Athletes Of The Week


September 16, 2008

Michael Campanaro River Hill, football

The senior All-Metro running back made the most of his limited touches in the No. 1 Hawks' 54-8 victory over Hammond on Friday. Campanaro accounted for 274 all-purpose yards, scoring touchdowns seven of the 11 times he touched the ball. On the ground, he carried the ball eight times for 144 yards and five scores. On special teams, he returned three punts for 130 yards, including touchdowns of 47 and 53 yards. The seven touchdowns were one short of tying the public schools state record.

After scoring a 67-yard touchdown on the first offensive play of the second half, Campanaro was rested for the remainder of the game. Campanaro, who is set to play at Wake Forest, helped lead the Hawks to a 14-0 record and their first state championship last season when he totaled 2,310 yards on offense and scored 30 touchdowns. On defense, he's a standout in the Hawks' secondary.

Others considered: : Pat Diamond, Archbishop Curley, football; Grant Enders, Old Mill, football; Darius Jennings, Gilman, football; Jalen Robinson, Mount St. Joseph, soccer; Dino Stevens, North County, football; Dewayne Washington, Lake Clifton, football

Ashley Dalisera Severna Park, field hockey

The junior goalkeeper turned in the key performance to keep the No. 2 Falcons undefeated with a 3-0 victory over No. 5 Fallston at the Sally Nyborg Tournament on Saturday at Roland Park. Dalisera made eight of her 10 saves in the second half, many against 11 penalty corners in the first 18 minutes.

Several of her saves came at point-blank range, including a diving effort in which she stopped the ball with her left hand. A member of the SPark club team, Dalisera helped it win the national indoor club championship this winter. The Futures veteran attended camps over the summer at Maryland and Penn State and plans to play field hockey in college. She has a 3.9 grade point average.

Others considered: : Liza Blue, Garrison Forest, field hockey; Creaghan Peters, Bryn Mawr, field hockey; Emily Tyson, Catonsville, volleyball

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