Ranagan, a junior middie at Johns Hopkins, scored the game-winner with five seconds left in overtime to defeat top-ranked, defending NCAA champion Virginia 11-10. Two weeks later he scored a career-high four goals to lead the Blue Jays to their 12th straight home win (17-6 over Albany). The only sophomore to earn first-team All-America honors in 2011, Ranagan has 12 goals and five assists through Sunday.
Farmington, Conn. > Track and Field
Cayla, a senior at Phillips Andover, ran her first competitive 10K in an Olympic trial B-standard cut of 33:17.28 at the Tufts Snowflake Classic for the No. 2 girls' national high school finish of all time. In November she won the USATF New England Regionals open division 6K (20:54), and in February she was second in the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix junior mile (4:51.37). She will run for Stanford this fall.
Bay Shore, N.Y. > Wrestling
Jamel, a senior at St. Anthony's and a three-time New York Catholic schools champ, was named state wrestler of the year last week. He set a state tournament record fastest pin (0:08 in the first round) en route to his first state title (132 pounds), in February. An aspiring professional entertainer, Jamel sang an impromptu rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner when a recording failed to play before the finals.
Bristol, Conn. > Softball
Plourde, a senior righthander at UMass, fanned the 1,344th batter of her career to break the Atlantic 10 record (set by Olympian Danielle Henderson) in a 1-0 win over Quinnipiac at the Minutewomen's home opener. Plourde, who led Division I in strikeouts for the past two seasons, has a 2.29 ERA and leads D-I again this year with 304 K's through Sunday (1,425 total, good for 11th place in D-I history).
Wyckoff, N.J. > Fencing
Charles, a senior at Ramapo High and the nation's 18th-ranked junior sabre fencer, retained his individual state title and was named boys' fencer of the year by The Star-Ledger and The Record newspapers. He led his sabre team to gold at the elite Cetrulo tournament and to silver at the state squad finals, and finished with a 119-6 career record. His coach, Olympian Paul Apostol, was a 1966 Face in the Crowd.
Anchorage > Nordic Skiing
Glen, a senior at Vermont, won the 15K classic at the NCAA Division I championships in Bozeman, Mont., in 53:25.1 to beat out Dartmouth's Sophie Caldwell in a photo finish by just 1/10 of a second. A two-inch difference gave Glen her first collegiate win and helped the Catamounts to their first NCAA title since 1994 (the sixth in program history) with 832 total points, for a record 161-point margin of victory.
Photo credits: Johns Hopkins Athletic Communications (Ranagan); Jamie Love (Hatton); Teddy Lee (Hudson); Thom Kendall/UMass SID (Plourde); Chad Matthew Carlson (Copti); Vermont Athletics (Glen)
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