Abigail McKearin | Proctor, Vt. | Soccer
Abigail, a junior striker at Proctor High, led the state in scoring for the second straight season, with 46 goals, and became the only player in Vermont history, male or female, to surpass 100 as a junior (124 in 54 games). She had two assists in a 4--2 win over Arlington High in the Division IV state final, helping the Phantoms repeat as champions.
Olin Hacker | Madison, Wis. | Cross-country
Olin, a senior at Madison West High, defended his Division 1 title with a 14:59.10 at The Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids. He is only the second runner to break 15 minutes at the state meet and joins his father, Tim, and uncle Jeff as a two-time champion. Olin, who led the Regents to the team title, has verbally committed to Wisconsin.
Yaasmeen Bedart-Ghani | Redondo Beach, Calif. | Volleyball
Yaasmeen, a 6'4" senior outside hitter at Redondo Union High, had 16 kills to help the Sea Hawks come back from two sets down against Mira Costa High and win the Bay League championship for the third straight year. Three days earlier she was named MVP of the Redondo Power Classic, leading her squad past Marymount High 2--1 for the title.
Jordan Barth | Cold Spring, Minn. | Racquetball
Jordan, a sophomore at Rocori High, beat Costa Rica's Andres Montero 15--10, 15--11 to win the 14-and-under title at the International Racquetball Federation's junior world championships in Cali, Colombia. He also teamed with Justus Benson of Sun Prairie, Wis., to take the 16-and-under doubles silver, leading the U.S. to the team bronze.
Kelly Kosmo | Goleta, Calif. | Triathlon
Kosmo, a senior at UCLA, won the first women's national collegiate championship by 58 seconds, finishing in 1:05:03 on a draft-legal sprint-distance course in Clermont, Fla. Voted an NCAA emerging sport for women last January, triathlon has 10 years to demonstrate viability before becoming an official NCAA sport.
James and Justin Gielen | Edgewater, Md. | Soccer
James, a senior midfielder at DeMatha Catholic High, scored on a header to force overtime, and his brother, Justin, a freshman striker, headed in the golden goal for a 2--1 victory over Bishop O'Connell High and a second straight Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title.
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CHRISTOPHER THAYER/VERMONT SPORTS NOW PHOTOGRAPHY (MCKEARIN)
CAROL CHEN (HACKER)
KAT MONK PHOTOGRAPHY (BEDART-GHANI)
JUSTINE HERBERG (BARTH)
KYLE BOCKWOLDT (KOSMO)
MIKE GIELEN (GIELEN BROTHERS)