Faces in the Crowd: December 7, 2015
Maryjeanne, a senior at Notre Dame High, ran a 16:24.00 on the three-mile state meet course to defend her 2A title. She has the second-best time in Illinois at that distance this season (16:14.70), and she finished third at the 5K Midwest Regionals (17:23.80) to qualify for Foot Locker Nationals. Maryjeanne will run at Notre Dame.
Logan, a senior goalkeeper at Lewisburg Area High, tied the state record with his 59th shutout by blanking Northwestern Lehigh Hih 3–0 in the PIAA Class AA semifinals. He set the mark with a 4–0 win over South Park High for the championship. A four-year starter, Logan went 84–6–1 and is ninth on the nation's career shutout list.
Ally, a senior at St. Francis Catholic High, scored twice and had six steals in a 6–5 win over Davis Senior High for the Sac-Joaquin Section Division I title. It was the Troubadours' 91st section crown in girls' sports, the most of any school in the section. A USA Water Polo Academic All-American, Ally had 32 goals, 21 assists and a team-high 71 steals this season.
Robinson, a 5' 8" junior guard at Monmouth, poured in 22 points, including a pair of free throws with 3.6 seconds remaining, to spark a 70–68 upset of No. 17 Notre Dame, the Hawks' first victory over a Top 25 team in their 32 years in Division I. Last month he had 16 points, three assists and six steals to help beat UCLA 84–81 in overtime.
Vallely, a 5' 7" sophomore guard at Muhlenberg, became the first Division III woman to have three triple doubles in a season since the NCAA began tracking the stat in 2010-11. She had 13 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists in a 77–74 win over Moravian; 14, 11 and 12 in a 82–50 win over Hood; and 16, 11 and 10 in a 78–50 win over Franklin & Marshall.
DeShawn, a 5' 8", 185-pound senior running back at Nature Coast Tech High, scored four touchdowns—two rushing, two receiving—in a 40–28 loss to Green Cove Springs Clay High in the 5A quarterfinals to finish the season with 67, tied for third best all time in the nation. He also rushed for 120 yards to lift his total to 3,676, the most in the country this year.