Faces in the Crowd: December 14, 2015
Tucker, a senior quarterback at Rossville High, scored three touchdowns, including a 65-yard fumble return, to defend the Class 3A title over Wichita's Collegiate High 20–19. Kansas's career TD leader (185), he's the state's first QB to exceed 2,000 yards in rushing (2,859) and passing (2,072) in a season.
Levene, a graduate student of environmental journaliusm at Colorado, won the spring-distance collegiate title in 1:02.39 at Lake Louisa State Park in Clermont, Fla. in August. Levene, who ran track and cross-country as an undergrad at Princeton and Colorado, took the Olympic-distance national title (2:06:09).
Phillip, a senior at Arcadia High, took his second straight Division I state championship in 14:42.90 over the 5K course at Woodward Park in Fresno. In September he won the Stanford Invitational in a course-record 14:32.50, the top time in the state this season and second best in the nation.
Potomak, a freshman forward at Minnesota, had seven points (two goals, five assists) in an 11–1 over Minnesota State, tying the school record. At week's end she led the nation in assists per game (1.63) and was fourth in points (2.12). Last month she helped Canada win silver in the Four Nations Cup.
Anderson, a 6' 4" sophomore guard at Navy, scored the go-ahead layup, then hit two foul shots with 16 seconds left to seal a 65–59 win over Penn. A week earlier he averaged 13.5 points to help Navy go 4–0 at the Spartan Showcase in Greensboro, N.C.; he was named the tournament's most outstanding player.
Jurnee, a 5' 9" junior outside hitter at Father Gabriel Richard High, had 26 kills, a .658 hitting percentage and 11 digs in a sweep of defending champion North Branch High for the Class B state title. The Fighting Irish went 42–0, and Jurnee finished No. 2 on the team with 486 kills and a .358 hitting percentage.