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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Jordan Portner, Mount St. Joseph, tennis( Submitted photo / May 21, 2012 )
(May 23, 2012) On Friday, the junior won the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference individual tennis title, beating McDonogh's Jake Gober, 6-3, 6-1. That performance came after Portner won at No.1 singles and No.1 doubles in leading the Gaels to their first team tennis championship since 1984, when they played in the Maryland Scholastic Association. Portner is a lefty who hits a heavy ball with lots of topspin, and he's smart on and off the court. He carries a 4.0 GPA and is in contact with Ivy League schools. In the USTA rankings, he is in the Top 5 in the Mid-Atlantic area and No. 60 nationally for his age group.
Others considered: Vincent Ciattei, Perry Hall, Patrick Kelly, Calvert Hall, lacrosse; track and field; Sean Welling, Loch Raven, baseball; Julian Woods, Century, track and field.