Katie Ridd, FAIRFAX, VA.
Ridd, a Wake Forest junior goalkeeper, held opponents scoreless
in the four rounds of the NCAA championships as the Demon Deacons
won their first national title in a women's sport. Wake Forest is
the second team in the 21-year-old tournament to not allow a
Helen Walker, CARLSBAD, N.MEX.
Walker, an 82year-old great-grandmother of five, had the low net
score (which includes handicap) by five strokes among eight
players at the ladies championship of the Riverside Country Club.
Her victory came four months after she had knee replacement
Zepherinus Joseph, MON REPOS, ST. LUCIA
Joseph, a University of North Florida senior, set the course
record in four of the five meets he competed in this year. He was
cowinner of the Division II cross-country male athlete of the
year award--the first Osprey to earn such an honor in running.
Bruce Diehl, COVINGTON, WASH.
Diehl, 43, coached the Auburn Riverside High boys' tennis team to
a perfect season. The Ravens shut out every opponent in their
15-match regular season and did not lose any of 79 individual
matches as they won the South Puget Sound North League title.
December 23, 2002
Erika Howland, TERRACE PARK, OHIO
Howland, an Ohio Wesleyan junior forward, scored the only goal in
the Battling Bishops' 1--0 win over Messiah College in the
Division III title game. Howland, who also had a goal and an
assist in the semifinals, was named the tournament's offensive
Brandon McLain, COSTA MESA, CALIF.
McLain, a Golden West Community College sophomore, blocked a
penalty shot with 2:26 remaining and blocked two more shots in
the final 72 seconds as the school won the community college
state finals 6--5 over West Valley. He was named MVP of the
Marilyn Nolen, ST. LOUIS
Nolen, the coach at Saint Louis, reached her 800th career victory
when the Billikens swept Marquette in the opening round of the
Conference USA tournament. Only four coaches have won 800 matches
in Division I.