DFAL Predictions

I am not a big fan of predictions and making this one wasn’t easy. But after watching Miramonte and its press in action, it’s hard to pick against the defending champs. When the Matadors press is working, it is a thing to watch. Miramonte doesn’t have a lot of size, but they can get up and down the court in a hurry.

Northgate went 8-2 in nonleague play and did most of it without Jessica Trautner. With Trautner back, the Broncos are even deeper. Dublin could also contend with all five starters back. Don’t forget about Alhambra either. Brandy Miller has a barrage of post move and a jumper to go along. Las Lomas is young but headed in the right direction. Concord will win, but it might not be right away. Elgin Leslie spent five years as an assistant at Carondelet, so he knows how to win. Mt. Diablo is also a work in progress with first-year coach Jasmine Strange.

Acalanes and Campolindo will be competitive, and College Park was hurt by the loss of Anna Magganas, but still has  Kelly Kennedy.