Faces in the Crowd: April 20, 2015
Cheick, a 6'9" senior power forward at Our Savior New American School, scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the East to a 111-91 win over the West in the 38th annual McDonald's All-American Game in Chicago. He was named MVP. Cheick averaged 17.6 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks for the Pioneers this season.
Emily, a junior goalkeeper at Arroyo Grande High, had 18 saves, including stopping a five-meter penalty shot, to carry the Eagles to a 6-4 victory over Martin Luther King High (Riverside) for the Division 3 Southern Section title. The Division 3 player of the year, she finished with a .750 save percentage and 4.00 goals-against average.
Jesse, a senior lefthander at Cullman High, broke the state record for consecutive scoreless innings (29.2) with 33 during a 5-1 win over Hartselle High. His streak ended in the fifth when a batter barely beat out the relay on a double play. Jesse was 9-1 at week's end with an 0.72 ERA. He will play at Auburn.
Stephanie, a senior forward at Alief Elsik High, had 37 goals and five assists to lead the city in scoring for the second straight year. A three-time district MVP, she was named an Academic All-State by the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches. Stephanie, who holds the school records for season (48) and career (146) goals, will play at Southern Mississippi.
McNealy, a sophomore at Stanford, overcame a three-shot deficit UAB's Will Cannon in The Goodwin tournament at Stanford Golf Course. Both players carded 13-under 197s; McNealy prevailed in a playoff to become the first college player to reach four victories this season. He is ranked No. 1 by Golfweek.com.
Killman, a junior at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo., earned her third straight titles in both solo and duet a senior nationals in Moraga, Calif., leading the Lady Lions to their first team championship. A 2012 Olympian and a member of the Potawatomi nation, she will compete at worlds in Kazan, Russia, in July.