WINTER 2008 ALL-MET

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What Does It Take to Be an All-Met?
The Washington Post's scholastic sports staff asked, and All-Mets answered:
Mia Nickson, Shanel Harrison, Chay Shegog, Lynetta Kizer and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt

Player of the Year / Coach of the Year

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Tierra Ruffin-Pratt | T.C. Williams » Guard » 6-0 » Jr.
Considered one of the top talents in the country, the repeat All-Met averaged 25.5 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists in leading the Titans to an unbeaten regular season. She scored at least 17 points in every game.
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“It’s kind of calm, laid-back,” she said. “It calms me down.”

COACH OF THE YEAR
Heather Podosek | Paint Branch
Podosek, in her 12th season with Paint Branch and 24th in coaching, guided the height-challenged Panthers to a 25-0 record and the Maryland 3A title. It was her second state crown in eight seasons. Paint Branch’s smallest margin of victory was eight points. Paint Branch finished No. 2 in the final Post rankings.


First Team

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Tarik Hislop Patrice JohnsonShanel Harrison
Paint Branch » Guard » 5-7 » Jr. H.D. Woodson » Guard » 5-10 » Sr.Good Counsel » G-F » 5-11 » Sr.
Always a threat with the ball in her hands, Hislop averaged 21 points and 4.7 assists for the undefeated Maryland 3A champions and also added 7.4 rebounds and 4.8 steals per game. Led a young team to its third straight D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association championship and first City Title for a DCIAA school since 2004. Averaged 13.7 points, 8.8 rebounds and 4 steals.The Washington Catholic Athletic Conference player of the year averaged 17.8 points, 9.1 rebounds, 2.8 blocks and 2.4 steals and led the Falcons (29-5) on a 24-game winning streak. Will play for Virginia Tech.


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Lynetta Kizer Mia NicksonMiriam McKenzie
Potomac (Va.) » Center » 6-3 » Sr. Notre Dame » Forward » 6-1 » Sr.Oakland Mills » Guard » 5-8 » Sr.
One of the most dominant players in the area, the McDonald’s all-American selection averaged 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Panthers to the Virginia AAA Northwest Region tournament. Will play for Maryland. The top scoring threat on the area’s No. 1 team, Nickson averaged a team-best 12.9 points on a team that included five Division I players. With her in the lineup, the Dragons have not lost locally during the past two seasons. Will play for Boston College.The leading scorer in the Washington area at 27.5 points per game, the dynamic guard known for her great moves will graduate as the Scorpions’ all-time leading scorer (1,744 points). Averaged 13 rebounds and 3.9 assists. Will play for Loyola.


Azania Stewart Chay Shegog Brooke Wilson
Notre Dame » Center » 6-4 » Sr. Brooke Point » Center » 6-5 » Sr. Eleanor Roosevelt » Forward » 6-2 » Sr.
The London native averaged 11.2 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3 blocks, and her presence inside created open looks for teammates. Will play for Florida. Starring on an inexperienced team, the repeat All-Met and McDonalds’s all-American choice averaged 20.5 points, 15 rebounds and 9.2 blocks. Will play for North Carolina. The repeat All-Met led the Raiders on both ends of the floor, averaging 16.4 points and 10.1 rebounds before a season-ending knee injury in the Maryland 4A South Region final. Will play for George Washington.


Second Team

F - Laura Broomfield St. Mary’s Ryken, Sr.
F - Simone Egwu Arundel, Jr.
G - Ataira Franklin Riverdale Baptist, So.
G - Danni Jackson Forest Park, Jr.
G - Shontice Simmons Holy Cross ,Sr.

Third Team

F - Jocelyn Bailey Bullis, Sr.
F - Adria Crawford Edison, Sr.
G - Elashier Hall Eleanor Roosevelt, Jr.
G - Tiana Myers Bishop McNamara, Sr.
F - Gwen Washington Stonewall Jackson, Sr.

Fourth Team

F - Jay Babineaux Lee, Sr.
G - Alex Chili Walter Johnson, Sr.
G - Kimmy Hopkins Brentsville, Sr.
G - Grace Mashore National Cathedral, Sr.
F - Khalilah Quigley Paint Branch, Jr.

Honorable Mention

Samantha Akers, Loudoun County, Sr.; Bilnita Armstead, James Monroe, Jr.; Brittney Barber, Surrattsville, Sr.; Brianna Bradford, Reservoir, Jr.; Jackie Brewer, Handley, So.; Janay Brinkley, Spalding, So.; Raven Brooks, Theodore Roosevelt, Sr.; Brittani Brown, Lackey, Sr.; Erin Brown, Whitman, Sr.; Keyona Bryant, C.H. Flowers, Sr.; Alexis Campbell, Broad Run, Sr.; Josette Campbell, Notre Dame, Sr.; Alexis Canady, Bishop McNamara, Sr.; Chasity Clayton, Edison, Sr.; Brittany Crowell, Gwynn Park, Sr.; Ashley Davis, Arundel, Jr.; Danielle Douglas, Blake, Jr.; Deanna Dydynski, Mount Hebron, Sr.; Becca Feldman, Wootton, Sr.; Deven Green, Northwest, Jr.; Tianna Hawkins, Riverdale Baptist, Jr.; Taylor Hilton, Sidwell Friends, Jr.; Marygrace Jay, Madison, Sr.; Andrea Jones, GB-Clinton, So.; Jamie Kaufman, Damascus, Sr.; Lynnae Lampkins, Gwynn Park, Sr.; Brittany Lilley, Severna Park, Sr.; Ashley Lindsey, Great Mills, Sr.; Danielle Luckett, Blake, Sr.; Tyaunna Marshall, Elizabeth Seton, So.; Allison McDaniel, G’town Visitation, Sr.; Kristine Mial, Lee, Jr.; Ariana Moorer, Hylton, Sr.; Jasmine Mushington, Carroll, Sr.; Donia Naylor, Anacostia, Sr.; Jaclyn Nucci, South River, Sr.; Amanda O’Neill, Westfield, Sr.; Elante Payton, Clarke County, Sr.; Bernisha Pinkett, H.D. Woodson, Jr.; Ronika Ransford, H.D. Woodson, So.; Deidre Richardson, Forest Park, Sr.; Carla Russell, Largo, Sr.; Sarah Schoof, W.T. Woodson, Sr.; Katie Sheahin, Good Counsel, Jr.; Elie Snyder, Atholton, Sr.; Rachel Stream, Poolesville, Sr.; Pryncess Tate-Dublin, Potomac (Md.), Sr.; Sheronne Vails, Arundel, So.; Taylor Wieczorek, Severn, Sr.; Nyree Williams, Howard, Jr.

Final Girls' Rankings

1. Notre Dame (28-2)
2. Paint Branch (25-0)
3. Riverdale Baptist (30-4)
4. H.D. Woodson (26-5)
5. Eleanor Roosevelt (24-2)
6. Mount Hebron (28-0)
7. Bishop McNamara (25-8)
8. Good Counsel (29-5)
9. Forest Park (25-5)
10. Lee (25-4)
11. T.C. Williams (22-1)
12. Edison (22-2)
13. Arundel (22-6)
14. Madison (26-2)
15. Stonewall Jackson (25-1)
16. Atholton (22-6)
17. Great Mills (24-2)
18. Blake (22-4)
19. C.H. Flowers (18-6)
20. Lackey (21-4)

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