Larry Hays, LUBBOCK
Hays, 57, the coach at Texas Tech, guided his team to a 7-4 win
over Missouri to earn his 1,300th collegiate victory. The sixth
Division I coach to reach that milestone, he has a career record
of 1,318-702-3 over 32 years.
Ben Smith, AVON, CONN.
Ben, 13, a center with the Mid-Fairfield Blues, scored 13 goals
and had 12 assists in five games to lead his team to a
third-place finish in the Pee Wee A nationals at Colorado
Springs. For the season he scored 180 goals and had 133 assists
in 67 games.
Amy Aloi, BEAVER FALLS, PA.
Amy, a senior righthander at Riverside High in Ellwood City, set
a Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League record
with 1,059 career strikeouts. She also pitched three no-hitters
and five perfect games this year for the Panthers.
Sharlene Fuller, BRUNSWICK, GA.
Track and Field
Fuller, a senior at Fort Valley State, won the 100- and
400-meter hurdles, triple jump, heptathlon and long jump at the
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship. She
is the No. 1 Division II hurdler in the 100 meters.
Lauren Connelly, OKLAHOMA CITY
Lauren, a senior at Bishop McGuinness Catholic High, beat
Claremore senior Tiffany Smith 6-2, 6-3 in the No. 1 bracket,
gaining her fourth consecutive Class 4A singles crown. Lauren is
76-0 for her career with the Irish.
Michael Powell, CARTHAGE, N.Y.
Powell, a sophomore attack at Syracuse, led the nation in
scoring average with 4.93 points through Sunday. His four points
in a 10-9 win over Duke helped the Orangemen advance to the NCAA
final four. He'll play on the U.S. squad at the world games in
Derek Sapp, KEOKUK, IOWA
Sapp, a junior at Western Illinois, led his team to a 202-194
win over Purdue for the Leathernecks' second straight
Intercollegiate bowling crown. He was the tournament MVP and
Bowling Digest's Collegiate Male Bowler of the Year.