The Inquirer TOP 10
Team 2008-09 Record
Last season's final ranking in parentheses.
1. Council Rock North (NR) 29-2
The Indians should get some early tests against Central Dauphin and No. 10 Downingtown East this weekend.
2. Archbishop Carroll (1) 30-1
Seniors Erin Shields and Mary Kate McCann will lead the Patriots, the defending PIAA Class AAA champions.
3. Germantown Academy (3) 31-0
The 11-time defending Inter-Academic League champion Patriots are riding a 37-game winning streak. Can they top last season?
4. Cheltenham (5) 29-3
Returnees Shayla Felder, a third team all-state pick, and Monet Constant are among the latest in a long line of outstanding Panther guards.
5. Cardinal O'Hara (2) 27-4
Can the Lions make another run at the PIAA Class AAAA title? In their first try last season, they reached the championship game.
6. Abington (NR) 20-6
The Ghosts will look to veteran senior Emily Leer in their bid for the Suburban One League National Conference championship.
7. Central Bucks East (NR) 24-4
Coach Tom Lonergan hopes to develop a bench to go with leading scorer Liz Martin and her starting teammates.
8. Mount St. Joseph (6) 29-2
Juniors Mary Jo Horgan and Steph Smith are returning starters from last season's team that reached the PIAA Class AAA eastern final four.
9. Springfield-Delco (NR) 23-5
With MyNeshia McKenzie leading the way, the Cougars look to battle Lower Merion for Central League honors.
10. Downingtown East (4) 28-3
This season marks Bob Schnure's 30th anniversary as a coach in the Downingtown district. His record last season speaks for itself - and his steller career.
Under consideration (listed alphabetically): Archbishop Ryan (19-7), Archbishop Wood (20-7), Lower Merion (26-4), Council Rock South (15-10), North Penn (15-9), St. Basil (17-7), Villa Maria Academy (19-9).
- Don Beideman