CLARKSBURG, W.Va. - The choosing of all-state teams is never an easy task. This year's Class AA selections by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association, though, are hard to debate.
With the shifting of several schools with strong girls basketball programs from Class AAA, this year's AA first team may be one of the deepest.
Captaining the first team is Bridgeport's Miki Glenn.
One of the top players in the state, regardless of classification, Glenn earns the honor for the second straight year, having captained the AAA first team last season.
Glenn was humbled by being chosen as a captain again.
"It's something special,'' she said. "It's not like that happens every day or every year for some people. But to be considered the top player in your division is definitely something special, and I thank God every day for giving me the skills I need to be successful in my life.''
All the Indians senior point guard did this season was take a team that had been gutted by graduation and injury and lead it to a 25-2 record and a state title - the first girls basketball title in the school's history. That, while becoming Bridgeport's all-time leader in points scored, assists and steals.
Glenn, playing with four first-year starters, averaged 23.4 points and 7.0 rebounds. It was her game-management skills, though, that elevated her to an elite level as she also dished out 5.0 assists per game, averaged 4.4 steals and shot 84 percent from the free-throw line.
The only game Bridgeport lost with Glenn in the lineup this season was against University. Glenn exited that game at halftime with an injury with the Indians leading.
Joining Glenn as a AAA first-team player dropping to the AA first team was Robert C. Byrd's Alicia Noble. The senior forward averaged 15.6 points and 7.2 rebounds while becoming RCB's all-time leading scorer and leading the Flying Eagles to an 18-5 record.
Two players return to the first team from last season in Westside's Hope Lester and Tolsia's Krista Maynard.