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CoBL Girls' College Exposure Camp Standouts (May 11)

05/14/2024, 9:00am EDT
By Josh Verlin

By CoBL Staff (@hooplove215)

The first ever CoBL Girls’ College Exposure Camp brought 100 area high school players to the courts at Cardinal O’Hara on Saturday, all there to showcase their talents in front of the assembled college coaches and the CoBL staff. 

It was a camp packed with talented ballplayers, with one of the most even distributions of talent we’ve ever had; picking this list was no easy task. That being said, here’s who stood out to the CoBL staff on Saturday:


Lianna Adames (above) played tough defense, shared the ball, and hit a game-winner. (Photo: Josh Verlin/CoBL)

Lianna Adames (2025 | Upper Moreland)
The Upper Moreland floor general showed off her quickness, intensity, and ability to control the entire court. Speed is the first thing you notice when watching her play, but compliments it with a high basketball IQ and seemingly is always in control. The senior guard also displayed a willingness to defend as she even picked up her matchup 94 feet at one point. Adames’ scrappiness and infectious energy left a mark on every game she played Saturday.

Charlotte Aldridge (2026 | Downingtown East)
Aldridge came out firing, and connecting, to start off the competition portion of the camp. The 6-foot wing scored in about every way possible, going to the rim, hitting stationary threes off a catch, keeping the same form while shooting on the move and finding space in the midrange to put up some looks. She also crashed the backboard consistently all day, keeping chances alive on the offensive end and added a handful of blocks and shot alterations on the defensive end.

Dani Brusha (2025 | Lower Moreland)
At this time last year, Brusha was just getting her game legs back after a missed sophomore season due to a knee injury. The knee brace is still there, but Brusha hasn’t been hampered by it. At 5-4, Brusha uses her quickness and some really good touch to get some crafty finishes inside while her outside jumper is solid while she’s always going to bring plenty of energy and competitive effort on the defensive end. She also showed a good passing eye, even if it didn’t directly lead to an assist; the ball didn’t stick when it was in her hands.

Neshaminy's Alena Cofield (above) is a tough defender with a high motor. (Photo: Josh Verlin/CoBL)

Alena Cofield (2025 | Neshaminy)
The Neshaminy guard possesses ways to impact a game without scoring the ball, an underrated but always valued trait. Her speed is apparent right away, but Cofield also plays with a high motor to complement it and creates extra possessions for her teams. In her team’s first game, the 5-4 guard had back-to-back steals just over halfcourt, one leading to a layup with the other a hit-ahead pass to get a teammate an easy layup. Even if her outside shot isn’t going down, she’s a sure bet to be putting a mark on the game other way whether it’s defending, passing, rebounding or more likely, some combination of them all.

Laura Crocona (2026 | Wilson)
Crocona was productive all day long, getting buckets in transition and in the half-court as well as making plays for her teammates. The 5-7 wing converted at a high rate around the bucket, even if she had to adjust around defenders to pop the ball off the backboard and in or finish with her off hand, and she has a reliable jump shot, getting her feet set quickly and launching when she got space on the perimeter. Crocona got to the foul line as much as anybody else in camp, and converted on her opportunities, while not forcing the action and picking her spots well in the flow of the offense.

Maura Gilroy (2026 | Haverford)
Rebounding and finishing. Gilroy, the 6-2 center was dominant on both ends of the floor; whether it was offensive rebounding and putbacks or hauling in a defensive board after altering an opponent's shot, Gilroy’s length was a lot to handle. A developing big who didn’t see much of the court in her first two years at Haverford, Gilroy is clearly building on her game during the offseason and looks ready to be a big-time varsity contributor this winter. She was easily one of the top finishers around the rim during camp; her height and length seemed to pay dividends many times against smaller defenders, resulting in easy baskets. 

Ali Kaltenbacher (2027 | Gwynedd Mercy Academy)
Rebounding is what helped Kaltenbacher crack into Gwynedd Mercy Academy’s starting five as a freshman and while Saturday’s camp didn’t have an official rebounding champion, she would have been a contender. The 5-foot-9 forward had nine, 10 and nine boards in her team’s three games with several on the offensive end each time. She did most of her scoring work inside converting a few putbacks but also making a nice dive cut after setting a screen and finishing the following pass but Kaltenbacher didn’t hesitate to pass up some looks from the perimeter. 

Julia Lewis (above) paired her aggressive defense with a bunch of scoring. (Photo: Josh Verlin/CoBL)

Julia Lewis (2025 | Cherry Hill West)
Lewis was one of the most aggressive defenders in the entire camp. The 5-9 guard from South Jersey often picked up ball handlers for 94 feet (or close to it), using her length well to force teams out of their primary options and generally making it annoying for whoever she was guarding to make much happen. On top of that, the Rebels product was confident offensively, slashing to the hoop when she had a lane and knocking down a few jumpers while also grabbing more than her fair share of rebounds. 

