This edition of Five Questions is with Maggie Fricke. A highly accomplished Division I talent in the 2026 Class who's already won a State Championship at the High School level, and another at the club level! Thanks for your time Maggie!
1) You just completed your club season with Minnesota Stars 2026 Hill, which included a Minnesota State Championship, and several other tournament Championships, where you almost always played up an age level. What were some of your favorite moments from this past season with Stars Hill?
Some of my favorite moments is sharing the moments with the team. Getting to compete at high levels. And being able to play in other states and play good basketball.
2) There is a bit of a trend with players from the Dakotas traveling to other states to play with some bigger club programs regionally. What led to your decision to make the trip from Minot to Minneapolis to be part of the Stars organization?
For me it started when I was in 3rd grade I was fortunate enough to be apart of the Tayler Hill Elite team. From there is where I grew.
3) As an 8th grader you & your Minot teammates captured a State Championship last year, avenging some earlier losses during the season by defeating Bismarck Century 75-68. You had 27 points in the Championship game and were named to the All-Tournament Team, what was it like being such a young player playing on the biggest stage and finding your way to the State Title in North Dakota?
First to get better you have to go through adversity. I just kept thinking to myself I will be able to grow and learn. I was very lucky to be surrounded by great coaches and trainers to allow me to play at that level. In the end to win a championship it takes a whole team. I want to be able to get back to the scene again.
4) You've set the bar high by winning a State Championship as an 8th Grader. What are some of your goals for the Minot program in the coming years?
We have a lot of young talent coming up and we feel we can be in the hunt for more championships. Of course it starts by going through Logan Nissley in the Century program.
5) You've already received your 1st Division I offer, so the question is this: although you have several years to decide on a school, what will be some of the things you're looking for in your education and basketball careers?
I am undecided in my area of study. As far as basketball programs I’m looking for the ability to be able to play in the NCAA tournament. At the end of the day I want coaches that will push me and ultimately have good relationships with.