KIM AND STEPHANIE BRAXTON
Highlights: Fraternal twins and team co-captains led Douglass to the Prince George's 3A/2A/1A title with a 10-0 record last fall. Kim (left), a 5-foot-9 middle hitter, led the team in kills (135) kills and blocks (68), and Stephanie (right), a 5-9 setter and outside hitter, paced the squad in aces (132) and assists (120). Named the team's co-MVPs.
Notable: Played every point of every match the past two years, helping the Eagles to 24 wins in 28 games. Both play softball at Douglass. Played doubles together as freshmen on the tennis team.
Personal: Each carries a 3.9 grade-point average. Kim's favorite subject is psychology, Stephanie's is math. Members of the National Honor Society. Both work for the student newspaper, the Douglass North Star, Stephanie as a reporter and Kim as sports editor.
-- Dave Yanovitz
Highlights: Is 19-1 at 130 pounds, with the lone loss coming when he withdrew with a shoulder injury. Won at the Big M Invitational at Magruder and the Seahawk Invitational at South River. Came back from a 4-0 deficit to defeat Broad Run's Harrison Shipp in the Big M final.
Notable: Was named to the all-IAC team the past two seasons. Also runs track, competing in the 100, 200, 400 and 4x400 races. Personal best in the 400 is 52 seconds. Played soccer last fall, scoring four goals.
Personal: Fluent in Spanish. Volunteered to work with underprivileged children in Monterrey, Mexico, for two weeks last summer. Has helped renovate and rebuild homes in Appalachia over last two summers as part of a mission with his church, St. Columbia's in the District. Sings baritone in the honors choir. Will attend Duke in the fall.
-- Dave Yanovitz