Faces in the Crowd

Oct. 20, 2014
Oct. 20, 2014

Table of Contents
Oct. 20, 2014

  • The Cowboys played last season with a train wreck of a defense, then did nothing about it. On paper they actually got worse. Who could have imagined this unit delivering Dallas to the top of the NFC? Start with the guy who can't stop winking

  • More than 100,000 students on U.S. youth, public school and college teams have no stable place to live. They often go hungry, drop out more frequently and are more likely to suffer physical and sexual abuse. How do they survive—and even thrive? In many cases, it's through the structure, support and joy that sports provide


Faces in the Crowd

Edited By Alexandra Fenwick

Kellen Hoskins | Troy, Idaho | Football

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Kellen, a senior running back at Troy High, rushed for 326 yards and six touchdowns on 17 carries in an 88--50 eight-man win over Lapwai High. He also had 99 receiving yards for two TDs, returned an interception and a kickoff for scores, and threw a 61-yard TD pass. Through seven games he had 1,922 all-purpose yards and 30 scores.

Jac'cara Walker | Gainesville, Fla. | Volleyball

Jac'cara, a junior outside hitter who leads Florida's No. 1--ranked P.K. Yonge School in kills (261) and digs (212), had a match-high 20 kills in a 3--1 win over Bishop Moore. Last month she led the Blue Wave to the Berkeley Premier Tournament final, where they fell 2--0 to national No. 1 Mercy High of Louisville. She has verbally committed to Mississippi State.

Grant Fisher | Grand Blanc, Mich. | Cross-country

Grant, a senior at Grand Blanc High, won the Portage Invitational in 14:42.9, one second off the course mark held by former U.S. 5K record holder Dathan Ritzenhein. Last year's Foot Locker national champion, Dream Mile titlist and Gatorade boys' runner of the year, Grant won his first race of '14 with a 15:22.3 at the Jackson Invitational.

Laura Tyler | Kaneohe, Hawaii | Football

Laura, a senior kicker at Castle High, converted all five of her extra point attempts and booted a 28-yard field goal in a 38--6 win over McKinley High; she also had a tackle after a 41-yard field goal try was blocked. Laura, who joined the Knights last year, ended the season tied for second on the team in scoring, with 24 points.

Tomasz Anderson | Hertfordshire, England | Golf

Anderson, a senior at Jacksonville (Ala.) State, tied the single-round NCAA record with a 12-under 60 in the final 18 holes of the Golfweek Program Challenge at True Blue Golf Course on Pawley's Island, S.C. He won by five strokes with a 19-under 197. Anderson's total broke his own school record of 201, which he set in winning the same event in 2011.

Christina Freibott | Wilmington, Del. | Field Hockey

Freibott, a junior midfielder at Columbia, had two assists in a 3--2 defeat of defending Ivy League champion Princeton, setting school assist records for a season (12) and a career (23). Her pass with 1:15 left set up the goal that gave the Lions their first win ever over the Tigers. At week's end Friebott led the NCAA with 1.50 assists per game.

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