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All DMV Football Team: Caleb Williams is the Offensive Student-Athlete of the Year

All DMV Football Team: Caleb Williams is the Offensive Student-Athlete of the Year

At NBC Sports Washington, we're celebrating the great high school football talent in the DMV with our first All DMV Team. Below is the All-Offensive Team, led by Offensive Student-Athlete of the Year, Caleb Williams. The All-Defensive team was revealed on Monday.

Caleb Williams, 21’ (Gonzaga), Offensive student-athlete of the year:

While playing in one of the most challenging and talent-rich conferences in the country, Caleb Williams, the All-American Bowl commit, was consistently the best player on the field. With over 2600 total yards and 37 touchdowns, Williams’ helped his Gonzaga Eagles hover in our top 5 throughout the season.

WR

Rakim Jarrett, 20’ (SJC)
Rakim Jarrett entered the season with the heavy weight of high expectations. He not only met, he exceeded them. Catching 60 passes for 950 yards and seven touchdowns, Jarrett was not merely the Cadets playmaker, he was the spark that ignited the entire team.

Corey Dyches, 20’ (Potomac)
The Potomac wideout wowed fans while frustrating defensive coordinators en route to amassing 19 touchdowns and 1,350 receiving yards.

Kaden Prather, 21’ (Northwest)
The Northwest Jags returned to glory, making it to the Maryland state championship game. Their offense was potent, and much of that had to do with the contributions of Kaden Prather. At 6-foot-3, Prather has speed to match his length. He was a consistent deep threat for the Jags reeling in 844 receiving yards.

Tight End:

Matthew Hibner, 20 (Lake Braddock) 
Matthew Hibner is the physical manifestation of a recruiting coordinator’s dreams. He is long, lean and is versatile enough to line up outside or in-line. His 942 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns helped lead Braddock into the playoffs.

Running Back:

Marshawn Lloyd, 20 (DeMatha)
The South Carolina commit was a threat to score every time he touched the ball. Utilizing his uncanny mix of size, speed and balance, Lloyd had myriad eye-catching runs that captured the attention of the country.
 
Marquez Cooper, 20 (Quince Orchard)
Marquez Cooper carried the Quince Orchard offense to the tune of 2,038 rushing yards and 38 touchdowns.

 

Fullback:

Di’moni Dickerson, 20  (Good Counsel)
Dickerson used his size and strength to help pave the way for the Falcons potent rushing attack. Good Counsel rode their run game to a WCAC championship.

Offensive Line:

Ryan Linthicum, 21 (Damascus)
The Clemson commit helped the Swarmin’ Hornets win the Maryland 3A state championship

Landon Tengwall, 21 (Good Counsel)
A 5-star student-athlete, Landon Tengwall opened doors for Falcons running backs, ushering them to a WCAC championship.

Luke Petitbon, 20 (Gonzaga)
The Wake Forest commit anchored a devastating Gonzaga offensive line. The senior captain also displayed versatility, starring at center and guard.

Anton Harrison, 20 (Carroll)
The Oklahoma commit helped Carroll re-store the roar, leading the Lions to the WCAC Metro division championship game.

Tristan Leigh, 21 (Robinson)
The All American Bowl commit raked in offers from Alabama, Penn State and LSU while leading the Rams to a Virginia 6A playoff bid

K: Vince Errigo, 20 (Good Counsel)
Vince Errigo nailed a 32-yard game-winning field goal in the WCAC championship game

P: Danny King, 20 (Fort Hill)
The West Virginia commit was a special teams ace for Fort Hill.

LS: Justin Peterson, 20’ (Patriot)
Peterson is a nationally ranked long snapper, rating 4 of 5 stars by those metrics.

ATH: Jalil Farooq, 21 (Wise)
Jalil Farooq is electric with the ball in his hands. Whether returning, running, catching or intercepting passes, he was a threat to score every time he touched the ball. He finished the season with 2,046 all purpose yards, while accounting for 144 total points scored.

