Milena is a 1996 Snohomish High graduate. There, she was an outstanding athlete in basketball and soccer. She also ran track as a 9th grader finishing 2nd at the state meet in the 400 meter. As a senior in basketball, she averaged 15 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists, and 5 steals. Other high school highlights include:
• All WESCO & All-Area all 4 years and 3 years as Seattle Times All-Star.
• MVP of Class 3A WESCO basketball league in 1994-95.
• As a junior, Everett Herald Player of the Year in basketball and soccer, and 1st Team All-Area and All-WESCO in both basketball and soccer.
She went on to Stanford University where she was starting point guard during her sophomore through senior years. As a junior and senior, she was 1st Team All PAC-10 and 1st Team PAC-10 All-Academic. As a junior, she led the conference in assists at 7.1 per game. She currently ranks 3rd on Stanford’s all-time assists leaders.
Milena was a draft pick in the 2000 WNBA Draft and played two years for the Miami Sols. She then played professionally for two years with Lithuania’s Lietuvos Telekomas.
After retiring from professional basketball, she began coaching basketball at the collegiate level. Now in her 6th season (2016) as an assistant coach with Princeton’s women’s basketball team. Prior to Princeton, she was an assistant coach at Pacific (California), Lehigh, and Yale.
In 2005, she was one of the Everett Herald’s Top-50 Athletes from Snohomish County.