Last year's record in parentheses.

Rk. Team

1. Neumann-Goretti (30-0)

A 59-1 record over the last two seasons has shown the Saints are one of the state's best programs. With four Division I recruits (Alisha Kebbe, Morgan Lenahan, Kamiah Smalls, and Jada Russell) the defending PIAA Class AA and Catholic League champions will be tough to top.

2. Cardinal O'Hara (21-6)

Last season the Lions were young, with sophomores and freshmen making up the majority of minutes played. With a full year of experience under their belt, this scrappy and exciting group will be one to watch.

3. Archbishop Wood (25-4)

The Vikings return a big nucleus from the team that made it to the PIAA Class AAA title game last season. Bailey Greenberg leads them offensively, but their patience on the defensive end makes them a contender.

4. Abington (26-6)

Three of five starters return for the Ghosts, the District 1 Class AAAA runner-up and state quarterfinalists. With a good inside-out game, Abington should have a versatile offense.

5. Boyertown (27-3)

The defending Pioneer Athletic Conference champs won their first 25 games last season before falling to eventual state champ Cumberland Valley. Four starters return for the Bears, including Abby Kapp.

6. Gwynedd Mercy (23-5)

Maggie Cameron, Brigit Coleman, Maura Conroy, and Erica DeCandido are all back for the defending District 1 AAA champions. The Monarchs have a lot of talent and high expectations to match.

7. Shipley (21-7)

The two-time defending Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association state champions return Yndiah Bobo, Maya Overton, Tenisha Pressley, and Courtney Redcross. The Gators should be dynamic again this season.

8. North Penn (21-9)

Last year, the Maidens were hit hard by injuries but still managed a berth in the PIAA Class AAAA tournament. A healthy North Penn should be a contender in District 1 as the Knights lost only one senior to graduation.

9. Upper Dublin (23-5)

The Cardinals have won 19 games or more for the last five seasons. With a slew of players back again this year, they are poised for another Suburban One American crown and another trip to the state playoffs.

10. Bishop Shanahan (22-5)

The Eagles last year captured the program's first outright Ches-Mont League title since 1971. With a good group of starters back, including center Devon Adams and guard Ciara Forde, Shanahan will have a very balanced offense.

- Kate Harman
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