KRISTI FERTICK

School: Stone Bridge.

Sport: Volleyball.

Year: Junior.

Highlights: Playing outside hitter and setter, Fertick set a school record for kills in a season (136) as the Bulldogs won the first Virginia AA Dulles District title in the school's three-year history. Had eight kills and nine assists in district championship victory over Loudoun Valley. The following week, she had a career-high 15 kills and 19 assists in a Region II semifinal loss to Loudoun Valley.

Notable: Second on team in assists (142) and service points (124). Named first-team all-Dulles District and made the all-Region tournament team. Member of school's girls' soccer team. Scored the first goal in school history in spring 2001; finished as offensive MVP with a team-high eight goals. Played shooting guard for basketball team as a freshman and sophomore.

Personal: National Honor Society member has a 3.8 grade-point average. Takes honors English; favorite subject is chemistry. Active in Students Against Drunk Driving. She and teammates put on a volleyball demonstration for Ashburn Elementary students last year. Will volunteer at Loudoun Hospital this summer.

-- Dave Yanovitz

CHRIS DUFEK

School: Landon.

Sport: Swimming.

Year: Senior.

Highlights: Won the 100-yard freestyle and 200 individual medley races at Washington Metropolitan Swimming and Diving Championships two weeks ago, setting school records in both events (1:53.24 in the 200 IM; 47.04 in the 100 free). His 200 IM mark earned him high school all-American status. Also won the 100 free and 200 IM at Interstate Athletic Conference championships last month, and captured 200 IM title at Washington Private School championships.

Notable: Four-year member of team and co-captain this season. Named team's most valuable swimmer the past three years. Also holds the school record in the 100 backstroke (54 seconds). Qualified in eight events for next month's Junior National championships in Orlando; at last year's nationals Dufek finished ninth in the 200 IM.

Personal: Will swim for Yale next year. Has a 3.5 grade-point average and takes advanced placement courses in government and calculus. Also takes oceanography. President of Landon's peer advisors. Volunteered with D.C. Children's Hospital patients at last summer's Grand Prix race at RFK Stadium. Volunteered at Carroll Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in the District.

-- Dave Yanovitz