Girls Athlete of the Week: Abbey Meehan, Broadneck, field hockey

The senior forward scored clutch goals to lead the No. 5 Bruins to big victories against perennial state powers No. 6 Severna Park and Bethesda-Chevy Chase last week. In a 2-1 win over the defending Class 4A state champion Falcons, Meehan scored a goal in each half to help the Bruins (2-1) snap a four-game losing streak against their Anne Arundel County rival that dated back to 2009. On Friday, Meehan also scored twice as the Bruins defeated Class 4A state runner-up Bethesda-Chevy Chase, 4-0. Now in her third year on varsity, Meehan finished with seven goals and two assists in her junior year. A three-sport athlete, she also has played varsity basketball and lacrosse since her sophomore yeear.

Others considered: Kristen Fawole, Long Reach, soccer; Ellie Gonzalez, Catholic, cross country; Allison Krein, River Hill, cross country; Nicole Robertson, Broadneck, field hockey.

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