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Athletes of the Year Metro St Louis

5/13/2009

BOYS' ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

BRYANT ALLEN
Maplewood / Football & Basketball
Allen was the man this year, be it on the gridiron or the hardwood. In the
fall, he led the Maplewood football team to a 13-1 record by scoring 27
touchdowns. The senior receiver caught 65 passes for 1,005 yards, and he
also ran for 343 yards and six TDs. He was equally amazing when he
donned his basketball uniform in the winter. Allen played point guard and
averaged 23.7 points, 4.3 steals and 4.2 assists per game, leading the Blue
Devils to their second consecutive state championship.

OTHER FINALISTS

MATT & NICK LESTER
Eureka / Wrestling
Matt set a state record for wins in a season by going 56-0 at 160 pounds, and
Nick went 53-1 at 152 pounds. The senior twin brothers each successfully
defended his state championship.

NICK MAGLASANG
SLUH / Soccer
The senior midfielder was an ESPN RISE second team All-American after leading
the Jr. Billikens to the district finals. Maglasang, a St. Louis University
signee, scored seven goals and picked up 10 assists.

JACOB TURNER
Westminster Christian / Baseball
The big flamethrower is one of the top players in the country. He was an
AFLAC All-American last year, and he's rated the No. 6 senior in the ESPNU
player rankings.

GIRLS' ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

EMILY SISSON
Parkway Central / Cross Country & Track
Sisson was a two-time cross country Gatorade State Runner of the Year in
Nebraska, winning as a freshman and sophomore before moving to Missouri
this past summer, and she wasted no time in picking up where she left off.
She overcame some nagging leg injuries to win the state XC championship
with a time of 17:57, and she's also a favorite to win the 3,200 at the outdoor
track championships this year — Sisson's personal-best time is 10:33, more
than 20 seconds faster than the winning mark in Missouri last year.

OTHER FINALISTS

ALISON LANDWEHR
Parkway West / Volleyball
Landwehr impacted every match from her setter position, helping Parkway
West go 25-9 on the season. The senior racked up 686 assists on the season
(7.38 per game) and was an Under Armour first team All-American.

ALEX LEHMAN
Burroughs / Tennis
Lehman was dominant in her three seasons at Burroughs, going 61-1 and
claiming three state championships. The senior went undefeated this year
and topped her sister, Sidney, a freshman teammate, for the state title.

TAYLOR WOHRLEY
Timberland / Swimming
Wohrley went out with a bang at the MSHSAA meet, breaking state records
in the 100 backstroke and the 200 free. The Indiana signee won the 200 free
for the second straight year and the 100 back for the fourth straight year.