Peggy Boutilier, a lacrosse player at the University of Virginia, was presented the NCAA Woman of the Year award Sunday night in Indianapolis.
Boutilier, a native of Baltimore, was selected from a group of 10 finalists, including Kansas tennis player Maria Abatjoglou.
Free State No. 1
seed in volleyball
Free State, ranked No. 1 in Class 6A and the Sunflower League champion, is the top seed for Saturday's sub-state volleyball tournament at Olathe East.
The Firebirds (31-4) will meet eighth seed Olathe South (5-25) at 1 p.m. No. 4 seed Lawrence High (19-14) will play No. 5 Topeka (10-21) at 2 p.m.
The Free State-Olathe South winner will play the LHS-Topeka winner at 3 p.m. for a berth into the Class 6A state tournament on Oct. 30-31 at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka.
LHS has qualified for 26 consecutive state tournaments.
Eudora High senior hitter Jamie Grant was named to the Perry-Lecompton Invitational volleyball all-tournament team on Saturday. Eudora went 2-3 at the meet.
KU lacrosse 0-1-1
Kansas University's women's lacrosse club went 0-1-1 in West Lafayette, Ind., on Saturday. Kansas tied Purdue, 7-7, and bowed to Illinois, 10-5. KU's Lara Ratican had five goals in the two games. Also scoring were Mary Burkhart and Kristen Bloom.
Free State's JV
Leavenworth -- Free State High's junior varsity football team hung on for a 22-20 victory over Leavenworth on Monday.
Free State's Nate Vail had a 63-yard interception return for a touchdown and threw a seven-yard TD pass to Frankie Noyola. The Firebirds' other TD was a two-yard run by Kenny Ogunnowo. Noyola scored twice on two-point conversions -- on a run and pass from Vail.
Brian Shirk broke up a pass in the end zone to preserve the victory for Free State (3-4).
Other big plays were Jimmy Lewis' 54-yard interception return and Jake Coffman's 89-yard kickoff return.
Leigh DeBiasse scored 10 points to lead Southwest Junior High to a 34-23 eighth-grade girls basketball victory over South in the Bulldogs' gym on Monday. Ashley Houk led South with 11 points. In the B-game, Southwest won, 13-9.
KU rowers fare well
Boston -- Kansas' championship four women placed 13th out of 23 boats at Saturday's Head of the Charles Regatta. KU's championship eight women notched 17th of 59 boats. Both were the first top 20 finishes in KU history. The Head of the Charles Regatta is the world's largest regatta featuring over 10,000 competitors worldwide.
Vermeer in fifth place
McKinney, Texas -- Ryan Vermeer shot rounds of 72 and 73 and is tied for fifth place after one day of the SMU shootout at Stonebridge CC. As a team, KU is in ninth place out of 14 teams. Results in scoreboard.
Free State JV falls
Overland Park -- Free State's JV soccer team fell to SM West, 2-1, on Monday. Nick Ens scored for FSHS, 2-7-3.
Firebird sophs win
Overland Park -- Jonathan Matthews scored an unassisted goal as Free State's sophomores beat SM West, 1-0, in high school soccer on Monday. Matt Fisher recored the shutout for the Firebirds, who finished the season 3-8-2.
drops Jeff West
Meriden -- Adam Lynn scored three touchdowns and Jared Swafford two in Perry-Lecompton's 49-36 freshman-sophomore football victory over Jefferson West on Monday. Lynn scored on a 65-yard kickoff return, plus runs of 34 and two yards. Swafford scored on runs of 53 and 18 yards.
Clifton Henderson scored on a two-yard run. Also Zach Engel recovered a blocked punt in the end zone. Also, P-L scored two-point conversion runs by Lynn, Swafford and Ryan Carver. P-L finished 5-2.