Hailey Van Lith - No. 1 Louisville
Hailey Van Lith
Hailey Van Lith has been both extremely consistent and extremely effective during the tournament. Van Lith has averaged 21.5 points per game this March Madness, which means she has scored over 20 points in all four appearances during the tournament. Not only is she putting up big numbers, Van Lith is doing it at a very efficient 47 percent from the field. Louisville has been incredible this year, winning all of its games in the NCAA tournament by at least nine or more points. Van Lith has been a huge part to this offensive success by being the leading scorer for her team.
Lexie Hull - No. 1 Stanford
The graduating senior who is headed to the WNBA draft in April 2022 has had one of the most impressive runs this tournament. During the regular season, Hull only averaged 12.7 points per game, making her the third scoring option for the Cardinal. In the NCAA Tournament this year, Hull upped her game and has been leading her team in scoring this postseason, averaging 22 points per game. Hull has also contributed four assists and 5.3 rebounds per game — impressive for a guard who plays off the ball so often. Hull proved she can handle big games when she posted 36 points in the second round against No. 8 Kansas. Look to see Hull continue to be a dominant scoring force as the Cardinal seek a repeat championship.
Azzi Fudd - No. 2 UConn
As a role player who alternated between starting and coming off the bench, Azzi Fudd has been having an impressive run with a UConn team packed with star talent. It’s easy to get overshadowed by teammate Paige Bueckers at times, but Fudd has managed to be a dependable contributor to her team during the tournament by averaging over 14 points per game. Fudd is a deadly sharpshooter who has been punishing teams the whole season, averaging 44 percent from the three and 90 percent from the free throw line. Even as a role player, Fudd is a force to be reckoned with and should be a great player to look out for on a deep UConn team.
Aliyah Boston - No. 1 South Carolina
The junior forward from the island of St. Thomas has been tearing up the court this season. Without a doubt one of the best players in the country, Aliyah Boston has been the main leader of No. 1 South Carolina, who was ranked first all season. Boston is a do-it-all player for the Gamecocks — a force on both sides of the court who consistently fills up the stats sheet. The junior has matched her consistent scoring from the regular season and is currently averaging nearly 17 points per game during March Madness. Along with that, Boston has made an effort to clean the glass during the tournament by averaging 14.3 rebounds per game. Boston has been standing out as the top player on a loaded South Carolina team who will be tough to beat heading into the Final Four.