FACES IN THE CROWD

October 30, 2011

GENNA KOVAR

HAMPTON BAYS, N.Y. > FIELD HOCKEY

Kovar, a senior at Hofstra, had three goals and two assists in a 7--2 win over Delaware to break her fourth and fifth school records: career points (140 through Sunday) and single-season goals (24). A week earlier she broke the season points (66) and assists (18) records in a win over James Madison, and two days before that she set the career assists record (34) in a win over Virginia Commonwealth. Through Sunday she had 24 goals and 18 assists to lead NCAA Division I in points per game (3.67).

BRANDON MCIVER

BILLINGS, MONT. > GOLF

Brandon, a senior at Billings West High, won his third straight Class AA state golf title, shooting an even-par 70 and a two-over 72 to defeat Glacier High's Ryan Porch by one stroke at the Butte (Mont.) Country Club to lead the Golden Bears to the team title. Brandon set two course records while going undefeated this season and never shot higher than 70 in a regular-season tournament. A verbal commit to Oregon, he finished the season with a 67.2 stroke average.

LEE KIEFER

LEXINGTON, KY. > FENCING

Lee, a senior at Paul Laurence Dunbar High, won bronze in women's foil at the senior world championships in Catania, Italy, to become the second U.S. female to ever win a medal in the event. She was defeated 15--10 by Italy's Valentina Vezzali, a three-time Olympic individual gold medalist who went on to win the title. Lee's performance lifted her to No. 6 from No. 13 in the world rankings. She is first among U.S. juniors and seniors and is the two-time defending Pan Am gold medalist.

ZACK WORDEN

DELTONA, FLA. > WATER SKIING

Worden, a junior at Louisiana-Monroe, won the overall men's title and his third consecutive jumping title at the collegiate nationals in Zachary, La., to lead the Warhawks to the team title. His winning 194-foot jump is a pending national collegiate record. Last month he won first place at the Water Ski World Cup in China, where he defeated the world-record holder by 3.94 inches, and this past summer he won professional titles at the Malibu Open in Milwaukee and the Madrid Pro Jump in Spain.

TARAH MURREY

EL CERRITO, CALIF. > VOLLEYBALL

Murrey, a senior outside hitter at Cal, led the Bears from the No. 4 national ranking to No. 2 with a 3--1 upset of then second-ranked Washington and a 3--0 win over Washington State. Over the two matches she averaged 5.00 points, 4.71 kills and 4.29 digs per set and tallied her seventh and eighth straight double doubles. Last year she helped the Bears to the national championship and was named All-America, averaging 5.23 kills per set to rank second in the Pac-10 and third in the nation.

JOEY CLEARY | GRIFFIN CARDEW

WINCHESTER | IPSWICH, MASS. > FOOTBALL

Cleary and Cardew, sophomore linebackers at Bowdoin, became the first teammates in D-III college football history to return interceptions of 99 or more yards in the same game, leading the Polar Bears to a 27--6 win over Tufts. Cleary returned an interception 99 yards for a 7--0 lead in the second quarter, and his roommate, Cardew, picked off a pass and returned it for 100 yards in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.

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TRAINING TABLE

Scott Modrzynski, a graphic designer, hockey blogger and former Devils mascot, started dishing up edible NHL logos (from left: turkey dogs and pickles; roast beef; salmon) in 2010. Today his designs—he's added MLB and NFL teams to the menu—populate Foo-gos.com, a sports meme that makes you say "Mmm."

THREE PHOTOSSCOTT MODRZYNSKI/FOO-GOS.COM PHOTOJIM SHEEHAN/HOFSTRA ATHLETICS (KOVAR) PHOTOCOURTESY OF CENTRONE STUDIO (MCIVER) PHOTOCOURTESY OF USA FENCING (KIEFER) PHOTOCOURTESY OF THE WORDEN FAMILY (WORDEN) PHOTODON FERIA/GOLDENBEARSPORTS.COM (MURREY) PHOTOBRIAN BEARD/CREATIVE IMAGES/BOWDOIN (CLEARY) PHOTOBRIAN BEARD/CREATIVE IMAGES/BOWDOIN (CARDEW)

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