Athlete Of The Week

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

April 23, 2008

BOYS

Steele Stanwick

Loyola, lacrosse Stanwick, The Sun's All-Metro Player of the Year as a junior in 2007, led the No. 2 Dons to a pair of big wins in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference last week. The victories kept the Dons (8-2) undefeated in the conference at 5-0 with No. 1 Gilman. On April 15, Stanwick had three goals and two assists to deal Calvert Hall (11-1, 4-1) its first league loss, 10-9. Then, the gritty senior, who last year led the Dons to a 13-2 record and their first A Conference title since 2001, scored his second goal of the game off a restart with 17.5 seconds left to nip then-No. 4 St. Mary's, 5-4. Stanwick has accepted a lacrosse scholarship to Virginia.

Others considered -- Eric Aumann, South River, baseball; Will Daniels, Chesapeake-BC, lacrosse; David Doyle, Gilman, lacrosse; Josh Futter, Wilde Lake, baseball; Julin Polillo, City, lacrosse; Houston Zemanski, Broadneck, lacrosse.

Girls

Lisa Bilski

Fallston, softball

The senior played a major role in the Cougars' 4-0 week. In the four wins, Bilski went 9-for-16 with two game-winning hits, six RBIs and six runs while cleanly fielding all 16 chances at shortstop. In the team's 4-2, eight-inning win over previously undefeated North East on April 14, Bilski went 2-for-4, drove in the game-winning run and made a late-inning diving grab that she turned into a double play. The next day, in an 8-4 win over Harford Tech, she went 2-for-4 with a home run, double and two RBIs. Last Wednesday, Bilski's three-run homer was the difference in a 5-2 win over North Harford. She closed out the week by going 3-for-4 with three runs scored in an 8-4 win over Bohemia Manor. Bilski, an honor-roll student and team captain, is hitting .472 with 14 RBIs and 14 runs. She plans to play softball at Villa Julie next year.

Others considered -- Jessica Butler, Towson Catholic, softball; Jordan Eades, Franklin, softball.

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