Ben Sitler, St. Francis

Sport: Cross-country Class: Junior

Accomplishment: Sitler continued his impressive season by defending his Serra/Crystal Springs Invitational title, completing the 2.95-mile course in 15 minutes, 27 seconds. Sitler, a rare co-captain as a junior, has twice this season set meet records. ``He's a very fierce competitor and a very smart racer,'' St. Francis Coach Brian Curly said. ``He just loves to compete.'' Last season, Sitler won the West Catholic Athletic League meet and finished fifth at the Central Coast Section meet.

Jessica Buffum, Lynbrook

Sport: Volleyball Position: Outside hitter

Class: Senior

Accomplishment: The MVP last season in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division has kept the second-place Vikings' division-title hopes afloat. Buffum, a four-year varsity player and two-time all-league selection, totaled 40 kills in crucial four-set victories over Wilcox and Monta Vista. ``She seems to get stronger every year,'' Lynbrook Coach Josh Buffum said. ``No matter what challenge seems to get in her way, she steps up and meets it and beats it.'' Buffum has drawn interest from Georgetown.

Honor roll

Volleyball: Mercedes Marchbanks, Sequoia; Marissa Brehmer, Leland; Rachel Freeman, San Mateo; Deanna Anderson, Mt. Pleasant; Diana Douglas, Woodside; Katherine Messerschmidt, Piedmont Hills; Julie Nguyen, Andrew Hill.

Water polo: Christy Stibbe, Leland; Christie Clark, Sacred Heart Prep; Jeanine Karlskind, Monta Vista; Kelly Perryman, Piedmont Hills.

Golf: Emma Anders, Burlingame.

Tennis: Misa Tanaka, Pioneer.

Cross-country: Meghan Hunt and Jessica Vanausdall, Aptos; Veronica Vasquez, Overfelt.