Akili could be the next flyin’ Hawaiian. During the 2009 season, the 12-year-old scored 11 touchdowns in 10 games for his Pop Warner team, the Mustangs. As a result of his on-field success, he is attending the Top Gun football camp in Williamsburg, Virginia, this month. Akili runs track and plays flag football to stay in shape but says that his biggest motivation comes from playing against tougher and more talented opponents. “I’m not perfect, and there’s always someone that can beat me, so that motivates me to be better,” he says.
As the starting defender for his club team, Shure Shot, Myles helped win the Tri-State National Championship in his age division last July. He also plays on his middle school team. Halfway through the season, he switched from defense to attack. The move paid off — Myles finished the season with 14 goals and five assists in 11 games.
For Chelsea, practice makes perfect. On April 9, Chelsea tossed a perfect game for her Brandon Farms Little League team. The five-time Florida Little League All-Star threw 71 pitches and notched 16 strikeouts. It was her second career perfect game. Her first one came in June 2009 in the District IV Championship Game.
Alexandra is an elite indoor and beach volleyball player. She helped the City Beach Power team reach the Junior Olympics the last three seasons. On the sand, she and her partner won the Northern California Volleyball Association award for most points in their age group in 2009. Alexandra is also an honors student at her middle school.