Photo Illustration by Chris Kirkman – The Washington Post
Putting It
All Together

Players of the Year Cordarrow Thomson, left, and Ike Whitaker Complete the Puzzle for North Stafford and Northwest

About the Photos
The illustration at left is by The Washington Post's Chris Kirkman. The photos were taken at MCI Center in Washington. All of the athlete and coach of the year photos were shot by The Post's Toni L. Sandys, and the team photos were taken by The Post's Jonathan Newton.

About This Section
Coaches at more than 250 schools in the Washington area were invited to nominate top athletes from their sports. Selections were made by Washington Post scholastic sports staff members Tarik El-Bashir, Jake Schaller and Will Toussaint (boys' soccer); Jon Gallo, Charlie Moss and Eli Saslow (girls' soccer); Sean P. Flynn (cross-country); Judith Evans, Alan Goldenbach and Angela Watts (volleyball); and Ashton Williams (field hockey). The scholastic sports staff members selecting the All-Met football team were Josh Barr, Tarik El-Bashir, Judith Evans, Sean P. Flynn, Jon Gallo, Alan Goldenbach, Eli Saslow, Jake Schaller, Angela Watts, Ashton Williams and Preston Williams.

All-Met Chat
 The Post's high school sports editor, Jon DeNunzio, took questions on the All-Met selections and other prep topics Dec. 15.

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