#1 La Jolla Country Day (IV) Record 32-1
The Torrey’s come in the 2013 season with high expectations. University of Washington bound point guard Kelsey Plum and the lady Torrey’s will be hard to beat and are the favorites to repeat as CIF champions and to make another run at the state championship. This group has the rare ability to play multiple styles of defense and executes at a high level on the offensive end. Look for them to do a whole of winning this year.
#2 Bishop’s (IV) 2011-12 Record 20-12 (4-2)
Bishop’s comes into this season returning all of their core pieces from a year ago. Led by Columbia bound Devon Roeper and ultra-talented junior Imani Littleton. Bishop’s is a fundamentally sound team with an inside attack that is unmatched in the county. Look for Bishop’s to battle for the Coastal league and CIF Championships this year.
#3 Mater Dei (IV) 2011-12 Record 21-6 (10-0)
Over the past decade Mater Dei has established itself as one of the top programs in the county. This group of young ladies is not only talented; but their physical, aggressive style of play will be tough for most teams to handle. Led by USD bound Alexandria Young, Northern Arizona bound Brittani Lusain, as well as talented juniors Kandiss Barber & Olusola Smith this group will make a push for the Div. IV title this year.
#4 Serra (II) 2011-12 Record 26-8 (8-2)
Serra is arguably one of the most athletic teams in the San Diego Section. Led by the Delaware state bound trio of; Tylinn Carter, Tiarra & Tia Griffis. This group has consistently improved each year and expect this year to be no different. With talented junior point guard Taylor Harris running the show, look for the Lady Conquistadors to make a lot of noise this year.
#5 Horizon Christian Academy (V) 2011-12 Record 12-17 (2-4)
Horizon has five players on their current roster that will play at four year universities once their high school days are over. The talent and athleticism that they have at the 1-5 positions will put them in contention in the always tough Coastal League. They have the potential to not only to win the Div. 5 CIF Championship but the state championship is a realistic goal for this talented crew.
#6 La Costa Canyon (II) 2011-12 Record 24-5 (7-1)
One of San Diego’s top programs is anchored by 6’5 Center Savannah Irwin, talented scoring guard Ester Wofford and a playmaking point guard in Taylor Pierce. La Costa’s ability to play inside out will be hard for most teams to withstand. This talented trio looks to lead La Costa to its 5th straight league title and a trip back to the CIF Championship. La Costa Canyon most recently won CIF titles in the 08-09 and 10-11 seasons.
#7 Cathedral Catholic (III) 2011-2012 Record 15-9 (6-2)
Cathedral enters the season lead by Utah bound ultra-athletic forward Wendy Anae and sharp shooting junior point guard Juliet Jones. Cathedral is a fundamentally sound team that is efficient in the half court set and in transition. Anae and Jones make this group of talented young ladies a threat to take the DII crown this year.
#8 Mount Miguel (III) 2011-2012 Record 26-7 (8-0)
This talented group of young ladies looks to return to the CIF Championship game this year. Led primarily by sophomores and juniors this group will undoubtedly find them-selves in contention for the CIF crown year in and year out. Their aggressive pressure defense and attacking offensive style will overwhelm most teams they face this year. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Cathedral and Mt. Miguel face off in the DIII Championship Game.
#9 Westview (II) 2011-2012 Record 21-8 (8-2)
Westview is led by two seasoned seniors in crafty point guard Courtney Krysl and athletic, scoring guard Ty Amaya. The emerging post play of 6’2 sophomore Macy Gipson put Westview right in the middle of a touch battle for the DII crown this year. Look for this squad to win a whole lot more than they lose this year.
#10 Granite Hills (I) 2011-2012 Record 30-6 (9-1)
Granite Hills looks to have another stellar season. Returning one of the best backcourts in the county doesn’t hurt. Anne Vietty & Skylar Williams will lead the way for the Lady Eagles. Their up-tempo offensive style and zone pressing scheme is one of the best in county. Division I seems to be wide open for the taking and Granite looks to make a return to the CIF Championship Game.