Nicole Munger, Central Bucks West guard
Central Bucks West was always going to be a good basketball team this season. But the Bucks weren't just good over the course of 34 games, they were great, and the play of the gutsy, 5-foot-10 senior was the difference.
For elevating her team to new heights, Nicole Munger is the Player of the Year in Southeastern ennsylvania.
The Michigan-bound Munger was the epitome of hustle. She led the PIAA Class AAAA state runner-up and District 1 champion Bucks in almost every category, including points (17.5 per game), rebounds (8), assists (3.2), steals (3.4), and three-pointers (45). Munger scored 587 points and was an 85 percent free-throw shooter.
Munger took over not just offensive possessions or quarters, but whole games for the Bucks - and only when she absolutely had to. If she didn't have to shoot, she wouldn't, instead passing it off to her teammates. Munger was also terrific defensively.
It was this selfless approach that helped the Bucks win 32 games, advance further than any other team in school history, and become a complete and dominant team.