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Player of the Year

Cody BurnsPaint Branch, Senior, Outside Hitter

Used 6-foot-4 frame relentlessly around net, complementing size with deft defensive ability. Helped Panthers reach first coed volleyball final in school history.

Coach of the Year

Elmer MatlockRichard Montgomery, 18th year

Fielded not one star, but starting six of interchangeable weapons. Guided Rockets to straight-game boys county championship over Blair, their first since 2004.

First team-Brendan Chang, Richard Montgomery, Fr., S

First-year player exhibited exceptional all-around game for county champs.

-Samuel Felix, Kennedy, Sr., OH

Powerful offensively, defensively at net, dominating force for 10-3 Cavaliers.

-Matt Florian, Sherwood, Sr., OH

Integral cog on MVP Volleyball team, top net player on undefeated champions.

-Rui Fu, Blake, Sr., OH

On team with accomplished girls, was finisher needed to make Bengals elite.

-Willy Li, Blair, Sr., S

High-level club player, county's premier defensive specialist.

-Rycourt McCauley, Paint Branch, Jr., MB

Basketball player was second blocker, almost unstoppable hitter.

-Phuong Tat, Wheaton, Sr., MB

Nearly imprenetrable force in middle, thanks in large part to 6-foot-4 frame.

-Aaron Wong, Magruder, Sr., OH

Just 6-foot, produced tons of kills for 10-win Colonel coeds.

-Aaron Yee, Wootton, Sr., S

Driving force behind 13-2 season, Division II crown.

Honorable mention

Dainis Berzins, Sherwood, Jr., S

Mark Eiseman, Sherwood, Sr., S

Hoss Hewitt, Sherwood, Sr., OH

Jeremy Lee, Walter Johnson, Jr, S

Tony Malinauskas, Wootton, Jr., OH