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National Cathedral School alum Bella Alarie signs multi-year endorsement deal with Under Armour

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National Cathedral School alum Bella Alarie signs multi-year endorsement deal with Under Armour

Dallas Wings rookie and former Washington, D.C. high school standout Bella Alarie has signed a multi-year endorsement deal with Under Armour, ESPN's Nick DePaula reported Thursday.

The agreement features both footwear and apparel endorsements for Alarie, who was picked No. 5 overall in the 2020 WNBA Draft.

Alarie's rise to stardom began in the DMV when she shined at National Cathedral School. She was named the 2015-16 Gatorade Player of the Year for D.C. and eclipsed 1,000 points during her high school career. Alarie averaged 28 points and 15 rebounds per game during her senior year.

The forward then continued her stellar career at Princeton, where she would win Ivy League Player of the Year three times. In 2019-20, she was unanimously selected for the award. With the Wings making her the No. 5 pick, she became the highest-drafted player in Princeton program history.

Alarie and her new teammates are now down in Bradenton, Florida, as they prepare to play the 2020 WNBA season inside a bubble at IMG Academy.

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MPSSAA announces postponement of all high school sports in Maryland until January

MPSSAA announces postponement of all high school sports in Maryland until January

There will be no high school sports in Maryland this fall and for the beginning of the winter.

The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) announced on Monday that all high school athletic competitions will be postponed until the start of the second semester, which begins in late January in the state.

Previously, MPSSAA had left the decision whether to hold athletic competitions this fall up to each country and local school system. Monday's announcement gives the state consistency and direction as a whole.

While no sports will be played for the remainder of 2020, MPSSAA does plan to conduct fall and winter sports competitions under a modified schedule in the spring of 2021. More information about that plan will come in the next few weeks, MPSSAA announced in the statement.

MPSSAA's decision comes just a few days after the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference WCAC), home to private schools across D.C., Maryland and Virginia, announced its postponement of all sports seasons until February.

The WCAC wasn't the only school system to have already postponed or cancel sports this fall.

In mid-July, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) announced the cancelation of all fall and winter sports in conjunction with the decision to move to a fully virtual format for the first semester of the school year. The week prior, the state of Virginia announced the postponement of all fall and winter sports that were deemed high-risk, while the District of Columbia announced all interscholastic sports were postponed until January.

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Sources: WCAC expected to postpone fall sports until February

Sources: WCAC expected to postpone fall sports until February

The Washington Catholic Athletic Conference, home to private schools across D.C., Maryland and Virginia, is expected to announce the postponement of its fall sports season until February, sources tell NBC Sports Washington.

According to multiple individuals familiar with the situation, WCAC presidents have decided to shift their athletic calendar in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

News of the move comes on the same day the Virginia High School League announced its plan to postpone traditional winter sports to December, followed by fall sports in February going into the spring to follow a model initially laid out by the District of Colombia State Athletic Association.

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The IAC and MAC, two other private school conferences in the area, have announced similar plans. The Maryland Public Secondary School Athletic Association has yet to make formal adjustments to its athletic calendar.

According to sources, there are discussions of multiple teams throughout the DMV forming non-sanctioned 7-on-7 leagues and holding big man competitions in the fall, in the lieu of a traditional season.

This story is developing.

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