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FACES IN THE CROWD

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Shani Hava | Petach Tikva, Israel | Tennis

Hava, a senior at Yeshiva University in New York City, was named the most outstanding player of the Skyline Conference tournament after a 5--1 win over Mount St. Mary in the final, lifting the Maccabees to their first NCAA tournament berth. Twice named the Skyline player of the year, she finished her career with a 29--3 record in singles.

DeMareus Hosey | Justin, Texas | Football

DeMareus, a junior running back at Northwest High, rushed for 381 yards and four touchdowns in just his third game—and second start—a 56--46 win over McKinney North. In a 70--55 loss to Boswell six weeks later he ran for 254 yards and three TDs. Through nine games DeMareus had a team-high 1,348 rushing yards and 11 scores.

Joseph (Nappy) Napoleon | Honolulu | Outrigger Canoe Paddling

Napoleon, 76, finished his 60th consecutive Moloka'i Hoe crossing—a 41-mile paddle from Hale O Lono Harbor to Waikiki Beach—in 5:50:46. In 2008, Napoleon, along with five companions, became the first to cross all nine Hawaiian channels in six days. He was inducted into the state's Sports Hall of Fame in '08.

Isaac Garcia-Cassani | Holbrook, N.Y. | Cross-country

Garcia-Cassani, a senior at SUNY Geneseo, ran a 26:42.9 in the 8K at Potsdam, N.Y., to win the SUNYAC championship for the third consecutive time. Last year he claimed his second straight Atlantic Region title, turning in a 24:15.8, and he came in fourth at the Division III championships (24:18.0).

Emma Funk | Pass Christian, Miss. | Volleyball

Emma, a 5'10" senior at Our Lady Academy in Bay St. Louis, had 22 kills and nine digs in a 3--0 win over Resurrection Christian, leading the Lady Crescents to their sixth consecutive Class I title. The team's leader in kills this season (630), she finished her career with 2,334 kills, a .622 hitting percentage and four state championships.

Troy Remillard | Palmer, Mass. | Soccer

Remillard, a senior forward at Western New England, scored on a penalty kick with 41 seconds left for a 1--0 victory over Roger Williams in the Commonwealth Coast Conference quarterfinal. The CCC offensive player of the year, he led the conference in goals (21) and points (46), which ranked second and third, respectively, in Division III.

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