By Kelly McVicar
Mckenna Maycock is a junior at Randolph Central High School and has a promising future ahead of her. Maycock is a three-sport athlete in basketball, volleyball and track. But basketball was her first love.
Maycock has scored a remarkable 1,669 points after a sophomore year in which she had 633. In her varsity career, she is averaging 18.1 points per game, 3.3 assists, 8.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 2.7 steals and o.8 blocks and her averages have increased each season.
Maycock is coached by Shawn Huntington and has been the face of Randolph girl’s varsity basketball since she was in seventh grade, playing in 92 games as a utility player at all five positions.
“I have worked with a lot of kids in my day but never have I ever worked with such a grounded fine young individual,” Huntington said. “She doesn’t ever take anything for granted.”
Maycock has verbally committed to St. Bonaventure to play college ball where she will play her natural position – guard. She has only verbally committed to St. Bonaventure because the NCAA requires that she cannot officially sign her letter of intent until Nov. of 2014 – her senior year.
Maycock has been attending a camp run by St. Bonaventure head coach Jim Crowley since seventh grade. Crowley won 2012 ESPN.com’s National Coach of the Year and was named Atlantic Coach of the Year in 2009 and 2012. Training at these camps has made her decision on attending St. Bonaventure much easier.
“I am so excited for her, being a Bonnie alumni and having a player recruited to go there is a dream come true,” Huntington said. “To be able to watch her at the next level is awesome.”
Maycock’s mother, Robin, told The Buffalo News her daughter’s decision to verbally commit, “a big relief.”
Huntington also said in a previous interview with The Buffalo News, “She’s worked so hard, it’s just nice that she is seeing all the benefits of her hard work.” Maycock is the big buzz around the Bonnies’ campus. Although she has another year of high school left, fans are already anticipating her arrival. Maycock also plays for the Jamestown Elite, an AAU team coached by Ken Ricker.
Maycock’s second passion is volleyball, where she plays outside hitter. She is a top player in her division and in Western New York, where Robin, her mother, is the head coach. She received the New York State Legislative Resolution award in 2010 – an award given to the team by Senator Catherin Young. Good athletics must run in Maycock blood, as her sister Marah is currently a freshman who starts for Edinboro University in Pennsylvania after her own very accomplished basketball and volleyball career at Randolph.
“Watching [Maycock] play volleyball, people would not believe that she isn’t going to college for volleyball, she is very gifted,” Huntington said.
The accolades don’t end there, she also plays track and field where she ranks No. 1 in Western New York in the pentathlon – a race that consists of five events: shot put, high jump, hurdling, sprint and long jump.
She also ranks first in the 400-meter hurdle and fourth in the 100-meter hurdle.
“I hate it but I love it, it helps with other sports; it has definitely grown on me,” Maycock told the Buffalo News.
Maycock’s career in volleyball and track and field will come to end in 2014 – but then a new journey will begin at St. Bonaventure.