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HARTLAND, MICH. > LACROSSE
Ryan, a junior center at Hartland High, had her ninth six-plus goals performance this season with six scores and two assists in a 22--9 win over Flint Powers for the state's No. 1--ranked Division 1 team. She topped all Michigan players with 138 total points; she also led the state in assists, with 56. Last year she was named all-state with 63 total points, despite missing five games because of a hip injury. Ryan is orally committed to Grand Valley State.
ATLANTA > TRACK AND FIELD
Pless, a junior at Bates College, swept the shot put, hammer throw and discus at the New England Division III championships to remain unbeaten in D-III competition this season. A week earlier he won the same three events and was named most outstanding men's performer at the NESCAC championships, where he led the Bobcats to the team title. The only D-III athlete to make it to the Penn Relays discus and shot put finals this year, Pless is the division's reigning indoor shot champ.
SANTA BARBARA, CALIF.
CARLSBAD, CALIF. > SAND VOLLEYBALL
Racich, a 6'1" junior at Pepperdine, and Ross, a 6'2" freshman, won the inaugural collegiate sand volleyball championships' pairs title with a 2--1 win over Tara Roenicke and Caitlin Ledoux of Long Beach State. A day earlier the duo led the Waves to the team title with a 5--0 shutout over LBS, earning the first women's championship in school history.