Alan Garcia-Lopez | Birmingham | Soccer
Alan, a recent graduate of Carver High, had 17 goals and 13 assists to lead the Rams to their first 6A semifinals appearance. Last year, he scored 10 goals with 15 assists. In three seasons he scored 44 career goals, second most in school history. Alan, an all-state honorable mention, emigrated from Honduras in 2014.
Hanna Hull | Chesterfield, Va. | Softball
Hull, a lefthanded rising sophomore at Virginia Wesleyan, blanked St. John Fisher 5-0 on one hit in the first game of the Division III championships. Later that day she recorded the final six outs, with four strikeouts, to seal a 1--0 win over the same team for the title. Hull led D-III in ERA (0.51) and victories (32) and was second in K's (372).
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Quentin Holmes | East Elmhurst, N.Y. | Baseball
Quentin, a recent grad of Monsignor McClancy High, hit .411 with seven home runs, 18 extra-base hits, 26 RBIs and 22 stolen bases in 30 games. A Mississippi State commit, he was first-team all-state as a junior. The Indians picked Quentin 64th in the 2017 draft, the highest selection of a New York City player since Jason Marquis in 1996.
Serena Tripodi | Atlanta | Track and Field
Serena, a recent graduate of The Lovett School, won her third straight state title in the 3,200 meters with a time of 11:03.19. In 2016, she ran 11:00.17; in '15, a Georgia 2A record 10:54.15. In all she took four team and nine individual state championships, including one in cross-country last fall (18:17.85). Serena will run for Columbia.
Rellie Kaputin | East New Britain, Papua New Guinea | Track and Field
Kaputin, a recent grad of West Texas A&M, leaped a school record 43'7" to win the triple jump at the Division II outdoor championships, leading the Lady Buffs to their first title. It was the second farthest jump in D-II history. In March, Kaputin earned the school's first individual title, with a 42'11½" at the indoor championships.
Steph Colson | Westminster, Md. | Lacrosse
Colson, a rising junior midfielder at Gettysburg (Pa.) College, scored two goals, including the game-winner with 2:57 left, to help beat The College of New Jersey 6--5 for the Division III championship. (Her younger sister Lizzie, a rising sophomore defender at Maryland, won the D-I title the same day.) Colson finished the season with 17 goals and five assists.
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