Angela Hoover, JULIAN, PA.
Track and Field
Angela, a graduating senior at Bald Eagle Area High, ended her scholastic career by winning her fourth state Class AA javelin title, thereby becoming the first athlete in meet history to win the event four times. She was undefeated in high school competition.
Benedikt Dorsch, WEIDEN, GERMANY
Dorsch, a junior at Baylor, led the Bears to the national title and was named the 2004 Intercollegiate Tennis Association player of the year. He finished No. 1 in the ITA rankings and was the MVP of the NCAA championships.
Brittany Cary, SYLVESTER, TEXAS
Cary, a junior at McMurry University, won the NCAA Division III individual golf title after taking medalist honors in all six spring tournaments she entered. She was voted the American Southwest Conference female athlete of the year.
Paul Koretzki, ROCKY POINT, N.Y.
Track and Field
Koretzki, 64, the girls' cross-country and track coach at Shoreham-Wading River High, has over the last 25 years guided the Wildcats to 54 league titles, 32 division championships, 25 Suffolk County titles and one state crown. His teams have a 520-33 record.
Michelle Esquivel, BUENA PARK, CALIF.
Michelle, a senior at Sunny Hills High who also takes classes at Santa Ana College, won the California Community College women's singles championship to become the first woman to win that title while still in high school.
Andrew Kinney, PETERSBURG, MICH.
Kinney, a recent graduate of Ida High, set one Michigan high school record and tied another when he hit three grand slams and drove in 12 runs in a win over Monroe Jefferson on May 22. The righthander was also credited with the Bluestreaks' victory.
Kristin Swanson, POULSBO, WASH.
Kristin, a recent graduate of Bainbridge High, led the Bainbridge club water polo team to the Washington girls' championship. She was named the tournament's defensive MVP and finished the season with 55 goals, 58 steals and 19 assists in 20 games.