Got Game Greater Houston

Updated: February 18, 2009, 1:39 PM ET
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EMILY ALBUS


BRENHAM  SOFTBALL


Albus didn't leave herself much room for improvement after a freshman season in which she hit .449 to pick up 2007 NFCA All-American second team honors. But improve she did. As a sophomore last spring, Albus hit .617 with 42 steals to claim NFCA All- American first team recognition. Albus also played in last summer's Under Armour All-America Game in Florida. Now a junior, the shortstop will truly have to put together a season for the record books if she intends to outperform her 2008 campaign.



RACHEL FOX


F.B. BAPTIST  SOFTBALL


Fox is one of the nation's premier pitchers from the Class of 2010. She led the Eagles to the TAPPS Class 5A state championship game last season and posted a season record of 27-3. She racked up 354 strikeouts in just 175 innings  an average of more than two K's per inning  while tossing 11 no-hitters and two perfect games last year to earn All- Greater Houston honors from the Houston Chronicle. Fox had scholarship offers from many of the nation's most prestigious colleges before her sophomore season was complete, but she brought her recruitment to an end by committing to Texas last spring.



MEGHAN GIBBONS


THE WOODLANDS  GIRLS' SOCCER


Gibbons, a junior forward, scored twice in The Woodlands' 4-2 victory over McKinney Boyd to secure the North title at the I-10 Shootout on Jan. 17. The Woodlands, ranked No. 3 in the ESPN RISE FAB 50 as of press time, won three consecutive major tournaments in January to step forward as the favorite in Class 5A. A Georgia commit, Gibbons spent the 2007-08 season battling a knee injury, but is back and better than ever this season. She was named an ESPN RISE National Athlete of the Week for her heroics in the win over Boyd.