Athletes Of The Week

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

November 08, 2006

Boys

B.J. Quigley

Archbishop Curley, soccer

The senior forward scored two consecutive game-winning goals and scored three times overall last week to lead the top-ranked Friars to their first Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference title since 1999. Quigley ends the season with a league-high 27 goals and nine assists, and the Friars finished 21-3.

Quigley scored twice in the Friars' 3-1 semifinal victory over John Carroll of Harford County. And in the 1-0 title-game victory over McDonogh, Quigley scored at 28:40 of the first half off a pass from Bash Kamara.

The victory over McDonogh, the 100th career win for coach Barry Stitz, also was particularly meaningful for Quigley, who spent the second half of the season mourning the death of his grandmother. Quigley dedicated the performance to her, saying she had been "a big inspiration for me for the past 10 games or so."

Others considered / / Mike Cellini, Eastern Tech, football; Robert Jones, Towson, football; Dwight Parker, Woodlawn, cross country.

GIRLS

Allie Emala

Bryn Mawr, field hockey

Emala concluded her senior season of field hockey by scoring both goals in a 2-1 victory over then-No. 3 Garrison Forest in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference tournament final. The No. 3 Mawrtians earned their first title since 2001.

She also scored in the 1-0 overtime win over defending champion Roland Park in the quarterfinals. A midfielder and captain as well as an IAAM All-Star, Emala scored 10 goals this season and had two assists.

Emala, who has an 85 academic average, also plays basketball and lacrosse for the Mawrtians and will sign this week to play lacrosse at Virginia Tech. She missed basketball season last winter after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee. After surgery in December, she returned to play lacrosse.

A field hockey player since seventh grade, Emala followed her sister Nina into the sport. She switched from soccer so she could play on a recreation team coached by her mother, Jeannie Emala, who played college field hockey at Princeton. Others considered / / Brittany Born, Archbishop Spalding, volleyball; Louise Brooks, Bryn Mawr, volleyball; Lindsey Puckett, Fallston, field hockey; Erika Stasakova, John Carroll, cross country.

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