Athletes Of The Week

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

September 12, 2007

Girls

Jessica Nonn

Catonsville, soccer

The Comets striker has targeted reaching 50 career goals, and she's well on her way after scoring six in the first week of her senior season. Her quick start has boosted her total to 44 goals in four years as a starter.

Last week, Nonn, an All-Baltimore County forward in 2006, scored all the goals in the No. 8 Comets' 3-0 win over Kenwood. Over the weekend, at the Catonsville Invitational, she scored two goals in a 4-1 win over Winters Mill and one goal in the 2-0 title-game win over No. 10 Centennial.

Nonn, who has a 4.35 weighted grade point average, plays three sports for Catonsville. An All-County midfielder on the lacrosse team, she is also a guard on the basketball team. Over the summer, she played in lacrosse tournaments with her Heroes club team, including All-Star Express. The team also competed at a tournament in Downingtown, Pa., in which it finished second in a field of 76 teams.

Nonn has committed orally to play lacrosse at Virginia Tech. Others considered / / Katie Harman, River Hill, cross country; Katie Schwarzmann, Century, soccer; Erika Stasakova, John Carroll, cross country.

BOYS

Brandon Johnson-Farrell

Arundel, football

Broadneck chased Johnson-Farrell all over the field at Arundel on Friday, mostly to no avail. The senior wide receiver-kick returner accounted for 354 yards and three touchdowns as the then-No. 7 Wildcats outlasted the No. 8 Bruins, 34-28, in the season opener for both.

Johnson-Farrell, a returning All-Anne Arundel County selection who caught 41 passes last season and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds, caught five passes for 137 yards, including the 36-yard, game-winning score from quarterback Nick Elko with 2:06 remaining.

Elko lofted the pass as Johnson-Farrell broke to the right and gathered in the ball over his shoulder in full stride. Earlier, he caught a 76-yard touchdown throw from Elko.

A three-year starter, Johnson-Farrell also ran back four kickoffs for 137 yards, including a 93-yard touchdown run, and had a punt return of 20 yards. In addition, Johnson-Farrell ran the ball five times for 40 yards.

Others considered / /Andrew Bulls, McDonogh, soccer; Chris Collins, Mount St. Joseph, football; Ian Sadon, Parkville, football; T.J. Howell, Sparrows Point, football.

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