ALL DMV HONORABLE MENTION:

Quarterback:

Jayden Sauray (Wise)
Noah Kim (Westfield)
Quest Powell (Freedom)
Sol-Jay Maiava (St. John’s)
Billy Edwards (Lake Braddock)
Matt Dzierski (South County)
Amonte Dreher (Dunbar)
Satchell Parker (Maret)
Mitch Griffis (Broad Run)
Ethan Gick (Tuscarora)

WR:

Ryan Beach (Northwest)
Tiyahn Pelham (Coolidge)
Brock Spalding (South County)

Running Back:

Sy’veon Wilkerson (Good Counsel)
Colby McDonald (St. John’s)
Jalen Hampton (Georgetown Prep)
Rashard Biggs (Wilson)
Antwain Littleton (St. John’s)

ATH:

Jared Cole (Stone Bridge)
Robert Longerbeam (T.C. Williams)

Offensive Line:

Jestus Johnson (Gonzaga)
Jordan White (Dematha)
Golden Achumba (Dematha)
Mark Lawton (Friendship)
Max Norton (Maret)
Colin Henrich (St. John’s)
Aaron Parks (National Christian Academy)
 

All-DMV Basketball Team: Terrance Williams is the student-athlete of the year

All-DMV Basketball Team: Terrance Williams is the student-athlete of the year

At NBC Sports Washington, we're celebrating the great high school basketball talent in the DMV with our first All-DMV Team.

Click here for the All-DMV girls basketball team.

Terrance Williams, F (Gonzaga) Student-Athlete of the Year

The 6-foot-6 Michigan commit served as a team leader for coach Steve Turner’s Eagles while being a terror to the opposition. 

Williams led Gonzaga to their second DCSAA title in 4 years while climbing the ranks to become the Eagles second all-time leading scorer. An avid rebounder, Williams was a double-double machine and though his stats are comparable to anyone’s, what he meant to the Gonzaga program cannot be measured in numbers alone.

Hunter Dickinson, C (DeMatha)

Dickinson is a 7-2 center who is as equally effective at shooting from range as he is dominating the interior. The Michigan commit is also a quality rim protector whose defense led DeMatha to a WCAC championship.

Jeremy Roach, G (Paul VI)

The Duke commit rebounded from injury to lead Paul VI to the WCAC championship game. Roach is a combo guard who gets to the rim at will. Roach possesses an excellent handle, he shoots well from the outside and has the strength and creativity to finish through contact.

Ronald Polite, G (Oxon Hill)

Polite is amazing in the open court. With extreme athleticism, the guard routinely finishes above the rim with flare. Polite orchestrated a potent Oxon Hill offense. The George Mason commit effectively got his teammates involved while consistently showing his range from the perimeter.

Earl Timberlake, F (DeMatha)

Timberlake can do it all. Standing 6’6, not only can the Miami commit shoot from distance and score in a myriad of ways, he is arguably the top defender in the DMV. Timberlake plays with passion and the Stags rode his multi-faceted game to a WCAC championship.

Ishmael Leggett, G (St. John’s)

The Rhode Island commit has been a stalwart in the St. John’s attack since he stepped foot on the Military Rd. campus. Leggett used his quickness and creativity to cap off his career by leading the Cadets to the WCAC semifinals. 

Corey Dyches, G (Potomac)

Dyches was the fearless leader of the Potomac Wolverines, leading them to a deep postseason run. The University of Maryland commit has unlimited range and uses his physicality to get to the basket with ease. A willing passer, he often sets his teammates up for buckets and he’s not afraid to do the dirty work — he’s an effective rebounder as well.

Dyches is the only student-athlete to make First Team All DMV in two sports. 

Trevor Keels, G (Paul VI)

The junior guard has amassed upwards of 20 offers and it’s not difficult to understand why. Keels uses his strength and wide frame to get to his spots on the floor and with a silky smooth jumper, he is able to stretch the defense from mid-to-long range.

