Girls Athlete of the Week // Francisca Okoko Arundel, soccer

  • Okoko has a full scholarship to play at St. JohnÂ’s.
Okoko has a full scholarship to play at St. JohnÂ’s. (Baltimore Sun photo by Gene…)
November 11, 2009

The senior forward, hindered by injuries for most of the season, played her first full game in Friday's Class 4A East regional semifinal against Severna Park, scoring twice to lead the No. 4 Wildcats to a 2-1 overtime win. Okoko, a first-team All-Metro player last year, has six goals in limited time as she has had to overcome a severe ankle sprain and a pulled hamstring. Against the Falcons, who were ranked No. 2 at the time, she gave the Wildcats a 1-0 lead in the second half and scored the game-winner with four minutes left in the first overtime. Okoko has a full scholarship to play at St. John's.

Others considered: Lauren Kennedy, Hereford, cross country; Casey Pohlmeyer, Severna Park, field hockey; Dani Pulliam, Catonsville, soccer; Kelsey Reiff, Reservoir, soccer.

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