View this week's Faces in the Crowd for March 23, 2015.
Ben, a 6'9" senior power forward at Montverde (Fla.) Academy, averaged 28.0 points, 11.9 rebounds and 4.0 assists to lead the Eagles to a 28-1 record. He was named the Naismith Trophy boys' player of the year and received the Morgan Wootten Award, given to the top McDonald's All-American. Ben will play at LSU.
Madison, a senior skip at Portage High, led her rink (four-person team) to an 8-4 victory Poynette High to become the first girl to win three Wisconsin titles. In January her rink came in second at junior nationals in Devils Lake, N.D. Madison is a three-time champ of the Tietge Junior Bonspiel, the sport's oldest high school tournament.
Sam, a junior at Lynbrook High and the No. 1-ranked cadet (17-and-under) and junior world team medalist Nobuo Bravo (San Francisco) 15-14 in Reno to win the Division I title. Sam will compete at junior worlds in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, next month for both the cadet and junior teams.
Cudney, a freshman at LeMoyne College in Syracuse, won the junior world 5K championship in 30:10 in Quebec City in January. Last month she took her second straight junior national title, in Eau Claire, Wis., in 24:00. Cudney also runs cross-country and track at Division II Le Moyne and earned All-Academic honors last fall.
Jason, a junior at Teaneck High, won the 200-yard individual medley state title in a Meet of Champions record time of 1:49.16, beating the previous mark by 1:27. He also finished second in the 100 back (50.14). Jason led the Highwaymen to a 13-4 record and was named the Bergen Record's North Jersey boys' swimmer of the year.
Webster, a senior at Oklahoma City University, defeated Marina Doi of King University (Bristol, Tenn.) by technical fall 10-0 to earn her fourth 101-pound Women's College Wrestling Association title and finish her college career 118-0. Webster is also a three-time junior freestyle and a two-time junior folkstyle champion.