School: Thomas Stone.
Highlights: Co-captain and leading scorer for the sixth-ranked Cougars (7-1), who are the defending state 3A co-champions. Has five goals and five assists this season. Has been starting midfielder since his freshman year. "As a player and a student, he's what you'd like to have 11 of," said Coach Mike Emrick, who said Tagert "does all the dirty work" -- particularly generating opportunities for teammates on the field. Has been among top five team assist leaders for the last three years.
Notable: Selected to participate in Maryland's District Soccer Development Program. Competes with Fort Washington Jaguars, an under-19 select team, who have won the Oneonta (Division I) Soccer Hall of Fame Tournament in Oneonta, N.Y., the last two years.
Personal: Has 4.0 grade-point average in honors classes. Would like to study civil or mechanical engineering at a college close to home. Has played soccer since age 6.
School: George Mason.
Highlights: Finished third overall Saturday in Georgetown Prep Cross-Country Classic, which featured 100 schools from Maryland, Virginia and the District, and on Oct. 10 placed third in Bull Run Invitational. "I don't even need to coach her," George Mason cross-country coach Julie Bravin said. "She makes hair ribbons [for her team] and sings songs before they run. She has great ideas for team unity." First ran competitively in 1997 at Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park, Kan., where she won five state championships -- two in cross-country, three in track (3,200, 1,600 and 800) -- during her freshman and sophomore years. Set Kansas state girls record of 4 minutes 48.4 seconds in 1,600. Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympic cross-country champion in 1997 and 1998. Moved to Virginia last February. Current Virginia A state track champion in 800 and 1,600 meters.
Notable: Undefeated in track and cross-country during freshman and sophomore years in Kansas. Selected to attend the Women's Junior Elite Distance Running camp at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., in 1998 and 1999. Defeated running legend Jim Ryun in a road race in May 1997 in Atchison, Kan.
Personal: Has 3.4 grade-point average. Favorite subjects are chemistry and physical education. Plans to compete in college, where she wants to major in sports science.