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All-Met All-Mets
Front row (left to right): LeeAnn Chang (Whitman), Amanda Blong (Sidwell Friends), Mary Yarrison (Lee). Back row: Coach Melissa Stefan (Jefferson), Katie Doggett (Jefferson), GiGi deToll (Culpeper), Kassy Kugler (Sherwood), Allison Cameron (Madison). Not pictured: Rachael Burke (Good Counsel), Meghan Thiel (Yorktown), Emily Verdin (Jefferson). (Kevin Clark - The Washington Post)

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


Swimmer of the Year
Rachael Burke, Good Counsel, Sr.
The three-time All-Met capped her career with an area-best time in the 500-yard freestyle at the Metro Championships. Was part of four team champions at Metros. Won four straight 500 free titles at the Catholic National meet. Holds team records in the 500 and 200 free. Will swim for Virginia next year.



Coach of the Year
Melissa Stefan, Jefferson
The second-year coach led the Jefferson boys' and girls' teams to Concorde District, Northern Region and Virginia AAA championships. The girls' team produced three state titles and the boys won two.



First Team
Amanda Blong, Sidwell Friends, Sr.
Diver is three-time winner at Metro, Prep League and Independent School League championships. Will dive for UCLA next year.

Allison Cameron, Madison, Jr.
Set Virginia AAA Northern Region records in the 50 and 200 freestyle. Holds the area's fastest times in the 50, 100 and 200 free. Swam all-American consideration times in the 50, 100 and 200 free and the 100 butterfly.

LeeAnn Chang, Whitman, Jr.
The repeat All-Met defended her 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke titles at Metros. Swam the area's fastest 200 IM time. Swept both events in Montgomery County meet.

Gigi deToll, Culpeper, Jr.
Swam an all-American time (56.34 seconds) to win the 100 butterfly at the Virginia AAA meet. Set the Northwestern Region record in the 100 butterfly.

Katie Doggett, Jefferson, Sr.
Two-time co-captain set a Virginia AAA record and swam an all-American time in the 100 backstroke (56.79). Also swam on the state champion 200 freestyle relay team.

Kassy Kugler, Sherwood, Fr.
Won the 50 and 100 freestyle titles at the Montgomery County meet and Metros. Anchored Sherwood's winning 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay teams at the county meet and Metros.

Meghan Thiel, Yorktown, Jr.
The powerful swimmer broke her own Virginia AAA meet record in the 500 freestyle and also broke her own National District record. Won her second consecutive Northern Region title.

Emily Verdin, Jefferson, Soph.
Won Virginia AAA title in the 200 individual medley. Swam all-American consideration times the 200 IM, 200 and 100 freestyle, 100 backstroke and 100 breaststroke. Set Concorde District records in the 200 IM and 100 free.

Mary Yarrison, Lee, Jr.
Undefeated in high school diving competition. Has won three consecutive Virginia AAA championships. Set record at Northern Region championships (473.50 points).



Second Team
Jenny Basel, Jefferson, Fr.; Lauren Brick, Culpeper, Jr.; Amanda Burke, Good Counsel, Jr.; Kathryn Gold, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sr.; Marissa Martin, Churchill, Jr.; Ashley Razo, Stonewall Jackson, Sr.; Lindsay Rogers, Stone Ridge, Soph.; Laura Ullrich,Westfield, Sr.; Dana West, Sherwood, Jr.; Emily Suguiyama, Urbana, Jr.



Honorable Mention
Michelle DeMond, Churchill, Jr.; Catherine Dyson, St. Stephen's/St. Agnes, Sr.; Lauren Edmondson, Madeira, Sr.; Katherine Finnegan, Oakton, Fr.; Heather Hamor, Lackey, Sr.; Becky Horning, Potomac Falls, Soph.; Julia Howard, Langley, Sr.; Megan Hurd, Westfield, Sr.; Cathy Kenworthy, O'Connell, Sr.; Colleen Sullivan, Bishop Ireton, Soph.; Erin Tarpey, Robinson, Jr.; Alexia Pool, Watkins Mill, Jr.; Mason Walsh, Herndon, Jr.; Diana Winings, South Lakes, Sr.; Lindsey Zhao, Whitman, Jr.



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