Athletes Of The Week

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

January 24, 2007

Boys

David Chapman

Annapolis, basketball

The 6-foot-5 senior scored a combined 35 points last week in Anne Arundel County League wins over Northeast and Severna Park that raised the Panthers' record to 11-3 and put 30th-year coach John Brady on the verge of a milestone victory. On Jan. 16, Chapman scored 18 points to lead the Panthers to a 96-56 rout of Northeast. On Friday, Chapman led the Panthers to a 63-56 win over Severna Park by scoring 17 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. The Panthers are on the verge of achieving career win No. 621 for Brady, which would tie him with the late Ray Mullis of Cardinal Gibbons for most all-time wins among Baltimore-area coaches. In 14 games, Chapman is averaging 20.6 points and 10.8 rebounds. He is the son of The Sun's 1985 Anne Arundel County Player of The Year of the same name.

Others considered --Earl Eppard, Lansdowne, wrestling; Alex Harper, Woodlawn, wrestling; Dwane Parker, Mount St. Joseph, indoor track.

Girls

Erin Brooks

Seton Keough, indoor track

The junior won the 55-meter dash and triple jump and finished second in two other events to lead Seton Keough to its first Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland indoor track title and an upset of then-No. 1 McDonogh. Brooks amassed 36 points - a total that would have beaten 12 of the 15 teams in the title meet. She ran 7.17 seconds in the 55 meters and jumped 36 feet, 11 inches in the triple jump. She ran 41.22 seconds in the 300 meters and jumped 16-8 in the long jump. A member of the Baltimore City Track and Field Alliance Club, Brooks ran on the club's 400-meter relay team that finished 13th in the Amateur Athletic Union national meet last summer. She was a first-team All-Metro selection outdoors in 2005 and a second-team selection last indoor season.

Others considered --Corey Donohoe, North Harford, basketball; Shannel Shivers, Aberdeen, basketball; Marah Strickland, Towson Catholic, basketball.

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