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Faces in the Crowd

Nov. 05, 2012
Nov. 05, 2012

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Nov. 5, 2012

THE MAIL
LEADING OFF
NFL MIDSEASON REPORT
WORLD SERIES
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
MMA
RORY MCILROY
  • NOW THAT HE HAS ASCENDED TO THE TOP OF THE GOLF WORLD—IN THE RANKINGS AND OUTSIDE THE ROPES—GLOBE-TROTTING RORY MCILROY IS QUICKLY LEARNING WHAT LIFE'S LIKE AS THE GAME'S MOST MARKETABLE PLAYER

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Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

TYLER ROUSE

This is an article from the Nov. 5, 2012 issue

BALDWINSVILLE, N.Y. > FOOTBALL

Tyler, a 5'8", 200-pound senior running back at C.W. Baker High, rushed 35 times for 272 yards and four touchdowns—including a 75-yard run on the Bees' first play—in a 38--36 win over Fayetteville-Manlius High, avenging their only loss this season to advance to the Section III, Class 2A final. It was his seventh straight game this season with at least four scores. Tyler has a national-best 44 rushing touchdowns this season, and his 2,766 rushing yards are No. 2 in the nation.

STEPHANIE CAMPBELL

WILDWOOD, MO. > VOLLEYBALL

Stephanie, a 6'2" senior middle blocker at Lafayette High, had 40 attacks, 23 kills and 12 blocks to lead the Lancers to the Notre Dame Academy Tournament title in Quincy, Ill., where she was named MVP. The team won all five of its matches, for 65 straight victories dating back to its Class 4 state title last year, which it won 2--1, and extending its unbeaten season (36--0 through Sunday). Stephanie, who leads the squad in hitting percentage (.567), kills (212) and blocks (79), will compete at Auburn.

PATRICK MULLINS

NEW ORLEANS > SOCCER

Mullins, a junior forward at top-ranked Maryland, scored both goals in a 2--1 win over Lehigh for the Terrapins' 13th straight win, extending his ACC-leading points total to 28 (10 goals, eight assists). A week earlier he had an assist in a 1--0 overtime defeat of No. 2--ranked North Carolina, the defending national champion, with a left-footed cross that was redirected by teammate Schillo Tshuma for the game-winner. A team captain, Mullins was the conference freshman of the year in 2010.

CHELSEA ARMSTRONG

PERTH, AUSTRALIA > FIELD HOCKEY

Armstrong, a senior midfielder at Northwestern, scored her 100th career goal with her fourth of the game in a 6--0 Senior Day win over Missouri State, becoming the ninth player in NCAA history to reach the century mark. It was her 29th goal of the year, which set a program record. In September she had a hat trick, including the game-winner, in a 5--4 overtime win against Penn State. A two-time Big Ten offensive player of the year, Armstrong leads the nation in goals through Sunday (29).

MAX NOWRY

WHEELING, ILL. > WRESTLING

Nowry, a junior at Northern Michigan, defeated Dzmitry Brychak of Belarus 6--0, 1--0 to win gold in the Greco-Roman 55-kg weight class at the University World Championships in Kuortane, Finland. Nowry swept each of his three matches to earn the title, including a 1--0, 2--0 win over Poland's Marcin Kunysz in the opening round and a pin of Turkey's Serif Kilic in the semifinal. A resident-athlete at NMU's Olympic training site, Nowry placed second at last summer's 2012 Olympic trials.

MEGHAN HERRING AND MORGAN MARINOVICH

EDINA, MINN. > TENNIS

Meghan and Morgan, seniors and co-captains at Edina High, led the Hornets to a 7--0 win over Minnetonka for a national-record 16th-straight girls' tennis title, breaking the mark set by Edina from 1978 to '92. The duo beat No. 1 doubles opponents, Sydney Baldwin and Theresa Tebon, in straight sets and went undefeated in the regular season.

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RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS

When a mutual friend told him about Bridget Smith, a 12-year-old Notre Dame fan who was dying of a brain tumor, Fighting Irish linebacker Manti Te'o—whose girlfriend died of leukemia last month—composed an emotional e-mail to the girl's parents, who read it to her just before she passed away. "It was just a bright spot on the saddest day of our lives," said Louise Smith.

PHOTOJOHN MERSITS/CAL SPORT MEDIA (TE'O)PHOTOPATRICK J. DUFFY (ROUSE)PHOTOKURTIS HALL (CAMPBELL)PHOTOMARYLAND ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS (MULLINS)PHOTOSTEPHEN J. CARRERA/NORTHWESTERN (ARMSTRONG)PHOTOCOURTESY OF NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY (NOWRY)PHOTOPATTI MARINOVICH (HERRING)PHOTOPATTI MARINOVICH (MARINOVICH)