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Faces in the Crowd
Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
April 29, 2013
HARRISON WILLIAMS
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April 29, 2013

Faces In The Crowd

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ORANGEVALE, CALIF. > SOFTBALL

A senior shortstop at Casa Roble High, Ali was the only high school player selected to play for the 2013 U.S. junior team, made up primarily of college freshmen, at the junior world championships in July. She is hitting .491 with four homers, 19 RBIs and 12 stolen bases for the 16-4-0 Rams. Ali also competes for All-American Sports Academy's travel team and will play next year at Washington.

DREW LEBLANC

HERMANTOWN, MINN. > HOCKEY

LeBlanc, a senior forward and two-year captain at St. Cloud State, led the nation with 37 assists and also had 13 goals for a team-high 50 points, helping the Huskies to their first regular-season Western Collegiate Hockey Association title and their first NCAA regional crown. LeBlanc, who sat out most of last season after suffering a compound leg fracture, was named the 2013 Hobey Baker Award winner.

KRISTINA MICKELSON

BELLEVUE, NEB. > BOWLING

A senior at Nebraska, Mickelson had a national collegiate championship tournament--high individual pinfall (1,574) and bowled the clinching strike in the seventh game of the final match against Vanderbilt to help the Huskers win the title for the fourth time (4.5--2.5). Mickelson, who sustained a broken right elbow at the beginning of the season, had a 201.2 average at season's end.

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