WELCOME TO GIRLS' BASKETBALL
WCAC & VISAA CHAMPIONS 2015!
Scott Allen recognized as the top girls' basketball coach in the country!
Coach Allen awarded the Pat Summitt Trophy as the 2015 United States Marine Corps/Women's Coaches Basketball Association "National Coach of the Year." This prestigious award was presented at the Women's Final Four in Tampa, Florida.
Washington Post Article
Think Pink Night, Tuesday, January 20
9 Straight Virginia Independent Schools Girls' Basketball Champions
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002,
2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015!
ESPN 25 Power Rankings has Lady Panthers 7th in US
Congratulations to our girls' college commitments:
Kendall Hunter (2015) Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Jonquanae Cole (2015) North Carolina State
Kayla Meador (2015) St. Francis University
Raven James (2016) Villanova
Jasmine Whitney (2016) University of Pittsburgh
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 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. They are a member of the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC), the nation’s most competitive high school basketball conference and the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA).
The Lady Panthers had a remarkable 2014-15 season with a won-loss record of 32-2. They won the Junior Orange Bowl Tournament in Miami, FL, the WCAC regular season competition, WCAC tournament championship and the VISAA division one state championship. PVI ended their season ranked number one in the Washington Post, number one in the State of Virginia and seventh in the country by ESPN.
The 2015 WCAC championship was the second consecutive title for the Lady Panthers. The VISAA state championship was the ninth consecutive Virginia State title and PVI’s 16th state championship in the last 21 years.
The girls' basketball program consists of three teams: varsity, junior varsity and freshmen. During the 2014-15 season, these three teams dominated the DC-Maryland-Virginia region with a combined record of 70-3 and did not lose a game in the WCAC or VISAA. The 32-2 record is the best ever for a PVI varsity girls’ team. The junior varsity team had a perfect season at 21-0 and the freshman team had an impressive record of 17-1.
The girls’ basketball program is led by Scott Allen. A Vermont native, Coach Allen joined PVI in 2002, and has coached the varsity girls to two WCAC championships and eleven VISAA state championships. In 2015, Coach Allen was recognized as the top high school girls' basketball coach in the country. He was awarded the Pat Summitt Trophy as the 2015 United States Marine Corps/Women's Coaches Basketball Association "National Coach of the Year." This prestigious award was presented at the Womens' Final Four in Tamps, Florida, and Coach Allen is the first award recipient from the DC-Maryland-Virginia region. In addition to the National Coach of the Year, Coach Allen was named 2014-15 WCAC Coach of the Year, 2014-15 VISAA Division I Coach of the Year and celebrated his 300th career win on January 28. Since 2002, Allen has been honored as VISAA girls' basketball coach of the year an unprecedented eight times.
Advancing the sport of basketball is a passion for Coach Allen. For high-school level students, he founded the D.C. Metro College Showcase. The Showcase is sanctioned by the NCAA and enables players to demonstrate their skills to college coaches across the country. This annual event is hosted at PVI and has evolved into 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 ten years ago, the camps have hosted more than 500 children each summer.
Coach Allen believes a true champion excels in the classroom and on the basketball court. The basketball program prides itself on having accomplished student athletes who are committed to achieving their academic and athletic goals. The 2014-15 varsity girls’ team had a cumulative grade point average in excess of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
PVI is a top-rated high school 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. 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.