WELCOME TO GIRLS' BASKETBALL
WCAC Champions 3rd Consecutive Year; VISAA D-I State Champion 10th Consecutive Year
2015 NAPLES HOLIDAY SHOOTOUT CHAMPION
Washington Post DMV Rank Number 1
USA Today National Rank Number 2
ESPN National Rank Number 3
USA Today selects Coach Allen ALL-USA Girls Basketball Coach of the Year
Congratulations to our players' college commitments:
Raven James (2016) Villanova
Jasmine Whitney (2016) University of Pittsburgh
Carolyn Noe (2016) Lynchburg College
Eufrasia Harris (2016) Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte, NC
Jonquanae Cole (2015) North Carolina State
Kayla Meador (2015) St. Francis University
Kendall Hunter (2015) Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Ariana Freeman (2014) Louisville
Lindsay Oblitey (2014) Virginia Tech
Diamond Mickle (2014) Eastern Mennonite University
Kasey Curtis (2013) William & Mary
Marlena Tremba (2013) William & Mary
Lauren Cox (2013) Christopher Newport University
About the PVI Girls’ Basketball Program
About the PVI Girls’ Basketball Program
PVI is a college-preparatory school and girls’ basketball is a college-preparatory athletic program. The program offers student athletes a well-rounded educational experience and life-long memories being part of a championship program. Girls’ basketball is one of 27 athletic programs at PVI and together they help fulfill the school’s mission of graduating responsible, moral, service-oriented young adults who will continue to “grow in grace and wisdom."
Girls’ basketball at PVI has evolved into a national level program. This change took place due to the incredible support of the school, outstanding student-athletes, a dedicated coaching staff and the unwavering commitment of parents and the PVI community. Today, the Lady Panthers are recognized as one of the top high school girls’ basketball teams in America. When the 2015-16 season ended, PVI was ranked number two in the country by USA Today and number three in the country by ESPN. They were also ranked number one in Virginia by MaxPreps and number one in the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia (DMV) region by the Washington Post.
PVI plays in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC), the nation’s most competitive high school basketball conference. They are also a member of the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA), the leading independent high school league in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The 2015-16 season was historic for the Lady Panthers. They had a remarkable won-loss record of 33-1 and were crowned Naples Holiday Classic champion, WCAC regular season champion, WCAC tournament champion and VISAA division I state champion.
The 2016 WCAC championship was the third consecutive title for the Lady Panthers. The VISAA state championship was the 10th straight Virginia state title, setting a national high school record, and their 17th Virginia state championship in the last 22 years. Over the last three seasons, PVI accumulated an impressive 94-8 record.
The girls' basketball program consists of three teams: varsity, junior varsity (JV) and freshmen. The JV team won the 2016 WCAC championship for a third consecutive year with a strong 19-1 record. Over the last three seasons, the JV team has achieved a remarkable 60-2 record and considered the best JV teams in the DMV region. The freshmen team had a 9-7 record last season and a 42-13 record over the last three seasons.
Scott Allen leads the girls’ basketball program. Coach Allen is a Vermont native and joined PVI in 2002. He has coached the varsity girls to three WCAC championships, 12 VISAA state championships and two national-level tournament victories. Coach Allen’s success has garnered national attention and he is recognized as one of the best high school girls’ basketball coaches in America. In 2016, he was selected ALL-USA Girls Basketball Coach of the Year by USA Today. A year earlier, he was awarded the 2015 Pat Summitt Trophy as the National Coach of the Year by the Women’s Coaches Basketball Association. In addition, Coach Allen was named 2016 WCAC Coach of the Year for a second straight year and 2016 Washington Post coach of the year for the DMV region. Since 2002, Allen has been selected VISAA Virginia state girls’ basketball coach of the year an unprecedented eight times.
Coach Allen is passionate about advancing the sport of basketball. For high-school level students, he created the D.C. Metro College Showcase. The Showcase is sanctioned by the NCAA and gives players an opportunity to demonstrate their basketball skills in front of college coaches and scouts. This annual event is hosted at PVI and is one of the top college recruiting showcases on the east coast. For grade-school level students, Allen organizes the annual Paul VI Girls’ & Boys’ Summer Basketball Camps. These camps teach basketball fundamentals and game skills in a format that is fun and challenging. Since its inception eleven years ago, the camps have hosted more than 700 children each summer.
Coach Allen teaches that true champions excel in the classroom and on the basketball court. The program takes great pride in having a large number of honor students and accomplished student athletes achieving their academic and athletic goals. The 2016 Lady Panthers had a cumulative grade point average in excess of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Twenty PVI players from Coach Allen teams have played basketball in college and all of his players have pursued academic studies at the collegiate level.
PVI is a top-rated academic institution that prepares students for success in college and beyond. 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. 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.
Scott Allen receives the Pat Summitt Trophy as the 2015 United States Marine Corps/Women's Coaches Basketball Association "National Coach of the Year"
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