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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Tyler Rill, Mount St. Joseph, wrestling( Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun / March 16, 2011 )
(Feb. 22, 2012) The senior capped an outstanding season Saturday, winning his second Maryland Independent Schools state championship with a 9-2 victory in the 170-pound final. The state title followed a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association title and first-place finishes at the War on the Shore and the Caruso (N.J.) tournament. Rill, who finished 32-3, was also second at the Powerade tournament, and fourth at Beast of the East, two tournaments considered the toughest high school events in the country. "He has a strong work ethic," Gaels coach Harry Barnabae said. "And he has great mat awareness. He seems to know his opponents moves before they actually start their attack." Rill, who has a 3.2 GPA, will wrestle for Division I Bloomsburg next season.
Others considered: Chase Cormier, Milford Mill, basketball; Jarred Jones, John Carroll, basketball; Brad Mutchnik, St. Paul's, wrestling; Zach Shapiro, Owings Mills, wrestling; Priestly Shuler, Poly, wrestling.