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All-Met All-Mets
Front row, from left to right: Mike Anstrom (Lake Braddock), Andy Bradley (Robinson), Coach Joe Viola (Gonzaga), Steuart Martens (Whitman), Mike Raab (Walter Johnson). Back row: Chris Meleski (South Lakes), Mike Ott (Oakton), Joe Pascale (Paul VI Catholic), Michael Galindo (Gonzaga), Chris Gibson (Georgetown Prep), Kevin Furlong (Paul VI Catholic). (Jonathan Newton - The Washington Post)

First Team |  Swimmer of the Year |  Coach of the Year
Second Team | Honorable Mention

Swimmer of the Year
Mike Raab, Walter Johnson, Sr.
Repeat All-Met finished undefeated in individual events this season. Team captain won Metro and Montgomery county titles in 200-yard individual medley and 100 butterfly. Holder of nine team records, Virginia signee placed 17th in the 200-meter butterfly last summer at Olympic trials.

Coach of the Year
Joe Viola, Gonzaga
Third-year coach directed the Eagles through a series of flagship victories. Gonzaga finished undefeated in dual meets en route to capturing its first Metro, National Catholic, Prep School Championship and relay carnival titles.

First Team
Mike Anstrom, Lake Braddock, Sr.
Team captain finished undefeated in dual meets the past four years. Won Virginia AAA title in the 100 freestyle and took second in the 50 freestyle.

Andy Bradley, Robinson, Sr.
Repeat All-Met finished undefeated this season. Captured Virginia AAA title in diving with 528.55 points and captured second consecutive titles at Northern Region and Patriot District championships.

Kevin Furlong, Paul VI Catholic, Sr.
Team captain placed first in the 100 breaststroke at Metro, National Catholic and Prep School championships. Swam breaststroke for first-place 200 medley relay team at Metros.

Michael Galindo, Gonzaga, Sr.
Team captain led Eagles to first Metro title and swam third leg on champion 400 relay team. Two-time MVP of National Catholic meet took first place in the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly.

Chris Gibson, Georgetown Prep, Sr.
Repeat All-Met captured 100 backstroke title for second consecutive year at Metro and Prep School championships. Placed second in 100 butterfly at Metros.

Steuart Martens, Whitman, Sr.
Scholastic all-American won 500 freestyle at Metros and took third place in the 200 freestyle. Purdue signee placed 16th at Olympic trials in 5K open-water event.

Chris Meleski, South Lakes, Soph.
Champion in 200 freestyle at Virginia AAA, Northern Region and Concorde District meets. Anchored 400 freestyle relay team that rallied to win state title.

Mike Ott, Oakton, Soph.
Won Virginia AAA title in the 200 individual medley with all-American consideration time and placed fourth in 100 freestyle. Won the 200 IM at Northern Region championships.

Joe Pascale, Paul VI Catholic. Jr.
Clocked all-American consideration times in capturing two Metros titles: the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle. Swam butterfly for Metros champion 200 medley relay team.

Second Team
Matt Benedick, DeMatha, Sr.; Alex Cooper, Stuart, Sr.; Rick Eddy. Westfield. Jr.; Brian Harrington, Mount Vernon, Sr.; Kenny Jenkins, Walter Johnson, Soph.; Greg Landrum, West Potomac, Sr.; Ryan McCabe, Gonzaga, Soph.; Mike Orton, South Lakes, Sr.; Buddy Reed, Sherwood, Sr.; Eric Wellington, Mount Vernon, Sr.

Honorable Mention
Mike Alderman, Yorktown, Jr.; Michael Balint Jefferson, Soph.; Bob Brofft, Robinson, Sr.; Jeff, Burek, Northern, Sr.; Paul Burnsky, Sherwood, Sr.; Kent DeMond, Churchill, Sr.; Mike Emory, Potomac, School, Sr.; Alan Fishman, Stuart, Jr.; Ross Gercenstein, Langley, Jr.; Jeff Gilbert, Oxon Hill, Sr.; David Hawkins, Potomac School, Sr.; Jeff Kelsey, Whitman, Sr.; Brett MacLennan, Gar-Field, Soph.; Jonathan Mengering, Walter Johnson, Jr.; Hank Ras, Walter, Johnson, Sr.; Ethan Ratliff, McDonough, Jr.; Billy Rinehart, Watkins Mill, Sr.; Pat Samsel, Gonzaga, Sr.; Joe Tan, Paul VI, Catholic, Sr.; Dan Velez, Good Counsel, Jr.

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