BETHESDA – Whitman High School standout junior guard Abby Meyers guided the Vikings to the Maryland 4A state championship earlier this month with the help of her two sisters, Emily and Olivia.
The Vikings beat Western, 71-55, to capture the program’s first state title in more than two decades. Whitman last won a state championship in 1995 before the Meyers sisters were even born.
“It was just a dream come true,” said Emily, a senior who finished with four points in the state championship game. “It couldn’t have been any better to have my sisters there and share it with them.”
Abby scored a game-high 21 points including four 3-pointers and Olivia registered 11 points and four rebounds in the title game.
Abby, 16, said she has developed a sibling rivalry with Emily, 18, and her twin, Olivia, over the years.
All three Meyers sisters are multi-sport athletes at Whitman and grew up participating in a variety of sports including tennis, golf and swimming.
“We still play most of those sports now,” said Abby. “We like to not quit things.”
While Emily and Olivia both participated in tennis during the fall, Abby was busy competing on the school’s soccer team.
“I feel like the more you have on your hands, the more you’re able to manage time,” said Abby.
All three girls are honor roll students and epitomize the phrase “student-athlete.”
Whitman head coach Pete Kenah said the girls are very coachable and listen to instructions.
“It is a dream getting to coach them,” said Kenah, who was named the 4A/3A West Coach of the Year by the Montgomery County Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.
Emily, who was described by Abby as independent, plans to pursue a college degree in environmental engineering.
“I’ll probably end up somewhere in California,” said Emily.
Abby, who is being recruited by various Division I college programs, received some high praise from George Washington University head coach Jonathan Tpsis.
“His exact words were she could be an All-American and keep them in the Top 25,” said Kenah.
However, Abby, who was named the 4A/3A West Player of the Year, has narrowed her college choices down to Stanford, Princeton, Northwestern and Michigan in no particular order, she said.
She plans to take official visits to Princeton and Stanford next month before making a decision “sometime this spring or early summer.”
The Division I prospect also plans to spend another season on the AAU circuit with Team Takeover. Abby said she is grateful for both her high school coach, Kenah, and AAU coach, Ron James.
James described the Whitman junior as “hardworking and dedicated to the game.”
“She’s the ultimate team player,” said James.
Team Takeover annually boasts a loaded roster that includes the region’s top players. This summer, Abby and her AAU teammates will travel to Augusta, Ga. to compete in the Nike Nationals.
“It’s a big-time deal,” said James, “and she has some experience.”
Meanwhile, Emily plans to graduate and head off to college to begin the next chapter of her life but admitted she would miss her sisters and parents, Steve and Val, back in Maryland.
“I’m just trying to cherish the last moments I have with all of them,” said Emily.