St. Thomas Aquinas High School - Overland Park, Kansas
Riley Pint led St. Thomas Aquinas to the Kansas 5A state championship with a 7-1 record and a 0.57 ERA. Pint finished the season with 87 strike outs in his 49 innings pitched. His batting average was a solid .576 with 45 RBI’s. Pint was selected as the 4th overall draft in the 2016 MLB Amateur Draft by the Colorado Rockies. The Rockies also drafted the 2015 NHSCA Baseball Athlete of the Year in 2015.
Chino Hills High School, Chino Hills, California
Lonzo Ball led Chino Hills to the #1 ranking in the nation during his season year. Chino Hills, led by Lonzo Ball captured the State Championships by a margin of 20 points over De La Salle. This season the team finished 35-0 with many thanks to the talented Ball brothers whom Lonzo shared the court with. Ball averaged 25.4 points per game, 12.9 assists and 11.5 rebounds per game. Ball has won many national awards including the Nasmith National Player of the Year Award and was a participant in the elusive McDonald’s game held in Chicago. He will continue both his basketball career and academics at UCLA in the fall.
Blackman High School - Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Crystal Dangerfield of Blackman High School ended her high school career by winning the Tennessee Class AAA Miss Basketball Award. Dangerfield led her school to two state titles during her career. She averaged 23.9 points a game during the 2015-16 season with 5.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.5 steals. Dangerfield will play at the University of Connecticut in the fall.
Boys’ Cross Country
Loudoun Valley High School - Purcellville, Virginia
This past season, Drew Hunter capped a perfect cross country season by winning the Foot Locker National Championships. The University of Oregon-bound Hunter won the national championship by setting a new course record in 14:55.70. He was named All-Met Athlete of the Year by the Washington Post and was also named as the Gatorade Runner of the Year. During the indoor track season, Hunter set and then reset the United States Record for the fastest indoor mile. He’s only the second high schooler to break the four-minute mile indoors.
Girls’ Cross Country
Air Academy High School, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Katie Rainsberger won the Nike Cross Nationals championship this past season with a winning time of 16:56.8. Rainsberger, who was unbeaten against all distance competition in 2015, won the Class 4A individual state championship with a course-record time of 17:39, leading her team to the state team title. Rainsberger will be running for the University of Oregon Ducks next fall.
First Colonial High School, Virginia Beach, Virginia
This past season, Haley Schleicher was Virginia’s All-Group 6A Player of the Year after leading her school to its second straight state title during her time in the program. The future Duke Blue Devil senior finished the 2015 season with 61 goals and 50 assists. Schleicher is the only high school field hockey player in America to ever to score more than 50 goals and dish out 50 assists in the same season. She also achieved the feat for during her junior year with 52 goals and as many assists. Schleicher is a member of the U19 National Team and she’s the only high school player in history to finish her career with 200 goals and 200 assists.
St. John Bosco High School - Bellflower, California
Sean McGrew finished his career with 5,762 yards with a 9.1 yards per carry average, plus he helped St. John Bosco to a record-setting 21-game league win streak with three consecutive Trinity League titles. The Trinity League is considered one of the best high school football leagues in America. McGrew will play at the University of Washington in the fall.
Vandergrift High School, Austin, Texas
Cooper Dossey won the Texas Class 5A championship this past season. Dossey won the championship by eight shots with rounds of 66 and 69. As a junior, Dossey finished in second place, one shot off the lead. Dossey led his school to three straight Texas 5A team championships. Dossey will continue his golf career at Baylor in the fall.
Punahou School - Honolulu, Hawaii
Allisen Corpuz captured the Hawaii state championship this past season. Corpuz finished second as a junior and third as a freshman. She’s ranked #19 in the AJGA Polo Junior Rankings. Outside of high school competition, Corpuz, qualified for the LPGA’s Lotte Championship earlier this year; she has played in six USCA Championships and was the youngest ever to compete in a USGA Event as she was 10 years and 3 months at the 2008 Women’s Amateur Public Links. She also represented Hawaii at the 2014 Asia Pacific Junior Cup. She will be attending USC in the fall.
Montverde Academy - Montverde, Florida
Esteban Calvo led Montverde Academy to a 23-0 record and a No. 1 final ranking in the USA TODAY Super 25 this past season. Calvo scored five goals and passed for eight assists. As a team he was the leader on a defense that allowed just four goals and recorded 19 shutouts. Calvo is a member of the Costa Rican Under-20 Men’s National Team. Calvo has signed with the Florida International University in Miami.
