Girls Athlete of the Week: Abby Thrift, Century, volleyball

The senior outside hitter enjoyed a dominating week, first helping the Knights (6-0) to a 3-0 sweep of Carroll County rival Liberty on Tuesday, then leading them to the title at Saturday's Linganore Volleyball Tournament. On Tuesday, Thrift, a four-year varsity player, had 15 kills and six digs as the Knights swept Liberty, 25-18, 27-25, 25-19. In 12 games at Saturday's tournament, she totaled 62 kills, 22 digs, six aces and three blocks to be earn Most Valuable Player honors. The Knights went 7-1 in bracket play, sweeping two games from Frederick, Oak Hill and Walkersville, and going 1-1 against Glenelg. After taking two straight from Catoctin in the semifinals, the Knights also swept Glenelg in the championship round. In the Knights' six wins this season, Thrift has 80 kills (4.4 per game), 45 digs (2.5 per game), and five blocks. She is set to play at Elizabethtown (Pa.) College.

Others considered: Hannah Park, Bryn Mawr, field hockey; Abbey Ritter, Severn, soccer.

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