Even though she spent her first two seasons at Park Hill South, Madeline Homoly’s name will forever be a part of Bishop Miege girls basketball history.
Homoly transferred and led Bishop Miege to back-to-back Kansas Class 4A Division I state championships.
Miege posted a 25-0 record and took down previously undefeated Paola in the championship game for the Stags’ 18th state title. Homoly scored 41 points across three state tournament games and is The Star’s All-Metro girls basketball player of the year.
“My teammates and coaches were all so amazing, and we worked really well together,” Homoly said. “Some of my lifelong friends are on that team, so it was really cool to be able to do that with them.”
Homoly entered the season hoping to hone her skills as a 6-foot-2 forward before heading to play collegiately at the University of South Dakota. She said she noticed improvements in body control and learned to better use her height to her advantage.
She averaged a double-double (17 points, 10 rebounds) and was voted the Eastern Kansas League’s most valuable player.
“A lot of hard work has gone into this, and a lot of people have helped me get to where I am now,” Homoly said. “It is nice to be recognized for the work that has been put in.”
She also helped the Stags win the championship at the Newton Tournament.