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ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

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Boys

Woody Wlodarczyk

C. Milton Wright, baseball

The three-year starting catcher led the No. 3 Mustangs to the Class 4A state final for the second time, the previous time being in 2006. Wlodarczyk went 4-for-7 with two doubles, a triple, three runs scored and three RBIs in this year's state tournament. On Friday in the state final, a 7-6 loss to Sherwood of Montgomery County in eight innings, Wlodarczyk was 2-for-4, including a double that tied the score in the fifth. Wlodarczyk, who is headed to Harford Community College, led his team in batting average (.513), doubles (12), triples (four) and RBIs (32).

Others considered -- Jermol Dix, Western Tech; Chris Peacher, Harford Tech, baseball; Kevin Seker, Marriotts Ridge, baseball; Dontay Taylor, Carver, track and field; Anya Uzoh, Meade, track and field.

Girls

Julie Gardner

Severna Park, lacrosse

The senior midfielder scored six goals in a 17-6 win over Catonsville to lead the No. 2 Falcons to their second straight Class 4A-3A state title. The win also capped a second straight 20-0 season for the team. Gardner, a first-team All-Metro selection as a junior, was a leader and catalyst for the Falcons all year. A three-sport standout who also played field hockey and ran indoor track, Gardner, who has a 3.8 grade point average, accepted a lacrosse scholarship to the University of Virginia. Gardner will be a participant in the Under Armour All-America Game on July 12 at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium.

Others considered -- Maura Linde, Century, track and field; Erika Stasch, Chesapeake-AA, softball; Alese Forbes, Northwestern, track and field; Katie Leech, Winters Mill, lacrosse.

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