COLOR PHOTO: MIKE HASKEYJulie Goloski, Seneca Falls, N.Y. Action Shooting Goloski, a sergeant in the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, was named Army female athlete of the year for winning the women's open and limited national crowns and the women's world speed-shooting title. She also finished second at the women's world practical-shooting championships.
COLOR PHOTO: MATT SIBERRyan Carruth, Boulder, Colo. Soccer Carruth, a junior forward at St. Lawrence University, scored three goals, including two game-winners, as the Saints won five NCAA playoff games en route to the Division III title. Five of Carruth's 10 goals during the Saints' 16-0 regular season also were game-winners.
COLOR PHOTO: ALDERMAN PHOTOGRAPHYRuth Dreamer, Pine Ridge, S.Dak. Basketball Ruth, a junior guard at Pine Ridge High, had 77 three-pointers and averaged 29.4 points a game as she led the Lady Thorpes to a 16-6 record and the Class A girls' district championship game. She averaged 24.8 points and had 112 three-pointers over the previous two seasons combined.
COLOR PHOTO: DOUGLAS PRINCETy Conklin, Anchorage Hockey Conklin, a junior goalie at New Hampshire, earned Hockey East goaltender of the month honors after leading the Wildcats to a 5-0-1 record that included four one-goal victories. He had a 1.94 goals-against average and a .935 save percentage as the Wildcats extended their overall record to 10-2-1.
COLOR PHOTO: GARY N. MESTERRobert Menchinger, Elkhart, Ind. Football Robert, a senior placekicker at Jimtown High, set national high school career records for extra points and kicking points. In four varsity seasons, during which the Jimmies won two 2A state championships, he had 258 PATs and 18 field goals for 312 kicking points. He also quarterbacked the team as a senior.
COLOR PHOTO: SHAWN DOWD Ushi Patel, San Jose Volleyball Patel, a senior setter at the Rochester (N.Y.) Institute of Technology, had a women's Division III single-season-record 1,924 assists on her way to becoming the career divisional leader with 7,014. She led the Wildcats to a 33-9 record and the third round of the division tournament.