Weakley named Mountain East Conference ‘Player of the Year’

Emilee Weakley

~ PVN staff report

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va., March 4 — Former Luray High School standout Emilee Weakley has been named the NCAA Division II Mountain East Conference “Player of the Year” for the 2023-24 season. In addition, Weakley’s head coach at Frostburg State University, Jenna Eckleberry, was named the MEC “Coach of the Year” in just her second season at FSU.

Weakley, a sophomore at FSU, was placed on the All-MEC first team after leading the conference in scoring for a second-straight year with 25.4 points per game. The Division II shooter, who has been featured on ESPN’s SportsCenter, hit 47.5 percent from the field (6th best in MEC) and 79.8 percent from the free throw line (5th best in MEC), while pulling down seven rebounds per game (7th best in MEC) and being tied for the most steals in the MEC with a team-high 35.

On Jan. 10, Weakley surpassed the 1,000-point milestone in her collegiate career quicker than any other player in FSU program history, while also recording four double-doubles and two 40-point games. She averaged 36.4 percent from beyond the arc.

During her freshman campaign last season, Weakley started all 30 games for the Bobcats and lead all of NCAA Division II in scoring by averaging 25.5 points per game. She reached a high of 47 points in a single game, averaged 10.4 rebounds per game, and broke FSU and Mountain East Conference records by scoring 766 points in a single season.

Last season, Weakley was a four-time MEC Player of the Week, the MEC Freshman of the Year, All-MEC first team, MEC All-Tournament team, All-MEC Academic, Div. II NCAA All-Atlantic Region first team, Honorable Mention All-American, World Exposure Report NCAA DII Freshman of the Year, D2 CCA second team All-American, and even drew a “Go ahead Emilee” from ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt during her debut on “SportsCenter” highlighting the night she hit a buzzer-beater for FSU and broke two school records.

By the time she completed her four-year high school career at LHS, Weakley became the Bulldogs’ all-time leading scorer with 2,606 points (4th in Virginia) and lead the Bulldogs to its first state title in girls basketball. That same season, she was named the VHSL Class 2 “Player of the Year.”

Initially committing to Shepherd University, Weakley followed head coach Jenna Eckleberry in her transition to Frostburg State and turned down Division I offers in order to play for Coach Eckleberry and the Bobcats.

Eckleberry led the Bobcats to an 18-10 regular season record and a 14-6 record in conference play this season, for the program’s most wins and most conference wins since the 2009-2010 season. The program won just five games the year before Eckleberry’s arrival. Frostburg sits at third in the MEC heading into the conference tournament, their highest-ever finish in the MEC and highest conference seed since 2009-10. 

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