WINTER 2005 ALL-MET

Basketball

All-Mets
Front row (left to right): Marissa Coleman (St. John's), Shanae Brice (Theodore Roosevelt). Second row: Brittany Mitch (St. John's), Jessie Sapp (National Christian), Iman McFarland (Bishop McNamara), Scottie Reynolds (Herndon), Kaili McLaren (Good Counsel). Third row: Marcus Ginyard (O'Connell), Christopher Wright (St. John's), Jasmine Thomas (Oakton), Alex McGuire (Arundel). Fourth row: Mamadi Diane (DeMatha), Eric Hayes (Potomac, Va.), Laura Haskins (West Springfield), Uche Echefu (Montrose Christian), Monica Wright (Forest Park), Dante Cunningham (Potomac, Md.), Ray Brewer (Eleanor Roosevelt), Mike Beasley (Riverdale Baptist), Xenia Stewart (Riverdale Baptist). Not pictured: Dave Neal (O'Connell). (Toni L. Sandys - The Washington Post)

Boys
Player of the Year   Coach of the Year
First Team   Second Team   Third Team
Fourth Team   Honorable Mention
All-League Teams  
Girls
Player of the Year   Coach of the Year
First Team   Second Team   Third Team
Fourth Team   Honorable Mention
All-League Teams
 

Boys' Player of the Year

F Dante Cunningham | Potomac (Md.), Senior, 6-8
The transfer from St. John's was a dominating player at both ends of the court, leading the Wolverines to their first undefeated season in school history (27-0), as well as the Maryland 2A championship and The Post's No. 1 ranking for the first time in any sport. Averaged 18.6 points, 13 rebounds and 5 blocked shots per game. Will play for Villanova.



Boys' Coach of the Year

Mike Jones | DeMatha
Although Jones won Washington Catholic Athletic Conference titles as a player and then as an assistant to Hall of Fame coach Morgan Wootten at DeMatha, nothing, he said, compared to the feeling he had on March 1, after guiding his Stags to their first league title since 2002. As an encore, the third-year coach led DeMatha to victory over Cardozo in the City Title championship. The third-ranked Stags finished the season 29-2, including a 13-0 mark in WCAC regular season play.



Boys' First Team

C Mike Beasley | Riverdale Baptist, Soph., 6-8
The transfer from Florida's Pendleton School is a rare talent with excellent offensive skills and the ability to dominate defensively. Averaged 19.9 points and 13 rebounds for a 33-1 team that did not lose with him in the lineup.

G Ray Brewer | Eleanor Roosevelt, Sr. 5-11
Brewer played a key leadership role after Roosevelt's coach was suspended midway through the season. Averaged 20.4 points, 5.2 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 3.3 steals. Had a stretch of three 30-point outings in four games, including a season-high 37 against Oxon Hill.

G Mamadi Diane | DeMatha, Sr., 6-5
Diane averaged 13 points per game and was the most consistent player for the Stags. Able to play four positions. Scored a game-high 20 points to lead DeMatha to victory in the City Title Game. Will play for Virginia.

F Uche Echefu | Montrose Christian, Sr., 6-8
The chiseled forward is equally adept at playing with his back to the basket as he is facing up. He averaged 17.6 points for the Mustangs (23-3) and has more than a dozen major college offers.

G Marcus Ginyard | O'Connell, Sr., 6-4
The smooth-shooting Ginyard averaged a team-best 21.2 points per game for the WCAC runner-up. The four-year starter finished with a career record of 116-19. Will play for North Carolina.

G Eric Hayes | Potomac (Va.), Jr., 6-3
Paced the Panthers (26-1) with team-best averages of 18.9 points, 6.4 assists, 5 rebounds, 2.7 steals and 1.7 blocks. Shot 85 percent from the foul line and made 56 three-pointers, also team highs. Will play for Maryland beginning in 2006-07.

F Dave Neal | O'Connell, Sr., 6-7
An intimidating inside presence who scrapped for rebounds and had a knack for well-timed putbacks, Neal's game steadily improved in each of his four years on varsity. He averaged 19.8 points and 13 rebounds for the Knights (31-3).

G Scottie Reynolds | Herndon, Jr., 6-0
The Virginia AAA Northern Region player of the year averaged nearly 33 points per game. He broke Herndon's scoring record three times-the first time with 43 points vs. DeMatha, then twice in a 24-hour span against Oakton (46) and I.C. Norcom (53).

G Jessie Sapp | National Christian, Sr., 6-2
The New York transplant more than doubled his scoring average from a year ago to 23.9 points per game, thanks to his strong play in the open court. Will play for Georgetown.

G Chris Wright | St. John's, Soph., 6-0
Wright cemented his position among the area's best with a scintillating 22-point performance in the Cadets' 48-47 WCAC semifinal loss to DeMatha. He's a versatile point guard who can drive to the basket and make shots from well beyond the arc.



