Burke, McCoy leads UMES' bench squad
Five Hawks in double-figures
Briana Mack, Mariah McCoy and Briana Sye will be Lady Hawks starting next year
UMES Women's Basketball versus Wilmington (DE) University at the Hytche Center (Photos by Joey Gardner)
Photos from 2014 UMES Street Sweep featuring student-athletes
2.1.14, A&T 73, UMES 63
UMES Women's Basketball versus New Jersey Institute of Technology inside W.P. Hytche Center (Photos by Lloydlee Heite)
Batchelor on McCoy: "Mariah has a high basketball IQ with an extensive skillset. She brings a wide range of offensive skills to our team."
High School/Club: A four-year lettermen in basketball ... Made the All-Region Team in South Carolina ... participated in the South Carolina North/South All-Star Game ... in high school, McCoy scored 967 points while averaging five assists and three rebounds per game ... Had a career-high 29 points in high school ... Member of the Carolina Stompers in the Youth Basketball of America (YBOA) League in York SC ... Named Most Valuable Player (MVP) in multiple tournaments in the YBOA ... Won three consecutive state champions as a member of the Stompers ... Had a career-high 34 points while averaging seven assists and four rebounds per game as a member of the Stompers ... Earned Biology Honors.
Personal: Born June 28, 1995 in Rock Hill, SC ... Daughter of Connie Stowers and Mark McCoy ... Has one brother, Devin ... Major is General Studies ... Pre-game routine/superstitions are praying and placing a bible scripture inside her sneakers ... Plans to play basketball overseas then get a job in her career field after graduation ... Best advice(s)/favorite saying(s) received is, "Never be afraid to get better; if it was easy, everyone would be doing it." ... Hobbies outside of sports are shopping and manicures ... Favorite Book/Author is The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks ... Favorite Movie is B.A.P.S. and Money Talks ... Personal best sports moment is winning a state title in Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) ... Most influential person is her uncle (Charles) ... Personal athletic goal for the season is helping the team anyway possible ... Personal athletic goal before the graduation is winning the Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference (MEAC) ... The most important things to Maria are her family and God.