Athletes Of The Week

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

December 02, 2008

Erica Page Archbishop Spalding, soccer

The forward closed out a stellar four-year varsity career by leading the No. 1 Cavaliers to their second Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland A Conference championship in three years, defeating McDonogh, 2-0, in the title game Nov. 2.

Page, who is set to play at Maryland next year, assisted on the game's first goal and finished the season with 16 goals and 17 assists as the Cavaliers finished the season with a 19-1-3 mark.

A first-team All-Metro selection last fall, Page finished her career with 56 goals and 32 assists.

After the Cavaliers graduated their most prolific class, including last year's All-Metro Player of the Year, Christine Nairn, Page took on a bigger role offensively and from a leadership standpoint as a captain.

Tavon Austin Dunbar, football

The senior running back ran for 213 yards and four touchdowns as the Poets, two-time defending Class 1A state champions, advanced to the championship game with a 48-12 win over Catoctin in Saturday's semifinal.

Austin, who has been named The Baltimore Sun's Offensive Player of the Year the past two seasons, has 2,469 rushing yards this season to go with 34 total touchdowns and five two-point runs. Also a defensive back, he has three interceptions this season.

This season, he became the state's all-time rushing leader and will take 7,756 yards into Saturday's title game against Fort Hill, set for noon at M&T Bank Stadium.

OTHERS CONSIDERED: : Jerrel Epps, Wilde Lake, football; Terence Garvin, Loyola, football; Alec Lemon, Arundel, football.

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