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WHERE WILL THEY BE?
Text by SARAH KWAK
July 13, 2009
These 14 teens have already found their places in the sun. Watch over the next few years to see how far their dreams will carry them—to college stardom, professional titles or Olympic gold
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July 13, 2009

Where Will They Be?

These 14 teens have already found their places in the sun. Watch over the next few years to see how far their dreams will carry them—to college stardom, professional titles or Olympic gold

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KOLOHE ANDINO
15 > SURFER > San Clemente, Calif.

Achievements
Having surfed competitively for half his life, Kolohe has earned two under-14 Surfing America USA titles and a record nine National Scholastic Surfing Association boys' championships; he's also twice been named King of the Groms. (Grom is slang for a young surfer.) The son of former champ Dino Andino finished fifth in the U-16 division at the ISA World Junior Championship in April in Ecuador.

Reminiscent of
Taj Burrow and Mick Fanning. Says Dino, who coaches his son, "He's got Mick Fanning's linkage, where he doesn't have to break between his maneuvers, and Taj Burrow's youthful excitement and unpredictability."

Coach's comment
"Kolohe's special because he's a deep-thinking athlete," Dino says. "He has an innate ability to learn through visualization and figure out body positioning and technique. That's been his strong point his whole life—to be smart enough to figure it out. Watch it, learn it and then be able to do it."

Next step
A sophomore who attends two high schools, Kolohe will try to win the World Juniors U-16 event next spring. He plans to join the ASP World Tour after he turns 18.

COURTNEY PROCTOR
15 > STRIKER > Santa Clarita, Calif.

Achievements
In 2008 she was the youngest player on the national U-17 team. As the youngest player this season on her club team, the Santa Clarita United Blazers, Courtney was the leading scorer with 28 goals. In '07 she netted the game-winner for the Blazers in the final of the Super Y National Championships and earned the tournament's MVP award.

Reminiscent of
Landon Donovan. Like the Galaxy forward, the 5'8" Courtney can be a playmaker or a finisher. Factor in her unflagging defense, and it seems she has no off button. "I never stop running," she says.

Coach's comment
"Once Courtney gets out in the open field, nobody can stop her," Blazers coach Clint Greenwood says. "She has a sprinter's speed with the ball. She might be faster with the ball than without it."

Next step
In March, Courtney committed to UCLA; she'll start in 2011. "I wanted to stay in Southern California and go to a Pac-10 school," she says. Next year she'll represent the U.S. at the U-17 World Cup in Trinidad and Tobago.

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