frostburg or Salisbury.

Others considered: Sheldon Bell, City, football; Adam DeSantis, Hereford, football; Jon Ports, McDonogh, soccer.

GIRLS

Sport Field hockey

Unselfish Cates helps Vikings stay unbeaten

A forward with the game of a dominating midfielder, Sarah Cates used her all-around skills last week to help No. 2 Mount Hebron remain the only unbeaten team in The Sun's Top 15 field hockey poll. Cates scored two goals and had an assist as the Vikings won three games to improve to 12-0.

Cates had one goal in a 6-1 win over Howard, an assist in a 4-0 win over Oakland Mills and the first goal in a 4-0 win over Glenelg. Vikings coach Jeanette Ireland said Cates' goal set the tone for her team's first victory over Glenelg in at least five years.

"She has really stepped up to the plate, and I just love the way she plays," Ireland said. "She's so unselfish. She doesn't have to score as long as the team wins.

Cates has nine goals and seven assists this season.

Also a Vikings lacrosse player, she is looking to play lacrosse in college. Cates carries a 3.81 grade point average and also sings in Madrigals and in school plays.

Others considered: Kelsey Hill, Severna Park, cross country; Chante Sandiford, McDonogh, soccer; Sarah Seats, St. Paul's, field hockey.

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