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All-Met All-Mets
Front row, from left to right: M.K. White (Madison), Karie Morrison (Park View), Katie Zitnay (Atholton), Kathleen Jones (Chantilly), Erin Puente (O’Connell), Jennifer Schultz (Lake Braddock), Ashley Blandford (Thomas Stone). Second row: Crystal Tweedy (Hayfield), Mindy Thomas (Eleanor Roosevelt), Megan Smith (Park View), Christy Anch (Broad Run), Meghan Cowen (Spalding), Annie Dell’Aria (O’Connell), Kristie Pickeral (Thomas Stone), Coach John Zitko (Atholton). Third row: Matt Cooksey (St. John’s), Seth Overbey (McDonough), Tony Korson (Whitman), Craig English (Old Mill), Jeff Hoffman (Gaithersburg), Jason Maxey (Hammond), Brian Brewer (Hammond), Coach Mike Lydon (McDonough). Back row: Nick Pleyo (Arundel), Will Frazier (Riverdale Baptist), Mikey Sweeney (Riverdale Baptist), Stacen Gant (Oakton), Todd Schneider (O’Connell), Jake Glanzmann (West Springfield), Garrick Evans (Lake Braddock). (Jonathan Newton - The Washington Post)

Player of the Year
Coach of the Year
First Team
Second Team
Honorable Mention

Player of the Year
Mikey Sweeney
Riverdale Baptist, 1B, Sr.

Repeat All-Met entered the final week of the season with a .504 average, 17 home runs and 64 RBI. University of Florida signee is the Maryland private school career home run and RBI leader, with 39 and 216, respectively. Had seven home runs and 19 RBI in a five-game stretch this season.

Coach of the Year
Mike Lydon

Second-year coach elevated the program to new heights, including the Rams' first outright Southern Maryland Athletic Conference championship. Before a Maryland 3A South Region semifinal loss to Northern, McDonough was undefeated during SMAC play, reeling off a school-record 19 consecutive wins.

First Team
Stacen Gant
Oakton, Sr.

George Mason-bound right-hander finished the season 8-1 with a 0.89 ERA, 73 strikeouts in 55 innings. He hit three home runs for the defending Virginia AAA champion.

Jake Glanzmann
West Springfield, Sr.

Dominant left-hander went 5-2 with a 2.00 ERA, had 80 strikeouts in 51 innings, helping lead the Spartans to the Patriot District final. Signed with George Mason.

Jeff Hoffman
Gaithersburg, Sr.

Left-hander went 9-0 with a 1.32 ERA. He hurled two one-hitters, struck out 59 in 44 1/3 innings and held opposing batters to a .180 average. Hit .483 with 22 RBI.

Seth Overbey
McDonough, Jr.

Led SMAC champions with an 8-1 record and 0.87 ERA, striking out 91. Recorded three shutouts, hit .408 and no-hit Chopticon in the Maryland 3A South Region quarterfinals.

Todd Schneider
O'Connell, Sr.

Went 10-1, surrendering one earned run while striking out 99 in 62 innings. Earned the victory in relief and hit the game-winning homer as O'Connell won the WCAC title.

Jason Maxey
Hammond, Sr.

Hit .500 with 12 home runs, 39 RBI and 39 runs scored. Maryland-bound slugger set state public school career records for RBI (156), walks (73), hits (131) and home runs (35).

Second Base
Craig English
Old Mill, Sr.

Led Patriots to the Maryland 4A Region semifinals with a .516 average (33 for 64), 3 home runs and 16 RBI. Will play for Wallace State in Alabama next season.

Third Base
Brian Brewer
Hammond, Sr.

UNC Wilmington signee hit .490 with 9 home runs, 31 RBI and 20 runs scored. Also pitched, going 5-1 with a 1.91 ERA. Opponents hit .204 against him.

Garrick Evans
Lake Braddock, Sr.

Virginia AAA Patriot District player of the year hit .470 with 6 home runs. Clemson signee hit three home runs in a 20-1 victory over T.C. Williams.

