Faces in the Crowd

December 20, 2010

Lucy McCullough

SAN RAFAEL, CALIF. > Cross-country

Lucy, a senior at Marin Academy, won her second straight D-5 state championship with a personal best of 18:13 in the 5K. She finished the season undefeated in dual meets and is the first runner, male or female, to win the North Coast Section Division V four straight times. In track Lucy has won the sectional title in the 1,600 meters the last two years.

Zach Carr

CARMEL, IND. > Soccer

Carr, a senior goalkeeper at Stevens Institute of Technology, was named ESPN Academic All-American of the Year in the college division. A biomedical engineering major with a 3.92 GPA, Carr was the top-ranked keeper in D-III, allowing only six goals in 1,883 minutes. His streak of 1,333 straight scoreless minutes is the second longest in NCAA history.

Ebony Nwanebu

FAIRVIEW, TEXAS > Volleyball

Ebony, a 6'3" sophomore middle blocker at Lovejoy High, earned MVP honors in leading the Leopards past Wimberly High 3--1 for their third straight state 3A title. She led the team in kills (416) and solo blocks (159) as Lovejoy went 46--3, with victories over the eventual 4A and 5A champs. Last summer Ebony was named to the U.S. girls' youth national training team.

T.J. Bordeaux

TACOMA, WASH. > Golf

Bordeaux, a senior at Pacific, shot a 61 and 15 under par over three rounds—both school records—to win the Stockton Sports Commission Pacific Invitational by three strokes. His 61, also a course record, helped the unranked Tigers set a team mark for one round (271) as well as a record for the tournament (25 under), which they won by 19 strokes over Oregon State.

Kelsey Hojan-Clark

BROOKFIELD, WIS. > Swimming

Kelsey, a senior at Brookfield Academy, won D-2 state titles in both the 500-meter freestyle (a Wisconsin-record 4:48.8) and the 200 free (1:49.4) for the third straight year. At the junior nationals in August, Kelsey qualified for the 2012 Olympic trials in the 800 freestyle with a split time of 8:49.70 in the 1,500.

I'Tavius Mathers

MURFREESBORO, TENN. > Football

I'Tavius, a junior running back at Blackman High, was named Gatorade's football player of the year for Tennesse after leading the state in rushing with 2,614 yards on 240 carries in 13 games. He also scored 31 touchdowns, including four in a 44--43 victory over Riverdale High in October, when he set a school rushing record with 322 yards on 26 carries.

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