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Taylor Dockins | Norco, Calif. | Softball

Taylor, a senior righthander at Norco High, beat Centennial 5--1 for her 104th career win, setting a CIF--Southern Section record. She was diagnosed last summer with a rare liver cancer but resumed pitching two months after surgery. Taylor, who is 30--0 with an 0.75 ERA and 166 strikeouts in 176 innings, will play at Cal State--Fullerton.

Cori (Coco) Gauff | Delray Beach, Fla. | Tennis

Cori, 13, a homeschooled seventh-grader at Florida Virtual, defeated 18-year-old Victoria Flores 6--2, 6--1 in the finals of the Rendez-vous à Roland-Garros, qualifying her to enter a play-in tournament for the junior French Open. In December she won the 12-and-under Junior Orange Bowl without dropping a set.

Philippe Maillet | Terrebonne, Que. | Hockey

Maillet, a recently graduated forward, had four assists in the University of New Brunswick's 5--3 win over Saskatchewan, leading the team to its second straight U Sports championship. He was named Canadian university hockey's player of the year. After the season Maillet signed a one-year deal with the AHL's Ontario Reign, an affiliate of the Kings.

Charlotte Covington | Bluffton, S.C. | Soccer

Charlotte, a junior striker and captain at Hilton Head Prep, scored six goals in a 10--0 win over Pee Dee Academy in the first round of the state 2A playoffs to raise her season total to 42, tying a school record. In 70 career games she has 89 goals and 32 assists. Last season Charlotte scored 24 times and was named to the all-region team.

Jyles Etienne | Nassau, Bahamas | Basketball/Track and Field

Etienne, a recent grad of The Stony Brook (N.Y.) School, had 13 points and 12 rebounds in a 45--27 win over Millbrook to lead the Bears to their first NYPHSAA final four. He then high-jumped a meet-record 6'8¾" to win the USATF national indoors in New York City. Next year Etienne will jump at Indiana.

Tanner Nishioka | Honolulu | Baseball

Nishioka, a recent graduate of Pomona, was named the Southern California Intercollegiate Conference player of the year. Playing for the combined Pomona-Pitzer team, Nishioka led Division III in home runs (18) and slugging percentage (.888) while batting .441. He finished in the school's top six in average, hits, home runs and stolen bases.

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