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Faces in the Crowd
Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
October 15, 2012
LEXI SMITH
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October 15, 2012

Faces In The Crowd

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SPRINGFIELD, ILL. > FOOTBALL

Herman, a senior QB, cornerback and kicker at Southeast High, led the Spartans to a school scoring record in a 60--14 win over Lanphier, accounting for six touchdowns: a 26-yard interception return, a 14-yard fumble return, a rushing score and three TD passes, including a 61-yarder. The week before, he carried the team to a 24--21 win over Lincoln Community High, with three rushing TDs and a 32-yard field goal with .4 of a second left. Last month Herman led the team (3--4) to its first win since 2009.

CLARE CULLIGAN

COLLEGEVILLE, MINN. > SOCCER

Clare, a senior striker at St. John's Prep, closed out the regular season as the state's top scorer for the second straight year, with two goals in a 4--3 loss to St. Cloud Cathedral High to give her a total of 53. Last month she scored five times in a 7--3 win over Zimmerman High to surpass 100 career goals, hitting the century mark on a breakaway ball. Clare, who netted a career 134 goals, helped the Johnnies to two consecutive winning seasons and was named all-state last year, when she had 41 goals.

NIKOLA VAVIC

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CALIF. > WATER POLO

Vavic, a junior driver at USC, scored a career-high six points—including a hat trick in the first period—as the unbeaten Trojans (15--0) defeated UC-Santa Barbara in the final, 14--5, to win their ninth straight SoCal Tournament. Vavic had 14 goals in the four-match competition. A week earlier he scored the game-winner with two minutes left in a 7--6 victory over Cal to deliver the 400th men's career win for USC head coach—and his father—Jovan Vavic.

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