In a February 8th game against New Hampton, senior Olivia Summiel of Dayville, Connecticut became the eighth girl in Marianapolis history to reach 1,000 points in her basketball career.
Summiel, who typically plays the stretch 4 position, said that “it was an absolute honor” and “highlight of her high school career” to become part of the 1,000 point club at Marianapolis. She said, “Coming into Marianapolis as a freshman, my coach pointed at the banner on the wall and told me that one day, with a strong work ethic and dedication, that it very well could be my name hanging there too. To think that this dream has now become a reality is truly a mind blowing and humbling experience.” This season, she is averaging 14.5 points and 12.7 rebounds a game.
Summiel has been playing basketball since the third grade and began playing AAU in the sixth grade. She has been on the Marianapolis girls’ varsity team since her freshman year. In November, Summiel signed her National Letter of Intent to play for Division I Wake Forest University, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
“Olivia reaching the 1,000 point milestone is such an amazing accomplishment. Not many people get to experience this during their high school career, and it just highlights another area in which we are all proud of Olivia here at MPrep,” said head girls’ varsity coach Kirsty Leedham. “The fact that her name will be displayed on a banner in the gym with all the other 1,000 point scorers in MPrep history, doesn’t do justice to the legacy that Olivia will leave behind at Marianapolis. I can speak for the entire team when I say that we are very proud and honored to have shared this moment with Olivia.”
Other girl basketball players from Marianapolis to reach 1,000 points include Irene Altdorf in 1982, Lynne Quintal in 1983, Jeanette Bugajski in 1995, Stacey Baron in 1995, Alyson Stolz in 2011, Melanie Mills in 2012, and Sydney Latour in 2013.