School: Good Counsel.

Sport: Swimming.

Year: Senior.

Highlights: The team captain, who has been on the team for four years, finished third in the 100-yard breaststroke and fifth in 50 freestyle at Washington Metropolitan Swimming and Diving Championships. Her efforts helped the Falcons win their seventh consecutive girls' team title. The University of Maryland-bound swimmer also swam the breaststroke leg of first-place 200 medley relay in the championships. She captured the 100 breaststroke title last month at the Catholic school national championship at Villanova University. She finished second in that event at the Washington private school championships.

Notable: During her junior season, she swam a high school all-American time of 1:06.11 in 100 breaststroke. Last summer she earned a fourth-place medal in the 50-meter breaststroke at USS outdoor junior nationals in Boca Raton, Fla. She also qualified for the indoor junior nationals last spring in Orlando.

Personal: In the classroom she carries a 3.7 grade-point average while taking Advanced Placement courses in English, economics and French. She is a member of the National Honor Society. Volunteers at Rock Terrace School in Rockville, helping teenagers with mental and physical disabilities.


School: West Springfield.

Sport: Wrestling.

Year: Senior.

Highlights: Gitlin captured the Virginia AAA Patriot District 130-pound crown by defeating Hayfield's Gideon Yoon, 8-2. In the Northern Region quarterfinals, he pinned Langley's Lord Walker in 1 minute 12 seconds en route to a spot in the final. At AAA state championships, won four matches at 130 (finishing fifth) before falling to four-time state champion Daniel Frishkorne of Great Bridge. He finished this season with a record of 47-6 and for his career he compiled a record of 157-33.

Notable: Earlier this season, the team co-captain won the 125-pound title at the inaugural Spartan Invitational (he was named most outstanding wrestler) and at Cavalier Christmas Tournament at W.T. Woodson.

Personal: In the classroom, he plans on studying engineering in college and has taken related electives for the last four years. He is considering American University, George Mason and Slippery Rock (Pa.). Outside of the classroom, he volunteered for Rosemary Lynch in her campaign for the Virginia State Senate last November and enjoys painting game pieces for board game known as Warhammer.

-- Dave Yanovitz