Tiffany and Tony, a senior forward at Carondelet High and a senior midfielder at Duncanville High, respectively, were named as the two soccer finalists for the Dial Scholar-Athlete Award. Tiffany, a three-time high school All-America and 1994 California Player of the Year, has a 3.61 academic average. In her 3½ varsity seasons through last Friday she had 85 goals and 50 assists as the Cougars went 61-5-5. Tony, a two-time All-America and the 1994 Texas Player of the Year, has a 3.64 average. In two varsity seasons he had 20 goals and 24 assists, and he led the Panthers to a 20-2-3 record in '94. He was also captain of the U.S. under-20 men's team.
Ron, a 6'7" senior forward at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., scored 38 and 37 points in wins over Huguenot High and Green Valley High, respectively. A preseason selection for national Player of the Year, he was averaging 28.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists through last Friday.
Aberle, 38, a sixth-grade teacher and the girls' volleyball coach at Selah High, guided the Vikings to a 5-5, 15-9, 15-13 defeat of Capital High to win the Class 2A state championship for the second consecutive year. Over the last two seasons Selah High has had a 62-1 record.
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Quincy, a senior quarterback at Rich East High, was named Illinois Player of the Year after completing 134 of 267 passes for 2,204 yards and 22 touchdowns, and rushing for 450 yards and seven TDs this season. During his varsity career he threw for 4,599 yards and 42 TDs, and ran for 1,238 and 20.
LaFleur, a senior at SUNY-Cortland, earned her third national title when she won the women's NCAA Division III cross-country championship, covering the 5K in 17:47.2. She also finished first in the outdoor 3,000 meters (1991) and the indoor 1,500 (1994) at the Division III track meets.