Chidobe Awuzie, Ryan Severson, Colorado football: Awuzie, a freshman from Oak Grove, has played in all seven games as a defensive back for the Buffaloes, making 37 tackles and one sack. Severson, a freshman from Valley Christian, has returned 14 kickoffs for a team-high 361 yards (25.8 average per return).
Jackie Ballin, Mercy (N.Y.) field hockey: Ballin, a freshman from Cupertino, is tied for the team lead in goals (five) and assists (two). She scored four goals over a three-game stretch in mid-October, leading her team to three wins.
George Naufahu, College of San Mateo football: Naufahu, a sophomore from San Mateo High, has a team-leading 549 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns for the undefeated Bulldogs (7-0).