SPRING 2008 ALL-MET

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What Does It Take to Be an All-Met?
The Washington Post's scholastic sports staff asked, and All-Mets answered:
Maria Fuccillo and Michelle Nguyen

Player of the Year / Coach of the Year

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Maria Fuccillo | Holy Cross » Jr.
The repeat Player of the Year won her third consecutive Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title and has yet to lose a conference match. Ranked No. 1 in the USTA Mid-Atlantic Region 18s.
» Favorite piece of equipment: Her racket
“You’re always with it,” Fuccillo said. “During the match it never changes, so you always have to be able to count on it.”

COACH OF THE YEAR
Yann Auzoux | Holton-Arms
With few returning experienced players, Auzoux led the Panthers to a share of the Independent Schools League AA Division title last fall for the third time in four seasons. Since taking over the program for the spring 2005 season, his teams have not finished worse than second.


First Team

Natalie Blosser Gabby Devlin Michelle Nguyen
National Cathedral » Jr. Holton-Arms » Soph. South County » Jr.
Won the Independent Schools League AA Division No. 1 singles title. Rising star on the USTA juniors circuit is ranked No. 8 in the Mid-Atlantic region 18s. Repeat All-Met helped the Panthers claim a share of the Independent Schools League AA Division team title for the third time in four years. Ranked No. 12 in the USTA Mid-Atlantic region 18s.After losing in the first round of regionals for the past two seasons, took the area by storm this year, going undefeated to capture both the Patriot District and Northern Region singles titles.


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Lauren Palmucci Kathryn Schafer Katelyn Stokes
Fairfax » Sr. Linganore » Sr. Eleanor Roosevelt » So.
2007 state semifinalist won the Concorde District singles title and was the Northern Region runner-up for the second consecutive season. Will attend Virginia Tech. Capped a 28-0 season with a thrilling three-set victory over defending champion Katelyn Stokes to win the Maryland singles championship. Will play for Mary Washington. After winning the 2007 Maryland singles championship as an unseeded freshman, she played her way back to the state final but lost to Kathryn Schafer.


Honorable Mention

Shanique Alabi, Osbourn Park, So.; Brooke Blackwell, Marshall, Sr.; Aandria Carr, McNamara, Jr.; Gabrielle Duncan, St. John’s (D.C.), Sr.; Emily Flickinger, Yorktown, Fr.; Leah Garrison, St. John’s (D.C.), So.; Cari Hopson, Patuxent, So.; Carmen Jackman, Blake, Sr.; Michele Jordan, Broadneck, Sr.; Haley Katsman, Marriotts Ridge, Sr.; Liz Kaufman, Churchill, So.; Camille Laurent, Washington International, So.; Linden Li, Langley, Jr.; Tiffany Lin, Walter Johnson, Jr.; Sarah Macy, Whitman, Fr.; Anne Mesmer, Georgetown Visitation, So.; Tamika Mitchell, Ballou, Jr.; Kiersten Pappas, Loudoun Valley, Jr.

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