Athletes of the Week: 2011-12
The Baltimore Sun takes Athletes of the Week nominations from Friday night until Sunday at 6 p.m. Coaches may call 410-332-6801 to nominate athletes. Please provide name, school, class, sport, position, team results and the athlete's accomplishments for the week, with statistics by game, and other supporting information. Coaches also should provide a number where they can be reached Sunday night. You can also email your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. For previous athlete of the week honorees, click here.
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Jes Stephens, McDonogh, swimming( Barbara Haddock Taylor, Baltimore Sun / January 24, 2012 )
(Jan. 25, 2012) The senior led his team to a rare victory over Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference rival Loyola by swimming personal-best times in four events. He won the 50-yard freestyle (21.63 seconds) and 100-yard freestyle (47.25) and swam the anchor legs in the victorious 200-yard freestyle relay (1:28.25) and the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:13.39). That contributed to the team's 105-65 win, its first over Loyola since 2006 and only the Eagles' second over the Dons since 1968. McDonogh (4-1) also remained perfect in the conference. Stephens, who is also a co-captain on the Eagles' golf team, has already qualified for the Olympic trials in the 100-meter freestyle. He will attend Purdue next year on a full swimming scholarship.
Others considered: Garrett Burkhead, Patterson Mill, basketball; Daquan Cook, St. Frances, basketball; Myles Martin, McDonogh, wrestling; Brandon Spain, Glen Burnie, basketball.