Boys Athlete of the Week // Mathew Miller, John Carroll, wrestling

  • John Carroll's Miller carries a 3.6 grade-point average and has beaten an opponent who is ranked 17th in the nation.
John Carroll's Miller carries a 3.6 grade-point average… (Baltimore Sun photo by Barbara…)
December 16, 2009

Miller turned 17 last week and celebrated with a championship at the Mule Classic in Quarryville, Pa. After a bye in the first round, the junior advanced to the 160-pound championship match with a pin and a technical fall (18-2) and then faced off against Colonial Forge's Scott Reilly, ranked 17th in the nation according to USA Wrestling. Miller won, 3-0, to take the title. "He's a tempo-controlling wrestler with great body awareness," John Carroll coach Keith Watson said. Miller, 5-0 this season with four pins, said: "From the outside, it doesn't appear I'm doing very much. But in reality, I'm really doing a lot. I'm fast, and I work hard." Miller carries a 3.6 grade-point average.

Others considered: Montray Clemons, Poly, basketball; Colby Giacuvenu, Perry Hall, basketball; Scott Patrick, McDonogh, wrestling; Brian Richardson, Owings Mills, wrestling; Vince Scarinzi, Archbishop Curley, wrestling

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