Frederick’s Makayla Daniels was named the 2018-2019 Frederick News-Post All County Girls Basketball Co-Player of the Year the publication announced Monday. This is the third year in a row that Daniels has been named Player of the Year by the FNP. The senior guard who will be attending the University of Arkansas this fall on a full basketball scholarship lead the Cadets to their third straight Maryland 3A State Championship. The first time a Frederick County basketball team has won three straight titles. Daniels’ also lead Frederick County in scoring once gain in route to being named “Ms. Maryland Basketball” by the Maryland Basketball Coaches Association last month. During her four years at Frederick she would become the schools all-time leading scorer with 1983 points.
Besides her three state championships in which she lead FHS in scoring during each title game, Daniels also played in four straight state final fours, won four state regional titles, four straight sectional titles, four straight CMC Spires Division titles, and three straight Central Maryland Conference championships. When it comes to hardware earned she will leave FHS as the most highly decorated county basketball player (boys’ or girls’) in the 110 year history of the sport being played in Frederick at the high school level.
With Daniels on the roster Frederick went 97-12 with 49 straight home wins over the past four seasons. Daniels only lost three games in four years to Frederick County opponents, two of those losses came her freshman season. Of her twelve total losses while wearing the black and gold only five were to public schools (three her freshman year) as the Cadets “learn now, win later” mentality matches them up against national and international ranked opponents from as far away as Canada, California, and Hawaii.
Other Cadets to be named to the Frederick New-Posts All-County team include, sophomore Rose Bubakar who was named to the FNP All-County First Team. The sophomore came into her own this year causing havoc with her ability to get to the basketball and put back shot. Rose was second on the team in scoring and first in rebounds and blocks.
Rounding out the FNP All-County Team for Frederick High School was senior Jalynn Montgomery and junior Rhiana Hall. Montgomery added another post presents that could attack the basketball off the dribble for the Cadets while Hall’s versatility on the court made her a match up nightmare.