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FACES IN THE CROWD

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Alice Liu | Pleasanton, Calif. | Golf

Alice, a seventh-grader at Pleasanton Middle School, sank a three-foot birdie putt on the 6th hole at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., to clinch the title for Team California over Team Georgia 8--4 at the PGA Junior League national championship. Alice was one of two girls on her 10-person team, representing Las Positas Golf Course in Livermore.

A.J. Falco | West Chester, Pa. | Football

A.J., a senior quarterback at Tower Hill School, in Wilmington, Del., had a hand in all the Hillers' points in a 54--50 win over the Conrad Schools of Science. He ran for 231 yards with six touchdowns and two-point conversions and threw for 206 yards and one TD. On the year A.J. rushed 160 times for 1,188 yards (15 TDs) and passed for 702 yards (10 TDs).

Alexa Coyle | Bozeman, Mont. | Soccer, Alpine Skiing

Alexa, a senior striker and co-captain at Bozeman High, scored a team-record 29 goals, had a record-tying 15 assists and led the unbeaten Hawks to the 2A state title with a 3--0 win over Capital High (Helena). In 2015 she won the under-16 Alpine skiing national title in Sugarloaf, Maine. Alexa will play soccer at Montana.

Marko Asic | Laguna Niguel, Calif. | Water Polo

Asic, a sophomore attacker at Pepperdine, had a hat trick in a 6--5 victory over second-seeded Pacific to lead the Waves to the inaugural Golden Coast Conference tournament title. He was named the GCC player of the year. This fall Asic scored a team-high 69 goals in 27 games; as a freshman he had a team-leading 45.

Anais Weatherly | Winston-Salem, N.C. | Basketball

Weatherly, a 5'11" senior forward at Division III Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C., racked up 21 points, 14 rebounds and nine steals in a 70--56 win over Greensboro, the first of her three double doubles during the Quakers' 6--0 start. An Old Dominion Athletic Conference selection, she led the team with 15.0 points and 9.5 rebounds per game last year.

Jeff Garmire | Vancouver, Wash. | Long-distance Hiking

Garmire, 26, reached the southern terminus of the Continental Divide Trail in October to become the fifth person to complete the calendar-year U.S. long-trail triple crown (including the Appalachian and Pacific Crest trails). He started northbound in Georgia on the Appalachian on Feb. 5 and hiked the 7,636 miles through 22 states in 253 days.

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