Pennsbury’s Ava Sciolla Signs Letter of Intent to Play Basketball at Maryland

Photo by Keith Noonan.

WBCB’s Keith Noonan contributed to this post.

Ava Sciolla of Pennsbury High School will be heading south to play basketball for the University of Maryland after graduation. The highest ranked girls basketball player in Pennsbury history signed her Letter of Intent in front of family and friends Wednesday.

The ceremony, held at the Pennsbury Racquet Club, also included her Lady Falcons teammates and former coaches. Frank Sciolla, Ava’s father and high school coach, started the proceedings by thanking Ava’s teammates in attendance.

“It’s an opportunity for you girls to be here to share in this,” Frank Sciolla said. “High school is awesome, because of the feeling that you have and the friendships and the way you always root for each other.”

Ava Sciolla, who already has surpassed 1,000 points in her career as she enters her senior campaign, said, “it takes a village.”

“This and where I am right now would not be possible without everyone here,” Sciolla said.

Ava added her father was her first coach in life. She added it is emotional for her that he will not be her last.

She also thanked her other coaches who also helped her along the way throughout the ceremony. Sciolla ended things with a “Go Terps’ in reference to Maryland’s Mascot the Terrapins.

Sciolla and Pennsbury girls basketball is set to open her final season at Pennsbury next month.