Boys Athlete of the Week (Oct. 3): Ian Dowding, Patterson Mill, soccer

Ian Dowding, Patterson Mill soccer player, is The Baltimore Sun's Boys Athlete of the Week for Oct. 3, 2012. (Handout photo / October 2, 2012)

The senior goalkeeper recorded a couple of shutouts last week to bring his season total to five. Dowding, who has allowed only five goals in nine games, made 12 saves to shut out Fallston in a 0-0 double-overtime tie, marking the first time in school history that the Huskies have not lost to the Cougars. He also had 14 saves in Patterson Mill's 2-0 victory over No. 12 Perry Hall. Dowding made 42 saves in his last three games and 70 overall this season as the Huskies improved to 6-1-2. A club soccer player for the Northern Elite Soccer Club, Dowding also plays tennis for the Huskies and has a 3.54 GPA.

Others considered: Zach Abey, Archbishop Spalding, football; Tyler Hartman, Havre de Grace, soccer; Tre Pulliam, Archbishop Curley, soccer; Tyrice Rock, Century, football; Tyree Turner, Meade, football.

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