Four players expected to have big impacts on their teams:
Cherry Hill East, senior, guard/forward
An Inquirer third-team all-South Jersey selection last season, the 5-foot-9 Boisvert averaged 17 points and eight rebounds. She has the ability to score from inside or the perimeter. Last season, she teamed with her sister Genevieve, now graduated, to form a strong scoring twosome. So she will take more of the scoring burden for an East team with high expectations.
Sterling, senior, guard
There may not be a player who is faster when dribbling than the 5-5 Burch. Last season, she averaged 11.8 points and 5.2 assists for the Colonial Conference Liberty Division cochampions. On a balanced Sterling team, her main strength is the ability to get her teammates involved while also putting defensive pressure on opposing ballhandlers.
Meghan Nowak Gateway, senior, forward/center
An Inquirer second-team all-South Jersey selection, the 6-foot Nowak has improved her scoring each year, averaging 14.1 points as a freshman, 18.7 as a sophomore and 23.2 last season. She has 1,362 career points and 867 career rebounds and has a versatile inside-outside game.
Jasmine Martin Timber Creek, senior, guard
The Quinnipiac recruit averaged 22.1 points for the Olympic Conference Patriot Division cochampions. A 5-9 combination guard, Martin has 1,041 career points. Besides possessing good range on her jumper, she is explosive taking her defender to the basket.
- Marc Narducci