Faces in the Crowd: March 28, 2016
Lonzo, a 6' 6" point guard at Chino Hills High, had his ninth triple double of the season (13 points, 17 rebounds, 10 assists) to lead the Huskies to their 34th straight win, 84–62, over Bishop Montgomery (Torrance) in the CIF state playoffs open division regional final. Averaging 22.8 points at week's end, he was named the Naismith national player of the year.
Tonea, a senior at Jean Seguin High, won the 60-meter hurdles at the New Balance indoor nationals in New York City, twice breaking the national high school record: She followed an 8.08 in the semis with an 8.02 in the final. Last year's Texas Class 5A champ and New Balance outdoor national silver medalist in the 100 hurdles. Tonia will run at LSU.
Trevor, a senior right wing at Kenmore East High, scored the tying goal and the game-winner in a 3–2 overtime victory over the defending state champions, Skaneateles High, lifting the Bulldogs to the Division II title. He had 37 goals—including 17 in the playoffs—and 22 assists this season. Trevor was named New York State's D-II player of the year.
Anna, a sophomore at The First Academy, won the women's tricks title at the 56th Moomba Masters, held on the Yarra River in Melbourne, Australia. Her score of 9,920 beat the runner-up by 600. Last year Anna won tricks titles at junior worlds in Lima, Peru; at the U.S. Open in Orlando and at worlds in Chapala, Mexico, with an event-record 10,010 points.
Noahm a senior at Niskayuna High, broke two indoor world records for 17- and 18-year-olds in the lightweight category, going 367 meters in the one-minute row and finishing the 100 meters in 15.6 seconds. In the bow seat last year he helped Niskayuna's junior quad to titles at the Stotesbury Cup and at nationals. He will row for the U.S. Naval Academy.
McQuillin, a freshman lefthander at Arizona, allowed just one earned run in eight innings of a 3–2 win over Texas, then threw a four-hitter to beat Samford 3–0, leading the Wildcats to a 3–0 sweep at the Maverick Classic in Arlington, Texas. The Gatorade national softball player of the year as a junior at Mission Viejo High, she had a 0.21 ERA as a senior.