Briana Mack, Mariah McCoy and Briana Sye will be Lady Hawks starting next year
UMES Women's Basketball versus Coppin State University at the Hytche Athletic Center (Photos by Megan Raymond)
UMES Women's Basketball versus Norfolk State University in the MEAC Tournament in Norfolk, Va. (Photos by Mark Sutton)
UMES Women's Basketball versus Coppin State University at the MEAC Tournament in Norfolk, Va. (Photos by Mark Sutton)
UMES Women's Basketball versus Hampton University (Photos by Llloydlee Heite & Megan Raymond)
3/6/14 versus Delaware State
2013-14: Came on strong towards the end of the season ... played 28 games (15 starts) while posting 5.7PPG and 3.0RPG ... played four minutes of her first collegiate contest versus USC-Upstate (11/08/13) ... scored her first collegiate point at American (11/12/13) ... notched a season-high eight boards in the overtime win over George Mason (11/23/13) ... started her first collegiate game at Howard (01/18/14), finished with nine points and three rebounds ... came off the bench and tallied a season-high 27 points in the home win over NJIT (01/29/14) ... recorded 10 points versus Coppin State (02/08/14) ... registered 13 points and season-high five assists in the home victory over Morgan State (02/17/14) ... netted 11 points at Delaware State (02/22/14) ... played a seaon-high 43 minutes in the overtime home win over Delaware State (03/06/14), finished with 21 points.
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.