Brooklyn Dyce, WINNIPEG
Brooklyn, a seventh-grader at St. Johns-Ravenscourt, was the starting tailback and leading rusher for the 8-0 Crescentwood Grizzlies, who play in a boys' league. She finished the regular season with 831 yards on 49 carries and 14 touchdowns.
Jessie Superchi, CAMPTON, N.H.
Superchi, a senior goalie at Southern Maine, had a streak of 363 scoreless minutes over five games. So far this season she has six shutouts, 91 saves and a 1.23 goals-against average, and has earned four Little East Conference defensive player of the week tides.
Earnest McNeal, ORLANDO
McNeal, a freshman running back at Mansfield University, leads NCAA Division II in rushing (189.2 yards per game) and all-purpose yardage (269.4). "Poohbear," as he is known, has helped the Mountaineers to a 6-0 start, scoring 11 touchdowns.
Carly Lochala, NEW SHARON, MAINE
Carly, a junior at Mt. Blue High, finished first in USA Track & Field's New England one-hour race walking championships with a distance covered of 9,826 meters. She is a member of the 2003 USA junior national race walk team.
Will Lowe, CANYON, TEXAS
Lowe, 20, tied the bareback riding world record of 94 points aboard Sky Reach Dip and won the three-day Pace Picante ProRodeo Challenge in Omaha. He was the 2002 Bareback Rookie of the Year.
Rusty Taylor, SAUSALITO, CALIF.
Taylor, 58, the coach at University High, won his 1,000th match (boys' and girls' teams combined). He now has a record of 1001-175-105 and is the nation's winningest high school soccer coach. He is a three-time National Secondary School Coach of the Year.
Dave Hicks, HARTFORD, N.Y.
Hicks, 48, owner of a sporting goods store, won the 2003 World Historic Long Range Rifle Championships in Bisley, England. Using a Winchester Hi/Wall rifle from the 1890s, he shot 255 of a possible 300 points at distances of 800, 900 and 1,000 yards.