B.J. Koubaroulis and Brandon Parker preview some of the top players and programs in the DMV area to watch this basketball season. (Nick Plum for Synthesis/Koubaroulis LLC./The Washington Post)

Top teams

Holy Child (16-8), National Cathedral (16-5), Episcopal (10-16)

Top players

G Daniela Falcone, Holy Child, 5-7, Sr.

C Rennie Harrison, Episcopal, 6-3, Jr.

G Marta Sniezek, National Cathedral, 5-7, So.

G Eileen Williams, Holy Child, 5-6, Sr.


The Holy Child quartet of Williams, Falcone, junior guard Talley Britt and junior guard/forward Colby Evans combined for 38 points, 21 rebounds, 9 assists and 10 steals a game last season. Sophomore forward Anna Jorgensen was the Tigers’ leading scorer in this season’s opener. . . . National Cathedral’s new Coach is St. John’s graduate Brittany Mitch, a 2005 All-Met who inherits the defending league tournament champion. Sniezek scored 21 points in the 46-38 win in the league final over regular season champion St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes, which has moved up to ISL AA. . . . Harrison developed her game over the summer and has drawn Division I interest. She and senior point guard Haley Lyerly give Episcopal an inside-outside punch. . . . St. Andrew’s Coach Andre Foreman guided the Lions’ junior varsity team last season. The starting point guard for St. Andrew’s is NCS transfer Jarena Harmon.