Osborne, a senior outside hitter, and Rico, a senior setter, led the Arkansas women's volleyball team, which has existed for only four seasons, to a 25-5 regular-season record and a No. 23 national ranking. During Osborne and Rico's four years the Lady Razorbacks have won the SEC Western division crown every season. In a recent 3-0 defeat of Tennessee, Rico set Osborne for her 2,000th career kill. During the 1997 regular season Osborne had 341 kills and 304 digs. Rico had 1,281 assists, 210 digs and 198 kills. Osborne, who attended Clark High, and Rico, who attended Bonanza High, played against one another in high school.
Robert Giles Jr.
MOUNT CLEMENS, MICH.
Robert, a senior at L'Anse Creuse High, played quarterback, halfback, wide receiver, defensive tackle and kicker in leading the Crusaders' football earn to a 39-34 win over Anchor Bay High. He passed for 309 yards, rushed for 356, had 62 receiving, made 16 tackles and kicked two PATs.
WEST CHESTER, PA.
Ben, a senior at Henderson High, won the Class AAA state cross-country championship. He ran the 5-km course in 15:45.85 to defeat runner-up Don Coval, a sophomore at Council Rock High, by nine seconds. Ben's father, Bill, won the same race as a junior (1967) and senior ('68) at Milton High.
Keiko, a senior at Clifton High, became the first tennis player to win four New Jersey high school singles championships. She defeated Maren Haus of Manasquan High 6-1, 6-2 for her latest title. Keiko, who finished her varsity career with an 86-0 record, will play for Stanford next year.
MacLean, a freshman forward on the UMass-Lowell women's soccer team, broke the River Hawks' women's single-season scoring record with 36 points (17 goals and two assists). She had three hats tricks, accounted for 83% of UMass-Lowell's offense and had the decisive goal in all six of its wins.