Many players from our area take their skills to play in college, some even to the pros. These kids are the same kids that you grew up with and more likely than not dominated your high school team. Some will forget about these guys, but others ask, “Where are they now?” We have the answers.
Former O’Connell basketball standout Jason Clark, the 2007-08 All-Met Player of the Year, continues to sparkle for No. 18 Georgetown (7-1), who are off to a strong start after entering the season unranked. The senior scored 22 points as the Hoyas snapped then-No. 12 Alabama’s 24-game home winning streak with a thrilling 57-55 win.
Stanford women’s soccer player Alex Doll, the 2010 All-Met Player of the year from Bethesda-Chevy Chase, was part of the Cardinal’s historic run to the school’s first national title. Doll, a freshman, played in 23 of the Cardinal’s 26 games, and came on in the 79th minute of Sunday’s 1-0 win over Duke that earned Stanford the title. Of course, winning championships is nothing new for Doll, who won three straight state trophies with the Barons.
Moving over to American football, Northwest graduate Joe Lefeged played a solid game for the Indianapolis Colts against the Patriots. Lefeged recorded four tackles (one solo) and returned a combined three punts and kicks for 55 yards in one of the winless Colts’ closest games of the year, a 31-24 loss .
Two other NFL players with local ties led their teams to big wins. NaVorro Bowman (Suitland), led the 49ers to a 26-0 shutout against the St. Louis Rams after finishing the game with six solo
tackles. Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis (right) , a former Dunbar star, also led his team to a surprising 34-14 win over over the Oakland Raiders,. Davis had four solo tackles and recorded his first career sack
One female athlete, Sara Hurwitch from Dominion, is doing something that you don’t see every day. Sara is returning to the LPGA after taking a recent break from the golfing tour. Sara played at Kentucky and turned professional right out of college, but she burnt out after playing too often. Sara is now back on track and believes that she is in more of control of her swing, and hopes it will translate to success on the tour.
Got someone we should keep an eye on for next week’s update? Leave a message in the comments below, or tweet a link to us @allmetsports.