LAST YEAR: 1992-93.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Abraham averaged 28 points a game as a senior and was the No. 2 scorer in the Peninsula District for three straight years behind Phoebus' LaKeshia Frett. Following her senior year, Abraham earned first-team All-State honors and Parade Magazine named her third- team All-America. Abraham played at George Washington University, where she was the Atlantic-10 Player of the Year as a senior.
LAST YEAR: 1998-99.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Akers is one of 10 wrestlers to win four consecutive state championships. He won two titles at 103 pounds, a third at 112 and his fourth at 119. His career record was 138-6. That propelled him into a college scholarship at Virginia Tech, where he wrestled for a year and qualified for the NCAA Tournament.
SCHOOLS: Peninsula Catholic/Phoebus.
LAST YEAR: 1979-80.
SPORTS: Basketball, tennis.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: How talented was Anastasio on the basketball court? So talented that she was in a recruiting war between Old Dominion and Louisiana Tech. Today's that's like having Connecticut's Gino Auriemma and Tennessee's Pat Summitt fighting over you. Anastasio played as a freshman at Peninsula Catholic, and scored 37 points in the Catholic League championship game. She transferred to Phoebus and helped the Phantoms win the state championship as a junior, then averaged nearly 24 points a game as a senior. She also was the Group AAA tennis state runner-up as a senior. She played basketball in college both at Louisiana Tech, where the Lady Techsters won the AIAW Division I national championship, and at the University of Virginia.
SCHOOL: Newport News
LAST YEAR: 1964.
SPORTS: Track, football
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: His football career was cut short by a series of concussions. In track, where contact wasn't involved, Anspach won six individual outdoor state championship (once in the long jump, twice at 220 yards and three times in the 440) and one indoors (long jump), plus he anchored four state championship relay teams, twice in the 880 and mile. His time of 48.8 in the 440 in 1963 was a state record and his 21.4 in the 220 a year later tied the record. Before he had to give up football, Anspach was an all- state back for the Typhoon in 1962. He ran track at William and Mary.
SCHOOL: Huntington/Newport News
LAST YEAR: 1970-71.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: A gifted halfback who began his career as a quarterback at Huntington. He transferred to Newport News where he played halfback. As junior against York in 1969, he rushed six times for 216 yards, caught 54 yards worth of passes and threw a touchdown pass. Armstead switched to wide receiver in college at the University of Utah. He played with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League from1976 to 1982 where he caught 45 touchdown passes. Armstead was named to the All-CFL team in 1979 and to the Western Division all-star team three times.
LAST YEAR: 1977-78.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Atherton drew lots of attention in high school when he pitched four consecutive no-hitters. That sent major league scouts flocking to the Middle Peninsula. His statistics his junior and senior years: 23-4 record, 189 innings pitched, 13 walks, 402 strikeouts, 5 earned runs and an 0.19 ERA. After high school, Atherton worked his way through the minor leagues, then spent seven years in the major leagues with Oakland, Minnesota and Cleveland. He pitched for Minnesota in the 1987 World Series.
SCHOOL: Hampton Roads Academy
LAST YEAR: 2001-2002
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Tidewater Conference coaches named Behncke its player of the year three times and put her on the league's all-star team for five years, from her eighth-grade season to her senior year. Gatorade also picked her as the state's outstanding girls' soccer player her senior year, after she ended her high school career with 150 goals. Behncke now plays for Princeton, where she was named Ivy League Rookie of the Year as a freshman and was the Tigers' second-leading scorer as a sophomore.
LAST YEAR: 1990-91.
SPORTS: Football, baseball.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: In football, he was the York River District's all- star quarterback as a junior in 1989, but gave up the sport to concentrate on baseball. As a senior, Berryman batted .571 and had a 10- 0 record with a 0.60 earned run average. He was drafted twice, by the New York Yankees and by the Boston Red Sox.
SCHOOL: Newport News.
LAST YEAR: 1970-71.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Bethea was equally at home on the basketball court and the football field. In basketball, he was one of the state's leading scorers as a senior with a 23-point average. In football, he and Willie Armstead formed a potent one-two duo for the Typhoon. In football, he turned in a 95-yard run against Ferguson as a junior.
SCHOOL: Menchville, Ferguson.
LAST YEAR: 1973-74.