Matt Cooksey
St. John's, Sr.

Two-time all-WCAC selection started for four seasons, hitting .400 or better each year. Stole 44 bases in 45 attempts this season. Signed with George Mason.

Tony Korson
Whitman, Sr.

Hit .418 with 5 home runs and 21 RBI as Whitman went 16-4 this season. Also pitched, going 6-1 with a 2.18 ERA. Struck out 40 hitters in 38 innings.

Nick Pleyo
Arundel, Sr.

Top hitter on a team that had seven players who hit .400 or better. The left-hander entered the Maryland 4A tournament with a .580 average, including 16 doubles and 30 RBI.

Will Frazier
Riverdale Baptist, Sr.

Hit .508 with 12 home runs, 56 RBI and 18 stolen bases, and had a 4-1 record as a pitcher. Leaves with a .475 career average. Will play for Maryland.

Second Team
Kevin Cunningham
Blake, Sr.

Ryan Eldridge
North Stafford, Sr.

Danny Finkelstein
Washington-Lee, Sr.

J.J. Hollenbeck
Madison, Sr.

Jack Lyons
Maret, Jr.

Wyatt Toregas
South Lakes, Sr.

1B -- Joe McLain
Woodbridge, Sr.

2B -- Corey Harris
Eleanor Roosevelt, Sr.

3B -- Joe Sobocinski
Westlake, Sr.

SS -- Gene Burpoe
Wakefield, Sr.

Keon Gaskins
H.D. Woodson, Sr.

Justin Maxwell
Sherwood, Sr.

Ryan Terrill
Riverdale Baptist, Sr.

Kevin Goode
Brunswick, Sr.

Honorable Mention
Matt Avery, Landon, Sr.
Scott Bickford, Northern, Sr.
Byron Binda, North Stafford, Sr.
Eric Brown, Northeast, Sr.
Jeff Dagenhart,Osbourn Park, Sr.
Asher Demme, South Lakes, Jr.
Russell Durfee, Springbrook, Jr.
Mike Elias, Jefferson, Sr.
Geoff Holtzman, The Heights, Sr.
Jason Kidwell, McLean, Sr.
Jeff Lange, Lake Braddock, Sr.
Jason Lively, Arundel, Jr.
Tony Magnolia, St. Mary's-Annapolis, Sr.
Scott Morganthaler, Annandale, Sr.
Matt Petersen, St. John's, Soph.
John Sable, Mount Vernon, Sr.
Kevin Schwartz, Hammond, Sr.
Jason Thibeault, Quince Orchard, Sr.
Jason Treon, Potomac Falls, Sr.
Andrew Wells, St. Stephen's/St. Agnes, Jr.

Zach Bausch, McLean, Sr.
Brian Forster, Fairfax, Sr.
Joel Gonzalez, High Point, Jr.
Nate Harrelson, Whitman, Sr.
Robby Jacobsen, Westlake, Jr.
Joe Michalski, Mount Hebron, Sr.
Kenny Myers, Thomas Stone, Sr.
Nick Prosise, Gonzaga, Sr.
Brian Puglise, Arundel, Sr.
Tim St. Clair, Gar-Field, Jr.
Matt Small, Hayfield, Sr.
Brian Valichka, Urbana, Sr.

Emmanuel Burriss, Wilson, Soph.
Matt Capece, DeMatha, Jr.
Danny Consuegra, Damascus, Jr.
Pat Fields, Hammond, Sr.
Jose Gutierrez, Westlake, Jr.
Chris Haresign, St. Anselm's, Sr.
Miguel Luina, South Lakes, Sr.
Eliot Metzger, Washington-Lee, Sr.
Donte Montgomery, Central, Sr.
Travis Peters, Westlake, Sr.
Justin Riggs, Springbrook, Jr.
Justin Rowe, Gaithersburg, Jr.
Ryan Roberson, Blake, Sr.
Justin Warren, Jefferson, Jr.

