WCAC "IVY LEAGUE OF THE DMV"?
With the early success of the WCAC players in college, St. John's, Lindsay Allen (Notre Dame) and Tori Oliver (Columbia), Paul VI's, Marlena Tremba (William & Mary) and Kasey Curtis (William & Mary) and Elizabeth Seton's Janelle Hubbard. The list could go on as WCAC players continue to excel at the college level in minutes and production, the looming question may be, "Does the WCAC better prepare DMV players for college better than most of the area's public and private schools? ".
The WCAC seems to have a "magic formula" for success, as it is not only the newly minted Catholic League alumni enjoying success, many previous WCAC players are shining such as Seton's Tyuanna Marshall (Georgia Tech) and Good Counsel's Faith Randolph (Virginia). WCAC players have even shown resiliency after having had their careers stalled for whatever reason and bouncing back on que to play at high levels, St. John's Mooriah Rowser (Memphis - ACL tear) and McNamara's Taylor Brown (George Mason - Georgetown transfer) are good examples of that. Smart money says Good Counsel's, Lindsey Spann (Penn State - ACL tear) will continue with the WCAC comeback tradition.
Sure some will say these players just made the right choice in picking their schools, others will say that these players would have enjoyed the same success while attending their local public school. One thing is for certain, the WCAC has a growing track record of success athletically and academically as compared to other leagues, especially in the DMV. One must ask, when recruiting should college coaches be paying a little more attention to WCAC players than others?