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Wednesday, February 18, 2009
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AMY RUENGMATEEKHUN


BISHOP LYNCH  GIRLS' GOLF


After winning the 2007 TAPPS Class 6A state championship by eight strokes as a freshman, Ruengmateekhun didn't leave herself much room for improvement as a sophomore last spring. But improve she did, taking home the 2008 state crown by 13 strokes. Now a junior, Ruengmateekhun earned four top-10 finishes on the AJGA Tour in 2008 and is the state's top-ranked girls' golfer from the Class of 2010 in the AJGA Polo Rankings.



ROSS GILLUM


PLANO  BOYS' LACROSSE


Little by little, lacrosse's popularity continues to grow in the Lone Star State, and it's players like Gillum who make the game so exciting to watch. A senior attackman, Gillum piled up 49 goals and 25 assists last year to finish among the state's scoring leaders. He is also part of a growing trend of Texas lacrosse players going on to play lacrosse at the Division I college level. Gillum has signed with powerhouse Cornell, a team that has won six consecutive Ivy League crowns.



CAITLIN EVERETT + KALLAN THOMPSON


FORNEY  SOFTBALL


There's no question Everett and Thompson form the speediest duo in DFW-area softball. Everett, a senior outfielder, swiped 58 bases last season and hit .588 overall. Thompson, a senior shortstop, added 45 steals for the Jackrabbits last spring. In addition to her speed, Thompson also drove home 57 runs and smacked 20 doubles to win the District 10-4A Offensive Player of the Year award. Both players have signed to play softball in college, Everett at Tulsa and Thompson at Louisiana Tech.



ZACH LEE


MCKINNEY  BASEBALL


Only halfway through his high school baseball career, Lee has already piled up some huge numbers. The junior right-handed pitcher is a combined 13-2 over the past two seasons with 127 strikeouts and a sub-1.00 ERA. Lee was the only sophomore on last year's ESPN RISE All-Area team, and he entered his junior year rated the nation's No. 31 prospect from the Class of 2010 by Perfect Game, No. 6 among Texans. Also a talented quarterback for McKinney's football team, Lee was named the District 9-4A Offensive Player of the Year in the fall.