Hannah O'Sullivan | Chandler, Ariz. | Golf
This is an article from the Sept. 7, 2015 issue
Hannah, a senior at Hamilton High, won the U.S. Women's Amateur, beating Sierra Brooks of Sorrento, Fla., 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final at Portland (Ore.) Golf Club. Last February she won the Symetra Tour's Gateway Classic to become, at age 16, the youngest winner in the 35-year history of the developmental circuit. Hannah has committed to USC.
Kingsley Ifedi | Charlotte | Football
Kingsley, a 6'3", 215-pound junior at Vance High, completed 23 of 33 passes for 440 yards and six touchdowns in a season-opening 54--12 win over West Mecklenburg High. His first play in his first-ever varsity start was an 81-yard TD pass to his brother, senior wideout Jonathan Ifedi, and his passing yards were a single-game school mark.
Emily Henrich | Orchard Park, N.Y. | Rugby
Emily, a sophomore center at Orchard Park High, scored five tries and kicked four conversions in a 33--29 win over New York City's Play Rugby Academy for the state title. The state tournament MVP, Emily was the youngest player named to the under-18 Girls High School All-American 15's national team, which beat British Columbia in two friendlies last month.
Hunter Hoffler | Moreland, Ga. | Fly-fishing
Hoffler, a freshman at Hampden-Sydney College, took gold at the youth world championships, catching 67 rainbow and brown trout in Vail, Colo., at Sylvan Lake, Dillon Reservoir and the Colorado, Blue and Eagle Rivers to lead the U.S. to its third straight team title. This year's youth national champ, Hunter is the host of a fly-fishing TV show called In the Loop.
Taylor Tashima | Wilmette, Ill. | Volleyball
Tashima, a sophomore setter at Northwestern, came back from surgery to remove a benign tumor from her right sinus and orbital cavity last February to help the junior national team win the European Global Challenge in Pula, Croatia, with a 3--2 win over Italy in July. Last season she led all Big Ten freshmen in double-doubles.
Ryan Blanton | Lilburn, Ga. | Baseball
Blanton, a centerfielder at Georgia State, was named a New England Collegiate Baseball League All-Star for a repeat summer. He had a 1.000 fielding percentage, with 76 putouts and four assists, and batted .286 for the South Kingstown (R.I.) Ocean State Waves. Last season he was named All--Sun Belt Conference for the Panthers.
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