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Faces in the Crowd


COLOR PHOTO: DAVID FILLER/LACY'S STUDIO Elizabeth Pitman, WHITEFISH, MONT. Soccer Elizabeth, a senior midfielder at Whitefish High, had 28 goals and 13 assists this season to finish her career with 101 goals and 40 assists and break the state girls' scoring record with 242 points. Elizabeth led the Bulldogs to the past three conference titles and to an 11-1-2 mark and the state title this fall.

COLOR PHOTO: DEREK FOWLES PHOTOGRAPHY Mike Foley, TUSTIN, CALIF. Water Polo Foley, a senior two-meter at Massachusetts, led the No. 18 Minutemen to the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference title, amassing 11 goals in the four-game tournament. He also helped the Minutemen earn a spot in the Final Four, by scoring five in wins over Princeton and Queens College.

COLOR PHOTO: BURNIE BATCHELOR STUDIO INC. Rankin Williams, RALEIGH Tennis Rankin, a senior at Broughton High, beat Becky Emmers, a senior at Providence Senior High in Charlotte, 6-0, 6-0 to lead the Capitals to their fourth straight state 4-A team title. A two-time state singles champ, she teamed with sister Hampton, a freshman, to win the state 4-A doubles crown this year.

COLOR PHOTO: CHRIS SMITH/OCEAN EXPOSURE Diana Walker, LYMAN, MAINE Field HockeyWalker, 44, the coach at Sanford High for 19 seasons, guided the Redskins to a 2-0 defeat of Deering High that ran their win streak to 50 games and gave them their third consecutive western region Class A championship. She led Sanford to the state crown in 1999 and 2000.

COLOR PHOTO: LAURIE BECK Shearrod Duncan, AMITYVILLE, N.Y. Football Duncan, a 5'2" senior running back at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa., set the Bears' record for career rushing touchdowns with 28, when he ran for three in a 53-14 win over the College of Wooster (Ohio). The top rusher in Division III, he finished the season averaging 174.7 yards.

COLOR PHOTO: TIM JACKSON Molly Austin, LITTLETON, COLO. Cross-country Austin, a senior at Colorado, ran the 6K course at Oklahoma in 20:12.5 to win the women's individual title at the Big 12 championships and lead the Buffaloes to their third straight team crown. She also finished third at the Mountain Region championships to help Colorado earn a berth in the NCAAs.