Breakdown: District 11 Girls

Team & Individuals Breakdown

  • Preseason Rankings: Team | Individual
  • State Qualifying Spots For Teams: 2
  • State Qualifying Spots For Individuals: 10
  • 2019 Individual Champion: Reagan Pender (Northern Lehigh) - 19:25
  • 2019 Team Champions: Notre Dame-Green Pond - 36 points

Individuals Breakdown

After taking second last season, Notre Dame Green Pond's Grace Medei will look to move up to the top spot in D11-A this season. Reagan Pender of Northern Lehigh, who went on to take fifth at the state meet in A, ran away with the win last year, but has now graduated. It could be Medei's time to shine. She was 17th at states, closing out her fall in a big way and will likely be the one to beat this season.

Tri-Valley's Samantha Masser was third at districts last season. She took 30th at states, and had a strong season overall. Now a junior, she definitely has to the talent to make it close up front with Medei. One to watch is Pine Grove Area's Mel Love. As a freshman, Love placed seventh in AA at the district meet. Her Pine Grove team moves to A this season and she could give a good run to Medei and Masser.

Palmerton's Natalie Mosier was fourth in the district as only a freshman last season. Look for her to make another run at a high finish this season as well. Notre Dame-Green Pond's Serena Azallina and Moravian Academy's Lilly Eyvazzadeh are among the other talented D11-A returners for this season.

Team Preview

Notre Dame-Green Pond cruised to the district crown last season, putting five in the top 11 to score just 36 points en route to the title. They wound up sixth at states. Medei, the team's No. 1, returns and is the favorite to claim the individual win in D11-A. Three other varsity girls are back and that will make the Crusaders a force again this season.

D11-A also adds another state qualifying spot new this season, bumping it up from just one last year. So the door is open for another team to make Hershey. But Tri-Valley will look to challenge NDGP for the district crown. All but one varsity girl returns for Tri-Valley, and they should make it close for the team win, or at least one of the two state spots.

Moravian Academy also brings back six varsity girls from last year's team that took fourth in the district. Look for them to also get in the hunt for a shot at the top two. Palmerton Area and Marian Catholic will also look to get in the mix and make a run at one of those two spots.