Athletes Of The Week

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

April 09, 2008

Girls

Casey Ancarrow

John Carroll, lacrosse

The senior attacker capped an exceptional week with five goals and two assists in one of the biggest wins in her team's history, an 18-9 victory over then-No. 1 Mount Hebron at Saturday's Maryland High School Lacrosse Showdown at Johns Hopkins' Homewood Field. Her deceptive moves and terrific timing around the crease were key to the win that boosted the Patriots (7-0) to the No. 1 ranking. She also had a goal and an assist each in wins over No. 4 McDonogh, 14-9, and No. 10 Bryn Mawr, 10-9. Ancarrow, who also plays for the North East Maryland Select club team and played field hockey for John Carroll, has 16 goals, 11 assists and 18 draw controls this season. She has a 3.5 grade point average and plans to become a coach.

Others considered -- Erin Brooks, Seton Keough, track and field; Kim Kolarik, South River, lacrosse; Kaitlyn Rohrback, Archbishop Spalding, golf.

Boys

Eric Franklin

Archbishop Curley, track and field

Franklin, a junior hurdler and sprinter for the No. 4 Friars, was involved in eight winning events last week in two meets. Last Wednesday, Franklin led a 90-56 victory over McDonogh by taking the 110 and 300 hurdles with times of 14.06 and 39.08 seconds, respectively, and also ran on the winning 800 and 1,600 relays. Then, at the Christopher Newport University Invitational on Friday and Saturday, Franklin led the Friars to victory in their section of 18 teams by winning more events. Franklin, who also plays football and basketball at Curley, won the 110 and 300 hurdles, and he ran a leg on the gold medal 400 and 1,600 relays. Academically, Franklin is ranked in the top 10 percent of his class.

Others considered -- Anthony Drumgoole, Digital Harbor, track and field; Sam Greenberg, McDonogh, lacrosse; Chris Hardy, Mervo, lacrosse; Neko Rynn-Mason, Oakland Mills, lacrosse; Dean Yang, Marriotts Ridge, baseball.

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