While the 2019-20 Main Line high school girls’ basketball season featured a solid number of talented squads, the biggest news was the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, which interrupted the PIAA state tournament in mid-March and eventually cancelled the tourney April 9.
Both Archbishop Carroll (17-10) and Villa Maria Academy (20-8) advanced to the PIAA 5A state quarterfinal round before the postponement and eventual cancellation of the tourney.
Academy of Notre Dame (19-7) advanced to the PAISAA state semifinals. Sacred Heart captured its fourth consecutive PIAA District 1 2A championship.
Other winning Main Line squads included Friends’ Central (16-11), Haverford High (16-10), Radnor (16-11) and Barrack Hebrew Academy (19-5).
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 2019-20 All-Main Line high school girls’ basketball teams:
Maeve McErlane, Academy of Notre Dame – Sophomore guard averaged 14 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.6 apg and 2.0 spg, and converted 74 percent of her free throws. Was a first team All-Inter-Ac selection and a first team All-Delco pick. Noted for her wide range of skills.
Allie Lynch, Academy of Notre Dame – Senior guard’s standout all-around play was a key factor in the Irish’s successful season, averaging 10.1 ppg, 1.5 apg and 1.6 spg. Converted 70 percent of her free throws. Was a second team All-Delco and All-Inter-Ac selection.
Erin Sweeney, Archbishop Carroll – 5-foot-10 senior guard, a first team All-State (Class 5A) selection, averaged 15.4 points per game, 4.0 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. Was first team All-Catholic League and All-Delco pick.
Grace O’Neil, Archbishop Carroll – Sophomore guard, a first team All-Catholic League selection and a first team All-Delco pick, displayed a wide range of skills, averaging 12.2 ppg, 3.4 rpg and 2.6 apg. Noted for her cerebral play.
Anajah Brown, Baldwin School – Junior center and captain was an All-Inter-Ac first team selection, averaging 19.4 points per game, 4.3 blocks per contest and 10.8 rebounds per game.
Madison Smith, Friends’ Central – Sophomore guard/forward, the Phoenix’s Most Valuable Player, was an all-around standout performer, scoring 16.5 points per game, pulling down 11.5 rebounds per contest and averaging 3.0 steals per game.
Annie Aspesi, Harriton – Sophomore guard, a first team All-Central League selection, averaged 10.6 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.0 apg and 2.5 deflections per contest. Converted 80 percent of her free throws.
Caroline Dotsey, Haverford High – Freshman 6-foot forward, a second team All-Central League selection, was a potent force underneath for a strong Ford squad, averaging 8.8 rpg, 7.5 rpg and 1.2 bpg.
Chiara MacGillivray, Haverford High – Junior guard, a second team All-Central League selection, displayed a wide range of skills, averaging 9.4 ppg, 4.2 rpg and 1.8 apg. Converted 39 three point field goals.
Ellie Mueller, Radnor – Senior 5-foot-10 forward is the Raiders’ all-time leading scorer (1,461 points) and rebounder (more than 700). A first team All-Central League selection, she averaged 15.7 ppg, 9.5 rpg and 2.6 spg. A fine all-around athlete, she will play lacrosse at Princeton University.
Brienne Williams, Radnor – Junior guard, a second team All-Central League selection, was a potent scorer from the outside for the Raiders as well as a standout ballhandler. Averaged 11.5 ppg and was a key factor in the Raiders’ successful season.
Kayleigh Doyle, Sacred Heart – Senior guard and fourth-year starter helped lead the Lions to their fourth consecutive District 1 2A championship, averaging 12.1 ppg, 7.1 apg, 6.7 spg and 4.2 rpg.
Sanaa Redmond, Shipley – Junior point guard, a first team All-Friends’ Schools League selection and the Gators’ MVP, was a prolific scorer, averaging 21.5 ppg as well as 2.7 apg and 2.1 spg. Is second on the Gators’ all-time scoring list with 1,411 career points, and is an all-state Class 2A third team pick.
Maddy Ryan, Villa Maria Academy – Senior forward and captain, a first team All-AACA selection, as well as the recipient of the Markward Club Outstanding Athlete award from AACA, averaged 12.4 ppg and 8.3 rpg. Noted for her leadership and consistent excellence.
Morgan Warley, Villa Maria Academy – Senior guard put the Hurricanes on her back in the post-season, averaging 15.2 ppg in Villa’s final seven games. Considered the most athletic player on the Hurricanes, she also averaged 2.3 steals per game and 3.5 rebounds per contest.
Academy of Notre Dame – Katie Halligan, freshman forward.
Agnes Irwin – Katie Anderson, senior guard/point guard.
Archbishop Carroll – Karli Dougherty, junior guard.
Baldwin School – Kaya Weiser, sophomore guard.
Barrack Hebrew Academy – Dayna Felger, sophomore point guard; Eden Singer, freshman wing/point guard; Jessie Singer, sophomore guard.
Episcopal Academy – Raeleen Keffer-Scharpf, senior forward.
Friends’ Central – Sanaa Garrett, freshman guard; Amani Savage, freshman forward.
Harriton – Maretta Smith, sophomore guard.
Merion Mercy Academy – Kiersten Krouse, senior guard.
Radnor – Julia Rigolizzo, senior guard.
Shipley – Olivia Joseph, junior forward.
Villa Maria Academy – Jackie Ford, senior forward; Myla Warley, senior guard.
Academy of Notre Dame – Izzy Casale, junior guard; Julia Dever, sophomore guard.
Agnes Irwin – Amelia Leyden, senior point guard/guard.
Baldwin School – Taylor Levinson, junior forward.
Conestoga – Katharine Gay, senior center; Kate Galica, freshman guard.
Episcopal Academy – Gaeli Keffer-Scharpf, freshman forward; Cara Harty, senior guard.
Harriton – Lexy Calhoun, junior guard; Mady Calhoun, sophomore forward.
Haverford High – Addison Brodnik, junior guard/forward.
Lower Merion – Bridget McCann, junior forward; Sophia Dowdall, junior guard.
Merion Mercy Academy – Mary Kate Gray, freshman center; Lucy Curry, sophomore forward.
Radnor – Caitlin Higgins, senior guard; Cierra Hopson, junior forward; Sally Austen, junior guard.
Sacred Heart – Ainsley Davis, sophomore guard/forward; Carina Fichera, senior forward.
Shipley – Lauryn Redcross, sophomore forward.