D2-AA Girls - Team & Individuals Breakdown
- Preseason Rankings: Team | Individual
- State Qualifying Spots For Teams: 2
- State Qualifying Spots For Individuals: 10
- 2019 Individual Champion: Molly DeMarzo (Crestwood) - 19:30
- 2019 Team Champions: Holy Redeemer - 34 points
After two straight district titles in D2-AA, Molly DeMarzo and her Crestwood team have moved to AAA for this season, meaning we'll get a new individual champion this season.
The one to beat this season looks to be Lexie Marcinkowski of Holy Redeemer. Last year as a freshman, she took fourth in the district. Now this season, she'll look to move up to the top spot. She wasn't the only impressive HR freshman last year. Emily Lehman of HR wasn't far behind Marcinkowski at in the district last year. Both will be sophomores to watch this season, as they go for an individual district crown.
Valley View's Brianna Zipay, Wyoming Area's Aubriana Marranca, and Holy Redeemer's Chelsea Flaherty are all back from the top ten in the district. With an 83rd place finish, Marranca was the highest placed returner in the AA state meet field from D2-AA last season.
Overall, it's a fairly wide open field with DeMarzo off to AAA here.
Holy Redeemer was dominant last year en route to the district title in D2-AA. HR put just 34 points on the board to win by 40 points over second place. They ended up tenth at the state meet in AA. Though the team loses its top girl from last year, Cameron Marcinkowski, five varsity girls are back and they are firmly in the driver's seat as the team to beat here.
After that, the race is on for the second of the two state qualifying spots. Valley View won the district in 2018, and it will look to reclaim that glory after a third place finish last season. VV has six girls back on varsity and should once again be a factor.
Scranton Preparatory has five varsity girls back this season, and should also be a factor after taking fourth in 2019. Last year's runner-up Honesdale will shoot to be in the mix, too, along with North Pocono and Lake Lehman.