Jalen Stanton, a junior at Century High School, has been named The Baltimore Sun’s Male Athlete of the Year. Stanton was selected from the top 10 male finalists who were recognized for their athletic achievements at the 52nd annual awards luncheon held on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at Martin’s West. Stanton, who is an excellent performer in four sports – football, lacrosse, and indoor and outdoor track – earned the award through his display of athleticism, versatility, and team-first approach.
Stanton played wide receiver and cornerback during his first varsity season and was named to the Carroll County Times first team. He led Century to the Class 2A state championship in indoor track and was named The Sun’s All-Metro Player of the Year. He won the high jump event and scored points for the Century team in three other events. Stanton finished this spring’s lacrosse season with 25 goals and 10 assists and in track placed second in the 200-meter dash, 110 hurdles, and the high jump at the state championships.
According to Randall Pentz, Athletic Director at Century High School, “Jalen is an outstanding young man and his work ethic and attitude are second to none!”
Also at the awards luncheon, South Carroll junior Allison Zolkiewicz was recognized as one of the top ten finalists for Female Athlete of the Year. She was named All-Metro Indoor Track and Field and was the Carroll County Times Indoor Track Athlete of the Year for two consecutive years. She won four titles at the county meet and helped the Cavaliers win their first county title and place second at regionals. She ran the anchor leg in the 4x800 relay that took first at the 2A West region meet and was second in the 500 at regionals and at the state meet.