Keels is calm under pressure and with a full arsenal of weapons in his offensive repertoire, he can score on virtually any defender. 

Max Brooks, F (St. Charles)

Max Brooks led St. Charles to a 26-1 record which included playoff victories over Oxon Hill and Potomac. At 6-foot-7, Brooks is an excellent defender who can guard on-ball and routinely changes shots at the rim. The UMass Lowell commit was also the Spartans leading scorer; Brooks is just beginning to realize how good he could be.

Darren Buchanan, F (Wilson)

The Do-it-All DCIAA player of the year led Wilson to the the league and state finals. At 6’5, Buchanan is an excellent rebounder and skilled passer. On defense, he can guard 1-through-5 and with his playmaking ability, Wilson often ran their offense through Buchanan.

Coach of the Year

Mike Jones, St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes

In his third season, Jones led St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes to an IAC title and overall record of 30-4, which included going undefeated in their region. A season removed from winning the VISAA state championship, Jones’ senior-laden squad dominated its opposition, often winning in convincing fashion and at one point winning 21 of 22 games. 

St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes showed a willingness to not only schedule but compete with the top talent in the region as it lost tight games to WCAC powers, DeMatha, Gonzaga and Paul VI —all by single digits.

Second Team 

Benny Williams, F (St. Andrew's)
Favour Aire, C (Bishop McNamara)
Jakai Robinson, F  (National Christian Academy)
Erik Reynolds, G (Bullis)
Paul Lewis, G (Bishop O’Connell)
Bez Mbeng, G (Good Counsel)
Tymu Chenery, G (Episcopal)
Chuck Harris, G (Gonzaga)
Dug McDaniel, G (Paul VI)
Jamal Barnes, F (St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes)

Honorable Mention

Devin Dinkins, G (Gonzaga)
Avery Ford, G (Centreville)
Jasir Tremble, G (Theodore Roosevelt)
Saveon Jackson, F (KIPP)
Judah Mintz, G (Gonzaga) 
Jao Ituka, G (Gaithersburg)
Ryan Cornish, G (Sidwell Friends)
Amani Hansberry, F (St. John’s)
Quinton Mincey, F (Eleanor Roosevelt)
Rodney Rice, G (Bullis)
 

 

 

All-DMV Basketball Team: Kiki Rice is the student-athlete of the year

All-DMV Basketball Team: Kiki Rice is the student-athlete of the year

At NBC Sports Washington, we're celebrating the great high school basketball talent in the DMV with our first All-DMV Team.

Kiki Rice, G (Sidwell Friends) Student-Athlete of the Year

Following a freshmen season that put the DMV on notice, the USA Basketball alum entered her sophomore campaign with high expectations. She did not just meet them — she exceeded them.

Rice was a proficient scorer as a freshman. She often used her raw talent and abilities to out-athlete her opposition. This year, a more seasoned Rice showed off her ability to run the offense, get her teammates involved and pick her spots to dominate. 

Her leadership, drive and determination led Sidwell to the DCSAA championship game.

Madison Scott, F  (Bishop McNamara)

Madison Scott concluded an illustrious career at Bishop McNamara by leading the Mustangs to victory in the WCAC championship. 

The Ole Miss commit used length and athleticism to dominate the interior, while finding opportunities to show off her polished mid-range game. She was a program builder who will leave her legacy at Bishop McNamara.

Lee Volker, G/F (Paul VI) 

Lee Volker unleashed an inside/outside game that made her a match-up nightmare for opponents. When operating on the interior, Volker displayed polished post moves putting her in place to score at the basket. She extends defenses by shooting from distance and she is capable of putting the ball on the floor getting to the rim.

Volker led PVI to the WCAC final.