Boys' Second Team
F Chris Darnell, North Stafford, Sr., 6-8
F Robert Diggs, Gwynn Park, Sr., 6-8
G Nigel Munson, DeMatha, Jr., 6-0
C Arinze Onuaku, Episcopal, Sr., 6-9
G Bobby Shannon, Potomac (Md.), Jr., 6-5



Boys' Third Team
G Austin Freeman, DeMatha, Soph., 6-5
C Mike Freeman, Hayfield, Sr., 6-8
C Alex Irmer, Wakefield, Sr., 6-7
F Christian Jackson, Suitland, Sr., 6-3
G Nolan Smith, Riverdale Baptist, Jr., 6-2



Boys' Fourth Team
G Carl Buck, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Sr., 6-2
F Paul Johnson, Gonzaga, Sr., 6-6
G Donald Kirk, Potomac (Md.), Sr., 6-0
G Ryan Scott, South Lakes, Sr., 6-3
G Lester Williams, Cardozo, Jr., 6-0



Boys' Honorable Mention
Jeff Allen, DeMatha, Jr.; L.A. Anderson, Handley, Sr.; Jordan Armstrong, Rockville, Sr.; Calvin Booth, Gar-Field, Jr.; Chris Braswell, Suitland, Fr.; David Brewster, Springbrook, Jr.; Kelvin Bright, Blake, Sr.; Jeremy Brown, Culpeper, Sr.; Travis Brown, Millbrook, Sr.; Alex Buchholz, Old Mill, Sr.; Robert Bruce, Maret, Sr.; Justin Carter, Watkins Mill, Sr.; Gerale Daniels, Largo, Sr.; Dominique Davis, Bullis, Sr.; Jason Furst, Wootton, Sr.; Jamarl Glenn, Largo, Sr.; Hillary Haley, Friendly, Jr.; Chris Hannigan, Walkersville, Sr.; Antonio Haymon, Hayfield, Jr.; Corey Henderson, Arundel, Sr.; Eric Henderson, Bowie, Jr.; Matt Hewson, Hylton, Sr.; Nathaniel Idlet, Wakefield, Sr.; Kenny James, Wakefield, Sr.; Jamal John, Oakland Mills, Sr.; Mike Lewis, Douglass, Jr.; Rob Lowery, McDonough, Sr.; Fred Lymas, Paint Branch, Sr.; K.J. Matsui, Montrose Christian, Sr.; Jon Ogolo, Madison, Jr.; Nick Olivero, W.T. Woodson, Sr.; Donnell Reaves, Crossland, Sr.; Erroll Robinson, Westfield, Sr.; Alex Rubin, Landon, Jr.; Paul Shockley, Heritage, Jr.; Danny Sumner, Paul VI Catholic, Jr.; David Sullivan, Anacostia, Sr.; Wesley Sweet, Fairmont Hights, Sr.; Devin Sweetney, Riverdale Baptist, Sr.; Greg Sye, Chantilly, Sr. ; David Tairu, Crossland, Sr.; Adrian Tracy, Potomac Falls, Sr.; Greivis Vasquez, Montrose Christian, Jr.; Julian Vaughn, South Lakes, Soph.; Paul Wayne, Dunbar, Sr.; Luther Weedon, Walkersville, Sr.; Evin Yarbrough, Lake Braddock, Sr.


 

Girls' Player of the Year

G Marissa Coleman | St. John's, Senior, 6-1
Coleman averaged 21 points, 10.5 rebounds and 4 assists per game for the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference runner-up, displaying both a smooth perimeter jump shot and power in the post. Her teams advanced to the WCAC final every year - winning titles in 2002 and 2004. Coleman and St. John's also won a City Title in 2002. Holds school career records in rebounds (1,164) and points (2,056). Will play for Maryland.



Girls' Coach of the Year

Mike Strother | Potomac (Md.)
Took over a struggling program three seasons ago and immediately turned the Wolverines into winners. After winning a total of eight games in two seasons prior to Strother's hiring, Potomac is 55-20 in his tenure, capturing the past two Maryland 2A championships. This season's team started slow, then rebounded to win 16 of its final 17 games, including seven by fewer than 10 points.



Girls' First Team

G Shanae Brice | Theodore Roosevelt, Sr., 5-5
The lightning-quick Brice led the Rough Riders to their second consecutive D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association title, averaging 24 points, 8 assists, 6 rebounds and 7 steals per game this season.

G Laura Haskins | West Springfield, Sr., 5-11
The four-year starter's teams were 101-12, advancing to the Virginia AAA final in 2002 and the state semifinals in 2004. Broke school career records held by WNBA star Kara Lawson in steals (358), assists (519) and rebounds (642). Will play for Virginia Tech.

G-F Iman McFarland | McNamara, Sr., 6-2
McFarland averaged a team-leading 19 points, 11 rebounds, and 3 blocked shots per game for the WCAC semifinalists. Helped lead the Mustangs to the WCAC championship and City Title in 2003 and the WCAC final in 2004. Will play for North Carolina.

G Alex McGuire | Arundel, Sr., 5-9
McGuire led Anne Arundel County in scoring for the third consecutive season, this time with 22.5 points per game. Scored a school-record 2,090 career points. Will play for Army.

