Athletes Of The Week

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

November 04, 2009

Thomas Erdman, River Hill, football

The senior lineman helped the No. 3 Hawks (9-0) to a big game on both sides of the ball in Friday's 35-14 win over then-No. 14 and previously unbeaten Atholton to clinch the Howard County title. At defensive end, Erdman had eight tackles - three for a loss - and three sacks, as well as a forced fumble. At offensive guard, he was a key to allowing the Hawks to gain 350 yards. For the season, Erdman has 59 tackles - 15 for a loss - and seven sacks. He has forced three fumbles and run one of them in for a touchdown. He is getting looks from a few college programs, including James Madison.

Others considered: : Nathan Ayers, Dunbar, football; Patrick Moore, Marriotts Ridge, soccer; Mason Rivera, Hereford, cross country

Hillary Lee, South River, cross country

Despite having competed in just one race since Sept. 18 because of a shin injury, the All-Metro senior won the Anne Arundel County championship on her home course Thursday, coming across in 20 minutes, 18 seconds to win by 13 seconds and lead the Seahawks to a second-place finish. It was the third straight county championship for Lee, who also claimed the Class 4A East regional title last year before placing 13th at states. Lee, who maintains a 3.0 grade-point average, also has excelled in outdoor track, earning All-Metro second-team honors last spring.

Others considered: : Hannah Balleza, Severna Park, field hockey; Evie Freeman, Bryn Mawr, field hockey; Courtney Hoyes, Archbishop Spalding, soccer; Peyton Johnson, Catonsville, soccer; Caroline Joy, Bryn Mawr, field hockey; Lauren Kennedy, Hereford, cross country; Maggie Morrison, Archbishop Spalding, soccer

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