~ Athlete of the Week selected by the publisher
FROSTBURG, Md. — Former Luray High School standout Emilee Weakley has exploded onto the collegiate basketball scene in recent weeks. Last season’s VHSL Class 2 Player of the Year scored 98 points in her first four collegiate games for Division II Frostburg State University, while also pulling down 49 rebounds.
Weakley lead the Bobcats in scoring through the first four games of the 2022 season, while recording four consecutive double-doubles. The freshman had a season-high 14 rebounds in a loss to Lock Haven on Nov. 16, after posting a season-high 27 points against her first choice — Shepherd University — on Nov. 12.
After initially committing to Shepherd University in West Virginia, Weakley chose to switch schools and follow Shepherd’s head coach Jenna Eckleberry in a transition to Frostburg State in Maryland. LHS’ all-time leading scorer delivered Coach Eckleberry her first win at Frostburg, 81-61, over Shepherd on Nov. 12. Weakley posted 11 rebounds to go along with her 27 points in only her second start at the collegiate level.
The Page County native has seen between 29 to 40 minutes of playing time in all six of Frostburg’s games through Sunday, Nov. 27. Although her scoring has cooled off in the last two games (nine and 11 points, respectively), Weakley is still averaging 19.7 points per game through six games. She averaged 24.5 ppg through the first four games.
For the season, Weakley is hitting about 33 percent from the floor (after going 2-for-13 and 4-for-20 in her last two games), about 35 percent from beyond the arc, and 72 percent from the charity stripe.
She also adds seven steals to her early season stats.
Weakley lead the Bulldogs of Luray to three consecutive trips to the state championship, coming away with one Class 2 title. She was recognized as the Bull Run District and Region B “Player of the Year” for three straight years, and was named the VHSL Class 2 “Player of the Year” her junior and senior seasons.
Weakley ended her high school career last season as the fourth all-time leading scorer in Virginia for girls basketball (all classes) with 2,606 career points. She also set the LHS single-game scoring record at 44 points.
She also received numerous accolades, including Region B “Player of the Year”, in soccer as well.
For a full bio and game-by-game statistics on freshman forward Emilee Weakley,
visit her BIO PAGE on the Frostburg Women’s Basketball page.