Athletes Of The Week


November 07, 2007


Michael Campanaro

River Hill, football

Campanaro rushed for 209 yards - his fourth 200-yard rushing game of the season - and two touchdowns in leading the top-ranked Hawks (9-0) to a 48-0 rout of Reservoir last week. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound junior running back-defensive back also caught two passes for 42 yards and returned three punts for 49 yards to give him 300 all-purpose yards. On the season, Campanaro has rushed for 1,243 yards and 17 touchdowns on 123 carries, caught eight passes for 226 yards and five touchdowns, and returned two punts for touchdowns. He has 24 touchdowns. Campanaro, who cuts back well and is extremely elusive, has completed two passes for 94 yards and a touchdown as a quarterback in the Hawks' pistol offense, which is a short form of the shotgun. On defense, Campanaro has made 25 tackles and intercepted one pass, as opponents avoid throwing near him as often as possible.

Others considered: Peter Athens, St. Mary's, football; T.J. Howell, Sparrows Point, football; Lonnie Liggins, Hereford, football: Kelechi Odocha, Atholton, football; Lee Reynolds, Poly, football; Matt Tyrie, Redeemer Christian, soccer.


Bailey Webster

St. Paul's, volleyball

The 6-foot-3 junior hitter led the Gators with 25 kills in a 25-16, 25-19, 25-15 sweep of then-No. 5 Archbishop Spalding for the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference crown. Webster, the area's most dominating hitter, averaged 7.2 kills a game during the IAAM tournament, contributing 65 kills along with eight blocks and nearly flawless serving as the No. 3 Gators also swept the Institute of Notre Dame and then-No. 4 Mount de Sales. Webster, first-team All-Metro a year ago, has 395 kills this season, an average of 6.17 a game. She has kills on 54.1 percent of her hits. One of the top junior recruits in the country, Webster played for the Time Out for Sports club's 18-and-under team last summer. She has a 3.4 grade point average and will lead the Gators (19-1) into this week's Maryland/D.C. Private Schools Tournament, where they are the top seed.

Others considered: Amanda Carta, St. Vincent Pallotti, soccer; Amy Crout, Annapolis Area Christian, volleyball; Ashley Dalisera, Severna Park, field hockey; Martha Plack, Garrison Forest, field hockey.

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