COLOR PHOTO: KYLE CHRISTY Julie Herdic, Peachtree City, Ga. Soccer Julie, a sophomore at McIntosh High, scored a state record 59 goals and was named the 4A attacker of the year for a second straight season. With 87 goals in her high school career, including eight in one game, Julie has averaged more than two goals per match over the past two seasons.
COLOR PHOTO: KEEDIE LEONARD Paul Cronin, Sweet Briar, Va. Equestrian Cronin, 61, coached Sweet Briar College to its ninth Affiliated National Riding Committee title in his 30-year tenure at the school. Cronin is a member of the NCAA Equestrian Development Committee, working to make equestrian a future NCAA sport.
COLOR PHOTO: BRIAN SPURLOCK Jason Gardner, Indianapolis Basketball Jason, a senior at North Central High and Indiana's Mr. Basketball, scored 31 points, including the final seven, to lead the Indiana All-Stars to a 94-91 victory and the first sweep since 1990 of their annual two-game series with the Kentucky All-Stars. Jason will attend Arizona.
COLOR PHOTO: DOUG HOKE Sarah Jane Connelly, Oklahoma City Tennis Sarah Jane, a sophomore at Bishop McGuinness High, won her second straight state championship with an 18-0 record while leading her school to its first team title. Undefeated last year as well, Sarah Jane has not lost a set in her high school career.
COLOR PHOTO: ROBERT ROGERS Ryan Deak, Tallahassee, Fla. Running Ryan, 13, set the national age-group record in the 5K with a time of 16:27. A seventh-grader running against juniors and seniors, Ryan also placed fourth in the 3,200 meters with a time of 10:02 at the Florida high school class 2A state championships.
COLOR PHOTO: DEBORA ROBINSON Chad Sterbens, Santa Ana, Calif. Baseball Chad, a senior shortstop at Calvary Chapel High, hit .515 and stole 47 bases without being thrown out in leading the Eagles to the Southern Section Division Five Championship and a 28-1 record. Bound for the University of Mississippi, Chad was 89 for 89 in steals over the past two seasons.