Eniya Russell, G (Pallotti)

Eniya Russell of Pallotti is a generational talent. The six-foot guard is electric off the dribble, can shoot from distance and is a terror on the boards. 

The South Carolina-commit led the Panthers to the IAAM championship.

Chetanna Nweke, F (Stone Ridge)

The 6-1 Princeton commit can score from anywhere on the court. She is a proficient three-point shooter with a polished mid-range game and Nweke plays with her back to the basket when called upon. 

She led the Gators in scoring, averaging 18.7 ppg.

Azzi Fudd, G  (St. John’s)

Azzi Fudd returned from a knee injury with a vengeance. After sitting out the early stages of the season, Fudd led the Cadets to their fifth consecutive DCSAA championship.

She utilizes supreme court vision to see things on the court before her opponent has a chance to. She is effective off the handle at setting up her teammates or getting her own shot. She has enough range to scare defenses from anywhere on the court, and she uses body control to get to the rim on command.

Fudd is smooth and polished in a manner rarely seen at the high school level. She is a true basketball savant and the junior is coveted by major college programs across the country. 

Elizabeth Martino, G (Riverdale Baptist)

Martino is an athletic combo-guard who uses her activity to control the flow of the game. She is effective at leading fast break opportunities and equally adept at attacking the rim in traffic. 

The Rutgers commit is an excellent defender who showed an ability to consistently knock down open jumpers.

Kaylah Ivey, G (Riverdale Baptist)

Kaylah Ivey is a playmaker extraordinaire. The 5-8 guard is a willing passer who puts the ball in the hands of her teammates in a position to score. The Boston College commit is aggressive off the dribble which allows her to penetrate with ease and finish at the rim.

Liatu King, F (Bishop McNamara)

King is an athletic wing who competes hard on the glass and uses her athletic ability to sprint out and finish in transition. She has the size to shoot over smaller defenders and the handle to blow by traditional bigs. 

The Pitt commit is a mismatch waiting to happen. She helped McNamara win the WCAC championship. 

Alyson Jefferson, G (Banneker)

Alyson Jefferson was the DCIAA player of the year. She averaged over 20 ppg helping to lead Banneker into the playoffs. 

Jefferson has a quick first step and is fearless in attacking the rim. Throughout her career, she thrived in big moments and consistently asked that the ball be in her hands in clutch time. 

Coach of the Year

Tamika Dudley, Sidwell Friends

In her first season at Sidwell, Dudley was tasked with replacing the Quakers' longtime head coach, Anne Renninger. As if that task weren’t enough, Dudley set out to do so with a roster that contained zero seniors, one junior and 10 freshmen/sophomores.

How did the Dudley-led Quakers respond? By going 25-6 and making it all the way to the DCSAA championship game in which they fought valiantly before falling to perennial powerhouse St. John’s.

Sidwell plays a beautiful brand of basketball: Crisp passes, timely cuts to the hoop, and they routinely pass up good shots for better ones. 

Sidwell is primed to challenge for championships for years to come.


Second Team 

Isabella Perkins, G  (Paul VI)
Kelis Corley, F  (St. John’s)
Adrianna Smith, F (O’Connell)
Jadyn Donovon, G  (Sidwell Friends)
Ava McGee, F (Maret)
Laila Jewett, G (Bishop Ireton)
Kaniyah Harris, G (Flowers)
Tajha Jackson, G/F (Ballou)
Brianna Scott, F (South Lakes)
Deja Bristol, F (New Hope Academy)
 

Honorable Mention

Synia Johnson, F (Riverdale Baptist)
Tedi Makrigiorgos, G (Madison)
Kamryn Anthony, G (Anacostia)
Taylor Webster, F (Georgetown Visitation)
Taylor Napper, F (St. John’s)
Cameron Wilkes, G (Dunbar)
Delaney Thomas, F (St. John’s)
Page Greenburg, G (Maret)
Zy’aire Hairston, G (Dunbar)
Nycerra Minnis, F (Parkdale)