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FACES IN THE CROWD

Eduardo Herrera | Madera, Calif. | Track and Field

Eduardo, a senior at Madera South High, set meet records in the 3,000 meters (8:15.01) and the mile (4:11.41) at the Stanford Invitational. In November he broke the Central Section 5K record with a 14:48.80 runner-up finish at the Division I state meet, and in December he was fifth at the Nike Cross Nationals (15:13.20). Eduardo will run at Colorado.

Amber Ramirez | San Antonio | Basketball

Amber, a senior point guard at Wagner High, won the Powerade Jamfest three-point contest two days before scoring a team-high 21 points (including five treys) for the East in a 92--88 loss at the McDonald's All-American Game in Chicago. This season she led the Thunderbirds with 26.0 points per game. Amber will play at TCU.

Trevin Kozlowski | Santa Clarita, Calif. | Hockey

Trevin, a senior goaltender at The Gunnery in Washington, Conn., had 25 saves in a 3--2 win over Milton Academy for the New England Prep School Elite Eight title. He went 23--1 with a .942 save percentage and was named U.S. Hockey Report's goaltender and prep player of the year. Trevin has committed to West Point for the fall of 2017.

Lacey Fincher | Mobile | Softball

Lacey, a sophomore shortstop at Class 5A Faith Academy, batted .563 in six games at the Honeybee Invitational and belted seven home runs, including two in a 4--2 win over the host, top-ranked 7A team, Baker High for the title. Through Sunday she was hitting .478 with 15 homers in 29 games. Lacey has verbally committed to Georgia.

Jamie Lackner | Westlake, Ohio | Baseball

Lackner, a junior first baseman at the College of Wooster (Ohio), hit a double in a 13--4 loss to Marietta College to reach base in his 61st consecutive game, breaking a 13-year-old Division III record. Lackner was 0 for 2 and facing an 0-and-2 count in the sixth when he got his hit. Last season he led D-III in homers (17), RBIs (69) and total bases (143).

Morolake Akinosun | Aurora, Ill. | Track and Field

Akinosun, a senior at Texas, won the 100 meters at the Texas Relays in 11.07—the fastest time in the world this year—to become the first female sprinter in the Relays' 89-year history to take the 100 three years in a row. Besides Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Akinosun is the only woman to score in four events at the NCAA outdoor championship in repeat years.

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ELOY QUINTANA (HERRERA)

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COURTESY OF MCDONALD'S (RAMIREZ)

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COURTESY OF THE GUNNERY (KOZLOWSKI)

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COLONIAL PHOTOGRAPHY (FINCHER)

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MATT DILYARD (LACKNER)

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COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS ATHLETICS (AKINOSUN)