Alex McGuire Garners Second Team All-Met Honors

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.  One of the most decorated players in recent Army women’s basketball history, senior guard Alex McGuire added another award to her bevy of honors in what was a standout career for the Black Knights program on Tuesday when she was named to the 2008-09 All-Met Division I Women’s Basketball second team by the National Invitational Tournament and Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association. McGuire will be honored among the area’s elite at a dinner Wednesday evening at the Giants Stadium Club in East Rutherford, N.J.

McGuire capped her outstanding career by leading the team averaging 12.9 points per game. Her 399 points as a senior, bringing her career total to 1,455 points to land her third on Army’s all-time leading scorers ledger. After putting together one of the most successful careers in Army’s 31-year women’s basketball history, McGuire ranks in the career top-10 in scoring (3rd), field goals made (6th), free throw percentage (2nd), assists (7th), steals (6th), and three-point field goals made (4th).

One of 14 players to make up Army’s 1,000-point club, McGuire finished the season ranked among the best in the conference in scoring (12.9 6th), three-point percentage (37.6 3rd), three-point field goals made (1.8 5th), free throw percentage (82.6 T-4th) and steals (1.5 7th). She was also key factor in Army leading the Patriot League in three-point percentage (.364) after expanding her game to become one of the Black Knights’ premiere three-point shooters. Her 56 triples made in 2008-09 are more than the total of her three previous years combined.

With five 20-plus-point games to her credit this season, McGuire scored in double figures in 21 games and led Army in the scoring column 12 times as a senior. She has started 106 career games, including all 31 as a senior.

A native of Gambrills, Md., McGuire earned several postseason honors in each of her four years at West Point, starting with Rookie of the Year honors during Army’s 2005-06 run to the Patriot League title. She followed that major award with all-league honors in all four years at the Academy, including a first team nod in each of the last two years.

McGuire is the fourth player in Army history to garner All-Met status, joining Lisa Russell (1992-93), Katie Macfarlane (2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04) and Cara Enright (2005-06, 2006-07).

All-Met Division I First Team
Rachele Fitz (Marist)
Epiphany Prince (Rutgers)
Noteisha Womack (Seton Hall)
Kia Vaughn (Rutgers)
Julianne Viani (Marist)
Da’Shena Stephens (St. John’s)

All-Met Division I Second Team
Thazina Cook (Iona)
Alex McGuire (Army)
Judie Lomax (Columbia)
Ebonie Williams (Seton Hall)
Monique McLean (St. John’s)
Baendu Lowenthal (Fairfield)

Player of the Year: Rachele Fitz (Marist)
Maggie Dixon Coach of the Year: Brian Giorgis

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