The senior led his team to a rare victory over Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference rival Loyola by swimming personal-best times in four events. He won the 50-yard freestyle (21.63 seconds) and 100-yard freestyle (47.25) and swam the anchor legs in the victorious 200-yard freestyle relay (1:28.25) and the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:13.39). That contributed to the team's 105-65 win, its first over Loyola since 2006 and only the Eagles' second over the Dons since 1968. McDonogh (4-1) also remained perfect in the conference. Stephens, who is also a co-captain on the Eagles' golf team, has already qualified for the Olympic trials in the 100-meter freestyle. He will attend Purdue next year on a full swimming scholarship.
Others considered: Garrett Burkhead, Patterson Mill, basketball; Daquan Cook, St. Frances, basketball; Myles Martin, McDonogh, wrestling; Brandon Spain, Glen Burnie, basketball.
Boys Athlete of the Week: Jes Stephens, McDonogh, swimming
- Athletes of the Week: 2011-12
- The Baltimore Sun's 2014 Spring All-Metro
- High school sports championships [Pictures]
- National Signing Day 2014 [Pictures]
- National Signing Day ceremonies [Pictures]
- April-May [Pictures]
See more photos »
Mc Donogh School, 8600 McDonogh Rd, Owings Mills, MD 21117, USA
We've upgraded our reader commenting system. Learn more about the new features.
The Baltimore Sun encourages civil dialogue related to our stories; you must register and log-in to our site in order to participate. We reserve the right to remove any user and to delete comments that violate our Terms of Service. By commenting, you agree to these terms. Please flag inappropriate comments.