For pushing all the right buttons this season, Mount St. Joseph's Academy's John Miller is The Inquirer's Southeastern Pennsylvania girls' basketball coach of the year.

Miller guided the Magic to a 29-3 record, a second straight Athletic Association of Catholic Academies championship and the Magic's first state crown. In 37 years of coaching, including 18 as the La Salle University women's coach, he has compiled 524 victories.

Runners-up: Great Valley's Paul Girone and Methacton's Craig Kaminski.

Here are some other season-ending notables:

Shot of the year. Norristown's Bryn Cotteta hit a buzzer-beating shot from just inside the half-court stripe as the Eagles upset Conestoga, 45-42, in the second round of the PIAA District 1 Class AAAA tournament.

Shot of the year II. Janaiah Elum drained a right-wing three-pointer with 32 seconds to go, and Northeast held off Central, 53-51, to claim the Public League Division AAAA North regular-season title. The Vikings also snapped the Lancers' 101-game winning streak.

Biggest disappointment. It was not getting the chance to see Caroline Doty play her final year at Germantown Academy. The Connecticut-bound guard, sidelined with a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered while playing fall soccer, scored 1,166 career points.

Team most hurt by injuries. Notre Dame. Junior guard Devon Kane missed most of the season because of a torn ACL. For Katie Kuester, a St. Joseph's recruit, a foot injury interrupted and, later, abruptly ended her high school career.

Rookie of the year. Engineering and Science's Brittany Hrynko. The quick-footed freshman guard, a product of Woodrow Wilson Middle School, helped Keisha Hampton and company to a 25-5 season. Hrynko has already drawn the interest of Rutgers.

Runners-up: Penn Charter's Aleesha Powell and Villa Maria's Brooke Angelos.

Sophomore of the year. Germantown Academy's Maggie Lucas. A sharp-shooting wing guard, Lucas averaged 19.5 points, 4.1 steals and 3.5 rebounds per game. She shot 43 percent from beyond the arc and 83 percent at the free-throw line.

Defensive stalwart. Cardinal O'Hara's Danielle Callahan. The 5-foot-6 junior guard did a terrific job of defending the opposing team's most dangerous threat.

All-underrated team. Norristown forward Alissa O'Donnell; Central Bucks South guard Julie Hahn; Villa Maria guard Ellen Cannon; Sun Valley forward Sami Borcky; St. Basil forward Lindsay Teuber; Oxford guard Meghan Tait; Great Valley center Emily Ellisen; Shipley forward/center Alex Lennon and Chester guard/forward Karen Flagg.

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