One of the most hyped freshmen in recent high school basketball history, Fudd exceeded expectations in her first year at St. John’s. Facing some of the best defenders in the area throughout Washington Catholic Athletic Conference play, she averaged 24 points, which ranked third in the area. In January, she put up back-to-back 41-point games. She led the region in three-pointers with 102 and paired her outside game with a quick first step that let her get to the basket at will. The Cadets won the WCAC title for the second consecutive season and the DCSAA championship for the fourth time in five years.
Shakira Austin, F, Sr., Riverdale Baptist
After transferring from Colgan High in Manassas, Austin became one of the most feared post players in the area. Averaging 18 points, the Maryland signee led the Crusaders to a 22-5 record against local and national opponents.
Jakia Brown-Turner, F, Jr., Bishop McNamara
Brown-Turner helped the Mustangs to a third-place finish in the WCAC with an all-around offensive game. Her 45-point, seven-rebound performance against New York’s Monsignor Scanlan in January only increased the interest in her from Division I programs.
Jordyn Callaghan, G, Sr., Langley
Co-Player of the Year in the Liberty Conference and a four-year starter for the Saxons, Callaghan hit a buzzer-beating three-pointer to send her team to its second Virginia Class 6 championship game in three years.
Amira Collins, F, Sr., Paul VI
The Tennessee signee represented half of the most feared duo in the area, providing the inside counterpart to Ashley Owusu’s outside game at Paul VI. Averaging 17.6 points, she helped the Panthers to a second-place finish in the WCAC.
Clara Ford, F, Sr., Marshall
A dominant post player, Ford led Marshall to the Virginia Class 6 state playoffs by averaging 18.3 points. She will play at Boston College.
Ashia McCalla, G, Sr., Eleanor Roosevelt
The Morgan State recruit capped her high school career by scoring 29 points and grabbing nine rebounds in the Raiders’ Maryland 4A championship win.
Mya Moye, G, Sr., Anacostia
The DCIAA player of the year gave the Indians plenty of highlights, but scoring 50 points in the conference championship game tops a lengthy list.
Devyne Newman, G, Sr., Herndon
The heart of Herndon’s offense, Newman averaged 20 points for a team that won 10 of its first 11 games. She will play at Saint Joseph’s.
Ashley Owusu, G, Jr., Paul VI
The Maryland commitment continued her development as one of the area’s best all-around guards, providing lock-down defense on the WCAC’s biggest scorers and averaging 19.2 points.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Kelli Cofield, Long Reach
In her eighth year at Long Reach, Cofield continued her steady improvement of the team by guiding it to the Maryland 3A title game, the first in school history. The Lightning used a 15-1 start to capture a share of the Howard County title and then continued its success in the postseason.
Drew Calhoun, G, Sr., Parkdale
Akunna Konkwo, F, Jr., Bishop Ireton
Paris McBride, G, Sr., Woodbridge
Malu Tshitenge-Mutombo, F, Jr., St. John’s
Taleah “Noo” Washington, G, Sr., Rock Creek Christian
Kelliann Lee, G, Sr., Poolesville
Carole Miller, F, Jr., Edison
Ellie Mitchell, F, Jr., Georgetown Visitation
Honesty Scott-Grayson, G, Sr., Riverdale Baptist
Natalie Villaflor, G, Sr., Loudoun County
Jaelyn Batts, F, Jr., Freedom-South Riding
Aliyah Matharu, G, Jr., Bishop McNamara
Brie Perpignan, G, Sr., Bishop O’Connell
Kiana Williams, G, Sr., Long Reach
Sydney Wood, F, Sr., St. John’s
Taylor Addison, F, Sr., Howard
Zenzele Aspemaka-Vital, G, Sr., National Christian
Annie Boasberg, G, Sr., Sidwell Friends
Denai Bowman, G, Jr., Gwynn Park
Mallory Brodnik, F, Jr., Jefferson
Kayla Brooks, G, Sr., Bladensburg
Jakayla Brown, G, Sr., St. Mary’s Ryken
Maqui Carrillo, G, Sr., Bullis
Courtlynne Caskin, G, Sr., Potomac School
Chloe Chapman, G, Jr., Good Counsel
Jackie Christ, F, Jr., Dominion
Caitlyn Clendenin, F, Sr., Bethesda-Chevy Chase
Promise Cunningham, G, Jr., National Christian
Jada Dapaa, F, Sr., Holy Child
Sydney Faulcon, F, Jr., Old Mill
Laila Grant, G, Jr., Magruder
Zoey Goldberg, G, Sr., Wootton
Kayla Goldring, F, Sr., Leonardtown
Erin Green, F, Sr., Poolesville
Marley Grenway, G, Jr., Oakland Mills
Carrie Gross, F, Sr., Rock Creek Christian
Sha’lynn Hagans, G, Jr., Osbourn Park
Morgann Harden, G, Jr., Loudoun County
Latavia Jackson, G, Jr., North Point
Ragan Johnson, F, Sr., Parkdale
Synia Johnson, G, So., North Point
Kate Klimkiewicz, G, Sr., Paul VI
Trinity Klock, F, So., Clarksburg
Alayna McFadden, G, Sr., Blair
Nicole McNamara, G, Sr., Westfield
Kennedy Middleton, F, Sr., Tuscarora
Mariah Mitchell, G, Sr., Dunbar
Amele Ngwafang, F, Sr., Paint Branch
Jordan Odom, G, Sr., Gaithersburg
Melanie Osborne, F, Sr., Richard Montgomery
Trinity Palacio, G, Jr., T.C. Williams
Haley Pasqualone, F, Jr., Loudoun Valley
Peyton Perine, C, Sr., Oakton
Jahnaya Peterson, G, Sr., Suitland
Nusaibah Rashad, F, Sr., Richard Montgomery
Danyelle Riddick, F, Sr., Douglass
Gabbi San Diego, G, So., South County
Tatiana Seymour, G, Sr., Bell
Lyric Swann, G, Jr., Long Reach
Natalie Terwilliger, F, Sr., West Potomac
Iyanna Warren, G, Jr., Oxon Hill
Taylor Webster, F, So., Georgetown Visitation
Lexi Weger, F, Sr., Episcopal
Tania White, F, Sr., Largo
Brooke Worrell, G, Sr., Chesapeake