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FACES IN THE CROWD
Edited by ALEXANDRA FENWICK
April 02, 2012
TATUM COFFEY
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April 02, 2012

Faces In The Crowd

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TATUM COFFEY

TOMS RIVER, N.J. > LACROSSE

Coffey, a freshman midfielder at No. 11 Penn State, scored six goals, including the game-winner in overtime, in a 12--11 come-from-behind upset over No. 8 Vanderbilt. Four days earlier she had five goals to help defeat Hofstra 11--9; through Sunday she leads the team with 25 goals this season. A two-time U.S. Lacrosse All-America and Academic All-America in high school, Coffey helped the U.S. U-19 team win the 2011 World Cup and was MVP of the title-game win over Australia.

LUKE MAILE

CRESTVIEW HILLS, KY. > BASEBALL

Maile, a junior catcher at then 16th-ranked Kentucky, slugged a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth to clinch the first game (4--3) of a three-game series with then No. 2 South Carolina, then hit another two-run homer in the first inning of the finale (6--3) to sweep the two-time defending national champions. The 24--1Wildcats broke a school record with their 21st straight win in taking the series and were the last undefeated team in D-I baseball. Maile is tied for the SEC lead in runs scored (26).

DARIAN TAUTALAFUA

CARSON, CALIF. > SOFTBALL

Darian, a senior shortstop at Carson High, had six home runs in six victories to open the season, including three in the Downey Classic, where she was named MVP for the third straight year as the Colts took the tournament title. In 2011 she was the Marine League MVP as she led Carson to its first L.A. City section title. Darian owns the team career homer record (42) and has hit .500 with a .556 OBP and a 1.333 slugging percentage this season through Sunday. Next year she'll play at Long Beach State.

C.J. MAKSUT

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