March 26, 2008
Miriam McKenzie, who signed a National Letter of Intent to play women's basketball at Loyola College, was named the All-Metro Player of the Year by The Baltimore Sun, in addition to a slew of other honors.
McKenzie led Oakland Mills High School to an 18-5 record this season, averaged 28 points, 13.6 rebounds, 4.4 steals and 4.0 assists per game for the Scorpions and Head Coach Seth Willingham.
In addition to the Player of the Year honor, McKenzie earned All-Metro First Team honors and was named Howard County Player of the Year by the newspaper.
"We are excited and happy for Miriam and Oakland Mills," Loyola Head Coach Joe Logan said. "This is a great recognition of the success she had this season. Coach Willingham has done an outstanding job working with her, and we are looking forward to her becoming a part of our program and continuing her accomplishments as a Greyhound."
McKenzie scored 634 points, recording 21 double-doubles and four triple-doubles during the season. During the season, she became the school's all-time leading scorer, finishing with 1,744 points, coming within 35 points of the Howard County record. McKenzie also pulled down 981 career rebounds.
In addition to the accolades McKenzie has received from The Sun, she has been picked by area coaches to participate on the Maryland All-Star Team that will play the Pennsylvania All-Stars in Harrisburg, Pa., on Saturday, March 29.
McKenzie will also be part of the Howard County Seniors All-Star Team that will take on the Montgomery County Seniors All-Star Team at River Hill High School on Tuesday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m.
Click here to read The Sun's article about McKenzie.