Colgan's Alyssa Andrews was a threat to steal the ball and take it coast-to-coast, but also a threat to bury a three-pointer in stride.

2017-2018 All-NOVA freshman girls team

Alyssa Andrews, Colgan–Athletic forward has great size and can score from inside and out past the three-point arc. Averaged around 14 points a game with 20 double-figure scoring games on the season. Exploded for 29 points against Gar-Field on January 10th. A hard-worker that could be absolutely dominant by the time she’s a senior.

Lexi White, West Springfield–Guard averaged in double figures but was even better in the playoffs for Patriot District champ West Springfield, averaging almost 14 points a game. Inserted into Billy Gibson’s starting lineup almost right away and showed no hesitation taking big shots. Scored a season-high 21 points against South County. Willing defender who can get in the passing lanes and even block a shot or two.

Christina Trivisonno, Marshall–Rookie of the Year in the National District was second-leading scorer on the 26-4 Statesmen, behind only Clara Ford. Guard shows maturity and basketball knowledge way past her years in her defensive positioning–obvious she and twin sister Mary are the coach’s daughters. Had a nice tournament at Rebel Roundball, where she scored 44 points total. Has solid three-point range.

Meghan O’Brien, Chantilly–Precocious forward-center was a all-first team Concorde District selection. Led the Chargers in scoring. Blocks a decent amount of shots and is adept at establishing defensive position down low. Still developing strength, but more than held her own against the rugged junior and senior posts in the Concorde. Is starting to develop range on her jumper and can attack the rim from any which way in the post. Sound footwork.

Meghan O'Brien was one of several impressive freshmen on the Chargers.
Meghan O’Brien was one of several impressive freshmen on the Chargers.

Adrianna Smith, South Lakes–Quick and strong¬†forward teamed with fellow impressive freshman Brianna Scott to help the Seahawks to a 20-win season. Led the team in scoring and averaged around nine boards a game. Exploded out of the gate with a 22-point performance against Hayfield in just her second career game. Active feet and court savvy make her a great fit in South Lakes’ up-tempo schemes. 20-10 stat lines will be commonplace for her in a year or two.

Honorable Mention–Lee Volker (Loudoun Valley), Bella Perkins (Paul VI), Bradyn Griffin (SSSA), Cayla Williams (Madeira), Ambria Redfearn (West Potomac), Danea Mackey (West Potomac), Caroline Eby (West Potomac), Taylor Thompson (Wakefield), Nevaeh Wallace (Wakefield), Mary Trivisonno (Marshall), Valerie Dirkse (Marshall), Kendall Jones (McLean), Laci Johnson (Herndon), MacKenzie Koch (Herndon), Amalia Makrigiorgos (Madison), Megan Baxter (Chantilly), Skylar Bibbee (Chantilly), Sophie Pavlech (Chantilly), Gabby Reed (Westfield), Brianna Scott (South Lakes), Jo Ralfo (Osbourn Park), Hannah Kaloi (Oakton), Kaya Squirewell (Centreville), Kara Vietmeyer (Oakton), Maddie Scarborough (Osbourn Park), Bel Tillett (Osbourn Park), Alex Harju (Battlefield), Victoria Taylor (Osbourn), Grace Nathan (Briar Woods), Caitlin Blackman (Patriot), Sole Carroll (T.C. Williams), Chumani Chamberlain (SSSA), Ryan Shepherd (Episcopal), Emmy Noone (Flint Hill), Julianna Park (Lake Braddock), Halle Johnson (Madeira), Scarlett Anderson (Mount Vernon), Evelina Swigart (Potomac School), Taylor Hafer (Stone Bridge), Sarah O’Day (Stone Bridge), Abby Krug (Robinson), Carmen Renzi (Loudoun County), Paige Anderson (Potomac Falls), Belinda Glenn (Forest Park), Lauren Palmateer (Forest Park)