Five Days of List-Mas: Greater D.C.'s A-List

December, 12, 2011
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Whether you're putting together a grouping of best quarterbacks or worst albums, or you're making that special list for Santa, there's nothing quite like a good list. So in honor of the holiday season we're bringing you lists all week long — Merry List-Mas!

Today: Greater D.C. A-Listers

What is an A-Lister? In Hollywood, it's the George Clooney and Julia Roberts crowd. In the NFL, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers are A-Listers. In the NBA, it’s LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. The A-List is the best of the best. So which athletes can be considered A-Listers in Greater D.C this year? That’s where today’s list comes in. Regardless of sport, here’s our list of the top five A-List athletes in the state.

Eddie Goldman, Senior
Friendship Collegiate, Football
Credentials: The nation's No. 2 player in the ESPNU 150 and the top DL in the country holds offers from just about every elite BCS program; guided the Knights to a 9-1 mark this fall.

Ronald Darby, Senior
Potomac (Md.), Football/Track
Credentials: A member of Team USA's world record-setting medley relay team and a two-time outdoor state champ in the 100 and 200; No. 69 football recruit in the ESPNU 150; committed to Notre Dame for both sports.

Nate Britt II, Junior
Gonzaga, Basketball
Credentials: The reigning Gatorade State Player of the Year in D.C. averaged 13.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 5.2 assists last winter as a sophomore; rated No. 15 recruit in the ESPNU 60; committed to UNC.

Ahmed Bile, Senior
Annandale, Cross Country
Credentials: Four-time state champ and three-time All-American placed 12th at this year's Foot Locker Nationals; committed to Georgetown.

Brent Armstrong, Senior
St. Stephen's & St. Agnes, Lacrosse
Credentials: Rated the nation's No. 23 prospect in the ESPNHS 100; scored 26 goals and 22 assists last spring; member of the U.S. Men's U-19 National Team; committed to UNC.

Click here to check out some of the other states in our Five Days of List-Mas.

Tomorrow: The top underclassman football players from Greater D.C.

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