Yoxall, Green and Rogers earn All-State honors

Sophomore Endyia Rogers received 1st Team All-State honors for the second year after guiding the Lady Friars to the 2017 TAPPS 6A title.
Sophomore Endyia Rogers received 1st Team All-State honors for the second year after guiding the Lady Friars to the 2017 TAPPS 6A title.

Not long after earning 1st Team All-District honors, a trio of Lady Friars picked up All-State recognition after leading the team to the 2016-17 TAPPS 6A title.

Nyah Green, Endyia Rogers and Murphy Yoxall all earned a place on the All-State team, the second such honor for both Rogers and Yoxall. Rogers and Green made the 1st Team, while Yoxall was selected for the 2nd Team after receiving the same honor as a junior.

"Endyia and Nyah are two of the best players we've ever had here and will be by the time they graduate," head coach Andy Zihlman said. "Next year I want to market them as one of the best backcourts in the country."

The Lady Friars finished the year 33-4 overall, with district and state championships to their credit. It is the 28th state title for the program, adding to their national record.

Green was named MVP of the district while Rogers earned Co-Offensive Player of the Year honors. Rogers was also 1st Team All-State as a freshman.

Green scored a team-high 14.9 points per game with 53 field goals from long range, and led the team with 176 rebounds. She also ranked among team leaders in steals.

Rogers was second on the team in scoring at 13.7 per game, led the team with 127 assists, 80 steals and was one of four players to grab more than 100 rebounds (117).

Yoxall finished among the team leaders in steals, rebounds and assists.

"Murphy was our leader. She's been with the program four years, she knew exactly what I wanted and implemented that on the floor," Zihlman said. "Murphy really kept the team together during some adversity. She's left a legacy about how to be a teammate. She never cared about stats, she just wanted to win."