Athletes Of The Week

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

November 21, 2007

Girls

Lindsay Will

South Carroll, volleyball

The 5-foot-9 middle hitter had 10 kills, six blocks and eight digs as South Carroll upset Boonsboro for its first state volleyball championship. Will's hitting and blocking helped a strong Cavaliers team effort in avenging a 3-0 regular-season loss to the Warriors with a 25-19, 13-25, 25-15, 25-23 victory Saturday for the Class 1A state title She also served two aces and did not have a service error. In the four-game semifinal victory over Havre de Grace, the junior had 11 kills, eight blocks and 18 digs. Will led the Cavaliers (13-6) with 2.5 kills and 1.5 blocks per game this season. A club player since seventh grade, she plays for the Carroll County Volleyball Club. She has a 4.1 grade point average and is considering a career in forensic science. She is not sure whether she wants to play college volleyball.

Others considered: Caitlin Dempsey, Fallston, field hockey; Jamie Huffman, Reservoir, volleyball; Erica Suter, River Hill, soccer; Kourtney Salvarola, Broadneck, volleyball.

Boys

Nick Elko

Arundel, football

The talented senior quarterback led No. 4 Arundel to a come-from-behind 34-29 victory over North County in the Class 4A East semifinals on Friday. Elko hit Brandon Johnson-Farrell on a game-winning 55-yard touchdown pass with 25 seconds left. The clutch play came on fourth-and-12 and advanced the Wildcats (11-0) to Friday's 4A East regional final at home against No. 6 Broadneck. It was Elko's fourth touchdown pass of the game, and it gave him 34 for the season, an Anne Arundel County record and four short of the state record. Elko completed 22 of 39 out of the Wildcats' no-huddle spread offense for 305 yards and one interception. Also Arundel's leading rusher, Elko ran for 56 yards and a touchdown in the win over North County, bringing his season rushing totals to 733 yards and nine touchdowns on 143 carries. Elko, who has a 3.5 grade point average, also plays basketball and baseball but hopes to play football in college.

Others considered: Peter Athens, St. Mary's, football; Dan Griffin, North Harford, football; Danny March, Wilde Lake, football; Jake Pace, River Hill, soccer; Jonathan Perry, Dunbar, football.

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