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FACES IN THE CROWD
 
February 21, 2011 Issue
Meghan Agosta
Ruthven, Ont. > Ice Hockey

Agosta, a senior forward at Mercyhurst College, scored three goals and had one assist in a 6-2 win over Wayne State to become the alltime leading scorer in NCAA women's hockey (286 points). A three-time All-America, she won gold at the 2006 Turin Olympics and again at the 2010 Vancouver Games, where she was named women's hockey MVP.

Kevin Bradley
Milford, Mass. > Swimming

Kevin, a sophomore at Milford High, became the sole holder of every one of his school's individual swimming records when he swam 48.39 in the 100-yard freestyle in a win over New Bedford. At junior nationals in December he had a national-championship-qualifying 3:57.56 in the short-course 400 IM, the fastest time in the nation among 15-year-olds.

Kat Cooper
Pacific, Wash. > Basketball

Kat, a senior forward at Auburn Riverside, led the Ravens to the South Puget Sound League title with 25 points in a 66-51 win over Federal Way and was named league co-MVP. At week's end she led the team with 19.7 points per game. Last year Kat had a game-high 20 points in a 56-52 overtime win for the 4A state title and was named all-state.

Chad Noelle
Greene, N.Y. > Track and Field

Chad, a senior at Greene High, won the boys' high school mile at the 104th Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden (4:16.71), edging out the runner-up by .17 of a second. A former midfielder for the Trojans' soccer team, he switched to cross-country this fall and won the first race he ran, the 5K Foot Locker northeast regional in November (15:42.0).

Samantha Nadel
Glen Head, N.Y. > Track and Field

Samantha, a junior at North Shore High, won the girls' high school mile at the Millrose Games in 4:50.58, the third-best time in the meet's history. Two weeks earlier Samantha ran a 9:41.36 in the 3,000 meters, the fastest time in the nation, at the Molloy Stanner Games. In November she led the Vikings to the Class A cross-country title, the school's first state championship.

Donovan McMahill
Lochbuie, Colo. > Wrestling

McMahill, a senior at Western State College, won his match in the 197-pound class by a pin in the first period against Fort Hays State to extend his undefeated streak to 42 matches. The defending D-II national champion, he is ranked No. 1 at his weight and has led the Mountaineers to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference title the past two years.

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