Winter All-Met

Check out the 2018 Players of the Year, selected from the D.C. area’s best winter sports athletes in boys’ and girls’ basketball, boys’ and girls’ track and field, boys' and girls' swimming and diving, wrestling and hockey.

Boys’ basketball

Jermaine Harris

The Rhode Island signee was the anchor of Rock Creek Christian’s undefeated run through the Capital Beltway League. When the Eagles lost two of their top guards before the season, the 6-foot-8 senior forward assumed the starring role — and constant double-teams — to average 21.3 points, 12.1 rebounds and 2.1 blocks. Four times, he had at least 20 points and 20 rebounds. The only returning selection from the 2016-17 All-Met first team led Rock Creek Christian to the Capital Beltway League title and a runner-up finish in the Maryland private schools championship.

Boys’ basketball: First team, second team and honorable mentions

Girls’ basketball

Azzi Fudd

One of the most hyped freshmen in recent high school basketball history, Fudd exceeded expectations in her first year at St. John’s. Facing some of the best defenders in the area throughout Washington Catholic Athletic Conference play, she averaged 24 points, which ranked third in the area. In January, she put up back-to-back 41-point games. She led the region in three-pointers with 102 and paired her outside game with a quick first step that let her get to the basket at will. The Cadets won the WCAC title for the second consecutive season and the DCSAA championship for the fourth time in five years.

Girls’ basketball: First team, second team and honorable mentions

Wrestling

River Curtis

A powerful thrower with a penchant for racking up quick pins, the Battlefield star senior joined rare company by winning his fourth Virginia state title. The 138-pounder placed fifth at Escape the Rock and seventh at Powerade before helping Battlefield win its first state team title. He balanced supreme expectations with unshakable confidence. "He never really gets rattled," Coach Brian Shaffer said. He will wrestle at the Naval Academy.

Wrestling: First team, second team and honorable mentions

Hockey

Jack Taylor

An imposing player capable of contributing from any of the forward positions, Taylor had 29 goals and 23 assists in 23 games as a senior as he captained Churchill to its fourth straight Maryland Student Hockey League championship. Standing 6-foot-5 before he steps into skates, Taylor covers open ice with long strides and navigates tight spaces with footwork mastered as a lacrosse defenseman. He is Churchill's all-time leading goal scorer, with 102 in 100 games. He will play lacrosse at Brown.

Hockey: First team, second team and honorable mentions

Boys’ indoor track and field

Eric Allen Jr.

The Tennessee signee was dominant in his final high school indoor season for Bullis. He clocked the nation’s top time in the 200 meters (20.91 seconds at the University of Kentucky High School Invitational) and the second-best time in the 300 meters (32.84 at The VA Showcase), and he finished second in the 55-meter dash at the Millrose Games with a personal-best time of 6.36. Allen helped Bullis set a meet record at the Millrose Games in the 4x200 (1:27.16) and was part of the Bulldogs’ area-best 4x400 team that finished in 3:19.42 at the Dr. Sander Invitational.

Boys’ indoor track and field: First team, second team and honorable mentions

Girls’ indoor track and field

Hannah Waller

A sophomore competing in her first indoor season, the South Lakes sprinting star has made tremendous strides since finishing third in the 100 meters as a freshman at last year’s Virginia 6A outdoor state championships. At the Class 6 indoor state meet, she was among the top times in the nation in the 300 (38.50 seconds) and the 55 (6.87), earning state titles in both and tying a facility record with the latter. Waller also was the Class 6 Region D champion in the long jump (18 feet 8 inches) and finished fifth in the 200 at the New Balance Nationals (24.41).

Girls’ indoor track and field: First team, second team and honorable mentions

Boys’ swimming

Sean Conway

The versatile 6-foot-6 junior from Loudoun Valley had a season to remember, claiming top area times in the 100-yard freestyle (44.81 seconds) and 200 individual medley (1:47.22), both of which are automatic all-American times. He also swam the area’s second-fastest 50 free in 20.77. At the Virginia Class 4 state championships, he broke his own record in the 200 IM and set the mark in the 100 free.

Boys’ swimming: First team, second team and honorable mentions

Girls’ swimming

Victoria Huske

The first freshman, male or female, to earn All-Met Swimmer of the Year honors, Huske burst onto the scene for Yorktown with the area's fastest times in the 50-yard freestyle (22.39 seconds) and 100 butterfly (52.64). Both are automatic all-American times and rank second all-time for an area high school swimmer, trailing only NCAA champion (and former Swimmer of the Year) Janet Hu. She also had the third-fastest time in the 100 freestyle (50.60).

Girls’ swimming: First team, second team and honorable mentions

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Design and development by Brianna Schroer and Jake Crump.
Selections compiled by the Washington Post high school sports staff

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