First Team | Honorable Mention
Gymnast of the Year / Coaches of the Year
GYMNAST OF THE YEAR
Maria Hayden | Herndon » So.
Scored a perfect 10 on the uneven bars at a meet Jan. 16. Repeat All-Met was dominant early in the postseason, winning all four events and the all-around title in the Concorde District as well as the Northern Region all-around, bars and floor titles.
» Favorite piece of equipment: A four-foot-long, red, white and black scarf
“I don’t go anywhere without it,” Hayden said. “I bring it to meets, it’s sort of a good luck charm. . . . The scarf is really warm and comfortable — and even makes for a nice pillow.”
COACHES OF THE YEAR
Monica Brown and Mandy Seal | Osbourn Park
Despite losing 2007 All-Met Kendra Burgsteiner from last year’s state champion team, the duo led their squad to repeats of the Cedar Run District, Northwest Region and Virginia AAA titles, scoring 147.825 or better at each postseason meet.
|Danae Johnson ||Megan McDonald |
|Blake » Sr. ||Osbourn Park » So. |
|Three-time All-Met finished second in all-around (38.1) at Montgomery County championships (38.1), and took third all-around at Maryland state meet (37.3). Will compete for Rutgers. ||Tied Hayden for fifth in all-around at state meet. Won uneven bars in Cedar Run District and Northwest Region and all-around district title. |
|Carissa Potente ||Jacquie Teets ||Ebony Walters |
|North Stafford » Sr. ||Osbourn Park » Jr. ||Bethesda-Chevy Chase » So. |
|Won Commonwealth District titles on vault and floor as well as Northwest Region titles on floor, beam and vault en route to Northwest Region all-around title. ||Placed 10th in all-around at state meet, including a tie for fifth on the bars. Second in Cedar Run all-around and third in all-around in Northwest Region, with second-place finishes on bars and floor. ||Won all-around titles at Montgomery and Md. championships, scoring 38.25 at each meet. Also won vault (9.875) and beam (9.55) titles at states and led B-CC to team title. |
Katy Bauer, Loudoun County, Sr.; Alyssa Bornshein, Stafford, Fr.; Hannah Brande, Springbrook, So.; Katherine Canales, Oakton, Sr.; Maura Cotter, Loudoun Valley, Jr.; Brittany Crichton, Broad Run, Jr.; Morgan Danner, Langley, Sr.; Shelby Davis, Chesapeake, Fr.; Phoebe deKornfeld, Annapolis, Jr.; Sarah Dyckman, Severna Park, Fr.; Caroline Grady, Thomas Jefferson, Sr.; Shannon Mitchell, Walter Johnson, Fr.; Jenna Padilla, Potomac Falls, Sr.; Emily Parillo, Lake Braddock, Jr.; Emily Pasko, Potomac Falls, Sr.; Katie Pelton, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Sr.; Elly Taura, Chantilly, Jr.; Nicole Williams, Blake, Jr.