By Daniel E. McGonigle
The Caledonia Argus
“The thing that makes Mariah such a dangerous scorer is that she is just so fast,” said head coach Kevin Klug following Mariah Schroeder becoming the all-time leading scorer in girls basketball history.
Mariah achieved the mark in a 20 point win over Lake City on Thursday, Feb. 23, 75-55.
Schroeder would finish with 26 points, 11 rebounds, five steals and six assists on the night.
Coach Klug appreciates so much of the intangibles Schroeder brings to the floor.
“She is able to use her speed to get her into position to either finish at the rim or make room to get off her jump shot,” Klug said. “Her jump shot is so accurate, the control and elevation she gets on her shot is really amazing. It is a difficult skill to develop which is why you don’t see many girls that can do it. Mariah has always showed a great attitude and she has developed herself into a leader.”
Schroeder will be attending MSU Denver to play basketball.
Coach Klug sees Schroeder as a role model for all current and future Warrior female athletes to look up to.
“Sometimes people view a female leader differently than a male would be viewed, but Mariah has never let that stop her and that drive and determination is what makes her successful,” Klug said. “I’d like the young girls reading this to know that Mariah excels in the classroom and excels in three different sports, so to all of the young lady Warriors, focus on your schoolwork and play hard and you as well can thrive in all of the sports you enjoy and in the classroom.”
Schroeder is the daughter of Joel and Amy.
She passes Sarah Schieber who set the mark in 1994 with 1,719 points.