Athletes Of The Week

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

October 17, 2007

GIRLS

Jamie Huffman

Reservoir, volleyball

The 5-foot-9 outside hitter led the Gators with 40 kills last week in victories over their toughest Howard County rivals, then-No. 5 River Hill and then-No. 10 Centennial. Huffman, a senior team captain, averaged five kills per game in the two four-game matches. She had 20 in each. She also had two aces and six digs in the 21-25, 25-15, 25-15, 25-19 win over River Hill and 13 digs in the win over Centennial. For the season, Huffman has 159 kills, averaging 3.79 per game. She also has 37 aces and 79 digs. Huffman, who helped the Gators to the state Class 2A final last season, started playing volleyball as a ninth-grader and now plays for the Columbia Volleyball Club. She plans to play in college. Also a basketball and softball player for the Gators, she has a 3.6 grade point average and is considering studying business or psychology in college.

Others considered: Karen Blocker, Archbishop Spalding, soccer; Sa' Sha Kershaw, Loch Raven, soccer; Kirsten Kyne, Loch Raven, field hockey.

Boys

Dave Stinebaugh

Perry Hall, football

Stinebaugh was all over the field on both sides of the ball in leading No. 12 Perry Hall (5-1) to a 25-20 thriller over Franklin in Baltimore County Class 4A-3A action. The 6-foot-5, 200-pound tight end-linebacker, who was a second-team All-Metro choice last season as a sophomore, had a hand in three of the Gators' four touchdowns. Stinebaugh threw a game-winning 51-yard touchdown pass to Matt Wood with 1:08 left to avoid the upset by Franklin (2-4). Gators quarterback Dan Dietz threw to Stinebaugh on a hitch route behind the line of scrimmage. Stinebaugh found Wood wide open for the touchdown. In the first quarter, Stinebaugh, who had 10 unassisted tackles, two for losses, returned an interception 32 yards for a touchdown. Stinebaugh, who had five receptions for 98 yards, caught an 18-yard touchdown pass from the Gators' other quarterback, Mike Lang. That gave Perry Hall a 13-7 lead at the half. The Indians took the lead 20-19 in the fourth quarter before Stinebaugh's game-winning pass.

Others considered: Stefan Mitchell, North Carroll, football; Dontra Peters, St. Mary's, football; Matt Tyree, Redeemer, soccer; David Vaeth, Patapsco, soccer; Ricky Willis, Eastern Tech, soccer.

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