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Sophomore Jayela Lopez (center) was one of a whopping 11 freshmen and sophomores on Wakefield's roster this year.

Youngest 2017-2018 girls teams, by class composition

Wow, there were some young girls teams across the area this season. Compare this list with the boys one and it’s obvious there are many more freshmen and sophomores on the varsity on the girls’ side than the guys’. Even with NOVA being one of the better areas for girls basketball in the country the sheer depth of talent is not where it is on the boys side, especially in Loudoun and Prince William. It is constantly improving, though.

These rosters are going to get older and more experienced starting next year, though. Girls basketball fans around the region should be excited for next season and likely the one beyond, when more and more teams start to challenge for postseason success. Some of these scary-young teams were pretty good this year as well. The two youngest in terms of class composition–Wakefield and especially Osbourn Park–had very good seasons. Even some of the very best teams, such as Edison, Marshall, Freedom-South Riding, Tuscarora, Bishop Ireton and Woodbridge, really didn’t have a ton of seniors.

The future is very bright for NOVA girls basketball, both long-term and short. Anyway, the list of schools follows. We averaged a senior as four points down to a freshman as one. “Most experienced” teams are listed first.

1. Heritage 3.36
2. George Mason 3.33
3. Hayfield 3.29
3. Patriot 3.29
5. Brentsville 3.25
6. Woodgrove 3.21
7. Rock Ridge 3.20
7. Stonewall 3.20
9. Falls Church 3.17
9. Mount Vernon 3.17

11. Stuart 3.15
11. Langley 3.15
11. Herndon 3.15
14. Episcopal 3.08
14. Westfield 3.08
16. Centreville 3.00
16. West Springfield 3.00
16. Potomac School 3.00
19. McLean 2.93
20. O’Connell 2.92

21. T.C. Williams 2.91
22. W.T. Woodson 2.86
23. Lake Braddock 2.85
24. John Champe 2.83
25. Annandale 2.81
26. Paul VI 2.80
27. Battlefield 2.79
28. Manassas Park 2.78
29. Edison 2.75

30. South Lakes 2.73
30. Gar-Field 2.73
32. Freedom SR 2.69
32. Loudoun Valley 2.69
32. Briar Woods 2.69
35. Lee 2.67
35. West Potomac 2.67
35. Madison 2.67
35. Fairfax 2.67

39. South County 2.64
39. Loudoun County 2.64
39. Oakton 2.64
39. Riverside 2.64
39. Woodbridge 2.64
44. Yorktown 2.62
44. Stone Bridge 2.62
46. Osbourn 2.60
47. Tuscarora 2.58
48. Dominion 2.56
49. Broad Run 2.55

50. Jefferson 2.54
51. SSSA 2.50
51. Colgan 2.50
51. Flint Hill 2.50
54. Park View 2.45
55. Marshall 2.42
55. Chantilly 2.42
55. JPTG 2.42
58. Robinson 2.31
59. Potomac Falls 2.25
59. Madeira 2.25

61. Bishop Ireton 2.15
62. Forest Park 2.09
62. Seton School 2.09
64. Osbourn Park 2.00
65. Wakefield 1.86

Not assessed–Washington-Lee, Hylton, Freedom-Woodbridge, Potomac

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