Millennium Highlighting Girls' BB Players (Vol. 5)

Student-athletes from Abington, Quakertown and Plymouth Whitemarsh are featured in the fifth Millennium Administrators Highlighting.

Millennium Administrators
Highlighting…SOL Girls’ Basketball Players

This recognition is sponsored by Millennium Administrators. Athletes are chosen based on nomination of coaches.

National Conference Millennium Administrators Highlighted Player
Kayla Nolan – Senior at Abington High School

A four-year member of the program, the senior captain was a positive leader of a young Ghost squad. Nolan is the lone remaining player who was part of Abington’s 2010 championship squad.
Note from the coach:
“Kayla’s role is a difficult one and one that I believe only Kayla could handle,” coach Dan Marsh said. “Kayla’s younger sister Gabbie is a sophomore starter and gets all the attention in basketball. Kayla is a great athlete and a pretty good basketball player. She ran into a situation where younger players with a lot of talent entered our program. She could have complained or quit, but Kayla always puts the team before herself and her own ego. Kayla’s role is that of a clear-cut leader.
“A motivator off and on the court, she pushes the players to always work hard and push themselves to be better. She will call you out in a minute if you are not focused and giving your best effort. She has even called me out! She makes sure the bench is into the game and focused on their role if and when they enter the game. Words don’t do justice to the importance of Kayla to our program. She is what I want all of our players to be when they leave this program – unselfish, hard working, confident and a great communicator.”
About Kayla:
Best memory playing basketball:
 Winning districts in 2010
Part of the game I enjoy most: Making close relationships with my teammates.
My role model is:  Lauren Chenney
Music that gets me pumped before games: Taylor Swift
Favorite food: Panera Mac and Cheese
Favorite TV show: BuckWild And Friends
Chocolate or vanilla:  Chocolate

Continental Conference Millennium Administrators Highlighted Player
Kathryne Vetter – Senior at Quakertown High School
The Panthers’ senior captain came back strong after missing her entire junior season with a torn ACL. She led a young squad while averaging close to 10 points a game.
Note from the coaches:
“Kathryne had an outstanding senior season for us,” coach Greg Swavely said. “She worked her tail off to get back from an ACL tear prior to her junior year, and we really missed her presence on the court last year.
“This season she was a calming presence on the court and never let the situation rattle her. Her ball handling skills are excellent, and her shooting has improved tremendously since her freshman year. She is looking to play at the collegiate level, and I am confident that she will do well. Her work ethic and desire to be good are second to none. She will be missed for sure.”

About Kathryne:
Best memory playing basketball: It is really hard to me to pick just one memory, but this past season was probably my favorite as we all got along, and it was always fun.
Part of the game I enjoy most: I really enjoy playing defense the most. I get a better feeling knowing that we stopped a team from scoring than actually scoring myself.
My role model is:  My mom
Music that gets me pumped before games: I like to listen to music that tells a story and to not give up. Most of my music is basketball related.
Favorite food:  Tacos or Caesar Salad
Favorite TV shows:  Law and Order SVU
Chocolate or vanilla:  Vanilla

American Conference Millennium Administrators Highlighted Player
Maya Thomas – Senior at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School

A fixture in the varsity starting lineup, Thomas has been a starter since midway through her sophomore year. She finished her career with over 400 points (ranks 37th on career scoring list), 300 rebounds, 150 steals and over 100 assists.
Note from the coach:
“Maya is a quiet leader of the team,” coach Daniel Dougherty said. “She doesn’t say much in the locker room or during huddles, but when she does, everyone listens. Maya has always enjoyed stepping up in practice to guard me or one of the other coaches when we try to run the scout team. She hopes to continue her career in college at a local school yet to be determined. It will be a sad day next year when we go to open workouts, and we won’t have Maya there to hand the ball to. She has been a joy to work with over the past three years and will be dearly missed.”
About Maya:
Best memory playing basketball:
  Winning the championship in eighth grade.
Part of the game I enjoy most: Playing and being with my teammates.
My role model is: My mom.
Music that gets me pumped before games: R&B music, mostly Chris Brown or Drake songs
Favorite food: Shrimp Linguini Alfredo
Favorite TV show:  Washington Heights
Chocolate or vanilla:  Chocolate
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