Seattleā€™s Jesuit College Prep School Since 1891

Girls Basketball

Program Philosophy

It is our belief that the girls basketball program at Seattle Prep is an extension of the school’s mission “that each person is sacred and that we are created to serve others in community”. Everything that our program stands for and practices - from drills to team retreats and service to how players conduct themselves in the classroom - should flow from this belief that the student-athletes are part of something bigger than themselves. The great thing about a Jesuit school is that the "something bigger than themselves" is already defined. In short, the student-athletes who play basketball at Seattle Prep are aiming to become “women for others”.

Of course, the day-to-day basketball is exciting as well. Players will be prepared, confident and relentless. They will do this because the love each other, they love the game and they love to compete. Because ultimately love wins. By choosing love (the sport, the drill, our teammates, the journey), we can become the best version of ourselves on the court and in life.

Meet the Program Head 


In his five years as girls' program head, Brian Elsner has helped lead the Panthers to two State tournament berths. In a shortened COVID 2020-21 season with no State Tournament, Elsner led the Seattle Prep Panthers to a 13-0 record and a Metro championship. The Panthers finished 2021 ranked #1 overall in MaxPreps and in Scorebook Live’s state rankings. 

Elsner graduated from Seattle Prep in 1997 and Santa Clara University in 2001. He joined the boys' basketball coaching staff at Seattle Prep as an assistant in 2001 and served for his last ten years as the Associate Head Coach before taking over the girls’ program.

Coach Elsner has a wonderful family with his wife Dana and two boys, Lincoln (13) and Felix (10).

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Metro Championships


State Championships


State Finishes

2020 - Quarterfinals
2019 - Consolation
2018 - 6th Place
2017 - Consolation
2013 - 2nd Place
2012 - 6th Place
2011 - State Regionals
2010 - 4th Place
2009 - Consolation
2008 - Consolation
2007 - 4th Place
2006 - 8th Place
2003 - 2nd Place
2001 - 5th Place
1999 - Consolation
1998 - 6th Place
1990 - Consolation
1983 - State Regionals
1982 - State Regionals

District Championships