Colonials win regional recognition from the Washington Post


Senior Chris Vrabel was one of the Colonial athletes selected for All-Met recognition.

The Washington Post announced the All-Met Spring Sports selections on June 9, with several Colonials featured in the mix. Each season, the Washington Post honors the best athletes and coaches from across the Washington-Metropolitan area.

Jefferson boys’ tennis coach John Myers was named Coach of the Year for boys’ tennis after leading the Colonials to an undefeated season and the Virginia AAA State Champion title. Myers has been coaching the Jefferson boys’ tennis team for six years and this is his first state title.

“I am honored to have been chosen as All-Met Coach of the Year, it was very humbling,” Myers said.

Senior Chris Vrabel was chosen for the All-Met First Team for boys’ tennis.

“Our coaches pushed us to always strive to improve,” Vrabel said. “It is certainly an honor, as being All-Met is a huge accomplishment for a high school athlete.”

Freshman Nathan Chuwait was named to the All-Met First Team for golf after a successful fall season, when he won the Liberty District and Northern Region titles and became the youngest player to win the latter. Sophomore Julie Luo was selected as an honorable mention.

“I think the reason that I was successful this year was because of all the practice. I received great support from my coaches and teammates,” Chuwait said. “It feels great that the hard work that I put into my golf game is paying off.”

Senior Emily Bartlett was chosen for All-Met First Team for girls’ rowing.

“It’s incredible to be considered amongst those who have received the honor in the past, as some of them are Olympic bound and are somewhat famous in the world of rowing,” Bartlett said. “I am so honored to be chosen, and it means my coaches and peers have noticed how hard I’ve worked for success in rowing over the past few years.”

For boys’ rowing, senior Scott Gibson was chosen for All-Met First Team, while senior Emory Ruscus was named an honorable mention.

“It was a great honor to be chosen as an All-Met,” Gibson said. “It really brings together all of the hard work both my teammates and I put in over the past four years as a part of TJ Crew.”