Boys Athlete of the Week: Mike Gamble, McDonogh, soccer

The area's premier playmaker, Gamble is a big-time finisher too, which he proved in scoring both goals in a 2-1 win over then top-ranked Archbishop Curley last week that returned the Eagles to No. 1. The senior also had two goals and an assist in a 4-0 win over then-No. 15 C. Milton Wright. For the season, the All-Metro forward has 25 goals and 13 assists. One of the most highly recruited players in the nation last season, Gamble, who has a 3.5 GPA, committed early to Wake Forest. A former member of the Under-17 national team, Gamble suffered a stress fracture in his back which forced him to sit out half of last summer, although he returned to finish out the season with his Baltimore Bays Chelsea club team. In his four years with the Bays, they won one national championship and reached the national final twice.

Others considered: Marcus Alston, Mount St. Joseph, football; Kevin Corbusier, Loyola, cross country; Adam Greene, Broadneck, football; Eric Latham, Perry Hall, football; Jose Moran, Catonsville, soccer; Alex Wells, Overlea, football.

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