Girls Athlete of the Week: Leah Allen, Glenelg, softball

The senior All-Metro shortstop led the No. 2 Gladiators (13-0) to three victories over ranked Howard County teams last week, going 6-for-10 with an inside-the-park home run. In a 5-4 win over then-No. 6 Hammond on April 15, Allen was 1-for-3 and had a stolen base. She was 3-for-4 with a stolen base in a 3-2 victory over then-No. 15 Mount Hebron last Wednesday. In a 4-1 win over then-No. 12 River Hill last Friday, she went 2-for-3 with a single and an RBI on the inside-the-park home run. Allen, last season's Howard County Player of the Year, leads the Gladiators in batting average (.522), RBIs (18), and stolen bases (nine). She also has four home runs. Defensively, she has 30 putouts and seven assists with just four errors. She has a 4.67 weighted GPA and has committed to play softball at Pennsylvania.

Others considered: Ashley Lesniewski, Mount de Sales, softball; Olivia Ravadge, Chesapeake-AA, softball; Alyn Sankar, Kenwood, track and field; Hannah Tavik, Seton Keough, softball; Shelby Wells, St. Paul's, lacrosse

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