M.J. Melendez | Palmetto Bay, Fla. | Baseball
M.J., who recently graduated from Westminster Christian, went 2 for 4 with a two-run homer and four RBIs in a 7--1 victory over University School to reach the Region 4-4A final. One of Baseball America's top catching prospects, he hit .391 with eight home runs and 29 RBIs. M.J. will attend Florida International to play for his dad, Mervyl.
Christina Herbert | Williamsburg, Va. | Golf
Herbert, a rising senior at Bridgewater (Va.) College, won the Division III championship at Bay Oaks Country Club in Houston, with a four-round score of five-over-par 293, rallying from three shots down with six holes to go. The D-III player of the year, she led the nation in scoring average (74.04). Last season Herbert tied for 31st at the NCAAs.
Matt Rambo | Glenside, Pa. | Lacrosse
Rambo, an attack and recent graduate of Maryland, had a goal and an assist in a 9--6 win over Ohio State for the NCAA title, the Terrapins' first in 42 years. He led the team with 87 points (including 42 goals) and set school career records for goals (155) and points (257). Rambo was taken No. 3 in the 2017 MLL draft by the Charlotte Hounds.
Charlie Marino | Mount Pleasant, S.C. | Soccer
Charlie, a rising senior forward at Wando High, the No. 1 team in the country, scored the lone goal, in the 69th minute, of the Class AAAAA final against J.L. Mann to clinch the school's seventh title. The Region 7 player of the year, Charlie netted a team-high 29 goals, including seven in five games at the Nike Palmetto Cup in April to earn MVP honors.
Evelyn (Eddy) Shoop | Dewey Beach, Del. | Lacrosse
Evelyn, a recently graduated midfielder at Cape Henlopen High, scored five times in a 19--7 win over St. Mark's for the DIAA championship. It was the Vikings' ninth straight title and 111th consecutive win over an in-state opponent. Evelyn scored 50 goals and had 19 assists and 65 draw controls this season. She is committed to Florida.
Shawn Rowe and Tia-Adana Belle | West Palm Beach, Fla; St. George, Barbados | Track and Field
Rowe and Belle, recent grads of St. Augustine University, each won the 400-meter hurdles at the Division II championships. Rowe ran 49.42 to help the Falcons take the national title. Belle clocked a D-II record 55.42 for her third straight win.
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