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.
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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.
The Arena Sports Factory would like to congratulate C. Milton Wright senior Carolyn Mang for being selected as our Athlete of the Week for October 8th - 14th!
The CMW Mustangs squared off against Bel Air on Tuesday with both teams searching for a quality win to propel them into the upcoming playoffs. Mang opened up the scoring with a beautiful free kick from just outside the 18 yard box. Only a few minutes later Mang struck again, collecting a loose ball through the 18 yard box and sliding it past the Bel Air keeper. Bel Air battled back to tie the game up in the second half but it was the Mustangs who scored last to secure the victory! Congratulations to Carolyn Mang our Sports Factory Athlete of the Week!
The Arena Sports Factory would like to congratulate Jalen Dangerfield as our Athlete of the Week for the week of Oct. 15th-21st.
The Harford Tech Cobras are having the best season in school history remaining undefeated through 9 weeks of play. On Friday October 20th they took on the Bo Manor Eagles and added to their 7 week win streak with an awesome performance by Jalen Dangerfield. On the offensive side of the ball Jalen rushed 18 times for 213 yards and found the end zone 3 times. He also had 2 receptions for 31 yards for a total of 244 offensive yards. On defensive Jalen had 5 tackles. One was in the back field for a tackle for loss and another was a QB sack. Jalen has been an instrumental part to the Cobras success this year and is our Sports Factory Athlete of the Week.
The Arena Sports Factory would like to select Edgewood High School junior Antwain Banks as our Athlete of the Week for Oct. 22nd – 28th.
Banks lead the Edgewood Rams to a victory over Havre de Grace with a score of 36-7. The junior QB ran all over the Warriors with 20 carries that tallied up for 213 total rushing yards. Antwain broke loose multiple times for 30+ yard runs that set up the Rams for touchdowns. Banks found the end zone 3 times himself Friday night and also threw for another touchdown to Monzel Ware.Congratulations Antwain!
The Arena Sports Factory would like to congratulate C. Milton Wright junior Sam Aljets for being selected as our Athlete of the Week for her performances during the week of Oct. 29th-Nov. 4th!
The CMW field hockey team took down Bel Air Monday Oct. 30th to push on to the Regional Championship two days later. Offensively, Sam Aljets was a huge contributor in their playoff win over the Bobcats. Sam found the net once and was a presence on offense the entire game. This win advanced the Mustangs to the Regional Championship two days later against Towson High School. In this matchup it was Aljerts again that lead the offensive charge. Sam added two goals and an assist during the Mustangs 6-0 win over Towson sealing up the Regional Championship. Congratulations to the CMW field Hockey team and to our Arena Sports Factory Athlete of the Week, Sam Aljets!
The Arena Sports Factory would like to congratulate Ashley Betz from Patterson Mill High School for being selected as our Athlete of the Week for Nov. 5th- 11th!
Ashley is a junior on the Patterson Mill High School Cross Country team. On Saturday Nov. 11th, Ashley put her name in the record books by becoming the first individual cross country state champion in school history. Ashley was competing in the MPSSAA 1A Cross Country Girls State Championship, placing first out of a field of 107 other girls that had qualified. Her time that day was 20:18 on the third hardest high school cross country course in the nation, winning by two seconds over the second place girl. Congratulations Ashley and CMW Mustangs on the State Championship and being named our Athlete of the Week!
The Arena Sports Factory is proud to present C. Milton Wright goal keeper Ryan Miller with our Athlete of the Week award for the week of Nov.12-18.
On Saturday Nov. 18th the C. Milton Wright boys soccer team achieved something the program has never done before. At Loyola University, CMW took on Great Mills High School for the Class 3A State Championship. Overtime and then penalty kicks were needed after a back and forth match that was tied 2-2 at the end of regulation. At the end of four penalty kick rounds the score remained tied leaving one shooter for each team. In the 5th round of PK's CMW's, Ryan Miller made an amazing save giving his team an opportunity to win with the conversion of their last penalty kick. His teammate Jake Spurlock buried his PK to lock up the State Championship. Miller was rock solid in net all year long and was an instrumental part of the Mustangs winning their first ever championship. Congratulations Ryan Miller, our Sports Factory Athlete of the Week!