Athletes Of The Week

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

October 26, 2005

BOYS

Sport Football

McDonogh's Holmes does it all vs. Dons

McDonogh's Bryn Holmes, a 5-foot-9, 161-pound senior, did it all in last weekend's 14-9 Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference win over Loyola, a game his Eagles entered ranked No. 3 in The Sun, while the Dons were ranked No. 2.

Holmes rushed for 180 yards and both touchdowns, held for kicker Kyle O'Brien's two extra points, made an interception as a defensive back and a tackle for a loss as a linebacker during a goal-line stand on the Dons' final possession. Holmes was involved in 35 of McDonogh's 44 offensive plays.

The effort by Holmes, a four-year starter, lifted the Eagles to their fourth straight win and their first victory in four tries over Loyola. McDonogh also handed the Dons (6-1 overall, 2-1 league) their first loss while improving to 5-1 overall and 4-0 in the conference.

Holmes is an outstanding three-sport athlete, having twice earned All-Metro honors in wrestling, along with second-team All-Metro honors in lacrosse, the sport he will play at the University of Maryland.

Others considered: Matt Winger, Atholton, football; Josh Brown, Long Reach, football; Xavier Martin, Joppatowne, football.

GIRLS

Sport Soccer

Knight helps Gators meet title-game goal

Perry Hall senior striker Jessica Knight has never missed out on a Baltimore County championship game. The four-year starter made sure to make it 4-for-4 on Oct. 17, when she scored three goals in the first half to lead the Gators (9-1-1) to a 5-0 win over Parkville, securing a spot in this year's title game set for tonight.

With speed, skill and unrelenting determination toward getting to goal, Knight has scored 15 goals and added two assists this season. Her opening-half effort against Parkville typified her fine senior season. "We wouldn't be close to where we are without Jessica; it's that simple," said Perry Hall coach Brad Kressman, who has taken the Gators to five straight county title games.

Knight, who carries a 3.86 grade point average, has orally committed to Richmond and said she would like to coach soccer in the future. For her career, Knight has 60 goals and 23 assists.

Others considered: Hayley Rausch, Severa Park, field hockey; Courtney Case, River Hill, field hockey.

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