Easton Bruere | Rio Rancho, N.M. | Football
Easton, a senior quarterback at Rio Rancho High, threw for 3,617 yards, 42 touchdowns and just three interceptions while completing 237 of his 312 attempts (tops in the nation, at 76.0%) to help the unbeaten Rams advance to the 6A state semifinals. He has yet to receive a scholarship offer.
Malia Berkely | Liberty Township, Ohio | Soccer
Malia, a junior midfielder at Badin High, led the Rams to a school-best 20-1-1 record and a repeat Division III state championship, scoring once in the final, a 2--0 victory over Ottowa-Glandorf High. Malia, who trains with the 18-and-under U.S. team, finished with 34 points and was named Ms. Soccer by the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association.
Bryce Millar | Manlius, N.Y. | Cross-country
Bryce, a senior at Fayetteville-Manlius High, defended his state title with a 15:30.3 finish on the 5K SUNY-Canton course, leading the Hornets to their third Class A championship in four years. He set five course records this season, including a 15:12.1 at Longbranch Park in Liverpool to break the 2002 mark by 25.6 seconds. Bryce will run at Indiana next year.
Regan Smith | Lakeville, Minn. | Swimming
Regan, a seventh-grader at Century Middle School who swims for Lakeville North High, reset her own U.S. records for ages 11 and 12 with runner-up finishes in the 100-yard butterfly (54.73) and 100 backstroke (54.21) at the Class 2A state meet. She also set an age-group record in the 50 back (25.69) in leading off the 200 medley relay.
Ayrton Scott | Minneapolis | Football
Scott, a junior quarterback at Division III Augsburg College, completed 28 of 41 passes for five touchdowns and a school-record 563 yards in a 62--61 double-overtime upset of 18th-ranked Bethel. His 630 yards of total offense were the most in D-III this season and set a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference record.
Sofia Huerta | Boise, Idaho | Soccer
Huerta, a senior forward at Santa Clara, netted 17 goals, including a league-best six game-winners, to earn West Coast Conference co--player of the year honors. A Mexican-American, she played for Mexico in the 20-and-under women's World Cup in 2012, and she scored twice in four appearances for the senior national team in '12 and '13.
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ANTHONY JARAMILLO/TONY CLAIRE PHOTOGRAPHY (BRUERE)
ANGIE GRAY (BERKELY)
MARNIE CARTER PHOTOGRAPHY (MILLAR)
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