Carlos, a senior outfielder at Covington High, stole two bases in a 12-2 win over South Gibson High, to set a Tennessee record with 182 career steals (since extended to 185), his third state mark in one week. At season's end, he also holds the record for consecutive steals (121) and the national record for being hit by a pitch (60). Carlos, a wide receiver and defensive back who led the Chargers to the 4A state football championship game last fall, has signed with Ole Miss to play baseball.
Levittown, N.Y. > Golf
Park, a USC freshman, shot a three-round, seven-under 209 to become the Trojans' third straight freshman to win the Pac-12 title. She sealed the victory with a 20-foot putt to birdie the 18th hole, helping USC win its fifth conference title. A week later she shot a seven-under 206 to tie for first at the NCAA D-I West Regional. Last May, at Levittown's MacArthur High, Park became the first girl to win the Nassau County boys' high school title. She also competed in the 2012 U.S. Women's Open.
Orlando > Track and Field
Andres, a senior at Colonial High, became Florida's first large-school athlete to sweep the distance runs at the 4A state meet. He won the 800 meters (1:54.09), the 1,600 (4:15.50) and the 3,200 (9:30.75). This season Andres also set a state 800 record at the Florida Relays (1:47.79), had the third-best 1,600 time in the nation with a 4:04.45 win at the Metro Conference final and ran a meet record 3,200 with an 8:51.37 finish at the Brian Jaeger Elite Classic. He has signed to run at Florida.
Franklin, Texas > Tennis
Carrie, a junior at Franklin High, defeated Jaycie Talbot of Rogers High (6-1, 6-2) in the 2A championship for her third straight state title. She teamed up with her older sister Kayla to win doubles titles as a freshman and a sophomore. Between Carrie and her sisters, Kayla and Kendra, a Casey has won a state tennis event every year since 2007. The girls' mother, Nancy, also won the state singles title for the Lions in 1982, for a total of 11 state tennis crowns in the family. Carrie was 23-0 this season.
Onondaga Nation, N.Y. > Lacrosse
Thompson, a sophomore attacker at Albany, became the first Native American to make the finalist list for the Tewaaraton Trophy, college lacrosse's highest honor, named for the Mohawk word for the sport. Thompson, who leads the nation in points per game (6.65), had 113 points, one away from the NCAA single-season record, when the Great Danes' season ended. He played on an attack unit with his brother Miles and cousin Ty. The Thompson trio accounted for 56.1% of Albany's offense.
Wethersfield, Conn. > Equestrian
Emelie, a junior at Mercy High, in Middletown, won the varsity open championship class at Interscholastic Equestrian Association nationals at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse and was named the IEA's leading hunt seat rider of the year. Riding for Windcrest Farms out of Hebron, on a warmblood bay gelding named ChopChop, she beat nine riders in combined scoring in the equitation-over-thefences and on-the-flat finals. Emelie was fourth in Zone 1 to qualify for nationals.
Photo credits: Courtesy of Covington High School (Williams); Figge Photography (Park); Courtesy of Colonial High School (Arroyo); Photo Texas (Casey); Bill Ziskin (Thompson); Ron Schwane/Ron Schwane Photography (Burgess)