Chris Bowen, Glenelg, Sr.
Justin Brandt, O'Connell, Sr.
Michael Campbell, Handley, Jr.
Matt Childress, Liberty, Sr.
Marcel Courtillet, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sr.
Alan Day, Woodbridge, Sr.
Ryan Fraser, Gonzaga, Sr.
Brian Haynie, Calvert, Sr.
Erik Paisley, Whitman, Jr.
Robbie Pashkevich, Westlake, Sr.
Andy Puglisi, O'Connell, Jr.
Guy Queen, Surrattsville, Sr.
Sherman Savoy, Gwynn Park, Sr.
Matt Sweeney, St. Anselm's, Sr.
Matt Stratton, Lee, Sr.

Player of the Year
Coach of the Year
First Team
Second Team
Honorable Mention

Player of the Year
Christy Anch
Broad Run, P, Jr.

Two-time All-Met was 18-1 with a 0.11 ERA, 14 shutouts and two perfect games in the regular season. Had 257 strikeouts in 132 1/3 innings, allowing 25 hits, 5 runs (2 earned) and 13 walks. She also hit .541 with two home runs and 35 RBI. Led team to Virginia AA championship in 2000.

Coach of the Year
John Zitko

The year after posting school record for victories in 2000, Zitko led this season's Raiders to their third consecutive Howard County championship and second consecutive Maryland 2A South Region title. Atholton was 22-2, breaking school record for victories, going into last week's state final.

First Team
Kathleen Jones
Chantilly, Sr.

Two-time All-Met had a 0.71 ERA and 83 strikeouts in 99 innings as the Chargers captured the Virginia AAA Concorde District regular season title. Signed with Virginia Tech.

Karie Morrison
Park View, Soph

Had 14 shutouts, five no-hitters and a perfect game for the Patriots, going 17-1 with a school-record 0.12 ERA. Struck out 203 in 120 innings. Hit .463 with 3 home runs.

Katie Zitnay
Atholton, Jr.

Was 19-2 with a 0.39 ERA and 102 strikeouts through the Maryland 2A South Region quarterfinals. Batted .513 with 5 home runs and 13 doubles; also had 43 RBI.

Annie Dell'Aria
O'Connell, Sr.

Two-time All-Met hit .476 with 3 home runs, 7 triples, 39 RBI and 23 runs scored against one of area's toughest schedules. Had 23 assists. Committed to Notre Dame.

Kristie Pickeral
Thomas Stone, Sr.

Two-time All-Met batted .555 with 14 doubles and 20 RBI. Had game-winning double in ninth inning against Northern; also doubled in game-winning run against Calvert.

First Base
Megan Smith
Park View, Jr.

Two-time All-Met hit .424 with 24 RBI. Was perfect in the field -- no errors in 98 chances. Had winning hit in 1-0 victory over Broad Run on April 19.

Second Base
Ashley Blandford
Thomas Stone, Jr.

Will carry a 41-game hitting streak into the 2002 season. Hit .508 in 2001, with a team-high 24 hits, 2 home runs, 8 doubles and 24 runs scored.

Third Base
Jennifer Schultz
Lake Braddock, Sr.

Hit .370 with a .520 on-base percentage for Patriot District regular season champion. Will play at George Mason next year.

Mindy Thomas
E. Roosevelt, Sr.

Batted .497 with 5 triples, 2 doubles, 1 home run and 19 RBI for the Raiders. Helped lead team to consecutive Maryland 4A South Region titles.

M.K. White
Madison, Sr.

Three-time All-Met hit .370 with a .418 on-base percentage and a .500 slugging percentage. Threw out seven runners at first base from right field.

Erin Puente
O'Connell, Sr.

Hit .449 with 5 doubles, 5 triples, 26 RBI and 38 runs scored through WCAC quarterfinals. Stole 12 bases in 12 attempts. Had one error in 30 chances.