C Kaili McLaren | Good Counsel, Jr., 6-2
McLaren led the Falcons to their first WCAC and City Title Game championships since 1995. The versatile post player averaged 17 points, 12 rebounds, 3.4 blocks, 2.9 assists and 1.7 steals per game. She also was the team's second-leading three-point shooter with 25.

G Brittany Mitch | St. John's, Sr., 6-3
Mitch's size made her a matchup problem for most opposing guards, averaging 11.9 points, 5.9 steals and 8 assists per game. She finished her career with 716 assists and 546 steals. Will play for Duke.

G Xenia Stewart | Riverdale Baptist, Sr., 6-0
Emerged as the central player for the Crusaders, who finished as The Post's top-ranked team. Stewart can slash to the basket and shoot the mid-range jump shot. She averaged 18 points, 4 assists, 6 rebounds and 2 steals per game. Will play for Pittsburgh.

G Jasmine Thomas | Oakton, Soph., 5-9
The two-time AAA Northern Region player of the year averaged 21 points, 4.5 assists and 4.2 steals per game for the Cougars, leading them to the state semifinals. She has amassed 1,175 points in two years as her team has gone a combined 49-7.

G-F Monica Wright | Forest Park, Jr., 5-10
The repeat All-Met is known for her ability to handle the ball out front as well as score inside. She led the Bruins (26-4) to their second straight Virginia AAA championship game appearance by averaging 18.9 points, 12 rebounds and 6.8 assists.



Girls' Second Team
G Ashley Alexander, Paint Branch, Sr., 5-10
C-F LaTanya Copeland, Gaithersburg, Jr., 6-1
G Keisha Eaddy, River Hill, Jr., 5-6
F Lyndra Littles, Carroll, Sr., 6-1
C Katrina Wheeler, T. Roosevelt, Sr., 6-4



Girls' Third Team
F Jessica Adair, Anacostia, Sr., 6-4
G Doreena Campbell, Edison, Soph., 5-9
G Brittany Hillard, T. Roosevelt, Soph. 5-10
C Selena Nwude, E. Roosevelt, Jr., 6-5
C Abby Robertson, Lake Braddock, Sr. 6-3



Girls' Fourth Team
F Vicki Collier, Largo, Jr., 6-0
C Whitney Johnson, Calvert, Jr., 6-2
F Kendra King, Paul VI Catholic, Sr., 6-0
G Pam Stanfield, Riverdale Baptist, Sr., 5-4
F Lauren Thomas-Johnson, Notre Dame, Sr., 5-11



Girls' Honorable Mention
Anastasia Baker, Arundel, Sr.; Lakia Barber, Gwynn Park, Sr.; Ashleigh Braxton, Forest Park, Jr.; Zykia Brown, Parkdale, Soph.; Dominique Bryant, St. John's, Soph.; Katie Chesley, West Springfield, Sr.; Victoria Clark, Wilson, Sr.; Juantale Cook, Potomac (Md.), Sr.; Nicole Cooper, Oxon Hill, Sr.; Christen Cushnie, Madison, Jr.; Katherine DeHenzel, Good Counsel, Fr.; Amy Dodd, Paint Branch, Sr.; Ashley Dublin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sr.; Nana Fobi-Agyeman, Hayfield, Sr.; Ikea Gafford, Ballou, Sr.; Emily Garner, Robinson, Sr.; Brittany Gordon, River Hill, Sr.; Keisha Haddock, Springbrook, Sr.; Shanel Harrison, Good Counsel, Fr.; Stacy Hunt, South River, Sr.; Erika Immel, Langley, Sr.; Ryan Ingalls, Bethesda-CC, Sr.; Nia Josiah, Thomas Johnson, Jr.; Paulisha Kellum, Bishop McNamara, Jr.; Sam Koonce, Holton-Arms, Jr.; Mary Lawson, West Potomac, Sr.; A.J. Lemaitre, W.T. Woodson, Sr.; Demauria Lyles, Riverdale Baptist, Jr.; Stacy Mack, Georgetown Visitation, Sr.; Alicia McMorris, James Monroe, Sr.; Sarah Meisenberg, Severn, Sr.; Liz Miller, Norte Dame, Sr.; Briana McFadden, Good Counsel, Jr.; Jamie Morningstar, Poolesville, Sr.; Courteney Morris, Parkdale, Jr.; Jessica Nelms, Riverbend, Jr.; Mia Nickson, Broad Run, Fr.; Whitney Parker, Oakton, Sr.; Courtney Portell, Forest Park, Sr.; Alex Porter, Walter Johnson, Sr.; Maddie Regan, Jefferson, Sr.; Laren Robinson, Hayfield, Soph.; MaryLynne Schaefer, Westfield, Sr.; Chay Shegog, Brooke Point, Fr.; Colleen Shumaker, Evangel Christian, Sr.; Jameka Smith, Potomac (Va.), Sr.; Ashley Spriggs, Bishop McNamara, Jr.; Samara Stephen-Dowd, Oakton, Sr.; Anna Steg, Marshall, Sr.; Avery Warley, H.D. Woodson, Jr.; Terell White, Stone Bridge, Jr.; Ebonie Williams, Notre Dame, Soph.; Jasmine Wynne, Great Mills, Fr.



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