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High School: Earned 10 varsity letters - four in soccer, four in swimming and two in track and field - at Connell School of the Holy Child in Potomac, Md... Captain of the soccer team as a junior and senior and was captain of the swimming and track and field teams as a senior... On the soccer pitch, earned Montgomery County Gazette All-Gazette Second Team honors as a senior, setting a school record with 20 goals scored... Named to the Washington Post All-Metro Honorable Mention following that campaign, as well... Tabbed All-Independent School League First Team in soccer and track and field as a senior... Finished high school career as Holy Child's all-time leading scorer with 35 goals and 24 assists... Became the school's single-season scoring leader with 20 goals and seven assists as a senior... In the pool, participated in the conference and metropolitan championships and was a finalist in the freestyle, breaststroke and individual medley... Was the team and pool record holder in the freestyle, breaststroke and individual medley... Conference track finalist and champion in several track and field relays... Earned the school's Scholar-Athlete award all four years of high school... Also played club soccer for the Arlington Flash and Coach David Madlin... Led the Flash U-19 team with 15 goals and seven assists... Also competed on the NOVAFC Majestic's U-20 Super Y League team in 2007-2008.
Personal: Rachel Ann Karanian... Daughter of John and Alicia Karanian... Born in Fairfax, Va... Has an older sister, Meghan, and a younger sister, Jordan... Also plans to participate on Loyola's track and field team.