Local Athletes Earn All-Met Honors


Twenty Alexandria City as well as 25 Alexandria-area student-athletes garnered All-Met recognition from the Washington Post for the recently ended fall seasons.

Football: Edisons Stephon Robertson, second-team linebacker, and Frank Figueroa, honorable mention offensive line; West Potomacs Kristian Rodriguez, honorable-mention wide receiver.

In addition, T.C. Williamss offensive lineman Jay Whitmire and defensive back Cortez Taylor both garnered All-Patriot District recognition as did West Potomacs wide receiver/kick returner Rodriguez; Edisons quarterback Levi Barber, linebacker/running back Robertson, offensive line Figueroa, offensive line/punter/placekicker Mehdi Charfi, wide receiver/kick returner Corey Washington, his brother wide receiver/defensive back Chris Washington, defensive linemen Kenny Clessas, Josh Page and Josh Blair, linebacker Kyle Spencer and defensive back Jerrell Haywood all garnered All-National District recognition as did Mount Vernons offensive line/defensive line Josh Edmonds, offensive line Zach Quigley, linebacker Kyle Ricks, defensive back Robert Coleman and Brandon OClisham. Thomas Jeffersons wide receiver Evan Burch and defensive back Mike Howard garnered All-Liberty District recognition.

Episcopals running back Evan King, wide receiver Hunter de Butts, offensive line Will Stokes, defensive line Lester Batiste, linebacker Brandt Gess and defensive back Allante Keels garnered All-Interstate Athletic Conference recognition as did St. Stephens/St. Agness tight end Robert Asmar, offensive line Cameron Williams and defensive back Alex Edwards.

Bishop Iretons offensive line Sergio Rivera and defensive back Dom Puglise garnered All-Independent recognition.

Boys Soccer: Episcopals forward Given Kalipinde garnered Player of the Year and Episcopal defender Will Addis garnered All-Met first team. In addition, Episcopal midfielder Greg DiNardo received All-Met honorable mention recognition.

Field Hockey: St. Stephens/St. Agness midfielder Ashley Hunter garnered Player of the Year; SSSAs goalie Paula Trahos garnered second-team All-Met. In addition, St. Stephens/St. Agness forwards Kelly Austin and Emily Conner received honorable mention recognition.

Boys Cross Country: Edisons Leoule Degfae, first-team All-Met as well as his brother Tihut Degfae, honorable-mention.

Girls Cross Country: Jeffersons Sarah Stites, second team All-Met. Three girls received honorable-mention recognition: Jeffersons Stephanie Marzen, Edisons Myah Hicks and West Potomacs Julianne Bigler.