Wootton’s Helen Sarikulaya Named All-Met Girls’ Tennis Player of the Year

by MCS Staff

Helen Sarikulaya of Wootton High School has been named All-Met Girls’ Tennis Player of the Year by the Washington Post. Helen went undefeated this year and won the 4A Maryland Singles Title.

With graceful confidence, Sarikulaya both motivated her squad and went undefeated to win the Maryland Class 4A singles title. By winning medals and helping train her teammates, she demonstrated a natural leadership that was key to her team’s success.

She will be attending Elon University and is already listed on the Tennis roster. Some of her accolades, per Elon, can be seen below:

Co-Captain of the Wootton Girls Tennis Team • Played on the team as the No. 1 singles player • Girls Singles Maryland State Champion in the 4A region (2020-2021, 2021-2022) • Four-year Varsity Letterwinner • Reached as high #7 in the country on USTA G18’s Rankings • Climbed as high #55 in the class of 2022 and #1 in Maryland on Tennis Recruiter • Moved up 200 spots in my class rankings within a year on Tennis Recruiter • Mentioned on “Hot 100 List” Twice on Tennis Recruiter • Received Sportsmanship Awards in tennis tournaments • MVP Player of the Year at OSSA Adidas National Tennis Academy • Volunteer Ball Girl at the Citi Open • Joined the Wootton Acapella group known as the Acatonics • ICHSA QUARTERFINAL Champions (20-21, 21-22) • SingStrong Champions in NYC (20-21) • Participated in soccer, softball, cross country, and indoor track. • Competed in States for Cross Country, and Indoor Track and Field • Earned an award for world language in French • Was recognized as student of the month for outstanding achievements in math. • Has a Junior Achievement Economics for Success certificate. • Member of the Tri-M Music Honor society • Involved in an organization called “Small Things Matter” that helps families in need from the impact of Covid.

Featured photo courtesy of @HelenSarikulaya on Instagram.


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