National Cathedral senior Page Lester. (Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

FALL ALL-MET 2017

Players of the Year | Football offense | Football defense | Boys’ cross country | Girls’ cross country | Field hockey | Boys’ soccer | Girls’ soccer | Volleyball | Video: POY interviews

The following student-athletes have been selected to The Washington Post’s 2017 All-Met team for girls’ cross-country:

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

Page Lester, Sr., National Cathedral 

The Princeton-bound senior finished the regular season undefeated, highlighted by a victory at DCXC Invite in a personal-best 17 minutes 34 seconds. Cruised to her second straight Independent School League title in 17:56 before repeating as D.C. state champion in dominant fashion at Kenilworth Park. A national-caliber triathlete, Lester booked her second straight trip to Foot Locker Nationals by finishing fifth at the Northeast regional.

FIRST TEAM

Olivia Beckner, Sr., South Lakes 

Went undefeated in five area races, culminating in a Va. 6A state title in 18:12 on the Great Meadow state course. Ran a personal-best 17:30 5K at the MileStat.com Invitational.

Anna Coffin, Jr., Annapolis

Claimed the Anne Arundel County crown in 17:56.6 and finished second behind Abbey Green at the Maryland 4A state meet.

Julia Ghiselli, Fr., Annandale

Burst onto the local running scene with four first-place finishes and four second-place finishes in eight area races. The Va. 6A runner-up crossed in a personal-best 17:43 to win the Octoberfest Invitational.

Abbey Green, Sr., Walter Johnson

Won her third straight Montgomery County championship in 17:57.2 before claiming a Md. 4A state title in dominant fashion. Placed seventh at Foot Locker Northeast regional to qualify for nationals.

Heather Holt, Sr., Marshall

Battled injury all season long to come back and finish third at the Va. 6A state meet. Qualified for Foot Locker Nationals with a 17:30 5K for seventh place at the Foot Locker South regional.

Natalie Morris, Sr., Loudoun Valley

Took the Va. 4A state crown in 18:16 with a kick at the finish line. Won the Loudoun County championship with a personal best 17:49.2 5K.

Emma Wolcott, Sr., Tuscarora

Va. 5A region C champion led the Huskies to their third state title in four years with a second-place finish in 18:24. Clocked a personal-best 17:44 5K for 12th at the Foot Locker South regional.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Josh Dawson, Northern 

Led the Patriots to a Southern Maryland Athletic Conference, Md. 3A South region and 3A state championship in his fifth year as head coach at the Owings school. An art teacher at Northern Middle, Dawson has led the Patriots to back-to-back 3A state titles preceded by a runner-up finish the year before.

SECOND TEAM

Sarah Daniels, Sr., Lake Braddock

Genevieve DiBari, Sr., Stone Ridge

Kamryn Eveleth, Jr., Severna Park

Ava Hassebrock, Jr., Tuscarora

Cady Hyde, So., St. John’s

Abby Sweeney, Sr., Northern

Laura Webb, Jr., Woodbridge

HONORABLE MENTION

Emily Beyer, Sr., Mount Hebron

Tess Brinkman, Fr., O’Connell

Sarah Coleman, Jr., West Springfield

Heather Delaplaine, Sr., Damascus

Ellie Desmond, So., Broad Run

Ricky Fetterolf, Fr., Loudoun Valley

Isabelle Gulgert, Jr., South Lakes

Ryley Howard, Sr., O’Connell

Olivia Janke, Sr., Broadneck

Chase Kappeler, Jr., West Springfield

Yasmine Kass, Sr., Paint Branch

Allie O’Brien, Sr., Wilson

Brielle Perry, Sr., Lake Braddock

Nelle Ray, Fr., Leonardtown

Nicole Re, Jr., Chantilly

Nandini Satsangi, Jr., Poolesville

Janet Scott, Sr., Walter Johnson

Jasmine Tiamfook, Sr., River Hill

Seneca Willen, Jr., Robinson

Elizabeth Wu, Sr., Madison

Text by Dan Roth