WELCOME TO GIRLS' BASKETBALL
Virginia Independent Schools Girls' Basketball State Champions
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002,
Congratulations to our Lady Panthers and their college commitments!Kasey Curtis (2013) William & MaryMarlena Tremba (2013) William & MaryLauren Cox (2013) Christopher Newport University Ariana Freeman (2014) University of Louisville
2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013!
About Paul VI High School Girls’ Basketball Program
The Paul VI (PVI) Catholic High School Girls’ Basketball Program is one of the top programs in the country, successfully competing in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC), the nation's leading high school basketball conference, and in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA).
The Lady Panthers had a remarkable 2012-13 season with a 29-4 record and a 23-game winning streak. The program attracted national media attention and USA Today had PVI ranked as high as sixth in the nation. They were also top ten in the ESPN National Girls' Basketball Rankings, top ten in Max Preps National Rankings, number one in the Washington Post and ranked number one in the state of Virginia.
PVI ended the regular WCAC season with a second place tie and won their seventh straight VISAA state championship, setting a state and national record. Since its inception in 1995, PVI has won 14 VISAA state championships the last 19 seasons.
The PVI girls' basketball program consists of three teams: varsity, junior varsity and freshmen. The combined record last season for all three teams was an impressive 65-11. The program is led by Scott Allen. Coach Allen joined PVI in 2002, and has coached the varsity girls to nine VISAA state championships. He has also been named VISAA girls’ basketball coach of the year an unprecedented seven times. Due to PVI’s outstanding performance, Coach Allen was named 2013 Russell Athletic/Women's Basketball Coaches Association District Coach of the Year.
The 2013-14 Lady Panthers are a national caliber team that is very exciting to watch with their up-tempo style of basketball. The team returns a majority of its roster from last season including four of its five players in the starting line-up along with some new additions to the roster. The Lady Panthers have several players being highly recruited by colleges and universities across America and current senior Ariana Freeman has already committed to national champion runner-up Louisville. The Lady Panthers have one of the most difficult game schedules in country this season. In addition to playing WCAC teams, PVI will participate in the prestigious Naples Holiday Shootout Tournament in Naples, FL as well as the Rose Classic in New York City. PVI will also compete in the Art Turner Memorial Tip Off Showcase, which brings together top basketball programs in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia as well as the east coast.
The PVI basketball program is committed to providing opportunities for student athletes to demonstrate their basketball skills to college coaches. To this end, Coach Allen has organized the D.C. Metro College Showcase. The Showcase is sanctioned by the NCAA and enables players to gain exposure with college coaches from across the country. This annual event has evolved into one of the top college recruiting events on the East Coast.
PVI is also very active in introducing children to the sport of basketball. Coach Allen organizes the Paul VI Girls & Boys Summer Basketball Camps, which are open to children of all skills level. The camps are designed to teach the fundamentals, improve skills and have fun. To date, more than 500 campers have participated in the program.
PVI players excel in the classroom and on the basketball court. They receive a well-rounded education from a top rated high school which prepares them for success in college and beyond. PVI was recognized by The Cardinal Newman Society as one of the Top 50 Catholic High Schools in the nation. http://www.paulvi.net/Top50. The school's curriculum includes dual enrollment college courses and an advance placement program (AP). On average, AP scores earned by PVI students were approximately 20% higher than those of Fairfax County Public High School students. Over the past 5 years, PVI has numerically benchmarked its college acceptance rates and has virtually a 100% acceptance rate when compared to like students in other private and public schools.
For more information on PVI High School and the girls’ basketball program please contact Coach Allen firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the PVI web site www.paulvi.net