Alice Chen | Princeton, N.J. | Golf
This is an article from the Oct. 7, 2013 issue
Alice, a Montgomery High senior, shot a record-tying six-under-67 round and tied for the lowest score (six-under 213), to lead New Jersey to its first USGA Women's State Team Championship, at NCR Country Club (Kettering, Ohio). Earlier this year she won the state high school championship and the NJSGA Women's Amateur and Junior Girls' titles.
Ian Lee | Madawaska, Maine | Soccer
Ian, a senior striker at Madawaska High, scored twice in a 5--1 win over Van Buren High, including his 108th career goal, to break the Maine record. At week's end he led the state in goals (22) and assists (17). A two-time all-state selection, Ian was named the Class C player of the year in 2012, netting a state-best 41 goals.
Ebony Nwanebu | Fairview, Texas | Volleyball
Nwanebu, a freshman outside hitter at USC, had 17 kills and a .419 hitting percentage to help the Trojans defeat UCLA 3--1 in the 100th meeting between the rivals. Last season she was named tournament MVP after leading Lovejoy High to the Texas 4A title. Nwanebu also helped her club team win the junior national 18-and-under championship in July.
Will Mahar | Rochester, N.Y. | Football
Will, a senior free safety, wideout and kicker at McQuaid Jesuit High, caught a 41-yard pass against Edison High and got out-of-bounds to stop the clock with .8 of a second left. He then booted a 52-yard field goal for a 22--21 victory in a game dedicated to his grandfather Ray Mahar, who had been buried earlier that day.
Taileena Oja | Sedalia, Mo. | Swimming
Taileena, a fifth-grader at Sedalia Middle School, was named the National Congress of State Games youth athlete of the year after winning eight gold medals at the Show-Me State Games in the girls' 9--10 age group (50-yard back, breast and fly; 100 IM, back, breast and fly; 200 IM). She also won the all-around Level 6 state gymnastics title in August.
Gerry Poulton | Victoria, B.C. | Squash
Poulton, a 71-year-old retired University of Victoria chemistry professor, went 4--0 in a round-robin draw to win the 70-and-over division at the World Masters Games in Turin, Italy. Poulton, a member of Victoria Squash Club, also won his age group at the U.S. Open last March and at the Canadian Open in May.
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