Athletes Of The Week

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

May 09, 2007

Boys

Daniel Hostetler

River Hill, lacrosse

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound senior attackman-midfielder had nine goals, nine assists, scooped 22 ground balls and had four take-aways in Howard County League victories over Marriotts Ridge and Wilde Lake. The efforts raised his season totals to 36 goals, 40 assists, 120 ground balls and 32 take-aways, as the Hawks improved to 11-3.

Bound for Georgetown on a lacrosse scholarship, Hostetler has career totals of 104 goals, 120 assists, 354 ground balls, 88 take-aways and 84 hits.

He has earned All-County honors in football, basketball and lacrosse, and All-Metro honors for leading the football team to a state runner-up finish. He also helped the Hawks win the Class 3A state basketball title in the winter.

Others considered --Mike Bloomer, Catonsville, baseball; Steele Stanwick, Loyola, lacrosse; Vincente Tiburzi, Patapsco, baseball.

GIRLS

Angela DiBeneditto

John Carroll, softball

The senior pitcher led the No. 11 Patriots (8-6) to a breakthrough week with wins over then-No. 3 Institute of Notre Dame and No. 1 Seton Keough, pushing the team to third place in the tough Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference.

In a 2-1, eight-inning win at Notre Dame on April 30, DiBeneditto struck out 19 while allowing just three hits to get the win. Trailing 1-0 in the top of the seventh, she reached base with a walk and later scored the tying run. The Patriots took a 2-1 lead in the top of the eighth and DiBeneditto struck out the side in the bottom of the inning to get the win.

In Wednesday's 1-0 win over Seton Keough - ending the Gators' 13-game winning streak - she threw a two-hitter with eight strikeouts, also getting a single, two walks and scoring the game's only run.

A four-year starter, DiBeneditto is 8-6 this season with a 0.96 ERA, striking out 173 batters in 102 innings heading into this week. She is hitting .512 with 13 RBIs and 10 runs. She accepted a full scholarship to play at Holy Family University, a Division II program near Philadelphia.

Others considered --Lauren Gibson, Chesapeake-Anne Arundel, softball; Jacqueline Giles, Mount Hebron, lacrosse.

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