phillyfanatic1
Who's the favorite this year in the Greater Metro?
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pistol pete_old
Obviously it still Brookfield Central. With Lueder and Thomas as SR's and athletic JR Agnello BC will be the team to beat. DSHA will not be as good but will still be probably fighting it out for second with an improved Sussex Hamilton. Might depend on who Sussex brings in as a new coach.
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db11
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I would have to agree with BC as the strong favorite, as I believe they only lose 1 player (literally) from last year's team. Granted, she was the two-time POY, but rumor has it that an all-conference player from another Greater Metro team will be playing her senior year at BC - which would make them the prohibitive favorite.

As for the rest, I'm going to say (assuming that no transfer occurs):

2. DSHA - lost a lot to graduation but they have a good nucleus back
3. Sussex - new coach (unknown), lots of athleticism but have to overcome losing mentality
4. Menomonee Falls - much improved younger players put them in the upper half
5. Brookfield East - super tall post player keeps them out of the cellar
6. West Allis Hale - new coach (unknown), some promising younger players
7. West Allis Central - new coach (unknown) - with old coach would have picked 4th or 5th
8. Tosa East - pretty limited talent in the pipeline and fairly heavy graduation losses


Hibbard?

Yeah, I've heard that one too...

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I would have to agree with BC as the strong favorite, as I believe they only lose 1 player (literally) from last year's team. ?Granted, she was the two-time POY, but rumor has it that an all-conference player from another Greater Metro team will be playing her senior year at BC - which would make them the prohibitive favorite.

As for the rest, I'm going to say (assuming that no transfer occurs):

2. DSHA - lost a lot to graduation but they have a good nucleus back
3. Sussex - new coach (unknown), lots of athleticism but have to overcome losing mentality
4. Menomonee Falls - much improved younger players put them in the upper half
5. Brookfield East - super tall post player keeps them out of the cellar
6. West Allis Hale - new coach (unknown), some promising younger players
7. West Allis Central - new coach (unknown) - with old coach would have picked 4th or 5th
8. Tosa East - pretty limited talent in the pipeline and fairly heavy graduation losses

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InnocentBystander_old
I have a hard time seeing the WIAA allowing it to happen. ?Don't the Brookfield Central and West Allis Central districts touch each other? ?If not, they cannot be more than a few miles apart. ?The timing is suspicious to say the least with the graduation of Barkley and the departure of the coach.

I doubt BC wants it to happen anyway. ?Kind of takes the shine off of any success that they will undoubtedly have with or without her next year. ?As good of a player as she is, it might create sort of an awkward situation with a varsity team that only loses one player and a JV team that was close to being undefeated. ?Things don't tend to work out well when everyone gets dropped down a notch by a surprise transfer. ?Kind of hard to make that "team" sacrifice when one of your teammates was on a conference rival for three years.
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db11
InnocentBystander wrote:


I have a hard time seeing the WIAA allowing it to happen. Don't the Brookfield Central and West Allis Central districts touch each other? If not, they cannot be more than a few miles apart. The timing is suspicious to say the least with the graduation of Barkley and the departure of the coach.

I doubt BC wants it to happen anyway. Kind of takes the shine off of any success that they will undoubtedly have with or without her next year. As good of a player as she is, it might create sort of an awkward situation with a varsity team that only loses one player and a JV team that was close to being undefeated. Things don't tend to work out well when everyone gets dropped down a notch by a surprise transfer. Kind of hard to make that "team" sacrifice when one of your teammates was on a conference rival for three years.


Yes, around 124th and Greenfield (technically Hale's side of town, but with OE, the lines are blurry at best)...though it's not much of a touch...

I think it might be due to an actual change in residency, but for your senior year, you'd think one would just make the commute...I know I would. Heck, my senior year, we had a girl in our class commuting from Franksville every day.

But who knows? If I recall correctly, I remember reading an article that stated her mother attended Brookfield Central...so there's that connection.
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InnocentBystander_old
That actually brings up a very interesting question that I have never thought about before.

For the sake of argument, let's say that the player in question is already an open-enrolled student at her current school. ?I do not know this to be true, but I don't know that it's not true. ?This is just a hypothetical.

Would a change of residence to a new district that is a poor golf shot away from the old district constitute the kind of change in residence that would satisfy the WIAA? ?If the purpose of open enrollment was to get to a certain school in years 9-11, then how could you rationally argue that you wouldn't go to the same school in year 12 when you might even live closer to the school than you did before?

Or does moving into a new district take precedent over everything else?

That brings another hypothetical to mind - definitely not involving this player. ?What if a player attended a private school for 3 years and suddenly decided that they wanted to get a better "education" somewhere else? ?Is there any sort of a relocation that could occur for a player to transfer from say Catholic Memorial to Marquette and preserve varsity eligibility? ?Or are they screwed?

To avoid abuse, it would seem logical that the WIAA would have something in place that would preclude a private school student or an open-enrolled student from switching to a nearby school (even it was legitimately involving a move) and preserving athletic eligibility in the year after the move. ?But maybe that isn't fair? ?Curious to know what others think of this.
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