Pivec, who leaves Lynnwood as the all-time leader in points (1,799), rebounds (1,429), assists (364) and steals (350), was also the Seattle Times female athlete of the year and, for the second season in a row, the Washington State Gatorade girls' basketball player of the year.
Three-sport star Mikayla Pivec of Lynnwood was picked as the MaxPreps Female Athlete of the Year on Tuesday. The national recognition adds to an impressive list of awards for Pivec, who will play basketball at Oregon State next season.
Pivec, who leaves Lynnwood as the all-time leader in points (1,799), rebounds (1,429), assists (364) and steals (350), was the Seattle Times female athlete of the year and, for the second season in a row, the Washington State Gatorade girls’ basketball player of the year.
She joins past winners like Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin, distance phenom Jordan Hasay and Texas sisters Chiney and Nneka Ogwumike as the MaxPreps honoree.
Pivec, who led Lynnwood to the Class 3A girls basketball title last season, helped the Royals finish third this season. She also placed eighth at the state cross country meet and was first in the javelin at the state track and field meet, fourth in the 1,600 meters (4:57.31), fourth in the 800 meters (2:14.56) and the opening leg of the second place 4×400 relay team, helping Lynnwood capture the 3A team title.
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In basketball, the 5-foot-9 Pivec averaged 21.7 points, 14.2 rebounds, 4.4 steals and 4.1 assists per contest. The Royals were 25-0 and ranked No. 15 nationally by MaxPreps heading into the 3A semifinal game against Bellevue.
“Looking back on my four-year high school journey, I can wholeheartedly state that I am very proud of what I was able to accomplish individually and what I was able to contribute toward my teams’ successes while participating in team sports,” Pivec told MaxPreps.