Edison’s Johns, West Potomac’s Colligan take top honors in Occoquan Region

Six of the players and a coach posing for picture holding their certificates
Members of the All-Occoquan Region team, including Edison’s Bri Johns, Aurea Gingras and Charlotte Jewell (left to right in the red shirts) and West Potomac’s Caroline Eby and Brian Colligan (second from right and far right). Image courtesy of twitter.com/theWPboard

It’s been another outstanding season for the Edison girls basketball team, as the Lady Eagles qualified for the state tournament yet again after finishing runners-up in the Occoquan Region.

Three senior stars for Edison were was named to the first-team All-Occoquan Region team, including Player of the Year Bri Johns. Joining her on the first team were Charlotte Jewell and Aurea Gingras. The 22-6 Eagles face Marshall tonight in the first round of states.

West Potomac’s best season since 1992 was also rewarded with a trio of all-region honors. Brian Colligan was named Coach of the Year and junior Caroline Eby made the first team. The 19-7 Wolverines captured their first district championship in 28 years this season, and will bring back much of their roster, including second-team all-region selection Danea Mackey.

Hayfield guard Kendall Dunham, who was the Gunston District Player of the Year, was one of two sophomores to make the first team. Lady Hawks teammate Ayana Gillen made honorable mention all-region.

Mount Vernon sophomore guard Isabela Lujan-Gonzalez rounded out the local selections, making honorable mention all-region.

The full 2018-2020 All-Occoquan Region Girls Basketball team:

Coach of the Year: Brian Colligan – West Potomac
Player of the Year: Bri Johns – Edison

1st team

  • Kendall Dunham – Hayfield
  • Caroline Eby – West Potomac
  • Melanie George – Fairfax
  • Aurea Gingras – Edison
  • Charlotte Jewell – Edison
  • McKenzie Matheny – West Springfield
  • Maggie McGuire – Woodson
  • Gabbi San Diego – South County

2nd Team

  • Lauren Gagermeier – Falls Church
  • Amor Harris – TC Williams
  • N’Jya Hopkins – T.C. Williams
  • Danea Mackey – West Potomac
  • Sam McNaughton – Fairfax
  • Juliana Park – Lake Braddock
  • Alexis White – West Springfield

Honorable Mention

  • Veronica Bubak – Robinson
  • Jane Elkins – Annandale
  • Ayana Gillen – Hayfield
  • Isabela Lujan-Gonzalez – Mount Vernon