Athletes Of The Week


April 18, 2007


Jonathan Stumpf

Centennial, lacrosse The senior midfielder scored four goals, assisted on two others, won 13 of 14 faceoffs and scooped 18 ground balls in Howard County League victories over Long Reach and defending 3A-2A state champion Mount Hebron last week. Stumpf, who is headed to Lehigh to play lacrosse, raised his season totals to 16 goals and seven assists. Stumpf played sparingly in a 19-1 rout of Long Reach on April 10. He won all four of his faceoffs, scored a goal, had two assists and got eight ground balls. Stumpf scored three goals in Friday's 8-7 overtime victory over visiting Mount Hebron, a game in which he won nine of 10 faceoffs and got 10 ground balls. With the win, the Eagles rose to 6-1 and took sole possession of first place in their division. After last week's games, Stumpf had 77 goals, 72 assists and 222 ground balls for his career. Others considered / / Joe Cummings, Loyola, lacrosse; Tyler Fiorito, McDonogh, lacrosse; Kenny Whittaker, Archbishop Curley, lacrosse


Stephanie Speierman

Hammond, softball The sophomore pitcher enjoyed a stellar week to keep the No. 7 Bears undefeated at 8-0, posting three shutouts and also going 9-for-9 at the plate with six RBIs and four runs scored. Speierman opened the week April 10 with a 3-0 win at then-No. 9 Centennial, tossing a three-hitter with 16 strikeouts and going 4-for-4 with a first-inning triple that drove in the winning run. Last Wednesday, she tossed a no-hitter in a 5-0 win over defending Howard County champion Long Reach, striking out 16 and going 4-for-4 with one RBI and one run. On Friday, she led the Bears to a 7-0 win over Marriotts Ridge, throwing a two-hitter with 19 strikeouts and hitting a grand slam. A second-team All-Metro selection last spring, Speierman went into this week with an 8-0 mark and had not allowed an earned run while striking out 142. Batting third, she's hitting .818 with 11 runs and eight RBIs. Speierman, who plays summer ball with the Maryland Stars, maintains a weighted 4.36 grade point average. Others considered / / Angela DiBeneditto, John Carroll, softball; Kourtney Salvarola, Broadneck, softball; Jessica Tongue, Annapolis, track and field; Letecia Wright, Western, track and field.

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