Faces in the Crowd: February 8, 2016

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Faces in the Crowd: February 8, 2016
    Austen Huang
    Elk Grove, Calif. > Tennis
    Austen, a junior at Jesuit High, beat top seed and defending champion William Genesen of Tulsa 6–3, 0–6, 6–1 to win the national winter championships' 18-and-under rankings and seventh in the 18-and-under list. He is the 12th in TennisRecruiting.net's class of 2017 rankings.

    Jenna Buke
    Trumbull, Conn. > Soccer
    Jenna, a senior forward at St. Joseph High, scored one goal and assisted on the other to lead the Cadets to a 2–0 win over Suffield High for the Class L state title. She finished her career with school records for goals (79) and assists (45). The National Soccer Coaches Association's high school player of the year. Jenna will play at Boston College.

    Kevin Pauls
    Simi Valley, Calif. > BMX
    Kevin, a junior at Santa Susana High, came from the outside starting position in the final of the USA BMX Grand Nationals in Tulsa to win the 16-year-old expert title with 634 points, clinching the national amateur title by two points, with 2,330 for the year. He beat out a field of 77 riders for the victory, his 24th win of 2015.

    Sabrina Ionescu
    Orinda, Calif. > Basketball
    Sabrina, a 6-foot senior guard at Miramonte High, scored 26 points in a 65–47 win over two-time Southern California open finalists Mater Dei High. Last July she led the Cal Stars Nike EYBL team to a 54–1 record and the national title. Through Sunday, Sabrina averaged 28.7 points, 7.5 rebounds, 9.1 assists and 7.5 steals for the 20–0 Matadors.

    Anders Bjork
    Mequon, Wis. > Hockey
    Bjork, a sophomore left wing at Notre Dame, had two goals to lead the U.S. junior national team to an 8–3 victory over Sweden and a bronze medal at the World Junior Championships in Helsinki. He was named Team USA's player of the game. Bjork was selected in the fifth round by the Bruins in the 2014 NHL draft.

    Brittney Martin
    Syracuse, Utah > Basketball
    Martin, a 6-foot senior guard at Oklahoma State, had three straight double doubles: 26 points and 14 rebounds in a 79–76 overtime defeat of Iowa State; 24 points and 17 boards in a 74–46 rout of Kansas; and 19 and 10 in an 80–52 win over TCU. She led the Big 12 in scoring (21.3 points per game) and rebounding (11.0) at week's end.

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