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FACES IN THE CROWD

Esmie Gonzales | Fort Worth | Soccer

Esmie, a 4'9" senior attacking center midfielder at South Hills High, scored nine times in a 10--0 rout of Trimble Tech, giving her 294 goals, which broke the 23-year-old national record (286). This year she also set the Texas record for goals in a season, with 108, finishing her career with 316. Esmie has committed to Southeast Missouri State.

Frank Jackson | Alpine, Utah | Basketball

Frank, a senior 6'4" combo guard, scored 19 points in the McDonald's All-American game to lead the West to a 114--107 victory and earn co-MVP honors. He averaged 28.3 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists at Lone Peak High and became the seventh player in Utah history to surpass 2,000 career points (2,079). Frank will play at Duke.

Holly Speers | Surrey, B.C. | Softball

Speers, a sophomore shortstop at Kent State, hit a three-run homer in a 9--0 victory over Central Michigan, her fifth in as many at bats, to break the NCAA record for consecutive home runs. Her homers came over four games; she walked six times between at bats. Through 32 games this season Speers was batting .377 with nine homers and 21 RBIs.

Darryl Sullivan | Marion, Ill. | Indoor Track and Field

Darryl, a senior at Marion High, high-jumped 7'3" at the Southern Illinois Invitational, best in the nation this season. He followed that with 7'2" at the Marion Invitational, 7 feet in the Class 2A event at the Eastern Illinois University Invitational and 7' ¼" at the Illinois Top Times Class 2A Championships—his fourth straight week clearing 7 feet.

Michaela Michael | Hillsborough, Calif. | Lacrosse

Michael, a junior attacker at USC, had four goals against Dartmouth and seven against Oregon in a pair of 17--4 victories followed by a hat trick in a 20--6 win over San Diego State. Last year's Mountain Pacific Sports Federation player of the year, she leads the 11--0 Trojans with 44 goals, second highest in the nation through Sunday.

Michael Johnson | Birmingham | Golf

Johnson, a senior at Auburn, birdied the second playoff hole at the Schenkel Invitational at Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro, Ga., for his fifth career victory. In February he shot a 14-under 202 to win the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate. At week's end Johnson's 69.38 stroke average led the SEC and was second lowest in the nation.

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TRACY GILLESPIE (GONZALES)

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COURTESY OF LONE PEAK HIGH (JACKSON)

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KENT STATE ATHLETICS (SPEERS)

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ELI BAKER (SULLIVAN)

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FIGGE PHOTOGRAPHY (MICHAEL)

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WADE RACKLEY/AUBURN ATHLETICS (JOHNSON)