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1998 All-Met Golf Team


The Washington Post
Thursday, June 4, 1998; Page J13

  • Player of the Year
  • Coach of the Year

  • First Team
  • Honorable Mention


  • GOLFER OF THE YEAR
    Brit Musser
    Wootton
    Senior
    — Won Maryland state championship by 10 strokes, setting
    records for one-day (67) and two-day (139) scores.
    — Stroke average of 73 this season.
    — Will attend the University of Maryland next fall.

    COACH OF THE YEAR
    Milt Papke
    Paul VI and Fairfax
    — In fall, Fairfax, which he has coached for nine seasons,
    won Virginia AAA Northern Region and Liberty District championships.
    — In spring, Paul VI, which he has coached for 14 seasons,
    won Virginia State Catholic championship with record team score of 308.

    FIRST TEAM
    Player
    School
    Class
    Highlights

    Ryan Abenante
    Paul VI
    Sr.
    Medalist at the Metro Private School championship and
    co-medalist at the Virginia Catholic championships.

    Erin Clasper
    Wootton
    Jr.
    Won the Maryland state girls championship by 13 strokes. Helped
    Patriots to team championship.

    Brad Garner
    Woodberry Forest
    Sr.
    Had four top 10 finishes in American Junior Golf tournament over
    past year. Won Tucker Anthony AJGA tournament. Will play for Georgia.

    Michael Hart
    Hylton
    Sr.
    Won Virginia AAA Northwestern Region championship with 68.

    Charles Hong
    Whitman
    Soph.
    Repeat All-Met. Second in Maryland state tournament after
    winning it as freshman. Stroke average of 73.

    Vertti Iso-Aloha
    Douglass
    Jr.
    Repeat All-Met. Won his third straight Prince George's County
    title. Had county's best stroke average of 75. Third in Maryland tournament.

    Matt Krauss
    Hylton
    Sr.
    Second in Virginia AAA Northwestern Region. All-Met golfer of the year as junior.

    Steve Marino
    W.T. Woodson
    Sr.
    Virginia AAA state, Northern Region and Concorde District champion. Won two national junior tournaments. Ranked 23 nationally.

    Matt Mondorff
    DeMatha
    Jr.
    Won WCAC tournament in playoff and helped Stags to team title. Won Maryland state junior amateur title.

    Kevin O'Connell
    Georgetown Prep
    Soph.
    Won IAC tournament in a playoff. Stroke average of 77 in leading Little Hoyas to IAC co-championship.

    HONORABLE MENTION
    Matt Allen, Marshall; MaryBeth Cangiano, Poolesville; Sean Black, Paul VI; Myke Cohn, Landon; Andrew Grobmyer, Episcopal; Kevin Earley, DeMatha; Johnny Groupe, Flint Hill; Justin Heimer, Leonardtown; Rob Howells, Poolesville; Matt Johnson, Fairfax; Mac Kellett, Woodberry Forest; Justin Luckett, Broad Run; Brian Marfori, O'Connell; Tyler Martin, Brooke Point; John Mueller, Yorktown; C.J. O'Connell, Georgetown Prep; John Scott Rattan, Watkins Mill; Kevin Riegler, Rockville; Rich Sobonya, Osbourn; Jason Walters, Largo.

    HOW THE TEAMS WERE SELECTED
    Coaches in the various sports at more than 240 high schools in the Washington metropolitan area were invited to submit All-Met nominations. Selections were made by Washington Post staff members Andy Mendlowitz (golf) and Mitch Rubin (boys and girls gymnastics). Photographs by The Post's Gerald Martineau. The golf team was photographed near a waterfall on Rock Creek in Northwest Washington. The gymnastics teams were photographed on the grounds of Fairfax City Hall.

    © Copyright 1998 The Washington Post Company




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