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FACES IN THE CROWD
Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
September 24, 2012
CHIOMA UBOGAGU
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September 24, 2012

Faces In The Crowd

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CHIOMA UBOGAGU

COPPELL, TEXAS > SOCCER

Ubogagu, a sophomore forward at Stanford, scored the game-winner in the U.S.'s 2--1 overtime win over North Korea in the FIFA U-20 World Cup quarterfinals in Saitama, Japan. Coming off the bench in the second half, she scored a header in the 98th minute to help the Americans reach the semis and then the final, where they beat defending champion Germany 1--0. Ubogagu, who scored the U.S.'s qualifying tournament game-winner last March, was the 2011 Pac-12 freshman of the year.

CHRISTIAN ARROYO

BROOKSVILLE, FLA. > BASEBALL

Christian, a senior shortstop at Hernando High, earned MVP honors after helping the U.S. defeat Canada 6--2 to win the final of the International Baseball Federation's 18-and-under world championship in Seoul. He batted .387 with a tournament-high 11 RBIs and handled 67 fielding chances, with just two errors, while playing every inning of the U.S.'s 13 games. Christian, who has orally committed to Florida, was named to the tournament's All-Star team.

CHRISTINE HARDIN

ELIZABETHTON, TENN. > SOCCER, FOOTBALL

Christine, a senior striker at Elizabethton High and the starting kicker for the Cyclones' football team, scored her 100th goal and 100th point on consecutive nights last week. Her second of four goals in a 7--0 win over Grainger County brought her to the century mark in soccer last Thursday. The next day she scored her 100th point in football with the second of two extra points in a 14--0 win over Tuscola High. Christine set the Tennessee record for longest field goal by a girl, with a 34-yard kick in 2010.

ROBBY SHELTON

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