Athletes of the Week

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

April 04, 2007

Boys

Matt Hanzsche

Mount St. Joseph, lacrosse

The senior midfielder scored five goals, assisted on six others and scooped 11 ground balls during victories over Severn, Friends and Mount Hebron that raised the Gaels' record to 5-0.

On March 27, Hanzsche scored twice in the Gaels' 7-5 victory over Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference rival Severn. In another MIAA A Conference win Friday, Hanzsche assisted on five goals during a 19-7 rout of Friends.

In Saturday's 12-8 win over Class 3A-2A defending state champion Mount Hebron, Hanzsche scored three times and had one assist.

Hanzsche is headed for Towson University to play lacrosse.

Others considered / / Rob Bachrach, Dulaney, lacrosse; Shane Milam, McDonogh, wrestling.

Girls

Meghan Kovacs

Seton Keough, softball The senior third baseman turned in an impressive week at the plate as the then-No. 9 Gators upset then-No. 2 Archbishop Spalding, 3-0, and No. 5 Institute of Notre Dame, 1-0. Kovacs, who is hitting .500, went 3-for-3 with a triple and an RBI as the Gators avenged last season's Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference championship loss to Spalding. Against IND, she was 1-for-3 with a triple and scored the only run. She also went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in a 12-3 romp over Mercy. She had seven putouts in the field during the week and has not made an error this season. The Gators improved to 3-1 and jumped to No. 3 in the poll after last week's effort. Kovacs, an All-City first-team selection last season, has a 3.3 grade point average. She is undecided about college but plans to play softball and major in radiology. Others considered / /Kellie Christian, Catonsville, track; Lauren Gibson, Chesapeake-AA, softball; Brigid McTavish, South Carroll, lacrosse.

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