Most Outstanding Seniors – 2021-22
Female Student-Athlete of the Year
Summer S. Campbell, a middle blocker at Jackson-Reed High School in Washington, D.C., led the DCIAA/DCSAA in scoring and hitting (.488) percentage and assisted the school in winning the 2021-2022 DCSAA State Volleyball Championship where she earned Tournament MVP. Summer went on to be named the 2021-22 DC Volleyball Gatorade POY, DCIAA/DCSAA Volleyball POY, and tabbed to the 2021-22 Washington Post Second Team All-Met. Summer maintains a 3.75 GPA with an AP course load and is committed to playing Division I volleyball at Radford University in the fall where she will major in Biology. Beyond academics and volleyball, Summer loves art and thrifting - she draws, paints, and flips old clothes.
Male Student-Athlete of the Year
Columbia Heights EC
Mamadou Diabate was phenomenal all year for the Bell Soccer Program. He was named captain of the team due to his exceptional leadership qualities. Fluent in English, Spanish, and French, Mamadou often translated multiple languages for his diverse teammates. He has earned the respect of all his teammates for his gratitude. A force on the soccer field, Mamadou was the leading goal scorer for the DCIAA. His clutch goal scoring was on display as he knocked in the game winning goal in the DCIAA Championship. He was recognized by the Washington Post as an All-Met Player. As a multisport athlete, Mamadou participated as a varsity basketball player for three (3) seasons. When Mamadou is not participating in sports, he enjoys playing the piano and helping others. Mamadou was named Valedictorian and he will attend Georgetown University in the fall.
Athletic Director of the Year
Mitch Gore, RAA, has been the athletic director at Jackson-Reed (formerly Wilson) High School for over a decade. Jackson-Reed is the largest DCPS school with 2100 students. Wilson has 40+ athletic teams and 75% of the student athletes are on the Honor Roll. This year Jackson-Reed won eleven DCIAA championships (Volleyball, Girls & Boys Cross Country, Girls Soccer, Cheerleading, Boys Basketball, Bowling, Boys Swimming, Girls Outdoor Track, Baseball, and Softball. Volleyball and Ultimate Frisbee won the DCSAA championships. Girls Ultimate was invited to the Ultiworld National Invite. Basketball and Baseball were DCSAA Runner-ups. The Crew program had incredible success! The Girls team won the WMIRA Championships and had two silver medals at Stotesbury. The boys varsity 8 won Stotesbury and the SRAA national championship and all boats went to the US Rowing Championships. The boys varsity 8 will compete at the Henley Regatta in England at the end of June. Coach Gore has worked with AD's across the region to develop Jackson-Reed, the DCIAA, and the DCSAA athletic programs. Coach Gore will be retiring from DCPS at the end of this school year.