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 email@example.com. For previous athlete of the week honorees, click here.
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Alex Murphy, Calvert Hall, baseball( Submitted photo / April 16, 2012 )
(April 18, 2012) In 25 at bats this week, the No. 1 Cardinals' junior catcher had 16 hits -- five of them home runs and three grand slams. Two of those grand-slams were game-winners. He also had three doubles, drove in 16 runs and scored another 10. On defense, his fielding percentage was .977. "His stats are somebody's career," Calvert Hall coach Lou Eckerl said. Making the performance more amazing. Murphy had not hit a home run before this week. A three-year starter, Murphy, 6-feet-1 and 210 pounds, has orally committed to Wake Forest.
Others considered: Joey Benitez, Archbishop Spalding, baseball; Nick Doyle, McDonogh, lacrosse; Travis Jenkins, Kenwood, track and field; Trey McGee, McDonogh, lacrosse; Julian Woods, Century, track and field.