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BOURNE, MASS. > FOOTBALL
Butler, a 6'3", 215-pound senior linebacker at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, forced two fumbles and returned one 48 yards for a touchdown in a 34--6 win over Maine Maritime in the 39th annual Admiral's Cup. The Buccaneers reclaimed the traveling trophy for the first time in eight years. Butler, who leads NCAA Division III in forced fumbles, added seven solo stops, including four for losses totaling 16 yards, a pair of sacks, two quarterback hurries and a pass breakup.
WOODBINE, MD. > FIELD HOCKEY
Alyssa, a senior midfielder at Glenelg High, had two goals and six assists in a 12--0 win over Towson to surpass 100 career goals and 100 career assists; she is only the second player in the nation ever to reach the century mark in both. Heading into the regional semifinals, she had 107 goals and 103 assists. Last year she led the Gladiators to the state title. A member of USA Field Hockey's under-19 junior national team, Alyssa will play at Maryland next fall.
FORT SMITH, ARK. > FOOTBALL
Shaquille, a 6'2", 180-pound senior wide receiver at Northside High, became Arkansas's career receptions leader when he caught 12 passes for 100 yards and a touchdown in a loss to Bentonville. A three-year starter, he had 261 catches in just 28 games to eclipse the previous record of 259 over 40 games. Last month Shaquille set the state large-school single-game record for receptions (16). Through Sunday he had 268 catches, good for 10th on the national alltime receptions list.