Martin St. Louis
Perrin, a center, and St. Louis, a rightwinger, play on the Vermont ice hockey team and rank as the NCAA's leading scoring tandem this season. Through 17 games, Perrin and St. Louis, both juniors, have 10 goals and 24 assists and seven goals and 23 assists, respectively, for the 12-3-2 Catamounts, who are ranked No. 9 in the country. Perrin is fourth in the nation in points (with 2.0 per game); St. Louis, who leads the nation in assists per game, is third in points (with 2.15). The linemates have 107 goals and 208 assists between them in their 2� seasons at UVM. Known as the French Connection, they have been playing together since they were 10 years old.
Denise, 46, and her daughter Marni, led Alexandria Jefferson High to a 28-0 record this season and a 15-6, 15-5, 15-11 victory over Chaska High to win its first Class AA girls' state volleyball title. Alexandria Jefferson did not lose a single game the entire season. Denise, who has coached the Cards for 16 years and has led them to the state finals in three of the past five seasons, has a career 369-103 record. Marni, a senior setter on the team and the Cards' leading server with a 96% serve percentage, had 27 assists in the '95 title match. Marni had 562 assists this season and a total of 1,250 for her three-year varsity career.
BIG STONE GAP, VA.
Thomas, a senior running back at Powell High, rushed for 3,007 yards on 338 carries and 49 TDs to lead the 14-0 Vikings to their second straight Group A state title. His career total of 7,193 yards is the second highest in Virginia high school history, behind that of Terry Kirby, now with the Miami Dolphins.
BEVERLY HILLS, MICH.
Orlando, 52, led Detroit Country Day High to two state championships in 1995. His 25-2 girls' basketball team defeated Grand Rapids West Catholic High 44-32 to win the state Class B crown. Orlando's 24-8 baseball team won its first Michigan Class B title last spring.