The Arena Sports Factory’s “Athlete of the Week” is a scholarship program that recognizes outstanding local high school athletes. Coaches, parents, and community members may nominate an Athlete of the Week to The Arena Sports Factory. Each week The Arena Sports Factory will select a high school athlete based on nominations from area coaches. Weekly winners will receive a performance “Athlete of the Week” t-shirt and may be featured on The Arena Sports Factory’s website, Facebook page, road marquee, and print publications. At the end of the school year, a $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to one of the weekly winners to go towards the college of their choice.
Weekly winners will be chosen from students from 9th-12th grade, however the final $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a senior. The school with the winning “Athlete of the Year” will also receive a two-week team training package that includes speed/weight room for two hours, four days a week for the winner’s team for the following season.
We are very excited to be able to honor and recognize our local high school athletes and sports teams, and we hope parents, coaches and students are equally excited and take advantage of this great opportunity.
Nominate an Athlete today!
2017/18 Athletes of the Week
The Arena Sports Factory would like to congratulate Johnny Knight, from Bohemia Manor Football, as the Athlete of the Week for September 10-16th.
Knight lead the Eagles on both sides of the ball during their 19-0 win over Aberdeen High School. Knight carried the ball 8 times for 50 yards and a touchdown. He also had 6 completions for 140 yards and another touchdown. On defense Knight had 4 tackles, 2 of which were for loss of yards on the play. Knight also helped his team score from the defensive side of the ball with a 43 yard interception returned for a touchdown. Congratulations Johnny!
The Arena Sports Factory would like to congratulate Bel Air High School senior Lexi Kraemer for winning our Athlete of the Week for the week of Sept. 17-23rd.
The Bobcat’s started their week off with their first UCBAC Chesapeake Division game of the season against Harford Tech. Kraemer got the Bobcat’s on the board around 15 mins into the first half, a lead that would only last a few minutes. The senior captain notched another goal during the second half to secure their first UCBAC win of the year. Later that week the Bobcat’s defended their home field against the visiting Good Counsel Falcons with a 2-1 victory. Lexi was on the other end of the game winning goal that lead the Bobcats over the Falcons. Her week of two goals and one game winning assist was enough for her to be selected as our Arena Sports Factory Athlete of the Week!
Great job and Congratulations Lexi!
The Arena Sports Factory would like to congratulate Havre de Grace High School junior Alex Gresock for winning our Athlete of the Week for the week of Sept. 24-30th.
Havre de Grace High School’s football team rose to 5-0 on the season with a one-sided win over Bel Air of 34-6. Junior QB Alex Gresock led the Warriors on offence going 12/19 in the air for a total of 194 passing yards. In the first quarter Gresock connected with Jordan Day for his first throwing touchdown of the half. He would complete two more TD passes in the first half, one being a last second Hail Mary from about midfield to end the half up 21-6. In the third quarter Gresock extended the Warriors lead with a TD run. Having a hand in 4 out of the 5 touchdowns for the Warriors on Friday night has earned Alex our Sports Factory Athlete of the Week!
The Arena Sports Factory would like to congratulate our Athlete of the Week for the week of Oct. 1-7 to Jayson Butler of C. Milton Wright’s boys’ soccer team.
The Mustangs squared off against the Bel Air Bobcats on Wednesday October 4th in a game that would determine who would be in the driver’s seat of the UCBAC Chesapeake Division. Butler made his presence felt in the first half with a great free kick that made it through to the back post where it was buried by Nick Dunston-Malese. Jayson’s assist got the Mustangs on the board but it was his efforts on defense in the second half that really kept the Mustangs alive. There were multiple surges by Bel Air’s offense that seemed to look promising but Butler made some great clearance’s that kept the Bobcats off of the score board. Butler tallied another assist that week against Aberdeen.