Devon Maiden (2025 | Upper Merion)
If there was an all defensive team for camp then Maiden would’ve been first-team. The 5-5 guard was a pest the entire day. Whether she picked up her opponent full court or ended up picking somebody’s pocket, Maiden seemed to turn defense into offense with ease. She also showed us the ability to make plays on offense, getting to the rim consistently and finishing around the hoop; also showing off her outside jumper, she knocked down a good share of triples during game action.

Grace Nasr (2027 | Academy of Notre Dame)
The 6-3 freshman forward from Notre Dame is a versatile player who can impact multiple phases of the game. Nasr may be young but possesses a strong foundation for a young big. She was dominant in the paint with clever post moves, tough finishes, and too many blocks to keep track along with showcasing her range knocking down several mid-range jump shots as well as a couple 3-pointers, and she converted her foul shots at a high rate.

Janae Patterson (above) led Pequea Valley to the state playoffs as a sophomore. (Photo: Josh Verlin/CoBL)

Janae Patterson (2026 | Pequea Valley)
One of a few talented guards from District 3 who made the trek to the Philly ‘burbs for the day, Patterson impressed in drills with her ball-handling acumen and carried that right into the games, as she was able to get to her spots whenever she wanted, and served as a one-girl press break on several occasions. Patterson was smooth around the rim as she could finish with either hands, and she had a solid jump shot with great form as she showed why she led PV to the PIAA 3A playoffs as a sophomore.

Kareena Preuss (2025 | Spring-Ford)
After moving into the S-F starting lineup as a junior, Preuss seems primed for a big senior year as she’ll be the no-doubt leader for the Rams. The 5-10 wing forward hit her usual supply of 3-pointers, knocking down several from deep throughout the day, but also showed a one-dribble pull-up to get into the mid-range and also rebounded and finished well around the rim. Preuss was one of the most productive offensive players all camp, finishing with more than 30 points in her three games, on a day with a ton of scoring balance.

Brooke Stagliano (2027 | Paul VI, N.J.)
Stagliano ended the first half of her first game of the day by draining a three at the buzzer. She was also just getting started. The 5-foot-7 guard did a little bit of everything from raining threes to getting to the rim offensively, picked up a few steals on defense, rebounded and found teammates. She also authored one of the best passes of the day, putting a long outlet pass on a dime to set up a teammate for a layup right under the rim. Stagliano has a fluid shooting form from three, but she’s got enough of an arsenal beyond that to be a tough cover for anyone.

Sophia Topakas (2026 | Archbishop Wood)
Relentless. The Archbishop Wood sophomore, who started every game of the Vikings’ PCL and state championship season, is also an 80-minute per game soccer midfielder in the fall so it’s not too surprising to see that constant effort in her play. Topakas, a 5-6 guard, is adept at weaving through the lane to get to the rim and she’s a stubborn defender. If there was some kind of effort play, from crashing the glass to pursuing a ball that hadn’t quite been secured yet, Topakas was probably in the picture trying to get her hands on it.

Nyah Yao (2026 | Radnor)
Yao had one of the best skill sets among the campers and she made it clear throughout the day. Yao could continuously break down defenders and get to the cup, she was able to knock down her mid range shot as well as showcasing her 3-pointer, but one of the best facets of Yao’s game was the ability to draw contact around the hoop and get to the charity stripe. The 5-8 guard is coming off a solid season with the Raptors and she seems to be building on it this spring. 


Honorable Mention
Kayden Baratta (2026 | Phoenixville), Kate Boerner (2027 | Episcopal Academy), Kendall Chiavelli (2027 | Downingtown East), Haley Dickson (2026 | Villa Joseph Marie), Lilianna DiTrolio (2026 | Springfield-Delco.), Jennifer Fox (2026 | Germantown Academy), Gabriella Hettler (2026 | Council Rock South), Avery Kocur (2026 | William Tennent), Hayley Kolk (2027 | Neshaminy), Bridget Malloy (2026 | Archmere Academy, Del.), Keara McCaffery (2025 | Sacred Heart), Aneri McGalla (2026 | Parkland), Eliza Meersman (2027 | Plymouth Whitemarsh), Shannon Megill (2025 | Unionville), Jo Owens (2027 | Germantown Academy), Emily Panaro (2026 | Pennsbury), Halie Staub (2026 | William Tennent), Evelyn Steele (2025 | Quince Orchard, Md.), Gabby Tropea (2026 | CB South), Sam Wade (2025 | Perkiomen School), Jordyn Williams (2027 | York Suburban)


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