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All-Met All-Mets
Front row (left to right): Liz Kemp, Good Counsel; Kate Ziegler, O'Connell; Yeng Lan Beller, Westfield; Jenny Basel, Jefferson; Colleen Law, Holton-Arms. Back row: Emily Verdin, Jefferson; Michelle DeMond, Churchill; Coach Dave Crocker, Good Counsel; Mary Yarrison, Lee. Not pictured: LeeAnn Chang, Whitman, and Kassy Kugler, Sherwood. (Kevin Clark - The Washington Post)

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

Performer of the Year
Mary Yarrison, Lee, Sr.
Despite competing this season with two fractures in her left leg, Yarrison remained unbeaten in her high school diving career. She won Liberty District, Northern Region and Virginia AAA championships. Yarrison, who has signed a letter-of-intent with Arizona, holds all three meet records.

Coach of the Year
Dave Crocker, Good Counsel
In his sixth year as head coach, Crocker guided the Falcons to their seventh consecutive Metros team title. A Good Counsel alumnus, Crocker also led the Falcons to team title at the National Catholic Meet for the seventh straight time.

First Team
Jenny Basel, Jefferson, Soph.
Helped Colonials win district, region and state team titles for second straight year. Won the 200-meter freestyle and 100-meter breaststroke at Virginia AAA championships.

Yeng Lan Beller, Westfield, Fr.
Won state titles in 100-meter butterfly and 100-meter backstroke and set national records in both events. All-American in three events.

LeeAnn Chang, Whitman, Sr.
Three-time All-Met won third straight 200 IM and 100 breaststroke titles at Metros meet, breaking her own record in the 100 breaststroke.

Michelle DeMond, Churchill, Sr.
Won the Metros diving competition after finishing runner-up at the last two. Holds MCPS Division I and county meet records.

Liz Kemp, Good Counsel, Fr.
Versatile swimmer broke team records in 50 and 100 freestyle, 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly. Won the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke at Metros meet.

Kassy Kugler, Sherwood, Soph.
Repeat All-Met named outstanding performer at Metros after breaking 100 and 200 freestyle records and anchoring Warriors' victorious 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams.

Colleen Law, Holton-Arms, Fr.
Won 50 freestyle at Metros meet, tying the meet record. Broke team records in 200 IM and 50 and 100 freestyle.

Emily Verdin, Jefferson, Jr.
Repeat All-Met selection won the 200-meter IM in a national-record time. Won 200-yard IM and 100-yard backstroke at Northern Region meet.

Kate Ziegler, O'Connell, Fr.
Broke a 15-year-old meet record in 500 freestyle by more than a second at Metros. Posted All-American times in the 500 and 200 freestyle events.

Second Team
Katherine Finegan, Oakton, Soph.; Katie Giarra, O'Connell, Soph.; Becky Horning, Potomac Falls, Jr.; Emily Kelly, Loudoun Valley, Soph.; Megan Newell, Stone Bridge, Soph.; Christine Nichols, Robinson, Soph.; Leslie Swinley, Madeira, Fr.; Meghan Thiel, Yorktown, Sr.; Mason Walsh, Herndon, Sr.; Dana West, Sherwood, Sr.

Honorable Mention
Andrea Balint, Langley, Fr.; Caroline Bellis, South Lakes, Soph; Rebecca Broft, Jefferson, Fr.; Mei Christensen, South Lakes, Fr.; Ashley Goins, Blake, Fr.; Rebecca Jiminez, Robinson, Sr.; Emily Karel, Walter Johnson, Jr.; Amanda Miller, Centreville, Sr.; Danielle Mortensen, Broad Run, Soph.; Julie O'Brien, Damascus, Jr.; Nicole Pederson, South Lakes, Soph.; Lindsay Rogers, Stone Ridge, Sr.; Erin Tarpey, Robinson, Sr.; Jenn Thackston, Thomas Johnson, Jr.; Rachel Tolbert, Good Counsel, Sr.

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