Mount Desert Island High School - Bar Harbor, Maine
Opal Curless is a midfielder and forward who scored 28 goals and passed for 12 assists this past season. Curless was the Maine Soccer Coaches Association Class B Player of the Year. She’s rated as the No. 68 recruit in the Class of 2016 by TopDrawerSoccer.com. Curless scored 80 career goals. She will be continuing her soccer and academic career at Syracuse University.
Silver Lake Regional High School - Kingston, Massachusetts
Maddy Barone, a right-handed pitcher led Silver Lake to a 23-1 and a runner-up finish in the South Division 1 sectional tournament. Barone was named the 2015 All-Scholastic Division 1 Player of the Year by The Boston Globe and Boston Herald. She led Silver Lake to the 2015 Division 1 championship game as a junior. Barone will enroll at Southern New Hampshire University in the fall.
Upper Dublin High School - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
Michael Jensen won two gold medals at the 2016 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association state championships. The University of California Berkley recruit won the 100 and 200 meter freestyle events. Jensen nearly took down Tom Shields’ 200 free national high school record with a time of 1:33.90.
Vernona/Mount Horeb High School - Horeb, Wisconsin
Beata Nelson closed-out her scholastic career with four gold medals at the Wisconsin state championships in 2015. A 12-time Wisconsin high school state champion, the future Badger holds three Wisconsin high school state records in the 100-yard backstroke, 100-yard butterfly, and 200-yard freestyle relay. Nelson’s time of 51.62 seconds in the 100-yard butterfly at this year’s Wisconsin high school state meet also reset her previous USA public high school national record. A five-event Olympic trials qualifier, she also owns the National Age Group record in the 100-yard butterfly at 51.08 seconds. Nelson is a member of the USA Junior National Team.
Mountain View High School - Orem, Utah
Jon Dollahite became just the third Utah tennis player to win four straight singles titles. Dollahite only lost three matches during his high school career. He is ranked #133 in the nation by tennisrecruiting.net. Dollahite will be continuing his tennis career and his academics at the University of Utah in the fall.
Wakefield, Raleigh - North Carolina
Susanne Boyden closed-out her high school career with her third straight North Carolina singles tennis championship. Boyden won the state championship after surviving a three and one-half hour marathon in the morning semifinal. Boyden outlasted Supriya Narisetti of Cary, who did not lose a game in four sets on Friday, by 6-2, 5-7, 6-3, and then took the championship over Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds’ Peyton Pesavento in straight 6-3 sets. Boyden will be attending Cal Poly in the fall.
Boys’ Track & Field
Canyon High School - Canyon, Texas
While Norman Grimes scholastic career came to an end before trying to defend his UIL Class 5A 300 meter hurdles title, he still is the #1 hurdler in America. Grimes’ suffered a hamstring injury and had to drop-out of the UIL regionals thus preventing him from qualifying for the state championships. At the 2015 World Youth Championships in Columbia, Grimes won the gold medal in the 400m hurdles. Grimes will be continuing on to Texas Tech in the fall.
Girls’ Track & Field
Warner Robins High School - Warner Robins, Georgia
Cassondra Hall capped a decorated high school career with first-place GHSA Class AAAAA individual titles in the 100 and 200 meters. She was also part of the Demons’ 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams, which finished second in the state meet, carrying Warner Robins to a state runner-up finish. Hall will leave high school and head to run for LSU as a three-time 200-meter and four-time 100-meter state champion, and for the third year in a row, she is the Macon Telegraph’s All-Middle Georgia Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year.
Xavier College Prep - Phoenix, Arizona
Khalia Lanier was an outside hitter for Xavier College Prep who recorded 496 kills, 324 digs and 28 service aces while posting a Kill % of .438. Lanier led Xavier Prep to the Division I state final this past season. She was a 2015 Under Armour First Team All-American and the nation’s No. 1 recruit as rated by PrepVolleyball.com. Lanier will also attend USC in the fall.
Leslie High School - Leslie, Michigan
Kanen Storr is a three time state champion from Michigan. He captured the 2016 NHSCA Senior National’s 138 pound title. He was also named the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler. Storr was a perfect 58-0 this past season and ended his career with a record of 227-3. He was the runner up at the 2015 Cadet World team trials. He also was a silver medalist at the 2015 Pan Am Games. Storr will begin competing as an Iowa State Cyclone this fall.