Ireton senior makes VISAA all-state team


The Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association named undefeated Bishop Ireton senior Monica Zakaria to its Division I, all-state first team in November.

Zakaria went 8-0 in singles play throughout the regular season, earning the top seed heading into the annual Washington Catholic Athletic Association tournament. She likewise went undefeated with teammate Natalia Spinetto in doubles, good enough for a second-seeded entrance into the WCAC tournament.

The Cardinals tennis squad took third in a field of nine at the Washington area tournament after going 6-4 as a team during the regular season.

Before earning the statewide first team honors, Zakaria was named the Cardinal’s most valuable player of the 2011 season.