D5-A Girls - Team Breakdown
- Preseason Team Rankings
- Qualifying Spots For Teams: 1
- 2017 Champion: Southern Fulton (20 points)
Southern Fulton will aim for its third straight District 5 title this season. The team returns all but one girl from its 2017 title tea, so another crown could be in the cards. Back is Elizabeth Flaherty, who led the team at districts and states last season, along with Cheyenne Risbon, who was strong as a freshman last year.
Johnstown Christian will look to make a run at the district title this fall. Lorna Spiegle was second overall in the district last season and should lead the way again this year. If the rest of JC's top five can close the gap to Spiegle, Johnstown will have a shot at the win.
Meyersdale Area didn't have a full scoring five at districts last year, but if it can find the pieces this season, this is a team that could challenge for the win. Windber Area could also be in the mix.