Faces in the Crowd

Dec. 23, 2013
Dec. 23, 2013

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Dec. 23, 2013
Sportsman of the Year

Faces in the Crowd

Edited by Alexandra Fenwick

Will Freeman | Hoover, Ala. | Swimming

This is an article from the Dec. 23, 2013 issue

Will, a senior at Spain Park High, became a four-time champ in both the 200- and 500-yard freestyles at the state meet, setting Alabama records in each event. He lowered the 200 mark he set last year to 1:37.39 and broke the 500 record, set in 2007, with a 4:27.36 finish. He will swim at Alabama.

Simone Lee | Menomonee Falls, Wis. | Volleyball

Simone, a senior outside hitter at Menomonee Falls High, had 21 kills and a .381 hitting percentage in a 3--0 win over Westosha Central for the Division 1 state title — the Indians' first. In August she helped the youth national team to silver at the Under-18 worlds in Thailand. Simone will play at Penn State.

Cameron Young | Scarborough, N.Y. | Golf

Cameron, a junior at Fordham Prep, beat three first-team Rolex Junior All-Americans—including Jorge Garcia of Miami in the match play final (5 and 4)—to win the Polo Golf Junior Classic at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. In August he was a quarterfinalist at the U.S. Junior Amateur in Truckee, Calif.

MarieElena Bolles | Phoenixville, Pa. | Field Hockey

Bolles, a senior forward at UConn, scored her team's lone goal against North Carolina in the Division I semifinal, which the Huskies won in a shootout. In the final she had an assist to help beat Duke 2--0 for the national title. Bolles was named the National Field Hockey Coaches of America player of the year.

Kai Wilmot | Spokane, Wash. | Cross-country

Kai, a senior at North Central High, defeated a field of 197 to win the Nike Cross Nationals in Portland. He beat the runner-up by nine seconds in an event-record 15:00. Kai, who struggled with leg and hip injuries this year, won the Bob Firman Invitational in Boise, Idaho, in September and was fourth in the state 3A meet.

Aliya Itzkowitz | London | Fencing

Itzkowitz, a Harvard sophomore who competes in sabre, dropped only one bout for a team-best 14--1 record in the Tradition Tournament at Sacred Heart, where the Crimson beat all five of their opponents to start the season 6--0. Last month Itzkowitz placed 33rd at the Junior World Cup in Poland.

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