Athletes Of The Week

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

September 27, 2006

Boys

Chris Denardi

Edgewood, football

The 5-foot-7, 140-pound senior defensive back sparked a 27-20 victory over previously unbeaten Rising Sun of Cecil County, helping the Rams raise their record to 3-0 in the Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference. The win was the 10th straight dating to last season for the Rams, the defending champions in the league's Chesapeake Division.

Denardi's second interception came on a third-and-13 play with 15 seconds remaining, stopping a potential game-tying drive at the Edgewood 8-yard line. Denardi finished with 17 tackles, including six unassisted. Denardi has three interceptions this season.

Also a wrestler, Denardi was a runner-up at 135 pounds in February's UCBAC conference tournament, and fourth in the regional event.

Others considered / /Darrell Bryant, Randallstown, football; Corey Chapman, Century, soccer; Jamal Lake, Mervo, football.

Girls

Megan Sadowski

Fallston, field hockey

The Cougars' junior goalkeeper has made great strides on the hockey field in recent months, but none more impressive than last week's pair of victories. Sadowski made 23 saves to lead the No. 3 Cougars (6-1) to wins over two undefeated teams, including then-No. 3 Garrison Forest. In that game, she made 17 saves to preserve a 2-1 halftime lead. On Friday, she made six saves against six shots as the Cougars beat a good North East team, 5-0. A second-year varsity player, Sadowski has allowed four goals in seven games, making 38 saves for a 90 percent save rate. Sadowski, who carries a 3.4 grade point average, fell in love with the sport at age 13 after attending one of Cougars coach Alice Puckett's clinics. She attended three camps last summer and has played club field hockey. She was invited to play with the Delaware Strikers at the U.S. Field Hockey Association's annual festival Thanksgiving weekend in Palm Springs, Calif.

Others considered / / Amanda Carta, St. Vincent Pallotti, soccer; Tehya Mockapetris, Centennial, volleyball; Brittany Zorn, Severna Park, field hockey.

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