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All-Met All-Mets
Front row, left to right: Mattie Weber (Northern), Valerie Murphy (Loudoun Valley), Coach Beth Incrocci (Northern), Julia Ralston (Paul VI Catholic), Michelle LeDonne (Centennial). Back: Lori Ashton (McDonough), Tara Withers (Quince Orchard), Rachel Leitch (Calvert). Not pictured: Nicole Barr (Broadneck). (Jonathan Newton - The Washington Post)

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


Player of the Year
MH Mattie Weber, Northern, Sr.
Weber was the most dynamic player on the area's most dominant team and the player of the year in the talented Southern Maryland Athletic Conference. The 5-foot-11 Weber had 231 kills and a team-best 63 solo blocks to lead the Patriots to another Maryland 3A title. She will attend Stetson next year.



Coach of the Year
Beth Incrocci, Northern
Despite losing four seniors to graduation, Northern compiled a 20-0 record and won its second consecutive Maryland 3A title and its sixth in seven years. In six seasons, IncrocciÕs Patriot teams are 125-5 with five state titles. She was the 1996 All-Met Coach of the Year.



First Team
MH Lori Ashton, McDonough, Sr.
At 6-foot-3, the Clemson-bound senior was a force on the net for the Rams, who finished ranked fourth. Ashton averaged 13 kills and six blocks per match.

MH Rachel Leitch, Calvert, Sr.
The 6-foot-3 Leitch made her second straight all-SMAC first team by leading Calvert with 10 kills per match. She will attend Robert Morris College next year.

MH Valerie Murphy, Loudoun Valley, Sr.
Murphy finished with 195 kills and 62 blocks for Loudoun Valley (25-0), which won the Virginia AA championship. She will attend Delaware next year.

S Nicole Barr, Broadneck, Sr.
The Anne Arundel County player of the year averaged more than 10 assists and six kills per game as the Bruins reached the Maryland 4A final.

S Michelle LeDonne, Centennial, Sr.
Finished the season with 385 assists, including 30 in the Eagles' Maryland 2A championship victory, Centennial's fifth straight. Will attend Elon College next year.

OH Julia Ralston, Paul VI Catholic, Sr.
Top hitter for a team that has won an area-best 52 consecutive matches and two straight WCAC titles. She will attend Air Force next year.

OH Tara Withers, Quince Orchard, Jr.
Withers finished with 166 kills this season and hit with 90 percent accuracy in leading her team to a 13-0 record in the regular season.



Second Team
OH Jovin Dinkel, Model, Sr.; OH Lindsay Feller, Centennial, Sr.; OH Darcey Krug, Northern, Sr.; MH Kristen Carlson, Loudoun Valley, Jr.; MH Mackenzie Garvin, Patuxent, Sr.; MH Alex Toregas, Georgetown Day, Sr.; S Junel Jefferies, Northern, Soph.; S Lacey White, Westfield, Soph.



Honorable Mention
Middle hitters: Katie Gaudreault, Fauquier, Sr.; Krystal Jacobson, River Hill, Jr.; Mary Schwenk, Woodbridge, Sr.; Daisy Verbanova, T.C. Williams, Sr.; Rosie Verbanova, T.C. Williams, Sr.
Outside hitters: Jennifer Amobi, Springbrook, Sr.; Courtney Barnett, Centreville, Sr.; Rayna DuBose, Oakland Mills, Sr.; Jessica Edwards, Gwynn Park, Sr.; Nana Merriwether, Sidwell Friends, Sr.; Brittany Mister, Calvert, Jr.; Candice Rose, Chopticon, Sr.
Setters: Megan Gross, Forest Park, Jr.; Jessica Lusk, McDonough, Sr.; Embrey Miner, Bowie, Sr.; Elisabeth Moore, Paul VI Catholic, Sr.; Julie Powell, Patuxent, Sr.



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