The Future is Female

Under Armour Celebrates St. John's College High School's Girls Basketball, WCAC and DSCAA Champions

Dynasties are folklore in sports. The names are few, but instantly recognizable. The Golden State Warriors, led by Stephen Curry; the New England Patriots, led by Tom Brady. In 2019, there are some new names at the table – young, fearless and hungry, the St. John’s College (SJC) High School Girls Basketball team has gone 99-5 over the past three years to secure three Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) Championships and four District of Columbia State Athletic Association Championships in a row.


A 35-1 season saw the SJC Cadets – an Under Armour Undeniable School – secure their third straight WCAC title, beating top-ranked Bishop McNamara three times just this season. At the forefront of the team is guard Azzi Fudd. With handles and shot creation ability unlike anyone who has come before her, she is one of the most dynamic basketball talents to emerge in decades.


Ranked #1 by Washington Post and #2 by USA Today and MaxPreps, the team is as exciting as it is unstoppable. Azzi was named 2018 WCAC Player of the Year and has twice been named Gatorade D.C. Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year. Now, as a sophomore, she has been named the 2019 Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year. 


"Azzi is truly an amazing athlete. She is a great student, hard worker, incredible teammate and one of the greatest competitors that I have ever seen. More importantly, Azzi is an even better person who lives each day with a 'humble and hungry' mindset. It is a privilege to be her Athletic Director, and our entire St. John's community is very blessed to be part of her journey."

Brian P. Griffin, Athletics Director & Head of Athletic Development at St John's College High School

Azzi's time spent at the Under Armour SC30 Select Camp this past summer – as one of two girls invited to Stephen Curry’s elite prospects camp for the first time ever – was an eye-opening moment, and a chance to work with and learn from the very best in the basketball world.


Azzi’s star is rising, and not only due to her talent. Her teammates at SJC push her to be the very best, day in and day out. Joining Azzi on the WCAC All Conference first-team are Seniors Malu Tshitenge-Mutombo and Carly Rivera, with honorable mentions to Senior Alex Cowan and Junior Caramina Tanedo.


The future is definitely female, but for Azzi Fudd and her SJC teammates, the future is already here.