By Ali Fenwick
November 10, 2014
 
Marquez Jackson-Allen
Mamaroneck, N.Y. > Football

Marquez, a Mamaroneck High senior running back, rushed 29 times for 240 yards and three touchdowns to beat Scarsdale High 45-20 in a Class 2A quarterfinal, the program’s first state tournament win. This year he set a school single-game rushing mark (305 yards) and is averaging 9.35 yards per carry.

 
Rhamat Alhassan
Glenarden, Md. > Volleyball

A 6-foot-4 freshman middle blocker at Florida, Alhassan led the team in blocks for the 19th time this season with five in a 3-0 sweep of Georgia. Through week’s end she was third in NCAA hitting percentage (.463). Competing for the junior national team in July, she was the 20-and-under Continental Championships MVP.

 
Danny Rayl
Carmel, Ind. > Tennis

Danny, a senior at Park Tudor School, defended his state title with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Sam Concannon of Culver Academy. Danny won the Indiana doubles championship as a freshman and has not lost in singles since the state final in his sophomore year. He has verbally committed to Notre Dame.

 
Anna Redding
Concord, N.C. > Golf

A senior at Cannon School, Anna fired a five-under 139 to win the North Carolina independent schools’ 3A championship by seven shots, leading the Cougars to their fourth straight title. Anna, who raised $20,050 for a Kenyan hospital by making 63 birdies this season, has verbally committed to Virginia.

 
Austin Gerber
Churchville, N.Y. > Soccer

Gerber, a senior forward at D-III Keuka College in Keuka Park, N.Y., scored five times in a 6-1 win over Penn State-Berks to set Wolfpack records for single-game goals and season points. The Northeastern Athletic Conference player of the year led all NCAA divisions in goals (26) and points (58) at week’s end.

 
Cherie Gruenfeld
Cathedral City, Calif. > Triathlon

Gruenfeld, 70, set the 70-to-74 women’s age-group course record at the Ironman world championship in Kona, Hawaii, finishing in 14:09:13 to smash the old mark by 1:10.06. She had won the Ironman 70.3-mile world title at Mont Tremblant, Que., in September, achieving the full- and half-Ironman “double.”

To nominate an individual for an upcoming edition of Faces in the Crowd, please email editor Alexandra Fenwick with a name, age, gender, hometown, sport, school and all relevant contact information, as well as a short summary of the athlete’s recent accomplishments.

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