Nancy Welch Williams
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.
Williams, 47, won her 1,000th game as a coach on Sept. 14, when her Shore Regional High field hockey team beat Holmdel High 1-0 on a goal by Richelle Grandinetti with 37 seconds left. Williams had 417 wins in field hockey, 343 in softball, 205 in basketball and 35 in track and field.
MacDougall, 51, has coached the College of DuPage football team to 29 straight wins over the last three seasons. The Chaparrals, currently ranked second by the National Junior College Athletic-Association, went 12-0 in 1993, 11-0 last season and beat Valparaiso University junior varsity 49-0 last Sunday to go 6-0 in 1995. MacDougall is 161-54 in 20 years at DuPage. Porter, a sophomore tailback at DuPage, had two touchdowns on six carries against Valparaiso. This season he has rushed for 816 yards and seven touchdowns. Against Joliet Junior College on Sept. 23, he ran 48 times for 268 yards and one TD in a 20-13 win.
Gano, a freshman striker on Fresno State's first women's soccer team, had hat tricks in the Bulldogs' consecutive wins against Westmont College and San Francisco State. In the game before the Westmont victory, she scored the game-winning goal in overtime against San Jose State.
Alexander Martin Clark Jr.
Clark, 23, became the youngest winner of the U.S. squash championship by defeating Richard Chin, 26, of the Bronx 9-1, 9-5, 9-0 in the finals. In August, he became the first American to win a pro squash title outside the U.S. when he took the Japan Open.
Buschbacher, 37, guided the U.S. women's rowing team to four gold medals at the world rowing championships in Tampere, Finland. The Americans won in the eight-oared, the four-with-coxswain, the lightweight four-without-cox and the lightweight-pair events.