Athletes of the Week

March 28, 2007

Boys

Paul DeVito

Archbishop Spalding, baseball

The 6-foot-2 junior left-hander went 2-0 with one save to lead the Cavaliers in wins over DeMatha of Hyattsville, No. 7 Mount St. Joseph and No. 5 Eastern Tech. He struck out 17 in 14 innings went 3-for-8 with a double, two RBIs and two steals for the week. DeVito threw a no-hitter against DeMatha on Monday, striking out seven batters and walking one. In Thursday's 6-5 victory over Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference rival Mount St. Joseph, DeVito knocked in two runs before coming in for the save in the seventh. On Saturday, DeVito threw a two-hitter in the No. 1 Cavaliers' 12-2 victory over previously unbeaten Eastern Tech. In the six-inning game, he struck out nine and walked none. Others considered --Andrew Feinberg, McDonogh, lacrosse; Brett Weiss, Boys' Latin, lacrosse; Zach Zarbos, Fallston, baseball.

Girls

Colleen Matthes

Institute of Notre Dame, softball

The senior pitcher, a second-team All-Metro selection last season, allowed one earned run in 21 innings to lead the No. 5 Indians to a 3-0 start last week. Matthes threw a three-hitter in a season-opening 6-1 win over Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference foe Mount de Sales on Wednesday, striking out 17. On Thursday, she pitched a two-hitter with 15 strikeouts in a 1-0 win over Mount Hebron. In a 2-1 win over Mercy on Friday, Matthes tossed a three-hitter with 13 strikeouts. Offensively, she went 3-for-9 with an RBI. A regular on the All-Metro team since her freshman year, Matthes led the Indians to A Conference runner-up finishes her first two seasons and a semifinal showing last spring. Others considered --Courtney Kirk, Roland Park, lacrosse; Stephanie Speierman, Hammond, softball.

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