Athletes Of The Week


May 02, 2007


Shawn Pleffner

Arundel, baseball

The 6-foot-4, 225-pound right-handed pitcher-first baseman raised his record to 3-1 with an ERA of 1.00, and his batting average to .538 by sparking last week's Anne Arundel County League victories over Northeast and Broadneck.

In a 7-0 win over Northeast on April 23, Pleffner threw a one-hitter with 15 strikeouts and no walks and had an RBI. In last Wednesday's 6-3 win over Broadneck, Pleffner had a double and two RBIs.

A senior who is headed for Tallahassee (Fla.) Community College on a baseball scholarship, Pleffner holds school career records for home runs (13 ) and RBIs (95) and ranks second all-time with 25 doubles.

Pleffner, who throws a fastball, curve and slider, also performs well in the classroom, where he maintains a 3.7 grade point average.

Others considered --Bobby Kirby, Loyola, baseball; Colby Rhodes, Severna Park, lacrosse.


Corey Donohoe

North Harford, lacrosse The senior attack has provided timely offense throughout her fine four-year career, and last week was no exception as she led the No. 9 Hawks (12-1) to two wins against Harford County rivals.

Donohoe, a first-team All-Harford County selection last season, opened the week with a six-goal, four-assist effort in a 15-10 win over Bel Air last Wednesday.

In Friday's 11-10 double-overtime win against Fallston, she scored the game-winning goal on a free position after assisting on the tying goal. She finished with two goals and three assists, won nine draws and collected three ground balls.

With 54 goals and 24 assists this season, Donohoe, who has accepted a lacrosse scholarship to North Carolina, has 157 goals and 96 assists for her career.

A three-sport standout, Donohoe also was a second-team All-Metro point guard in basketball and first-team All-Harford County midfielder in field hockey.

Others considered --Lauren Ahrens, Chapelgate Christian, softball; Erin Brooks, Seton Keough, track and field; Lauren Gibson, Chesapeake-AA, softball; Hayley Milbourne, Roland Park, golf.

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