HEAT player Kennadi Johnson helps lead SMCA to two Championships!
Kennadi Johnson began playing with the HEAT when she was in the 8th grade. She played up, battling with and against 10th and 11th graders. Throughout her time with the HEAT she won played in one championship game and took home the runner-up trophy. Mostly, she played with teams that fought to win against top notch competition.
Kennadi played varsity basketball for SMCA since she was in the 7th grade and for many years struggled to have successful seasons. In the 8th grade, her team one a single game all season. When she was in the 9th grade her team went 13-9 but was eliminated in the first round of the MISAL and State playoffs. Due to COVID Kennadi missed the next two years of basketball.
Returning to play as a Senior, Kennadi simply wanted to have a fun, but successful season. But, leadership and basketball IQ she learned through the years proved to be the key to SMCA having one of the greatest seasons in women's basketball history for the school. She lead the team to a 13-2 record in January, only losing to Takoma Academy (twice).
Ironically, SMCA would beat Takoma Academy in the MISAL finals to win their first league championship in 19 years. SMCA marched on to the Maryland Christian State Tournament (MCST)finals and won their first ever MCST championship.
Kennadi has garnered interest from several schools to play college basketball.