Faces in the Crowd: April 20, 2015

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Faces in the Crowd: April 20, 2015
    Cheick Diallo
    Centereach, N.Y. > Basketball
    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 Sonny
    Arroyo Grande, Calif. > Water Polo
    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 Scott
    Cullman, Ala. > Baseball
    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 Garcia
    Houston > Soccer
    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.

    Maverick McNealy
    Portola Valley, Calif. > Golf
    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.

    Mary Killman
    McKinney, Texas > Synchronized Swimming
    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.

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