Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Athletes of the Week

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Athletes of the Week

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Napheesa Collier

Incarnate Word basketball

A 6-foot-2 senior forward, Collier capped off her brilliant high school career in style by leading the Red Knights to their third consecutive Class 4 title. As she has done throughout her career, the Connecticut-bound Collier came up big at the state tournament. In a dominating 60-27 win over MICDS in the championship game, she was a force at both ends of the court, racking up 30 points and 19 rebounds. Collier has had numerous honors including Gatorade Missouri player of the year, McDonald's All-American, USA Today All- American and Naismith All-American.

Jordan Goodwin

Althoff basketball

A versatile 6-foot-3 sophomore guard/forward, Goodwin led the Crusaders to a second-place finish in the Illinois Class 3A state tournament. The Crusaders fell to Westchester St. Joseph in the championship game, but he turned in another outstanding performance with a game-high 23 points. He also grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds with four assists and two steals. Goodwin, who averaged 20.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.4 steals, was named South 7 Conference MVP and all-state by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association. He is already drawing interest from Division I schools.

Maddi Leigh

Francis Howell track and field

At the Washington University Invitational, Leigh, a sophomore distance runner, won the 800 (2:23.64) and 1,600 (5:14.90). Leigh is coming off an impressive freshman season in which qualified for state in three events, finishing fourth in the 3,200 and third as part of the Vikings' 3,200 relay. She set freshman school records in the 1,600 (5:21) and 3,200 (11:02) and her time of 2:17 in the 800 was two seconds shy of a freshman record. At the Kansas University Relays, she was part of a record-setting mile relay squad. Leigh has also been an all-state cross country runner the past two seasons.

Zak McCrary

Fort Zumwalt South track and field

At the Washington University Invitational, McCrary, a senior, won the 100 (11.03), the 110 hurdles (15.08) and the 300 hurdles (40.32) He was also part of the Bulldogs' 400-relay squad that placed second. Last season, McCrary broke the school record in the 300 hurdles with a time of 38. …

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