The Main Line high school girls’ basketball scene featured championship performances from many local squads.
Shipley (22-5) captured the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association final with a thrilling win over Germantown Academy. The PAISAA title marks the third title in four years and fourth in program history.
Episcopal Academy (15-9) won a share of the Inter-Ac title with Germantown Academy. The title marks the third one in school history.
Sacred Heart (17-9) won the PIAA District One Class AA District One title, then advanced to the second round of the PIAA Class AA state tournament, where they fell to eventual state champion Minersville.
Archbishop Carroll (20-5) advanced to the PIAA Class 5A state quarterfinals before losing to eventual finalist Trinity.
Also having fine campaigns were Radnor (18-9), which advanced to the PIAA state tourney for the third time in the past four years, and Villa Maria Academy (17-11).
The All-Main Line high school girls’ basketball teams are selected by the coaches. Because Main Line Media News covers 19 high schools, the Main Line Media News sports staff limits the number of sports available to first team, second team and honorable mention – but follows the priority of the coaches’ selections.
What follows are the 2016-17 All-Main Line high school girls’ basketball teams:
Casey Walsh, Academy of Notre Dame – Senior guard, a first team All-InterAc selection, displayed a wide range of talents, averaging 12.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg and 2.3 apg and converting 86 percent of her free throws. Committed to Connecticut College.
Bella Sorrentino, Archbishop Carroll – Senior guard, a first team All-Catholic League selection and first team All-Delco pick, averaged 10 points per game and five rebounds per contest.
Molly Masciantonio, Archbishop Carroll – Junior guard, a second team All-Delco pick and second team All-Catholic League selection, averaged 10.5 points per game and four rebounds per contest.
Katie Mayock, Conestoga – Junior center, a first team All-Central League pick (and runner-up in the voting for league MVP), was a dominant force in the middle for the Pioneers, averaging 15 points per game and 11 rebounds per contest.
Elodie Furey, Episcopal Academy – Senior 6-foot-2 forward and captain was the InterAc’s Most Valuable Player and a first team All-Delco pick, averaging 10 ppg, 9-3 rpg and 1.8 bpg. Will play basketball for Cornell University next winter.
Luca Mamula, Episcopal Academy – Junior forward, a first team All-InterAc pick and second team All-Delco selection, display a wide range of talent, averaging 8.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.4 spg.
Nia Jordan, Friends’ Central – Sophomore guard, a first team All-Friends’ Schools League selection, not only was a strong offensive player (12.5 ppg, 2.0 apg) but defensively as well (2.5 spg). Was Phoenix’s co-MVP.
Sophie Grady, Harriton – Senior guard, a first team All-Central League selection, averaged 19 points per game, and finished her Ram career as the leading scorer in school history with 1,294 points.
Jada Smith, Merion Mercy Academy – Senior forward, a first team All-AACA selection and the Golden Bears’ MVP, was an all-around performer, averaging 11.3 ppg, 9-9 rpg, 2.1 spg and 2 apg. Will play basketball for Holy Family University.
Nicole Massimino, Radnor – Senior guard and co-captain, a first team All-Central League pick, was the Red Raiders’ co-MVP and played in a school-record 18 playoff games. The granddaughter of former Villanova coach Rollie Massimino displayed a wide range of skills (14 ppg, 3 spg, 4 apg).
Allison Lanzone, Radnor – Senior forward and co-captain, the Red Raiders’ co-MVP, played in a school-record 18 playoff games and received second team All-Central League honors. Was a strong presence inside and a talented all-around player (14 ppg, 6 rpg, 2.5 spg).
Eileen Piombino, Sacred Heart – Junior guard was MVP of the PIAA District One champions. Averaged 13.2 points, 4.7 assists and 3.4 steals per game, and converted 33 three-pointers. Scored 26 points in district championship final.
Yndiah Bobo, Shipley – Senior point guard, a first team All-Friends’ Schools League selection, was MVP of the PAISAA state champions. Clarion University commit averaged 13.5 ppg, 3.6 spg, 3.4 rpg and 3.6 apg.
Lauren Ross, Shipley – Sophomore point guard, a first team All-Friends’ Schools League selection, was a standout in many aspects for the PAISAA state champions, averaging 16.1 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 4.0 apg and 3.3 spg.
Anna Camden, Shipley – Sophomore center, a first team All-Friends’ School League selection, was a dominant presence inside for the PAISAA state champions, averaging 13.5 ppg, 10.0 rpg and 3.0 bpg.
Abby Walheim, Villa Maria Academy – Sophomore guard, a first team All-AACA selection, was a strong presence inside for the Hurricanes, averaging 13.2 points per game and 6.9 rebounds per contest. Was Hurricanes’ Most Valuable Player.
Academy of Notre Dame – Mandy McGurk, sophomore guard.
Archbishop Carroll – Maggie Pina, sophomore guard.
Conestoga – Emma Powell, senior forward; Liz Scott, senior forward.
Episcopal Academy – Reilly Wright, senior point guard; Seanna McNamara, junior guard.
Lower Merion – Ashley Roberts, junior point guard; Sarah FitzPatrick, junior guard.
Radnor – Ellie Mueller, freshman forward;
Sacred Heart – Kyra Quigley, sophomore forward.
Villa Maria Academy – Marissa Picinich, senior forward; Paige Lauder, freshman forward.
Academy of Notre Dame – Jill Kane, senior guard; Riley Shaak, freshman center.
Agnes Irwin – Katie Anderson, freshman guard; Gianna Napoleon, sophomore forward; Caroline Coyne, senior – guard.
Archbishop Carroll – Erin Sweeney, freshman guard/forward; Theresa Kearney, senior guard/forward.
Episcopal Academy – Olivia Dirks, sophomore guard.
Friends’ Central – Raanee Smith, sophomore center.
Harriton – Christina Brown, sophomore guard; Meg Willcox, junior guard.
Haverford High – Erin Doherty, sophomore guard; Brianna Blair, senior forward.
Lower Merion –Bethany Eldridge, junior forward; Izzy Meline, junior forward; Rowan Hassman, sophomore center.
Merion Mercy Academy – Shannon Carroll, senior forward; Hannah Crilley, senior guard/forward.
Radnor – Audrey Rosenblum, sophomore guard.