Greater L.A. Digits
Each month, ESPN Rise finds the numbers to note around the country. Here are September's Digits from the greater Los Angeles area:
72: Points recorded by the Loyola boys' cross country team to claim the Division II state title ahead of runner-up Petaluma. Elias Gedyon, now a sophomore, finished seventh.
5: Greater L.A. girls' volleyball teams that finished in PrepVolleyball.com's final 2007 Top 25. Mira Costa was No. 1, followed by Harvard-Westlake (12), Newport Harbor (21), Redondo Union (22) and Lakewood (24).
138: Goals scored last year by Villa Park utility Josh Samuels in boys' water polo. Samuels, now a senior, was an Orange County Register All-County selection in 2007.