A milestone for everyone

Penn State Athletic Communications

Penn State has a lot of offensive threats, and Maggie Lucas says that has helped her be successful.

I hit a pretty big milestone in my career at Georgetown on Sunday, scoring my 2,000th point. When I was asked what the milestone meant to me, all I could really think was that this was something I shared with my whole program and all of the amazing players and coaches I have had the opportunity to work and play with these past three and a half years.

I know one of the major reasons I have been able to be successful is due to the multitude of offensive threats and the balance of our attack. I have played with two outstanding, elite point guards in Alex Bentley and Dara Taylor. As many know, Alex has continued her career in the WNBA with the Atlanta Dream and was on the All-Rookie team this season. Dara and I have been playing together for about 12 years, dating to our AAU days, and she is one of the quickest and craftiest passers out there.

Additionally, in the post we have had so much talent and size that forces defenses to respect our inside-outside threat. I have played with Nikki Greene, who is currently playing overseas in Korea, and Mia Nickson, who was one of the toughest players I have ever played with. My current bigs include Talia East, Tori Waldner, Candice Agee, Alex Harris and Infiniti Alston.

My position coach, Fred Chmiel, also has been one of my biggest influences throughout college. As each year has gone by, he has kept me developing and has taken my game to a new level. He pushes me to think the game and never make excuses. For that, I share this milestone with him a million percent!

This is in no way an individual accomplishment, and I am so grateful for the players and coaches I have been surrounded with and will continue to enjoy every second I have left here at Penn State.

Until next week, you can follow me on Twitter @maggielucas33 or the Lady Lions @pennstatewbb!