Crystal Tweedy, Hayfield, Sr.
Two-time All-Met batted .448 with 21 stolen bases, 17 runs scored and a .484 on-base percentage. Team captain will play for Maryland next season.

Meghan Cowan
Spalding, Jr.

Pitcher-third baseman led off and hit .507 with six doubles, one triple and 24 runs scored. On the mound, had 114 strikeouts in 78 innings and a 0.40 ERA.

Second Team
Cory Karcesky
Northern, Jr.

Kathryn Peck
Oakton, Sr.

Jennifer Steele
Manassas Park, Sr.

Jessica Wides
Damascus, Sr.

Jen Wynn
Herndon, Sr.

1B -- Kelly Miles
Calvert, Sr.

2B -- Kerri Lounge
Spalding, Soph.

3B -- Megan Mitchell
River Hill, Jr.

SS -- Abbey Welch
McDonough, Soph.

Lauren Pollack
Severna Park, Sr.

Kelly Brown
Gar-Field, Sr.

Rocky Wiggenton
Fairfax, Jr.

Rachel Herrick
Northeast, Sr.

Honorable Mention
Erica Bates, McDonough, Jr.
Krista Brotemarkle, Centreville, Jr.
Tae Courtney, Gwynn Park, Soph.
Melanie Dispenza, Jefferson, Sr.
Lauren Duda, Lake Braddock, Soph.
Shannon Emerson, Glenelg, Sr.
Jessica Fallica, Thomas Stone, Jr.
Shannon Frye, Northwest, Sr.
Elizabeth Fuller, Osbourn, Sr.
Kristin Gormus, Howard, Jr.
Michelle Hardisty, High Point, Jr.
Amy Huling, Holton-Arms, Jr.
Shannon Jackson, River Hill, Sr.
Mickey McAllister, Osbourn Park, Jr.
Erin Odell, Madison, Sr.
Mandi Phillips, Parkdale, Fr.
Sarah Prochnow, South Lakes, Sr.
Jen Robinson, Paul VI Catholic, Sr.
Jessica Saunders, Spalding, Jr.
Katie Thomas, Langley, Sr.
Amy Welch, Pallotti, Sr.
Stacy Williams, Robinson, Sr.

Stephanie Adams, Northeast, Sr.
Paige Blumer, Potomac School, Sr.
Caitlin Burns, North County, Sr. Sarah Costa, Atholton, Sr.
Amy Foster, Bowie, Sr.
Sara Morgan, Fairfax, Sr.
Jessie Olownia, Broad Run, Jr.
Kelly Pastic, Chantilly, Sr.
Leslie Shimer, Robinson, Sr.
Maryanne Wampler, Manassas Park, Sr.

Christina Bounelis, Glen Burnie, Jr.
Courtney Bures, Stonewall Jackson, Fr.
Michelle Burroughs, Parkdale, Jr.
Mary Dillon, Springbrook, Sr.
Lauren Haag, Severna Park, Soph.
Mariel Hopkins, High Point, Jr.
Stacy James, Loudoun County, Sr.
Karen Lee, Atholton, Jr.
Leilani Mafuli, Gar-Field, Sr.
Kate Manuse, Chantilly, Sr.
Natalie Maronski, O'Connell, Jr.
Kim McCall, Holy Cross, Sr.
Madeleine Perry, Georgetown Day School, Sr.
Denise Schultheis, Glen Burnie, Sr.
Veronica Skinner, Park View, Soph.
Kelly Smith, River Hill, Jr.
Rebecca Solomon, Springbrook, Jr.
Lauren Thomas, West Springfield, Soph.
Tara Zammichieli, Hammond, Jr.
Jamie Zanelotti, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jr.

Aubrey Barrett, Atholton, Jr.
Danielle Devereux, Glenelg, Soph.
Katie Flynn, South Lakes, Sr.
Erin Grey, Northeast, Sr.
Erin Hart, Northeast, Sr.
Kaitlyn Hurley, Langley, Sr.
Katie Thomen, North Stafford, Sr.

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