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Sports Illustrated HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

May 18, 2015
May 18, 2015

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May 18, 2015

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  • Through Sunday, Blake Griffin had more triple doubles this postseason (three) than the rest of the league combined (zero). He's always been known as a scorer and a rebounder, but he's become a threat as a passer. Per SportVU, Griffin is averaging 70.4 passes per game in the playoffs, trailing only John Wall and Derrick Rose. His 6.9 assists per game are tops among power forwards and centers, and they are generating 17.0 points. (That's more than 2014--15 MVP Stephen Curry's.) Griffin has truly become a threat all over the court.

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Sports Illustrated HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Presented by THE U.S. MARINE CORPS

This is an article from the May 18, 2015 issue Original Layout

Madison Schulte, a senior midfielder at Seneca High in Tabernacle, N.J., grew up playing lacrosse in the front yard with her two older brothers. She first picked up a stick in kindergarten, and by high school she was playing year-round, on travel teams and the Seneca varsity squad, which she led in scoring with 59 goals as a freshman. But as college recruiting trips loomed, lacrosse got too serious too fast, she said. "It all just overwhelmed me very quickly," says Madison, who walked away from the sport and a likely Division I scholarship. But this spring, after a two-year sabbatical, she rejoined her high school team—last week she scored her 100th career goal—and is also coaching an 11-and-under youth squad. For herself and the girls she coaches she has a simple priority: "This year has been all about bringing the fun back into the game," Madison says. For more of her story, and to nominate your own candidate, visit SI.com/HSathlete

PHOTOALEXANDRA FENWICK/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (SCHULTE)