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October 12, 2009 Issue
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Michael Holmes
HARRISONBURG, VA. > Football

Michael, a junior tailback at Harrisonburg High, rushed for 397 yards in the first half of the Blue Streaks' 69-27 win over Robert E. Lee, scoring eight touchdowns, including three on runs of 80, 69 and 65 yards. The next week, in a 35-27 win over Heritage, he had a career-high 33 carries that produced 336 rushing yards and three TDs.

Justin Moore
WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. > Rowing

Moore, the women's crew coach at Williams, guided the U.S. Junior national team's women's eight to a gold medal at the World Rowing Junior Championships and a berth in the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore next August. Last spring Williams was undefeated and won its fourth consecutive NCAA Division III title, Moore's fifth in 11 years at the school.

Loren Sherer
ESSEX, ENGLAND > Field Hockey

Sherer, a senior forward at Connecticut, led the Big East with 19 goals through Sunday and became the first field hockey player to earn conference player of the week honors for four consecutive weeks. She helped the Huskies to an 11-1 start with hat tricks against No. 20 Michigan, Providence and Quinnipiac and is in the top five in the nation in scoring, with 1.58 goals per game.

Mackenzie Howe
WATKINSVILLE, GA. > Cross-country

Howe, a junior at Kennesaw State, won her fourth straight race of the season, the 5K RunFit Invitational, in 17:56. She also won the 5K Crimson Classic (17:13), the 2.2-mile UTC PowerAde Invitational (11:15) and the 1.2-mile JSU Struts (11:07). Her four straight Atlantic Sun runner of the week awards gave her a total of eight in her career, the most in conference history.

Alex Stout
PATASKALA, OHIO > Soccer

Stout, a senior goalie at Mount Vernon Nazarene, had seven straight shutouts this season to extend his school career record to 34 through Sunday. The seven shutouts were also the most in the NAIA. He set the school season record with 14 shutouts in 2008, when the Cougars advanced to the semifinals of the NAIA championship tournament.

Kassidy Cook
THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS > Diving

Kassidy, a freshman at The Woodlands High, won gold medals on the one-meter and three-meter boards in the 14-15 age division at the Junior Pan American Championships. Earlier in the summer she won both events at the Speedo Junior Nationals and won gold in the three-meter synchronized event at the AT&T Nationals, with partner Loren Figueroa.

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