Karissa, a senior pitcher on the Stillwater High softball team, went 25-0 with 315 strikeouts, surrendering only two earned runs all season for an 0.07 ERA while leading the Ponies to their second consecutive Class AA championship. She threw three straight shutouts in the tournament and tied the state title-game record of 16 strikeouts, in a 6-0 defeat of Eagan High. Jen, a senior pitcher for St. Pius X High, set a state career-strikeout record, with 1,019, surpassing the previous mark by 130. She struck out 15 in the Winged Lions' 3-0 state semifinal defeat of Christopher Dock High and will pitch for Hofstra next season.
Scates, 57, men's volleyball coach at UCLA, was named national volleyball coach of the year after guiding the Bruins to a 3-2 victory over Hawaii in the NCAA finals. The winningest volleyball coach in Division I history, at 894-138, Scates leads all active single-sport coaches with 16 national titles.
Monturio, a junior attackman on the New Hampshire College lacrosse team, had 12 goals and 15 points in a 24-8 defeat of New Haven. The goals and points were Division II single-game highs this season. Monturio finished third among Division II scorers with a 5.33 points-per-game average.
Crawley, 45, a sophomore on the Coppin State women's tennis team, was named most valuable player of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championships after finishing second in singles. Crawley, whose daughter, Dahya, is her doubles partner, reached the conference semifinals in 1995.
Stephanie, 10, a forward on the Paradise Valley Colleen Soccer Club in Phoenix, had 52 goals and 32 assists while leading the Shamrocks to a 35-1-1 record and six major tournament titles, including one at the Maricopa Cup, which lifted Paradise Valley to the county girls' 10-and-under crown.