Nick AgroOrange County Register
Terry PiersonThe Press-Enterprise
Hayne Palmour IVSan Diego Union-Tribune
First place captured a nice, peak action moment from a high school game. The background is clean and cropped tight, allowing the viewer to focus on the girls' facial expressions. Second place was shot a little too tight, but the graphic quality of the shot still kept it toward the top of the pack. We just really wish the hands were still fully in the frame. Excellent way of seeing though. Third place was a light-hearted moment from a scrimmage. Despite it not being a real game, the photographer managed to capture a play that showcased these athletes.
Judges: Adam Cairns/The Columbus Dispatch, Kyle Robertson/The Columbus Dispatch