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All-Mets All-Mets
From left to right: Madia Wills (St. Stephen's/St. Agnes), Tera Blevins (Northern), Shannon Patrick (River Hill), Lisa Weir (Blair), Kim Emrich (Centennial), Katie Radford (Northern), Tasala Rufai (Northwestern). Not pictured: Dana Jones (Chancellor). (By Michael Lutzky - The Post)

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

Player of the Year
Katie Radford, Northern, Sr., Outside Hitter
A 5-foot-9 senior outside hitter, she led Northern to its sixth state title of the '90s, averaging 13 kills per game. In addition to being the Patriots' top offensive threat, Radford was also the team's best defensive passer and serve-receive passer. Tallied 20 kills in state final to lead No. 1 Northern past No. 3 River Hill.

Coach of the Year
Jeff Billington, Paul VI Catholic
The third-year coach led the Fairfax school to its first Washington Catholic Athletic Conference and Virginia Independent Schools tournament titles with a 21-0 record. Also named VIS coach of the year. Career record for the Panthers is 46-21.

First Team
Tera Blevins, Setter, Northern, Sr.
The Owings school's all-time assists leader with over 700, she helped the Patriots to a 23-0 season in which they did not drop a single game. Holds the Maryland tournament record for assists in a match.
Kim Emrich, Outside Hitter, Centennial, Sr.
A four-year varsity player, Emrich helped Centennial win the Maryland 2A title each of the past four seasons. Will attend La Salle in the fall.
Dana Jones, Outside Hitter, Chancellor, Sr.
Led Chancellor to the Virginia state tournament for the second consecutive season. Also plays shortstop on the softball team. Will attend James Madison in the fall.
Shannon Patrick, Outside Hitter, River Hill, Sr.
Tallied a team-high 248 kills and led River Hill to its first Maryland 3A title game. Will play volleyball for the University of Wyoming in the fall.
Tasala Rufai, Outside Hitter, Northwestern, Sr.
Led the Wildcats to a 13-3 season. Called by many coaches Prince George's County's top hitter. Nicknamed "UPS" by teammates because she always delivers.
Lisa Weir, Setter/Outside Hitter, Blair, Sr.
Switched from outside hitter to setter in the regional semifinals and tallied 69 assists in the state tournament to help lead the Blazers to the 4A finals.
Madia Willis, Middle Hitter, St. Stephen's/St. Agnes, Sr.
Tallied 270 kills this season and was named to the Virginia Independent Schools all-tournament team. Will attend Columbia University in the fall.

Second Team
Amaya Arrien Outside Hitter Bishop Ireton Sr.
Marie Cornejo Outside Hitter Watkins Mill Sr.
Julia Jackson Middle Hitter Gar-Field Jr.
Valerie Murphy Middle Hitter Loudoun Valley Jr.
Allison Roberts Setter Walter Johnson Sr.
April Shields Defensive Specialist Calvert Sr.
Stacey Sviatko Setter Fauquier Sr.
Katie Synan Middle Hitter Chancellor Sr.

Honorable Mention
Setter: Sarah Albert, River Hill; Heather Capelli, Osbourn Park; Laura Fowler, Calvert; Erin Gessner, Loudoun Valley; Elisabeth Moore, Paul VI-Catholic; Stacey Siefke, Gar-Field.
Middle Hitter: Laurie Ashton, McDonough; Katie Gaudrault, Fauquier; Rachel Leitch, Calvert; Amanda Olsen, Centennial; Sara Shisler, Patuxent.
Outside Hitter: Chris Batson, Osbourn Park; Katie Epstein, Maret; Genevieve Hill, Wilson; Darcey Krug, Northern; Lisa Humphrey, River Hill; Rebecca Mintz, Whitman; Courtney Pace, Langley; Melanie Thompson, Hylton; Katie Ratchford, Gar-Field; Megan Wilson, Osbourn Park; Shani Woolard, E. Roosevelt.

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