Loyola Signee Earns Another Player of the Year Award

April 14, 2008

BALTIMORE - Miriam McKenzie racked up another player of the year award Monday, adding to the collection of postseason honors she has received following her outstanding 2007-2008 campaign at Oakland Mills High School.

McKenzie, who signed a National Letter of Intent to play women's basketball at Loyola, was named the Baltimore Examiner's Player of the Year from the metro area. She also was tabbed to the All-Examiner Girls' Basketball First Team.

She 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.

McKenzie, who was named The Baltimore Sun's All-Metro Player of the Year last month, picked up All-Metro First Team honors from The Washington Post and was named Player of the Year by the Howard County Times and the Columbia Flier.

She also earned All-Metro First Team and Howard County Player of the Year laurels from The Sun.

In addition to the accolades McKenzie has received from the various news organizations, she participated in two all star games, playing for the Maryland All-Star Team that played the Pennsylvania All-Stars in Harrisburg, Pa., on March 29, for the Howard County Seniors All-Star Team against the Montgomery County Seniors All-Star Team on April 1.

McKenzie will be joined by three others in Loyola's Class of 2012 - Kathleen Excellent (Montreal, Quebec, Canada/Auntsic College), Kiara Henderson (Hyattsville, Md./Bladensburg High School) and Mallory Lawes (Elmira, N.Y./Notre Dame High School).